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German rider, Christian Ahlmann, unbeatable in the Longines Grand Prix
04-06-2017

 

Ramatuelle, June 3, 2017–The 2017 edition of the Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show  came to a brilliant finish this Saturday afternoon with the long-awaited: Longines Grand Prix. The 2017 edition was faithful to the preceding editions: overflowing grandstands, very high level athletics and suspense that lasted to the very end of the event.

 

A beautiful 1.60m course, designed by the Italian course designer, Uliano Vezzani, consisting of  13 obstacles, including a triple on number 9 and a double on number 4, with a time of 80 seconds. Time was a problem for most of the riders, they couldn't drag behind. The last obstacle as well as number 8 were particularly difficult.

 

38 pairs participated with the same objective: run a clear course in order to qualify for the jump-off.

But only 6 succeeded.

Jérôme Guery (BEL)/Garfield de Tiji Des Templiers

Peder Fredricson(SWE/H&M Christian K

Christian Ahlmann(GER)/Caribis Z

Piergiorgio Bucci (ITA)/BohemianRhapsody

Alberto Zorzi (ITA)/Rackham'Jo

Kevin Staut (FRA)/Rêveur de Hurtebise HDC

 

 

First to start the jump-off, Jérôme Guery et Garfield de Tiji Des Templiers ran a clear course in 37.36 seconds. He put the pressure on the five other jump-off participants.

 

Peder Fredricson/H&M Christian K ran a clear course without taking too many risks and finished with a chronometer at 39.82 seconds.

 

Christian Ahlmann, 2nd in the Longines Grand Prix in 2016, ran very fast and took a very good option between the double on number 4 and the vertical on number 5. He took the lead in the ranking with a time of 36.43 seconds.

 

Piergiorgio Bucci gave his all: he took a risk by cutting his trajectory at the entry to the double. His mare, Bohemian Rhapsody, stopped short at the entry to the double, making his rider lose his victory: 9 penalty points at 54.04 seconds.

 

Alberto Zorzi/Rackham'Jo started cautiously, then accelerated and passed the oxer, the next to the last obstacle in the jump-off, very early, finishing with a time of 37.77 seconds.

 

Kevin Staut, last to run the course, went very fast but it wasn't enough. He dropped a plank on the double, leaving the victory to Christian Ahlmann: 4 penalty points at 39.77 seconds.

 

Results of the jump-off:

1st: Christian Ahlmann (GER)/Caribis Z: first without fault in 36.43 seconds.

2nd: Jérôme Guery (BEL)/Garfield de Tiji Des Templiers: without fault in 37.36 seconds.

3rd: Alberto Zorzi (ITA)/Rackham'Jo: without fault in 37.77 seconds.

4th: Peder Fredricson(SWE)/H&M Christian K: without fault in 39.82 seconds.

5th: Kevin Staut (FRA)/Rêveur de Hurtebise HDC: 4 penalty points at 39.77 seconds.

6th: Piergiorgio Bucci (ITA)/Bohemian Rhapsody: 9 penalty points at 54.04 seconds.

 

They said:

Alberto Zorzi: "I was very surprised to finish third. I have a fantastic team."

 

Jérôme Guery: "I have been riding Garfield only recently. He has evolved well and he performed well with a clear double. Christian is a super rider and it's not the first time that he's taken the first place from me. I thank Athina for organizing this fine event. It's always a pleasure to participate in an event in this exceptional setting."

 

Christian Ahlmann: "It's the first time, this year, that I win a Grand Prix with the same horse. I was very lucky because all of the riders were very fast. It's an event of very high quality which is a good omen for the future.

 

Charles Villoz, Vice President of Longines: "The choice of Ramatuelle was important. We feel at home. Thanks to Athina, Denis and the entire team for this very fine event. The Jump Off was very intense and it was a wonderful moment in sports."

 

Roland Bruno, Mayor of Ramatuelle: "I want to congratulate the riders and the organization. This competition is a gem and I am thrilled that Ramatuelle is the jewel case. It is truly part of the culture on the Saint-Tropez peninsula. Thanks to the Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show for contributing its spirit and philosophy."

