Horseback riding:Global Champions Tour: Ackerman surprises in Miami
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MIAMI (AP) – Show jumper Katrin Eckerman has won the second station of this year’s Million Series Global Champions Tour.
In Miami, a 31-year-old man from Sassenberg wins the Grand Prix jump-off for ,000 300,000. In her nine-year-old Mar Cala Mandia, she showed the fastest clear ride in the jump-offs, beating Irish Shane Sweetnam in Alejandro and Belgian Gilles Thomas in Luna to second and third. German champion Tobias Meyer also remained undefeated in the Greatest Boy jump-off. Finished fourth. Eckerman received 100 100,000 for her success.
Other German riders, Christian Cook in Mumbai, Christian Ahlmann in Mandoto, and Ludger Beerbhom in Mila, missed the jump-off after several errors in the regular round.
After two events out of a total of 16 tournaments, Beerbhom leads the overall standings, overtaking Michael Duffy and Ahlman from Ireland. Eckerman is fifth after his win in Miami. Beerbhom won the inaugural competition in Doha this year.