Photo: Leszek Wójcik.
Nicolai Aldinger with the 11-year-old Timmo was the best in the CCI4*-S, the highest ranked class during Strzegom Summer Tour. Poland’s Julia Gillmaier won the CCI3*-S.
Nicolai Aldinger, who was in the third position after two trials, secured his win with a good round in the cross-country. He went clear over the fences and only 3 seconds over the optimum time. Second place went to Yoshiaki Oiwa riding Tullyoran Cruise JRA. The Japanese rider was tenth after dressage, had a clear round in the jumping, and added some time points in the XC. Third place went to Merel Blom (NED) with Crossborder Radar Love N.O.P.
Polish athlete Mateusz Kiempa, riding Lassban Radovix, was second after dressage and jumping, but added time penalties in the cross-country to his result and it cost him the podium. The pair finished fourth.
Riders from 15 countries competed at the event with over 250 horses. Four international short-format classes and five national ones were played out.
The CCI3*-S ended with the victory of Julia Gillmaier (POL) with Red Dream Princes, whose clear round in the cross-country made her jump up from the eighth position after two trials. The next two places went to German riders. Jan Matthias with Wilbur Larch, the overnight leader, crossed the finish line with time faults, which cost him the win and he had to settle for second. Third place went to Lara Krueger with Lara’s Little Loretta.
The winner of the two-star class was Yoshiaki Oiwa with Calle 44. The Japanese rider took the lead in the dressage and kept it until the end – even despite points for time in the cross-country. Second place went to Merel Blom from the Netherlands riding Denim. Daria Kobiernik (POL) with the Polish-bred Chodów, after clear runs in the jumping and XC, finished third.
The best rider of the CCI1*-Intro was Germany’s Peter Thomsen, who took the first place with Ibsen 27 and second with Portofino 81. Third place went to his compatriot Isabella Von Roeder riding Bob.
Online results: https://zawodykonne.com/zawody/193/tour/14.