CIC* Hornsmühlen: Tabea Johanna Henze wins again
Hornsmühlen eventing with a CIC* on 19th and 20th May
Written by Laura Becker
„Such an event like the Hornsmühlen Eventing is unique in Northern Germany. It’s fantastic and has top-class riders“ – the upshot of the judge Karsten-Thomas Theise couldn’t be better after two days of eventing in Hornsmühlen in Schleswig-Holstein.
The conditions were perfect: an ideal ground in the cross country and bride sunshine with a moderate breeze. The CIC*-One Day-Event, the Gutshof-Ei Cup 2018 on Sunday, 20th May, saw about 85 starters in two sections, so many as never before. Like in 2017 Tabea Johanna Henze was the winner of the first section with 29,2 penalties. She rode Payman and stayed faultless in showjumping and cross country. She left behind the famous riders Kai Rüder, Peter Thomsen, Ben Leuwer, Julia Mestern, Malin Petersen und Pia Münker. „The cross country course makes so much fun to ride, because it’s so natural“, said Tabea Henze. „The coffin mit the natural ditch, the jump into the lake Stocksee – that’s real cross country.“ Second lay Lia Mazur with Replay (30,1). Sabrina Mertens and Flick Flack became third (31,0). In the junior/young rider section Lara Krüger and Lara’s Little Loretta won with 32,1 penalties. Second became Libussa Lübbeke with Darcy (35,7). Svenja Eckert and Da bin ich lay on third place (38,8).
The cross country course with 23 obstacles was 3065 meters long. Course designer was Fried Schwien with Martin Zastrow and the organisers Axel Behmann and Gerd Hamann. The Course designers setup the course with the new Swedish MIM-Safety-System.
The biggest challenge for riders and horses was obstacle number eight – three jumps on a hillside. 12 refusals were counted there. The german rider Anna Catharina Lafrenz fell with her horse Weingräfins Emeli and had to be brought to hospital. But good messages at the end of the day: Nothing serious happened to rider and horse.