“It’s been a dream when I won this competition three years ago,” so Daniel Deußer said on Friday evening in Stuttgart, when he had won the Mercedes German Master with 9-year-old mare Happiness van’t Paradijs. Three years ago he won the competition with Evita, now with the Quick Lauro Z daughter whose ride he has taken over in July. Over the last one and a half months the horse showed a great development. “She might not have the best ability in the warm up area,” so the winner said, “but in the course she has so much purpose. That is almost more important.” In the jump off with three pairs Deußer won 2 seconds ahead of newcomer Maelle Martin with Giovani de la Pomme (FRA). Jan Wernke and 10-year-old Nashville HR finished in third place.