In 2023, Germany’s Richard Vogel, then 26, captured his first win at CHIO Aachen with the Allianz-Prize 1.55m on the then 9-year-old Cepano Baloubet.

The pair managed the feat just one day after finishing second in the RWE Prize of North Rhine-Westphalia 1.60m.

At the time, he said he was “really, really happy with second [place], but first is still a big difference!”

This year, the young German is back on show jumping’s hallowed grounds and up to his winning ways. But better.

And considerably so.

Not only does he have another impressive 9-year-old in the mix, three days in to 2024 edition of CHIO Aachen Vogel has already tripled his win rate over the year prior.

On Wednesday, the now 27-year old captured two of three CSI5* classes on offer at CHIO Aachen.

He topped the Prize of Handwerk 1.45m by nearly a second on the 9-year-old stallion Phenyo van het Keysersbos (61.43 seconds to Denis Lynch and Cornets Iberio’s time of 62.33). That afternoon, he won the Turkish Airlines-Prize of Europe 1.60m by over a second on Cepano Baloubet (42.44 to McLain Ward and Callas’s time of 44.06).

And the streak hasn’t stopped there.

On Friday, Vogel added another win to his resume with the Feinkost Käfer-Prize 1.45m, topping the speed and handiness competition over ditches and banks by nearly three seconds, again on Phenyo van het Keysersbos.

The Corydon-sired stallion has only jumped seven international rounds ever—and now won three (Jumpr Stats).

And those are only the wins. Vogel finished top five in two more CSI5* classes as well.

And it’s only Friday…