The German dressage team is the new European Champion in the team competition. Altogether the German riders Nadine Capellmann (Farbenfroh), Heike Kemmer (Albano), Ulla Salzgeber (Rusty) and Isabell Werth (Anthony) achieved 5612 points.
With this result the team confirmed its role as favourite. The coach of the German dressage team Holger Schmezer was obviously satisfied with his “girls”. A few thousand spectators acclaimed the German gold team in the Verden dressage arena.
The Dutch team with Ellen Bontje (Gestion Silvano), Arjen Teuwissen (Gestion Goliath), Gonnelien Rothenberger-Gordijn (Jonggor’s Weyden) and Anky van Grunsven (Gestion Idool) followed on the second place with 181 points less than the Germans.
Winner of the bronze medal was the team from Denmark with Jon D. Pedersen (Esprit de Valdemar), Lone Jörgensen (FBW Kennedy), Lars Petersen (Blue Horse Cavan) and Nathalie Sayn-Wittgenstein (Fantast S). They achieved 5359 points.
Fourth and fifth became the teams from Spain and Sweden. The result of the Grand Prix is also counted as first result for the individual competition. Here it looks as if come to a duel between the German riders Nadine Capellmann with Farbenfroh, who are in the lead with 1931 points, and Ulla Salzgeber with Rusty (1875 points). The second qualification is the Grand Prix Special which takes place on Saturday. The decision will fall in the Grand Prix freestyle to music on Sunday.
Source: Escon Marketing
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