Global Champions Tour: Heise and Viper Vrombautshoeve Z win CSI2* 1.45m!
22 May 2016
MADRID – An impressive achievement was accomplished by the American Emma Heise today. The 16-year-old jumping rider came into action during the Global Champions Tour in Madrid and won the 1.45m class together with her horse Viper Vrombautshoeve Z (Verdi x Karioka del Follee). Viper Vrombautshoeve Z was sold at the Dutch Sport Horse Sales in 2013.
No less than 42 combinations from 15 different countries competed in the CSI2* class. Only 10 combinations managed to go through to the jump off of which 6 managed to stay clear. With a time of 35.83 seconds, Heise was 1.26 seconds faster than the number two, the Canadian rider Wesley Wedlands and his horse Wieminka B.
Last year May, Emma Heise also took home the first prize after competing in Barcelona. The teenager from Chicago, Illinois, won the CSI2* 1.25m class with her horse Victoria IV. Emma Heise trains with Laura Kraut and Nick Skelton.