Friday, Apr. 19, 2024

Michael Whitaker Develops A New Star At Bremen

The Germans dominate the team competition, but the Englishman takes top honors.













Michael Whitaker collected just 3 time faults over four rounds of jumping to top the Euroclassics individual standings at the Bremen CSI in Bremen, Germany, on Feb. 21-24, aboard    Wonami van den Aard.











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The Germans dominate the team competition, but the Englishman takes top honors.


Michael Whitaker collected just 3 time faults over four rounds of jumping to top the Euroclassics individual standings at the Bremen CSI in Bremen, Germany, on Feb. 21-24, aboard    Wonami van den Aard.

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The German powerhouse riders (pictured above) combined forces to win the Euroclassics team trophy, run in a Nations Cup format, with Christian Ahlmann, Ludger Beerbaum, Marcus Ehning and Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum competing. Ahlmann aboard Lorenzo 208 (left) and Beerbaum on Goldfever 3 (right) turned in double-clear rounds. Michaels-Beerbaum (second left) had one rail with Le Mans 8. Ehning (second right) had the highest score, with 16 faults in Round 1 aboard the 9-year-old Hanoverian stallion Vulkano FRH (by Voltaire).

In the jump-off for second place behind Whitaker in the Euroclassics individual competition, Germany’s Jörg Kreutzmann sped to the top with the 13-year-old stallion Sauternes ter Vlucht 2. Kreutzmann has only been riding the horse for a year and showed him in the 1.20-meter classes last year.

Photos by Karl-Heinz Frieler

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