EQUITA’ – FEI CRI Champions, EQUITA’ LYON WESTERN SHOW, Reining International de Lyon
Rudi Kronsteiner wins this first FEI CRI*** held in Equità, with € 10.000 Prize Money. He did it riding Whizoom a 2005 QH stallion son of Topsail Whiz out of Dun It The Hard Way by Hollywood Dun It, owned by Jennifer Nixdorf . The duo marked a consistent 227. At Americana, during the FEI European Championship, they represented Austria.
In the team contest they caught the top score: 223. “I didn’t decide to take part in this CRI*** to qualify Whizoom for the 2014 WEG in Normandy. To tell the truth I also didn’t know about the prize money until I showed”.
Reserve Champion, thanks to 221,5 score is the German Grischa Ludwig riding Shine My Gun (Colonels Smoking Gun X Shiners Mistress by Shining Spark), a six years old QH stallion owned by Stephanie Madaus. Differently to Rudi, Grischa was focused on WEG 2014.
Third place is for the Belgian rider Ann Fonck-Poels that marked 220 riding Whizdom Shines, a 2004 stallion by Topsail Whiz X Setting Off Sparks (by Shining Spark ) owned by Monica & Rolf Reinschmidt holders of 7 Heaven Reining Horses.
The FEI CRI* goes to Denmark thanks to Charlotte Tardrup that on board of Magnum Chic Licorice marked 207, followed in second place by the young nineteen French rider Glen-Arthur Estival.