Denis Lynch beats top class field on way to German victory with GC Chopin’s Bushi
- 6 December 2020, 20:55
Tipperary’s Denis Lynch and the Onyx Consulting-owned GC Chopin’s Bushi once again showed why they are among the top combinations in World Show Jumping, after they came out on top in today’s (Sunday) €70,000 1m55 feature class at Riesenbeck in Germany.
Riesenbeck was hosting the German National Championships this weekend and that ensured all of the top riders were in attendance, however it was the Irish National anthem that played out at the end of the competition with Lynch collecting almost €20,000 for his victory.
Drawn 11th to go of 53 competitors, Lynch set what proved an unbeatable clear in 64.02 seconds to take the winners prize of almost €20,000. Lynch had nearly a second-and-a-half to spare over German runner-up Maurice Tebbel with Don Diarado, while Christian Kukuk (GER) finished third with Quintino. A star-studded top six also included Philipp Weishaupt, Marcus Ehning and Hans-Dieter Dreher, while Co Clare’s Eoin McMahon was also in the prizes and finished eighth with Chacon 2.
GC Chopin’s Bushi, a 14-year-old gelding by Contendro II, bred by Gebr Van Der Steen (NED), is ranked No.2 in the Longines WBFSH Rankings for breeders of Jumping horses and has been a consistently among the prizes for Lynch over the past two years.
Lynch seems to always have a way of finding new horses and taking them to the top level of the sport. He took up the ride on GC Chopin’s Bushi in 2019 and the pair have formed a brilliant partnership ever since, and along with Cristello has helped to keep Lynch constantly among the top 30 on the Longines World Ranking list for riders.
Speaking after his latest win, Lynch was full of praise for GC Chopin’s Bushi and said:
“He [GC Chopin’s Bushi] qualified for the FEI World Cup Finals this year and won the World Cup in Leipzig. He won the Grand Prix in Kronenburg and was second in the Basel five-star Grand Prix in Switzerland, second in Gothenburg and also second in a big class at the Dublin Horse Show last year. He is a really consistent horse. Today was a good competition. We had an early draw but he is a very smart horse, very careful and we took our opportunity, we had a good run and I’m delighted with the win,” Lynch concluded.
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