Christian Ahlmann and Codex One always at the top

The German couple showed all its experience winning the FEI World Cup Grand Prix in Stuttgart

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Christian Ahlmann and Codex One secured a home nation victory at the fifth leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2015/2016 Western European League in Stuttgart, Germany today. In a classic five-way jump-off, the 40-year-old rider and his 13-year-old stallion crushed the opposition with a devastating turn of speed when second-last to go against the clock, and Ahlmann has now moved up to third place on the Western European League leaderboard ahead of the sixth leg of the series in Madrid, Spain next Sunday. “I must say all week my horses were amazing. Today’s jump-off was very fast but my horse was very concentrated. Congratulations to Luc Musette for his course that was very technical but not too big. Of course it’s easy to say that when you’ve won, but it’s the truth!”, said Ahlmann.
​Sweden’s Douglas Lindelow set the jump-off target time and held on for runner-up spot ahead of Germany’s Patrick Stuhlmeyer in third, while Ireland’s Cameron Hanley lined up fourth. Frenchman, Patrice Delaveau, had to settle for fifth place when his jump-off round didn’t go to plan, but his compatriots - Simon Delestre and Penelope Leprevost - continue to head the league table as the qualifying series moves towards the half-way stage.

1 - Codex One (Christian Ahlmann) GER 0/0 49.78;
2 - Casello (Douglas Lindelow) SWE 0/0 51.02;
3 - Lacan (Patrick Stuhlmeyer) GER 0/0 52.03;
4 - Z Acodate DDL (Cameron Hanley) IRL 0/0 52.87;
5 - Lacrimoso 3 HDC (Patrice Delaveau) FRA 0/Ret;
6 - Ornellaia (John Whitaker) GBR 1/73.63;
7 - Chardonnay (Max Kuhner) AUT 1/73.70;
8 - Saxo de la Cour (Cedric Angot) FRA 1/75.10;
9 - Sansibar (Henrik von Eckermann) SWE 4/68.40;
10 - Reveur de Hurtebise HDC (Kevin Staut) FRA 4/70.05.