München - Pferd International
21.05.2009 - 24.05.2009


Special-Prizes by Thomas Sabo GmbH, Nürnberg:

In the USA, they like the idea of the EY Cup, too!

Georgina Bloomberg

During a break in the hectic schedule, we had a chance to sit down with Georgina Bloomberg, the US rider who is currently competing on the European circuit. "I think the idea behind the EYCup is wonderful," she said. "Not only do the up and coming riders get a chance to obtain a starting place in the big shows without needing to compete straight off against people who have been in the business at the top end for 20 years or more, but they also have the opportunity now to get their first world ranking points. Back home, I am also involved in helping our new talents make the leap into the big sport and I think there is quite a lot we can learn from this idea of what you are doing here in Europe."

Text: T. Crebbin
Picture: T. Crebbin

24.5.2009 Munich International Horse Show
Jörg Oppermann wins S** (1,45m) qualification of the EYCup on sunday

The 1.45 qualifier for the European Youngster Cup U25, the finals of which will take place at Frankfurt, was won today by Jörg Oppermann (GER) on Che Guevara. Second place went to Maximilian Schmid (GER) on Cuckoo and third place went to Swedish rider Angelica Augustsson with Giovanni. With a second place in the 1.40 qualifier yesterday and then today's 3rd, Augustsson on both days was the only female to make it into the top three. It was a great weekend's result for the ambitious Swede who was all smiles after Sunday's prizegiving.

Text: T. Crebbin
Picture: T. Crebbin


Jörg Oppermann

23.5.2009 Munich International Horse Show
Wolfgang Puschak
wins 1,40m competition of the European Youngster Cup in Munich

The 1.40 (S*) qualifier of the European Youngster Cup U 25 in Munich-Riem on Saturday was won by Wolfang Puschak (GER) in the saddle of Uschiel. 2nd place wen to Swedish rider Angelica Augustsson on Giovanni, followed by Maximilian Ziegler (GER) riding Leticia to 3rd place.
The course was characterized by some very tight turns, which cost those riders valuable seconds who chose to play it safe and take the longer route. Only the first three risked everything, which was reflected in their times when they crossed the finish line. Puschak came in with 51.04 seconds, Angelica Augustsson with 52.74 and Maximilian Ziegler with 53.20. The next placed rider, Daniel Lahmann riding the usually very fast George Clooney, followed with 46.98 seconds.

Text: T. Crebbin
Picture: T. Crebbin


Wolfgang Puschak

Wolfgang Puschak at Prize-Giving

Angelica Augustsson
22.5.2009 Munich International Horse Show
Maximilian Schmid wins EYCupU25 Preliminary Qualifier

With an extremely fast clear round,
Maximilian Schmid (GER) won the EYU preliminary qualifier (1.35 m) today at the Munich Riem International Horse Show with his mount Cuckoo when he came in with 56.11 sec overall. The fast bay gelding showed a high level of rideability as he allowed Schmid to pilot him through some very tricky turns in the jump-off. The Caretello B son, incidentally, is the maternal half-brother of Nolte's Küchengirl and, like his sister, was bred by Schmid's mother Eva. At home, he reportedly is a darling and really likes a cuddle around the stable! The second and third placed riders also went clear. They were Daniel Lahmann (GER) with George Clooney (58.31 Sec), followed by Gerrit Schepers (GER) on Rubin Ramazotti (59.52 sec).

Text: T. Crebbin
Picture: T. Crebbin

Maximilian Schmid

Maximilian Schmid bei at Prize-Giving
21.5.2009 Munich International Horse Show
Success for the EYCup Riders at the Munich International Horse Show

With plenty of sunshine and good mood, the Munich International Horse Show launched today at Munich-Riem. The EYCup Riders were able to hold out against stiff competition. In the CSI*** 1.45 class they were up against stiff competition. The class was won by Hugo Simon. Alexander Hufenstuhl placed 3rd on Chamby and Janika Sprunger followed in 4th place with Salvador.

Text: T. Crebbin
Picture: T. Crebbin

Munich International Horse Show 2009 Alexander Hufenstuhl / Janika Sprunger Janika Sprunger