Philipp Weishaupt and his “intelligent” horse win the Sparkassen-Youngsters-Cup

How does the saying go? A good horse only jumps as high as it has to? Philipp Weishaupt can confirm that. His horse, Call me Eva, does precisely that. She carried the Rolex Grand Prix winner of 2016 to a further triumph at the Soers today in the Sparkassen-Youngsters-Cup.

The Chacco-Blue daughter, Call me Eva, is eight years old. Philipp Weishaupt has been riding her for two years. “She is not a horse, who jumps excessively high,” the professional rider who is employed at the Beerbaum Stables. And this is exactly her strength: “She is incredibly intelligent, really clever!” This is how she jumped to victory today with a clear round in 60.29 seconds in the second classification of the Sparkassen-Youngsters-Cup, which comprises of three classes in total.

In second place – as on Wednesday in the first class – Belgium’s Gregory Wathelet with the highly talented Holsteiner Sandro Boy son, Sandero (0/60.90). Yesterday’s big winner, Canada’s Eric Lamaze, came third with the BWP mare, Jewel by Kannan (0/62.84).

Wednesday’s winner, the Spanish rider Alvarez Moya picked up four faults today with the just 7-year-old KWPN gelding G & C Wolf by Harley. The show-jumper had explained on Wednesday that one could recognise the quality of horses in Aachen. Today’s winner, Philipp Weishaupt shares his opinion: “It is totally different how the horses react to the Stadium here in Aachen. Some love being able to really canter round here. Whereas it intimidates others. And in my experience that doesn’t change much later on.” He added that Call me Eva definitely belongs to the category of horses who love such grass arenas. Weishaupt is convinced: This is going to be a horse for the big tour!

Prize giving ceremony Sparkassen-Youngsters-Cup Photo: CHIO Aachen / Michael Strauch

Prize giving ceremony Sparkassen-Youngsters-Cup Photo: CHIO Aachen / Michael Strauch