Stuttgart – Frenchman Patrice Delaveau won Friday’s Prize of the DIW Instandhaltung Ltd. & Co. KG – the second qualifying class for the MERCEDES GERMAN MASTER later in the evening – at the 30th International STUTTGART GERMAN MASTERS Horse Show. Riding his ten-year old Holstein stallion Lacrimoso HDC, the 2010 Team European Championship silver medal winner was almost a second quicker than Doda de Miranda when going clear in 61.48 seconds. The Brazilian also left all the fences standing in a time of 62.39 seconds on his 10-year old mare Ad Nouvelle Europe Z. Third was the German Marco Kutscher atop his Westphalian gelding Cornet's Cristallo (0/62.96).
All three riders have therefore qualified for the evening’s highlight, the MERCEDES GERMAN MASTER. Only the 12 best riders from the two qualifying competitions on Thursday and Friday will be in the mix for the second most important jumping competition at the horse show.
Also qualified are Shane Breen (Ireland), Michael Whitaker (Great Britain), Luciana Diniz (Portugal), Kevin Staut (France), Steve Guerdat (Switzerland), Ludger Beerbaum (Germany), Bertram Allen (Ireland), Pénélope Leprevost (France) and Hans-Dieter Dreher (Germany).