Engemann wins the Tamoil Prize
The German rider Heinrich-Hermann Engemann on Candela gained the second competition a speed class of the international San Patrignano show jumping, preceding the Belgian rider Johan Philippaerts, on RBG Nikias, and the Italian rider Gianni Govoni on Loro Piana Coriana. Engemann has been through many positive results in some important European shows (Rome, Dortmund and Aachen), which pushed him up to the 63rd place of the world rankings. A respected position for any national team, but not enough for the German team, which can count, among its riders, nine out of the first twenty riders in the world. Johan Philippaerts, brother of the best known Ludo, is a constant and reliable athlete, a very experienced rider, always capable to win in any event and at any latitude. After him, Gianni Govoni, one of the most appreciated Italian rider, because of his spectacular riding and fighting spirit when competing. Fifth, another Italian rider, Jerry Smit, on Ikamorka, back from the victory at the Falsterbo Gran Prix in Sweden, on last Sunday.
San Patrignano, July 20, 2000