German Sport Horses (DSP) come out on top in Ellwangen, as Coupiko wins the loose jumping competition. It’s a tradition that in December the loose jumping competition is held in Ellwangen Röhlingen for three- and four-year-old sport horses. And the 2019 competition, that was truly international, was dominated by the German Sport Horses. A total of 20 three-year-old horses competed, in which the judges – Josef Weishaupt, Günther Karle, and Helmut Hartmann – saw high quality. In the final reckoning, it was Duplo, a son of Diarado’s Boy out of a Canonics dam was considered the best. He was bred by Georg Bojeczan and is proudly owned by Ina Odak. Duplo jumped every height with ease, and the bay gelding achieved the highest score of 9.40. Second, by just one-tenth of a point, was Cataleya di Cabri (Cellestial x Colander), bred and owned by Tina Bernstein.
The winner of the four-year-old age-group had also been victorious during the 2019 German Sport Horse licensing in Munich. Coupiko (Coupie xKonkorde), bred by Bettina Winkler and owned by Klaus Isaak (Stud Spitzenhof), demonstrated for the second time this year, that he is a master of loose jumping. Always relaxed, he played with the heights and showed outstanding class. With a 9.50 for capability, 9.00 for technique for a 9.50 total, he topped the group of 11 presented horses. Second was another top-quality horse, a son of Naldo out of a dam by the Thoroughbred Rupue Star xx, bred and owned by Carmen Seuffer.