Germany's Michael Jung on Course for Luhmulen Gold
Saturday, June 18, 2022
In the CCI4*-S Meßmer Trophy, Michael Jung (GER) and Highlighter are in the lead with 25.6 points after cross-country day at the Longines CCI4*-S Meßmer Trophy. Jérôme Robiné (GER) with Black Ice (29.0) and Dirk Schrade (GER) with Casino (29.6) are currently in second and third place. Michael Jung was one of only three riders who managed to stay clear within the time allowed: "Highlighter did a great job. He is super fit and we were able to keep up our pace before and over the jumps, that’s how we stayed within the time, which was quite difficult today. He’s so fit that the heat didn’t get to him at all. The cross-country course was super, the ground was really well prepared.”
With another fast round and only two added time faults, Jérôme Robiné and Black Ice worked their way up the leaderboard into second place: "The last competitions went very well for us but I still wouldn’t have expected to be in second place after the cross-country. The course was quite intense with a lot of questions and I had to make sure to keep him balanced. Now I’m obviously very pleased."
Dirk Schrade and Casino only added 3.2 points to their dressage score and are currently in third place: "Casino went so well. We had a small misunderstanding at the last show, so I didn’t take any chances today and perhaps put a little too much pressure on him, so the round wasn’t as smooth as it could have been. The temperatures didn’t bother him at all, though. He was fresh right till the finish line."