Sunday, August 4

Tripple X wins GP, top show for AES in Hickstead

Tripple X III (Namelus R) is back! After missing the right form in the beginning of the season, the AES born and approved stallion of Ben Maher is totally back with a victory in the Longines King George V Gold Cup. Tripple was the only horse double clear in this famous class. Marcus Ehning had the fastest four point score on Copin vd Broy (Darco), another AES approved stallion! Ulrich Kirckhoff was the third rider in the jump-off. He ended up third at distance on his new mount Carlina (Carvallo) of Alexander Onischenko. William Funnell had some strong results on the eight-year-old AES horse Billy Balou (Cevin Z) in Hickstead. They placed second on Friday morning and on Sunday morning in the Accumulator class. This class was won by the AES approved stallion Taran de la Pomme (Tolano vh Riethof), the half brother to London of Gerco Schröder. Staut and Taran already grabbed fourth place in the main class on Thursday in Hickstead. Billy Balou also placed fourth Saturday night in the Queen Elisabeth II Cup. Further more in Hickstead on Friday Germany won the Furusiyya Nations Cup, lead by Marcus Ehning on his sixteen-year-old AES approved stallion Plot Blue (Mr. Blue), who put in a double clear performance.