“Gold Michi” Jung jumps and drives to win

Full to capacity, the arena went crazy and crowd favourite Michael Jung fulfilled his fans’ expectations. In front of 8,000 enthusiastic spectators in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, the man from nearby Horb in the Black Forest won the Jump and Drive for the Prize of the in.Stuttgart Veranstaltungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG at the start of the big show evening on Wednesday. The “world’s most complete rider” (Horse Show Director Gotthilf Riexinger), who won the individual world eventing championship in 2010, the team and individual eventing titles at the 2011 and 2013 European Championships and at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, now showed his prowess in a car at the 29th International STUTTGART GERMAN MASTERS Horse Show. “Gold-Michi” initially went round the jumping course clear on the 12-year old Trakehner stallion Der Dürer TSF and was then faultless behind the steering wheel of a Mercedes over the slalom course – the clock was stopped at 84.59 seconds. The reward for his efforts – a Mercedes-Benz A 180 worth over 20,000 euro.

Second was the Belgian Constant Van Paesschen in the saddle on Citizenguard Rioso van de Kape (0/85.34) ahead of Mario Walter (Germany) who finished in a time of 85.67 seconds on Quita de la Rosa.