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Posted by Eventing Marbach (Internationale Marbacher Vielseitigkeit) on Saturday, May 18, 2019
Last weekend, while our eyes were on Jersey Fresh and Chatsworth ERM Leg 1, another contingent of top international riders on WEG 2018 horses were out in force in Marbach, Germany contesting the four-star levels at the Internationale Marbacher Vielseitigkeit.
Michael Jung had three rides in the CCI4*-S including fischerChipmunk FRH, the eleven-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Contendro I X Havanna, by Heraldik I) owned by Dr. Hilmer Meyer-Kulenkampff who was previously very successfully campaigned by Julia Krajewski. The pair came out with a bang in their first appearance together at the CCI4*-S level earning a dressage score of 21.7 and adding four time penalties across the country. Michael and “Chip” were leading the division going into the show jumping, but pulled a single rail to give fellow German Andreas Dibowski and half-sister FRH Corrida, a 10-year-old Hanoverian mare (Contendro I X Expo, by Espri) owned by BG Corrida, the win by one-tenth of a penalty point.
The other two horses that Michael rode in the CCI4*-S were making their debut at the level. Michael took seventh place with Corazon, a nine-year-old Hanoverian mare (Casillas 2 X Skyline, by Sir Donnerhall) owned by Maria Stein and he guided his youngest ride, eight-year old Irish Sport Horse gelding Highlighter (Caretino 2 X Traumerin, by Landgraf I) owned by the Jung family and Anette Schmid to 31st place after picking up 20 penalties.
You can watch Michael and Highlighter’s cross country round in the video above — just prepare to be delighted by the techno remix of Pirates of the Caribbean that accompanies it. Honestly, if it doesn’t make your Monday then I don’t know what to tell you.
Andrew Hoy and the 10-year-old Anglo-Arab Vassily de Lassos (Jaguar Mail X Illusion Purdue, by Jalienny) owned by Paula and David Evans and Andrew were the only pair in the four-star to finish on their dressage score and their stellar clear rounds rocketed them from 28th place after dressage to third place overall. You can ride along with them in the helmet cam video below.
View full results of Eventing Marbach here.
EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier version of this post incorrectly identified the video of Michael Jung as him riding fischerChipmunk FRH. This has not been corrected.