Michael Jung has won the CIC*** at Luhm ¼hlen, Germany, with 7.8 penalties in hand over his nearest rival.

Michael’s ride Weidezaunprofi’s River Of Joy tapped the first and second fences, but thereafter jumped well to finish on his dressage score. This win makes Michael the new German national champion.

Sweden’s Sara Algotsson-Ostholt elevated herself to second with a clear round on the grey mare Wega, while her husband Frank Ostholt had two down on Little Paint to fall three places to fifth.

Fellow Swede Niklas Lindback must have also secured his Olympic ticket with a clear on Mister Pooh for fourth place.

Ingrid Klimke took third on the inexperienced 12-year-old Tabasco 70, but suffered the disappointment of three down to drop to ninth on her London hope FRH Butts Abraxxas.

After Luhm ¼hlen, the Germans will announce a shortlist of riders in contention for the Olympics, who will compete in Aachen (3-8 July), while Sweden is expected to name its team next week.

The CCI**** showjumping starts at 2pm (local time).

CIC*** FINAL RESULTS

1st Michael Jung on Weidezaunprofi’s River Of Joy (GER) 27.8
2nd Sara Algotsson-Ostholt on Wega (SWE) 35.6
3rd Ingrid Klimke on Tabasco 70 (GER) 36.2
4th Niklas Lindback on Mister Pooh (SWE) 42.4
5th Frank Ostholt on Little Paint (GER) 42.8
6th Dirk Schrade on King Artus (GER) 43

Luhm ¼hlen website

Log back on later for a final update on the CCI****. Full report on Luhm ¼hlen in H&H next Thursday (21 June).