On the trail of a legend – games

On the trail of a legend - games

Max Kurnerer is not known for the emotional upheavals, but after the jump he cheered with joy and repeatedly praised his DSP jailing electric Blue P. “We took full risk and did the job,” Starnberg said later. A luxury watchmaker offered a total of 700,000 euros for the Grand Prix in the Netherlands last weekend. Kuhner received 231,000 euros for his win in 32.52 seconds. Second-placed Brazilian Marlon Modolo Zanotelli and VDL Edgar M dashed across the finish line only 17 hundredths slower.

Kuhner was overwhelmed by the resounding success with the ten-year-old electric blue pee. They did not discover the absolutely beautiful bay at the Breeding event at DSP Stallion Days in Munich, about seven years ago. The German Sport Horse (DSP) was not allowed to take care of the youth at that time. But his bouncing talent set eyes on him. After Kuhner was accepted into the auction, he initially placed the training of Helmut Schoenstetter in the hands of a nearly three-year-old until he took the promising talent on himself in 2018 and made it to the top-class games. got ready. They have achieved their biggest combined success ever at the Dutch Masters.

Only Briton Scott Brash has won three consecutive grand awards

‘S-Hertogenbosch is also part of a highly lucrative tournament series, the Grand Slam, which is also announced by the main sponsor. To win it and for the prize money of one million euros, you must win three tournaments. Kuhner is now a candidate. At the next three stations, a 47-year-old family man can expect a higher bonus in addition to the prize money: bicycles between 250,000 euros for two tournaments and four consecutive wins between two million euros – a win of a million if a fourth win alone is. Premium is independent in that riders use horses.

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How hard it is to crack this grand slam in show jumping shows the fact that there has been only one million-dollar winner so far. Only British Scott Brasch won three consecutive Grand Prix wins at CHI Geneva 2014, CHIO Aachen 2015 and Spruce Meadows Masters 2015. The 35-year-old is already one of the only grand slam-winning legend in an equalizer game.

Olympia happens without Kuhner – he was canceled during the qualification period due to a broken shoulder

For Kuhner, who competes internationally for Austria, this year’s Grand Slam opportunity comes in handy as he will not participate in the Olympic Games to be held in Japan in August. Due to a complicated broken shoulder, the 23rd position in the world rankings dropped out of the qualification period. Now, as a Grand Slam contender at the Spruce Meadows Masters in Canada from 8 to 12 September, he can earn an additional bonus of 500,000 Euros in addition to the regular prize money. Kuhner, who trained with Hugo Simon for a while, was very close to victory in 2019. At the last Spruce Meadows Grand Prix he finished third with his championship partner Chardonai. This year, the Starburg-born man would also like to use his veteran gray stallion.

However, the schedule is tighter than before. From 30 August to 4 September, Kuhner plans for the first European Championship with “Blue” at Riesenbeck. Four days later he wants to ride Shardonay to Spruce Meadows and only two days later CHIO should start with “Blue”. The week after, a tournament in New York is on schedule. Therefore all four events should be attended, only a logistical masterpiece.

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