May 29, 2022

FUNDIS Youngster Tour makes a stop at the legendary German Show Jumping and Dressage Derby

Photo: Sportfoto Lafretz

The second stop of the FUNDIS Youngster Tour made a stop on the hallowed turf of the legendary German Show Jumping and Dressage Derby in Hamburg-Klein Flottbek. Plenty of space for galloping is offered by the magnificent grass arena and the unique atmosphere of the tournament classic, which attracts well over 90,000 visitors to the Derby Park during the tournament week. It was a completely new experience for the up-and-coming show jumping talents under the saddles of the top international riders. Two tests were scheduled for the seven- and eight-year-old show jumpers in Hamburg, from which an overall result was determined that decided on the points awarded for the ranking.

CBI Karhari by Goodluck Vdl under the saddle of the Irish Jonathan Gordon secured the top score for the ranking in the seven-year-old class. The pair had won both competitions of the FUNDIS Youngster Tour in Klein Flottbek. As second of the Hamburg leg, the Holsteiner London son Cadent also collected a lot of points for the overall ranking with Jesse Luther. Third place went to Cashtender, also a Holsteiner by Casall with Frederic Tillmann in the saddle.

In the eight-year-old division, Calvin FP Z delivered the best performance on the Derby course. Ridden by Linda Heed, the Calvados Z son delivered consistent rounds in both competitions and placed twice, which secured the top score for the ranking. No less than three horses jumped to second place overall after the summary of the two competitions: Medarco by Messenger ridden by Philip Rüping, the Kannan son Loui under Daniel Deußer and Origi by Vosberg by Echo van't Spieveld with the successful Belgian rider Niels Bruynseels.

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The next stop of the FUNDIS Youngster Tour is the OWL Challenge from 8 to 11 September 2022 at the Paderborn Schützenplatz.

Since the 2021 season, the ranking has been based on the horses' successes.

Current ranking for seven-year-olds
1st Parise van den Dael (Jos Verlooy/BEL)
1st CBI Karhari (Jonathan Gordon/IRL)
3rd Cadent (Jesse Luther/GER)
3rd Pessoa C (Marvin Jüngel/GER)
5th Cashtender (Frederic Tillmann/GER)
5th Grardje (Rene Dittmer/GER)
7th Cornet de Semilly (Mario Stevens/GER)
7th Damaskus (Sandra Auffarth/GER)
7th Vivantas (Philipp Schulze Topphoff/GER)
10th Celebrity-H (Tobias Meyer/GER)
10th Jonica's Cassia de Revell (Frederica Söderström/SWE)

Current ranking of the eight-year-olds
1st Dark Chocolate (Denis Lynch/IRL)
1st Calvin FP Z (Linda Heed/SWE)
1st Medarco PS (Philip Rüping/GER)
4th Cornezine, (Maximilian Weishaupt/GER)
4th Loui LN (Daniel Deußer/GER)
4th Origi v. Vosberg (Niels Bruynseels/BEL)
7th Karajan, (Marco Kutscher/GER)
8th Mr. Zinedine (Jörg Möller/GER)
9th Ellie (Felix Haßmann/GER)
9th Mr. Lincoln B (Christian Ahlmann/GER)