Is there anything he can’t win?
German event rider Michael Jung, who is based out of the nearby town of Horb, claimed victory in the Indoor Eventing Derby at the Stuttgart Masters CSI on Nov. 16. It was Jung’s eighth win in the class.
Watch Jung’s round on Corazon:
And watch Jung’s helmet-cam footage from his round:
Jung’s mount, Corazon, is only a 7-year-old Hanoverian. . Riding in front of an excited sell-out 8,000 crowd, the three-time Olympic champion won the indoor derby for the Prize of WALTER solar, a class with a purse of 15,000 Euro.
This year the class was organized as a class with rider closest to the optimum time coming in first, rather than the fastest round winning. The course, designed by Gerd Haiber, wound its way through the owl hole, water complex, the fixed natural obstacles and fences that could be knocked down.
After going around in 40.03 seconds, Michael Jung was only 3/100 of a second slower than the pre-determined ideal time of 40 seconds. “The horses, including Corazon, were able to quickly get used to the indoor arena. We appear to be on the right track with the new [indoor eventing] format,” said Jung.