68.000 spectators attended the Championship, which was held from 10 to 12 August in Verden (GER).
Ulla Salzgeber with her 13-years-old horse Rusty won the individual competition. With a total result of 237,64 points she became the new European Dressage Champion. In spite of heavy rain-showers Ulla Salzgeber was the calmness herself.
The expected duel between Salzgeber and Nadine Capellmann didn’t occur. In the Kür Nadine Capellmann finished fifth with 77,05%. At the end she won the bronze medal with the total result of 228,38 points. Second in the Kür and winner of the silver medal was Arjen Teeuwissen from the Netherlands with Gestion Goliath with a total result of 228,47 points.
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 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 German Team.
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.
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