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Michael Jung Is The New HSBC FEI World Cup Eventing Champion
Strzegom, Poland

Photo: Kit Houghton/FEI

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Michael Jung (GER) and La Biosthetique Sam
Michael Jung (GER) confirmed his status as a rising star in the sport of Eventing when he rode superbly on La Biosthetique Sam to become the first German winner of the HSBC FEI World Cup Eventing Final, held for the first time in Eastern Europe at Strzegom (POL).

Jung jumped an immaculate, quiet clear round in the final phase, leaving the overnight Cross-Country leader Frank Ostholt (GER) on Air Jordan no room for error.

Suspense was maintained to the end, though, as Ostholt looked as if he would go clear, but then Air Jordan hit the troublesome middle part of the treble and dropped to 2nd place ahead of defending champion Clayton Fredericks (AUS) on Ben Along Time, 3rd, who clipped the 6th fence for 4 faults.

German riders Andreas Dibowski (Euroridings Butts Leon) and Marina Köhncke, back in the big time on the promising mare Calma Schelly, finished 4th and 6th, split by Ruth Edge (GBR) on PC Wilson, a German-bred horse that, in fact, was originally bought from the Verden sales to be a police horse.

And, to the huge excitement of the crowd, Pawel Spisak (POL) retained his 7th place on Weriusz with a well-ridden clear round, thus completing fantastic weekend's sport which many first-time visitors to this beautiful corner of Poland will remember with affection for a long while.

RESULTS

1 Michael Jung/La Biosthetique Sam (GER) 35.6 + 0.8 + 0 = 36.4
2 Frank Ostholt/Air Jordan (GER) 30.6 + 2.4 + 4 = 37
3 Clayton Fredericks/Ben Along Time (AUS) 31.4 + 5.6 + 4 = 41
4 Andreas Dibowski/Euroridings Butts Leon (GER) 39.6 + 5.2 + 0 = 44.8
5 Ruth Edge/PC Wilson (GBR) 35.2 + 8.8 + 4 = 48
6 Marina Köhncke/Calma Schelly (GER) 44.8 + 4.4 + 0 = 49.2
7 Pawel Spisak/Weriusz (POL) 41.5 + 10.4 + 0 = 51.9
8 Kai Ruder/Leprince des Bois (GER) 41.7 + 14.8 + 4 = 60.5
9 Peter Flarup/Silver Ray (DEN) 53.5 + 19.2 + 0 = 62.7
10 Karin Donckers/Gazelle de la Brasseries (BEL) 45 + 19.20 + 1 = 65.2


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