Michael Klimke & Djamba Djokiba Wrap Up Small Tour Career With Win at Wellington Int. 1

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Michael Klimke and Djamba Djokiba celebrating victory in their last Small Tour competition. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Michael Klimke and Djamba Djokiba celebrating victory in their last Small Tour competition. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Feb. 26, 2016–Michael Klimke of Germany wrapped up the Small Tour career of Djamba Djokiba with a win in the Adequan Global Dressage Festival Inter. 1 Friday.

The nine-year-old Westfalen gelding that Michael began competing at CDI in Wellington 13 months ago scored 72.763 per cent for the victory over Canada’s Lindsay Kellock on Royal Prinz on 70.263 per cent and Chile’s Virginia Yarur Ready on Finn with 70.219 per cent.

Michael for much of the season has battled with the Netherlands’ Leida Strijk-Collins on Don Tignanello for supremacy in the Small Tour arena.

Michael, who also rides for Harmony SportHorses, said he plans to compete Djamba at national Medium Tour in Wellington before moving up to Grand Prix.