Ingrid Klimke and SAP Asha P Take 2020 German Eventing Championship at Luhmühlen

One rail separated the top four riders in the CCI4*S serving as the German Eventing Championships at Luhmühlen after yesterday’s thrilling cross country, but none would need it and Ingrid Klimke has been crowned the 2020 champion with SAP Asha P. The combination that slotted into the leading position following cross country would leave all the poles where they belonged to end their weekend on a 24.9.

The 9 year old German sporthorse mare SAP Asha P, owned by Ingrid and Dr. Andres Lauber, improves on her second place finish in this event last year on the wings on a scopey performance around a track that only saw a 23% clear round rate.

Ingrid Klimke wird mit SAP Asha P Deutsche Meisterin der Vielseitigkeit

Familie Klimke hat allen Grund zu feiern 🎉 Wie Tochter Greta holt sich auch Ingrid Klimke den Titel Deutsche Meisterin der Vielseitigkeit 2020 in Luhmühlen 😍 Eine tolle Runde mit ganz viel Nervenstärke im Springen 💯 Wer holt sich den Titel bei den Jungen Reitern? Jetzt einschalten 🎥👇🏼▶️

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The remaining of the top five also turned in clutch performance to hold on to their positions. Together, Ingrid Klimke and Sandra Auffarth make up four out of the top six positions – Ingrid’s third ride, Equistro’s Siena Just Do It (34.9), finishes her first CCI4*S in fifth position.

Sandra Auffarth brought two rides to Luhmühlen this weekend and brings home a second and fourth place finish for her efforts with Viamant du Matz (26.6, 2nd) and Let’s Dance 73 (28.7, 4th). Sandra has had the Selle Francais stallion Viamant du Matz since he was a young horse. The 11 year old owned by Nikolaus Prinz von Croy seems to have found a new gear in 2020, now finishing no worse than fifth in his last four international starts.

Let’s Dance 73, a 13 year old Holsteiner gelding owned by Dörthe Loheit and Marina Köhncke, is a newer ride with whom Sandra began a partnership last year. This is another partnership you’ll want to keep an eye on for Germany; they’ve not finished worse than fourth in all but one of their international starts together.

Finishing the weekend in third place and representing Australia is Andrew Hoy, who finished on his dressage score with David and Paula Evans’ Vassily de Lassos. These two improve on their performance at this event in 2019, shaving 3.2 penalties off their previous finish to end on a final score of 28.7.

Looking to the CCI3*L division, Michael Jung wrapped up a successful weekend with Star Connection FRH to finish on his dressage score of 21.0. This will be the 12 year old Hanoverian gelding’s best finishing score to date; he previously finished with a 21.7 in an Event Riders Masters competition at Lignières.

We’ve been following the excellent reports and photo galleries from Buschreiter all weekend – you can read much more about the exciting finale at Luhmühlen in their Sunday report here.

Greta Busacker wird Deutsche Meisterin der Vielseitigkeit bei den Junioren

Wie die Mutter so die Tochter 🤩 Greta Busacker legt vor und wird mit ihrem Scrabble Deutsche Meisterin der Vielseitigkeit bei den Junioren! 🏆 Auf diese Runde wie aus dem Lehrbuch wird ihre Mutter und Besitzerin des Pferdes Ingrid Klimke sicher stolz sein 👏🏼 Es geht direkt weiter mit dem Finalspringen der Jungen Reiter – jetzt einschalten 💯🎥▶️

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Finally, it was a special ending for Ingrid and her daughter, Greta Busacker, who each took home championship titles today. Greta with the 9 year old Oldenburg gelding Scrabble 15 took home the wire-to-wire win in the CCI2*L Junior Championships division, finishing on her dressage score of 24.4. She also finished the weekend with her second ride, the 11 year old German Sporthorse Coco Maurice 2, in eighth on a final score of 31.8.

Greta competed in pure dressage prior to starting her eventing career, notching a handful of international dressage starts in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Greta’s record shows a consistency in the first phase, no doubt a skill that comes naturally to her!

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