Italien Hymn as the Prelude to the DKB-Riders Tour – Emanuele Gaudiano earns 20 Points
(Hagen a.T.W.) This is exactly how Emanuele Gaudiano imagined his start: the Italian Olympian won the first in a series of six stops on the DKB-Riders Tour at Horses & Dreams meets Austria in Hagen a.T.W. with the eleven year old grey Caspar bred at Gestüt Lewitz. “He is a very careful horse, Caspar has a great character, and is worth a fortune, he can do it all, I was in Rio with him as well”, gushed the winner in the Grand Prix of the Deutsche Kreditbank AG, after his successful round.
Rome Calls - Hamburg Lures
The Italian national anthem was played frequently over the days of Horses & Dreams thanks to Gaudiano. It all went well for the 30 year old jumping rider who has been living near Frankfurt, in Büttelborn for many years. After the win in the first weighted competition, and 20 points to his name in the overall ranking, a tear of sadness fell with regards to his planning. “During the Derby in Hamburg I have to be at the Nations Cup in Rome”, said the jumping rider, who rides in the uniform of the Italian Presidents Guard. Gaudiano has competed in the Hamburger Derby for many years, because he is absolutely set on winning it. However, at the official Nations Cup competition in his home country he cannot be missed. Afterwards, he intends to hunt for more points in Wiesbaden.
Rethinking the Plan
Christian Rhomberg will also now completly rethink his plan. The Austrian took over second place in the DKB-Riders Tour ranking with Saphyr des Lacs, with this, he was highly successful in representing this year’s guest country at Horses & Dreams . “We intend to start in Wiesbaden, but no further plans due to the Nations Cups,” Said Rohmberg, “The national trainer will have to say something to that.” Markus Beerbaum will now also consider the further stops on the DKB-Riders Tour. The jumping rider from Thedinghausen took third with Comanche, a horse his wife, Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum usually rides. “I haven’t been seen much in the competition or the warm up rings in the last few years, but now I have more horses – not just Comanche – with whom I want to re-establish myself in the international field” said Beerbaum, “There is not yet a set goal .For me the tour is a good transition, it is the level at which I want to show, and establish myself, also to gain the attention of the national trainer.”
The Grand Prix of the Deutsche Kreditbank AG at the first of six international stages on the DKB-Riders Tour saw 47 pairs in the first round, exactly 12 made it to the second, including the winner of the qualification, Gert-Jan Bruggink (The Netherlands) and the second placed Mathis Schwentker (Hagen a.T.W.), who eventually took places 12 (Bruggink) and eight (Schwentker).
Overview of the Results:
16 Int. Jumping Competition with 2 rounds (1.60 m) CSI 4* - FEI Art. 2126.96.36.199 DKB-Riders Tour – Weighted Competition Big Tour - Final -, Grand Prize of the Deutschen Kreditbank AG: 1. Emanuele Gaudiano (Italy), Caspar 232, 0.00/50.30; 2. Christian Rhomberg (Austria), Saphyr Des Lacs, 0.00/50.93; 3. Markus Beerbaum (Thedinghausen), Comanche 28, 0.00/51.12; 4. Douglas Lindelöw (Sweden), Zacramento, 0.00/51.23; 5. Marc Houtzager (The Netherlands), Sterrehof's Baccarat, 0.00/53.30; 6. Christian Kukuk (Riesenbeck), Colestus, 0.00/53.40;
Ranking of the DKB-Riders Tour after the first of six stages: 1. Emanuele Gaudiano (Italy), 20 Punkte; 2. Christian Rhomberg (Austria), 17; 3. Markus Beerbaum (Germany), 15 4. Douglas Lindelöw (Sweden), 13; 5. Marc Houtzager (The Netherlands), 11; 6. Christian Kukuk (Germany), 10; 7. Niklas Krieg (Germany), 9; 8. Mathis Schwentker (Germany), 8; 9. Wout-Jan van der Schans (The Netherlands), 7; 10. Felix Haßmann (Germany), 6;
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Photo 1: Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA) & Caspar. © Stefan Lafrentz
Photo 2: Christian Rhomberg (AUT) & Saphyr Des Lacs. © Stefan Lafrentz
Photo 3: Markus Beerbaum (GER) & Comanche. © Stefan Lafrentz