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Michael Jung wins at Strzegom October Festival

      Michael Jung and Lennox 364


Michael Jung (GER) and the 10-year-old Lennox 364 have won the CCI3* at the Strzegom October Festival.

It was a tense show jumping trial played out between the current German Olympic champion and the British team gold medallist from this year’s World Equestrian Games, Gemma Tattersall.

Michael, competing on three horses, had taken the first three places after the dressage test but Gemma changed the game after the cross-country, taking the lead with a clear round in time with the 8-year-old Chilli Knight. The British rider was unlucky in the show jumping with the last fence down taking away her lead and dropping her to third place overall while Michael produced two clear rounds to win the class with Lennox 364 and take second place with Corazon.

“I’m very happy about Lennox and Corazon, they are both really good horses, especially Lennox did a very nice dressage test, he’s a super mover. I had a great feeling about our ride in the cross country, he’s in a super condition, he jumped everything very easily. The show jumping is not his best specialty, but it went really well, he was really strong and gave me a great feeling. I’m very happy that he’s back after his injury” said Michael.


      Michael Jung and Lennox 364


The best Polish rider of the class turned out to be Mateusz Kiempa with the polish-bred Grand Supreme, and the pair took 14thplace overall.

It was a record breaking Strzegom October Festival with 420 horses with riders from 22 countries took part in six international and four national classes at different levels.

Andreas Dibowski (GER) won the CIC1* class with the 15-year-old FRH Butts Avedon. The leader after dressage and showjumping, Jule Wewer (GER), had a fall at the cross-country trial, resulting in an elimination. Jerome Robine (GER) took second place with Guccimo R, and third went to Janneke Boonzaaijer (NED) with Campbelle WS. The best polish rider in the class- Paweł Spisak (POL) with Admirał was fourth.

The podium of the CCI2* class belonged to women. Anais Neumann (GER) was the best in the class with Pumuckel E. She took the lead after dressage, had a clear round in the cross-country and even one knockdown at the show jumping trial did not keep her from winning the class. Second place went to Kari Ingrid Gunzenhäuser (GER) with Let's Dance 73, and third to Eliska Orctová (CZE) riding Bonus 1. The best polish athlete in the class was Helena Zagała with Contendro Lady, finishing at the 7th position.

Germany took over the CIC2* class. Anna Lena Schaaf won the class with Fairytale 39, second was Calvin Böckmann with Altair de la Cense, and third place went to Antonia Baumgart with Lamango. Paweł Spisak (POL) with Paco finished the class at the 9thposition.

The CCI1* class was played out in two sections. In section A, victory belonged to Kaya Thomsen (GER) with Horseware’s Bary, and in section B the winner was Michael Jung with Go For S.

In the national 1* class the best score belonged to Michał Knap (POL) with Postman Pat. Irene Mia Hastrup (DEN) won the CNC P class, and in CNC L, victory belonged to Jörn Warner (GER) riding Lord Fauntleroy K. Oliwia Wolak (POL) with Pirella won the CNC L18 class, and Madeleine Brugmann (NED) was victorious in CNC LL with Chica Mia.

Final results here