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German Horse Rider Wins French Grand Prix
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German Horse Rider Wins French Grand Prix

It’s another big day for the German equestrian and Olympic bronze medalist Daniel Deusser. The German rider has claimed another equestrian event victory, adding another big win to his portfolio. Daniel Deusser and his horse Cornet was the last team to enter the French Grand Prix, but that didn't stop Deusser and Cornet from claiming the prestigious Grand Prix Equitheme title in France.

The Grand Prix Equitheme has been considered as one of the toughest equestrian events today. The event was divided into two different rounds, and only 12 combinations of the first round could make it to the final round. Fortunately, Deusser and Cornet have managed to make some impressive performances. The 36-year-old German rider has raced through the course and amazingly left the fence untouched. Deusser finished the ride in just 45.33 seconds, which allow him to claim to the top place.

French Olympic show jumping rider Patrice Delaveau took the second place, while the third slot went to French rider Cedric Agnot, who rode Saxo dela Cour and finished in 46.83 seconds. French equestrian and show jumping star Simon Delestre ended on fourth place with Chadino, who jumped a clear round in 46.85 seconds. Reynald Angot and Kannan took the fifth place.

About the German rider

Deusser is no longer a stranger to big events like the Grand Prix Equitheme. The 36-year-old German has already competed and represented his country in the recent 2016 Summer Olympics.

Deusser made his first big break in the 2002 Young Rider European Championships, where he finished fourth place. 

In 2007, Deusser and his favorite horse Air Jordan Z competed in his first FEI World Cup. He finished second in that event. This was followed in 2014, where he won both the German Championship and the FEI World Cup with Cornet d’Amour. 

In addition, Deusser has also competed and posted wins in the 2016 LGCT Grand Prix of Chantilly with First Class von Eekelghem.

Image Credit: Wikimedia Creative Commons

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