Ludger Beerbaum is the big champion of the German Classics in Hanover.
With the Dutch stallion Chaman the 49-year old rider from Riesenbeck won the Solartechnik Stiens Grand Prix in a faultless round. With the Grand Prix the German Classics offered an exciting final of four well visited days – with around 43.000 visitors who came to the Messehalle.
On Saturday Beerbaum didn’t ride a fast jump-off in the qualification. “I think it was the right decision, I am very satisfied” he said after the win of 18.750 Euros prize money in Hanover. It was a fair show-jumping course and it wasn’t crazy difficult. Cassio Rivetti (Ukraine) and Lord if de Chalusse were placed second and the Swiss Clarissa Crotta and West Side van het Meerputhoeve were placed third. “About noon I already said that I believe Ludger will win” organizer Paul Schockemöhle said. The rider from Riesenbeck had the right strategy. “I thought it looked elegant and at the same time very powerful” the multiple speed-skating Olympic Champion Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann and DKB athlete thought. In speed-skating the time of Beerbaum would last for around 500 meters she calculated as quick as a flash.
“I love this horse show and the audience” Cassio Rivetti mentioned happily. “I am here for the third time and it is always great.” Clarissa Crotta was really happy because her family had just bought her best horse “West Side” from the longtime pre owners.
Before Crotta was placed third in the Grand Prix of Rio: “I just hope I won’t always be placed third now” the smart Swiss joked.