Max Kühner winning the first competition of Longines FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping of Hungary CSIO5* Budapest

Longines FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping of Hungary CSIO5* Budapest has officially started. This is a historical moment since Hungary never hosted a CSIO5* event earlier.

Young horses competed first for the Alpenspan Prize – the faithful sponsor ever since CSIO competitions have been organized in Hungary. 6 and 7 year old horses competed against the clock at 125-130cms. The 7 year olds ruled the competition as the first five places were taken by them.

Max Kühner the best rider of team Austria won with his own horse Elektric Blue P (Eldorado v.d. Zeshoek/For Pleasure).

 

Max Kühner - Elektric Blue P

Max Kühner – Elektric Blue P

Balazs Horvath took a safe second place for Hungary with Pataki Stud’s mare PM Quintera,…

Horváth Balázs - PM Quintera

Horváth Balázs – PM Quintera

… followed by Kristaps Neretnieks riding Cha-Cha representing Latvia.

Kristaps Neretnieks - Cha-Cha

Kristaps Neretnieks – Cha-Cha

Rodrigo Giesteira Almeida from Portugal finished fourth in Lycero St. Hubert’s saddle. The Hungarian bred Hedda (owned by Zoltan Marki) came in 5th ridden by Tamas Mraz. The best 6 year old horse Hayley became 6th with Omer Karaevli representing Turkey.

Photos: CSIO Budapest / Hajdu Krisztina

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