Lynch claims 2nd place in 4* German Grand Prix
- 9 March 2014, 15:01
TIPPERARY’S Denis Lynch was narrowly beaten into second place in this afternoon’s (Sunday) Grand Prix at Braunschweig in Germany, but collected 15,000 euro for his runner-up spot.
A classy opening clear round on Thomas Straumann’s 14 year-old gelding Abbervail van het Dingeshof saw Lynch one of 12 to make it through to the jump-off in the four-star class, and in the second round he held the lead until second-last to jump – Germany’s Philipp Weishaupt and the stallion Tabea – managed to shave just over a second off the Irish rider’s time to claim the first prize of a Volkswagen 4×4.
Third was Jeroen Dubbledam from the Netherlands, who rode Zenith SFN to an 11,000 euro place.