106 Frie Ch Ahlmann Codex One

Christian Ahlmann: “In the last third the fuel ran out”

106 Frie Ch Ahlmann Codex OneToday, on the second day of Showjumping, we have a new course with new obstacles in the Stade D’Ornano at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games – and it’s at least as nice designed as yesterday. “The course isn’t too difficult”, Christian Ahlmann said after his ride. But he had one down with Codex One in the double combination. “I had the same good feeling as yesterday. He was really concentrated on every fence. To the last combination I wanted to ride with not too much speed, but in the last third the fuel ran out. It’s a pity, because I could have avoided the fault.” Now the first rider for Germany put more pressure on his colleagues. “Now every fault and time fault counts”, Ahlmann said, “because the top nations are very close to each other.”

photo: Karl-Heinz Frieler