Crowd favourite and eventing champion Michael Jung from Horb in the Black Forest showed his class against the international jumping specialists to finish second in the saddle on fischerSolution, an eight-year old Westphalian mare (0/59.22). Third place went to Robert Whitaker (GBR) and the Holstein gelding Catwalk. The nephew of the great John Whitaker was only two-hundredth slower than “Gold Jung” (0/59.24).
Other than Vrieling and Jung, the other ten riders in the line-up for the MERCEDES GERMAN MASTER, the second most important jumping class at the horse show in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle are: Simone Blum, Philipp Weishaupt (both Germany), Henrik von Eckermann (Sweden), Felix Haßmann, Marcel Marschall (both Germany), Eduardo Alvarez Aznar (Spain), Pénélope Leprevost (France), Kevin Staut (France), Nicola Phillipaerts (Belgium) and Marcus Ehning (Germany). The class starts at 10:15 pm local time.