5-STAR JUMPING “The Sixth Sense Challenge” – “That was truly wonderful sport. Today I simply enjoyed it, but tomorrow will certainly be a bit emotional for me”, said Serena Hamberg, indicative of her status as one of the great patrons of Austrian equestrian sport and sponsor of today’s CSI5* The Sixth Sense Challenge at the Vienna Masters. The name of the examination is telling, for tomorrow the Serena’s gelding “The Sixth Sense”, ridden by Thomas Frühmann, will be bid farewell from the sport.

Mic Mac Du Tillard und David Will (GER) waren in der CSI5* The Sixth Sense Challenge einfach unschlagbar! © Michael Graf

© Michael Graf

But for now, back to today’s final competition of the Vienna Masters. Eleven of an initial 4s participating duos made it through to the jump-off with an error-free ground circuit in the world-rankings jump over 1.50 / 1.55m, with 35 000 Euros in prize money available. Finishing times were separated only by small margins, meaning it was exciting right up until the last starter took on the circuit.

Hatte den Sieg schon fast in der Hand, musste sich David Will aber doch geschlagen geben: Laura Renwick (GBR) auf Bintang II. © Michael Graf

© Michael Graf

The last starter happened to be David Will, who annihilated the thus-far leading time set by leading competitor Laura Renwick (GBR). He crossed the finish line in a time of 38.82 seconds with Mic Mac Du Tillard, the 16-year-old daughter of Cruising, and was the celebrated victor. “Mic Mac doesn’t always make it easy because of her intense fighting spirit. She makes up for that though”, stated the winner in praise of his horse.

Jack Towell (USA) und Emilie de Diamant AS holten Platz drei in der CSI5* The Sixth Sense Challenge. © Michael Graf

© Michael Graf

Laura Renwick and Bintang II came second in 41.53 seconds, with US-American Jack Towell and Emilie de Diamant AS finishing third (0/67.15).

09 – CSI5* The Sixth Sense Challenge presented by Stall Römerhof
Standard Show Jumping competition 1.50/1.55 m
Counts for Longines Ranking
1. Mic Mac du Tillard – David Will (GER) 0/38,82 im Stechen
2. Bintang II – Laura Renwick (GBR) 0/41,53 im Stechen
3. Emilie de Diamant A S – Jack Towell (USA) 0/41,60 im Stechen
4. Waterford – Lauren Hough (USA) 0/42.82 im Stechen
5. Utah d’Aiguilly – Simon Delestre (FRA) 0/42,94 im Stechen
6. Sterrehof’s Calimero – Marc Houtzager (NED) 0/43,13 im Stechen
7. Hermes de Mariposa – Henrik von Eckermann (SWE) 0/46,36 im Stechen
8. Carinou – Ludger Beerbaum (GER) 0/48,74 im Stechen
9. Qurack de Falaise HDC – Kevin Staut (FRA) 40.27 im Stechen
10.Danique – Alberto Zorzi (ITA) 0/41,45 im Stechen
11.Cordynox – Marcus Ehning (GER) ausg. im Stechen
12.Comic – Luiz Francisco de Azevedo (BRA) 1/71.01 im Grundparcours

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