Sandra Auffarth wins CIC3* at Strzegom

      Sandra Auffarth and Viamant du Matz


Some of the best eventing riders in the world competed this week at the Strzegom hippodrome in Morawa, Poland including the current Olympic champion Michael Jung and the current European champion Ingrid Klimke but it was the current World Champion, for a few more weeks at least, Sandra Auffarth who took the top spot

Riding her new star Viamant du Matz, Germany’s Sandra Auffarth won the the CIC 3* competition at the fischer Strzegom Summer Tour in Poland ; fourth after dressage, she moved into the lead after cross country as the only rider to finish the course clear and in time, followed by a clear round in today’s show jumping

“I had a great feeling yesterday in the cross country and I was very proud of my horse. I had a good feeling about the show jumping, because my horse is a good jumper. I’m very, very happy, my test went really good for me and my horse. I think the show jumping course was quite difficult, but it made it exciting and fun to watch for the audience”



Second place went to Christoph Wahler (GER) aboard Carjatan S and third to Andreas Dibowski (GER) with FRH Corrida while Ingrid Klimke and SAP Hale Bob took a leisurely ride around the cross country and show jumped clear for fourth place. The leader after dressage, Michael Jung and fischerRocana FST also picked up time penalties on cross country and rolled one pole in the show jumping on fischerRocana FST to finish in seventh place

However Michael Jung didn’t go home without a winner’s rug, winning the CCI2* on board the up and coming star Corazon who has been lightly competed in the past by Australia’s Isabel English who is based with Michael. They led from the start, adding just time in the cross country to win the class that saw three German riders on the podium with second place going to Tabea-Marie Meiners riding Luc M and third place to Stephanie Böhe riding Amazing Prince.

The CIC 2* class was also a German victory with the very in-form Julia Krajewski aboard Samourai du Thot taking the win, Sandra Auffarth riding Daytona Beach 8 in second place and third place going to Emma Brüssau with Donnerstag 20.

The highest placed Polish athlete of the CIC3* competition was Jan Kamiński, finishing on the 18th place. The Polish riders were also competing for the title of the Polish National Champion with the gold medal going to Jan Kamiński riding Senior, silver medal for Joanna Pawlak riding Fantastic Frieda and bronze for Paweł Spisak riding Admirał.



Full results here