CSI A Coruña 2022 FEI Jumping World Cup Grand Prix Qualifier: Janne Friederike Meyer-Zimmermann aboard Messi van't Ruytershof Conquer

Janne Friederike Meyer-Zimmermann & Messi van't Ruytershof Janne Friederike Meyer-Zimmermann & Messi van't Ruytershof Photo Coronas Novas / Oxersport
December 05, 2022

The Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Grand Prix qualifier put an end to the CSI A Coruña 2022  with a German triumph starred by the rider Janne Friederike Meyer-Zimmermann aboard "Messi van't Ruytershof”.


The name of the winner was decided in a jump-off that only the German rider and the young British rider, Harry Charles, who was the first to go out to the track to make a stellar course with his horse "Casquo Blue". The young Charles turned in a smart clear round in 36.87 seconds threatening Janne Friederike, who became forced not to knock down any obstacle and to battle it out for a place with a horse, "Messi van't Ruytershof", which is not especially fast.
But Janne Friederike is an internationally experienced rider and her decision to seek victory was firm, putting into play the main ability of her 10-year-old horse: its great stride. And although the difference was very short, she achieved the goal by crossing the timers on 36.52 seconds that led her to the victory and 20 points for the provisional classification of the European competition of the Longines World Cup.
The Longines World Cup Grand Prix, presented by Casas Novas, had a course of great technical difficulty, (1.60-meter-high class) and a third factor that made things difficult for the participants: the time limit. Initially set at 85 seconds, the judge and arena head agreed to reduce it to 83 seconds after the participation of the first two pairs, which forced the participants to have to go very fast to avoid penalty. However, the third classified, Max Kühner, rode a perfect round but penalized one point with "Up Too Jacco Blue", while Harrie Smolders was fourth with 2 points per time on "Uricas vd Kattevennen".
After them, 14 pairs were classified and finished the round with 4 points for having committed a knowdown. The fastest of them and therefore claimed fifth in the final classification, was the number one of the Longines FEI Ranking, the Swedish Henrik von Eckermann, while the current champion of Spain, Armando Trapote, was the best Spaniard classified, also with 4 points on "Tornado VS", and finished seventh.
Flora Pérez Marcote gave the Grand Prix trophy presented by Casas Novas to the winner, Janne Friederike Meyer-Zimmermann, who subsequently received the Longines trophy from Elena Orozco, Brand Manager of Longines Spain. All this within the framework of a beautiful ceremony to close an edition of the CSI5 * W A Coruña marked by the success of the audience and participation, which has brought to Casas Novas an impressive list of elite riders in the world ranking.

The Prosegur Trophy, for the number one of the Longines FEI Ranking, Henrik Von Eckermann