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Germany's Ehning Wins Another One - Rotterdam .......Kenneth Braddick
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ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands, June 25, 2006 - Marcus Ehning of Germany
Gitania, just one of his big string of top horses, to victory in the
Longines Grand Prix of Rotterdam Sunday.
The World Cup champion produced a blistering jump-off time of 43.52
seconds, 0.73 seconds faster than runner up Bernardo Alves of Brazil on
Christine McCrea was the only American in the jump-off of 11 horse and
rider combinations from a field of 50 that started on a rainy, overcast
The pair went clean in the jump-off in a time of 45.81 seconds to take
an early lead, but it didn't last long. Michael Whitaker of Great
Britain followed on Mozart des Hayettes to navigate the course in 45.36
seconds. She and Vegas finished in fifth place.
Ehning has already been selected for the German team for the World
Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany in August that also includes Marco
Kutscher, Christian Ahlmann and Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum.
In the past two months, he won the World Cup in Kuala Lumpur on Sandro
Boy, the Grand Prix of Aachen and LaBaule, France on Noltes Kuchengirl
and here on Gitania. He has also been on the German team that so far
this year has won three Samsung Super League events. He will decide
later whether to take Gitania or Noltes Kuchengirl to the WEG.
Asked about his phenomenal run of success that has kept him at the top
of the world rider rankings this year, he joked: "As I told my
colleagues, after this year I stop riding."
With so many good horses, he said, he feels that he can go into any
Grand Prix with a good chance of winning.
Following the Rotterdam Grand Prix, Molly Ashe of the United States on
Lutopia won the final class of the Rotterdam CHIO, the Delta Prix, in a
jump off of group winners that was held in driving rain.
In Saturday night's dressage Grand Prix Freestyle to music, Edward Gal
on Group 4 Securicor Lingh claimed first place with 77.85 percent.
Anky van Grunsven, who won the Grand Prix with a world record score and
then the Grand Prix Special with Keltec Salinero, rode IPS Krack C in
the freestyle for second place at 76.10 percent.
Catherine Haddad, newly named to the United States short list for the
World Equestrian Games, came in fourth on Maximus JSS with 71.80
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