No. 2 for Andy Witzemann after successfully defending his BW-Bank Indoor Championship title

No. 2 for Andy Witzemann after successfully defending his BW-Bank Indoor Championship title
No. 2 for Andy Witzemann after successfully defending his BW-Bank Indoor Championship title

“First things first, I need a Weizen beer.” And Andy Witzemann, the old and new indoor champion, was promptly served one at the press conference by Jörg Klopfer, the spokesman of the in.Stuttgart Veranstaltungsgesellschaft.

“That was pretty tense in the end,” said the over-the-moon winner of the BW-Bank Indoor Championship – the unofficial Baden Württemberg state championship under the roof. Last but one to go in the nine-rider jump-off, the local rider raced around the course in the saddle on Cassadero, a nine-year old Hanoverian gelding, to post a clear round in 34.30 seconds. It was four hundredths quicker than second placed Tina Deuerer and her gelding Smint (0/34.71). In third in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle was the six-time indoor champion Timo Beck on Cento du Rouet (0/35.41).

“That was once again top-class sport,” said an excited Ralf Ingelfinger, Public Relations Team Leader at the BW-Bank, when summing up. “We’ve been sponsoring the event for the past 33 years and the second generation of riders are now taking part.” Kai Huttrop-Hage, one of the three horse show directors, thanked the BW-Bank for the “good support during the whole year.”

Winner Andy Witzemann has enjoyed “two fantastic days and I’m so happy to have won here again. Cassadero is a wonderfully talented young horse with bags of quality and potential also for the Grand Tour.”