CALGARY (AP) – Showjumper Daniel Dusser won the tournament in Spruce Meadows, Canada, receiving 770,000 euros for it. Hessian, who lives in Belgium, can now earn an extra half a million euros bonus from the Gran Slam series with another win in Geneva in December.
“This is a historic Grand Prix,” said Dusser after his success with the mare Killer Queen. Winning the Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows is “a great feeling”. Commenting on her horse, the 41-year-old said: “She made three wonderfully clear rounds and she’s definitely going to have a big, big dinner tonight and some carrots and treats!”
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Dusser prevailed with the only clear round of jump-offs. Second place went to Swiss Steve Gerdat, who, after two laps without penalty points, conceded a downing in the deciding lap with Venard. Third was Gilles Thomas of Belgium with Aretino.
Show jumping Grand Slams include Spruce Meadows, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Aachen and Geneva. Whoever wins three of these tournaments in a row receives a bonus of one million euros. If it’s two in a row, it’s half a million.
As the winner of the Aachen Grand Prix, Gerrit Nieberg had a chance to win an additional 500,000 euros at Spruce Meadows, but ultimately only finished fifth. The 29-year-old from Sandenhorst is the son of former world-class rider Lars Nieberg and is surprised by his success at CHIO in July.
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