Austria’s Christian Schumach & Donna Karacho Win Achleiten CDI4* Grand Prix, USA’s Sarah Tubman & First Apple Runner-Up in First European Competition

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ACHLEITEN, Austria, June 17, 2022–Austria’s Olympic rider Christian Schumach and Donna Karacho won the CDI4* Grand Prix Friday while USA’s Sarah Tubman and First Apple were runner-up in their first European competition.

Christian and the 15-year-old Westfalen mare scored 70.566% for the victory, the third straight win for the partnership.

Sarah Tubman based in Wellington, Florida and First Apple, 12-year-old KWPN stallion, were awarded 69.544% for second place. Until a mistake in the one-tempi changes, the pair were leading.

Sarah and First Apple, individual gold medal pair at the 2019 Pan American Games, are one of several Americans competing in Europe ahead of selection of the U.S. team for the world championships in Herning, Denmark in August.

The duo are entered in the CDI4* at Aachen, Germany in two weeks.

Stefanie Schatz-Weihermüller of Germany and C’est la Vie, a 15-year-old KWPN gelding, were third on 69.326%.

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix for Freestyle

Judges: Gabriela Valerianova Carlos Lopes Thomas Lang Evi Eisenhardt Peter Storr
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 70.565 AUT Christian Schumach Donna Karacho 72.717 68.478 70.543 71.304 69.783
2. 69.544 USA Sarah Tubman First Apple 67.609 68.587 71.196 70.652 69.674
3. 69.326 GER Stefanie Schatz-Weihermüller C’est la Vie 140 67.935 70.326 69.239 69.022 70.109
4. 68.239 CRO Karen Pavicic Totem 67.717 70.217 67.935 67.391 67.935
5. 67.957 AUT Amanda Hartung Dresscode Black 69.783 65.870 67.935 67.174 69.022
6. 62.935 GER Anna Magdalena Schessl Biedermeier NRW 62.283 66.087 62.935 62.391 60.978