German rider, Christian Ahlmann, unbeatable in the Longines Grand Prix
04 Jun 2017

 

Ramatuelle, June 3, 2017–The 2017 edition of the Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show  came to a brilliant finish this Saturday afternoon with the long-awaited: Longines Grand Prix. The 2017 edition was faithful to the preceding editions: overflowing grandstands, very high level athletics and suspense that lasted to the very end of the event.

 

A beautiful 1.60m course, designed by the Italian course designer, Uliano Vezzani, consisting of  13 obstacles, including a triple on number 9 and a double on number 4, with a time of 80 seconds. Time was a problem for most of the riders, they couldn't drag behind. The last obstacle as well as number 8 were particularly difficult.

 

38 pairs participated with the same objective: run a clear course in order to qualify for the jump-off.

But only 6 succeeded.

Jérôme Guery (BEL)/Garfield de Tiji Des Templiers

Peder Fredricson(SWE/H&M Christian K

Christian Ahlmann(GER)/Caribis Z

Piergiorgio Bucci (ITA)/BohemianRhapsody

Alberto Zorzi (ITA)/Rackham'Jo

Kevin Staut (FRA)/Rêveur de Hurtebise HDC

 

 

First to start the jump-off, Jérôme Guery et Garfield de Tiji Des Templiers ran a clear course in 37.36 seconds. He put the pressure on the five other jump-off participants.

 

Peder Fredricson/H&M Christian K ran a clear course without taking too many risks and finished with a chronometer at 39.82 seconds.

 

Christian Ahlmann, 2nd in the Longines Grand Prix in 2016, ran very fast and took a very good option between the double on number 4 and the vertical on number 5. He took the lead in the ranking with a time of 36.43 seconds.

 

Piergiorgio Bucci gave his all: he took a risk by cutting his trajectory at the entry to the double. His mare, Bohemian Rhapsody, stopped short at the entry to the double, making his rider lose his victory: 9 penalty points at 54.04 seconds.

 

Alberto Zorzi/Rackham'Jo started cautiously, then accelerated and passed the oxer, the next to the last obstacle in the jump-off, very early, finishing with a time of 37.77 seconds.

 

Kevin Staut, last to run the course, went very fast but it wasn't enough. He dropped a plank on the double, leaving the victory to Christian Ahlmann: 4 penalty points at 39.77 seconds.

 

Results of the jump-off:

1st: Christian Ahlmann (GER)/Caribis Z: first without fault in 36.43 seconds.

2nd: Jérôme Guery (BEL)/Garfield de Tiji Des Templiers: without fault in 37.36 seconds.

3rd: Alberto Zorzi (ITA)/Rackham'Jo: without fault in 37.77 seconds.

4th: Peder Fredricson(SWE)/H&M Christian K: without fault in 39.82 seconds.

5th: Kevin Staut (FRA)/Rêveur de Hurtebise HDC: 4 penalty points at 39.77 seconds.

6th: Piergiorgio Bucci (ITA)/Bohemian Rhapsody: 9 penalty points at 54.04 seconds.

 

They said:

Alberto Zorzi: "I was very surprised to finish third. I have a fantastic team."

 

Jérôme Guery: "I have been riding Garfield only recently. He has evolved well and he performed well with a clear double. Christian is a super rider and it's not the first time that he's taken the first place from me. I thank Athina for organizing this fine event. It's always a pleasure to participate in an event in this exceptional setting."

 

Christian Ahlmann: "It's the first time, this year, that I win a Grand Prix with the same horse. I was very lucky because all of the riders were very fast. It's an event of very high quality which is a good omen for the future.

 

Charles Villoz, Vice President of Longines: "The choice of Ramatuelle was important. We feel at home. Thanks to Athina, Denis and the entire team for this very fine event. The Jump Off was very intense and it was a wonderful moment in sports."

 

Roland Bruno, Mayor of Ramatuelle: "I want to congratulate the riders and the organization. This competition is a gem and I am thrilled that Ramatuelle is the jewel case. It is truly part of the culture on the Saint-Tropez peninsula. Thanks to the Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show for contributing its spirit and philosophy."

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