Ahlmann’s second surprise – victory in the MercedesCard Jump & Drive

(acm/mps) 7,500 spectators in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle were excited – Christian Ahlmann (Germany) secured his second MercedesCard Jump & Drive win in a row with flying hooves and squealing tyres in the opening event of the show evening on Wednesday at the 21st International STUTTGART GERMAN MASTERS Horse Show.

The 2003 double European Champion firstly went round the short course brilliantly in the saddle on the 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding Sinclaire and then immediately showed his versatility at the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz A 200. Ahlmann needed a total of 92.40 seconds for both rounds and can now look forward to a brand new Mercedes-Benz A 180 CDI. Second place went to Heinrich Hermann Engemann (Germany), who absolved the first obstacles on the 14-year-old mare Candela and crossed the line in a time of 94.10 seconds. Belgian Dirk Demeersmann came third on Tibaldi (95.43).