Four wins for German eventers at Rendswoude

German eventing riders were hughly successful at the Coral Estate Horse Trials in Holland, taking four class wins.

Talent Group Member Julia Krajewski won with Samourai du Thot in the international CIC***, also taking second place with London Return OLD. Other wins went to Michael Jung with Horb, Emma Brüssau and Schriesheim, and Calvin Böckmann with Lastrup.

After the by far best dressage and a clear round in the jumping, the 27-year-old graduate trainer used the event as her final preparation for Luhmuehlen. She commented: “It was good preparation. The course was challenging which was good for Sam.”

With a final score of 49.9 penalty points was Sam couldn’t be beaten, even by his stablemate London Return OLD. The Oldenburg (v. Lifestyle) was faster in the cross country but had to settle for second place due to the somewhat poorer outcome dressage with 53.4 penalty points. Only a tenth worse than the third-placed Virginie Caulier from Belgium with Nepal du Sudre with Anna Siemer with FRH Butts Avondale in fourth.

Michael Jung was also victorious at the event. He led the CCI* from start to finish with The Dante, finishing on a score of 31 penalties. Second went to Dutch rider Elaine Pen with Daddy’s Doll with Christoph Wahler in third.

In addition, Jung ended the CIC** with fischerIncantas and finished as the best German in third place. The CIC** was won by Dutch rider Merel Blom with Viva la Vida with Belgian rider Karen Donckers with Jalapeno in third.

The fourth German win at the event went to Calvin Böckmann in the international Pony Class.

Sarah Carless

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