Andreas Ostholt (GER) takes over the lead with a fast and solid round on his gelding So Is Et in the CIC***Meßmer Trophy and the National Champion- ship on a score of 37.80.
In second and third place are Pia Münker (GER) on Louis M (38.20) and Jonelle Price (NZL) on Cloud Dancer (43.20).
Andreas and So Is Et produced an exceptional round this afternoon in Luhmühlen: “I was impressed by Mark Phillips’ course right from the start and it rode brilliantly. There were a few challenges which my horse coped with amazingly. Even though I felt a little under the weather, my horse supported me all the way and I was grateful for that. The time proved to be very tight, which was a little unexpected. I’m extremely happy with my horse today and it’s definitely down to his amazing talent
that we are in the lead today.”
Pia Münker, who is in second place after cross country is over the moon: “Riding this three star course was so much fun. I truly enjoyed my round. Louis gave me a brilliant feeling and we managed to take the direct route at every jump. I am extremely proud of him.”
Jonelle Price rode her eight year old gelding into third place after cross country: “He was exceptional. It was his first event in this format and he gave me a very good ride. Even though he is a fairly inexperienced horse, he coped well with all the challenges in front of him, I am very happy. I am eager to see how he will be performing in the show jumping tomorrow.”