Stuttgart – Like father, like son or Tebbel’s son on Chaccos‘ Son: Maurice Tebbel (Germany) atop his seven-year old Westphalian gelding won the opening jumping class for the Prize of the Bardusch Textil Mietdienste at the 30th International STUTTGART GERMAN MASTERS Horse Show in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle on Thursday. The 20-year old went clear in a time of 59.18 seconds in the competition for domestic riders. Maurice Tebbel’s father René was the German Champion three times in succession from 2005 to 2007 whereas Maurice was the German Pony Rider Champion in 2008 and 2009 and also won a silver medal at the 2008 European Championship for Ponies.
Second in the opening jumping class in Stuttgart was the reigning German champion Eva Bitter. She was only 33 hundredth of a second slower (0/59.51) on Perigueux, a 12-year old stallion bred at the Lower Saxony state stud in Celle. Behind her in third was Armin Schäfer on the 11-year old mare C’est la Belle du Chateau (0/62.02).
Victory in the class for foreign riders went to Shane Breen (40). Riding the 10-year Hanoverian gelding Calido Boy, the Limerick-born Irishman left all the fences standing in 59.39 seconds. Behind him in second was Frenchman in the saddle on the 11-year old gelding Pigmalion du Rozel (0/60.79). Third place was secured by the American Team Olympic Champion in Beijing in 2008, Laura Kraut. Jessica Springsteen’s coach went clear in 61.41 seconds on her gelding Wotsamillion.