Germany Wins Nations' Cup Competition

Thu, 06/27/2002 - 00:00
2002 CDIO Aachen

The German dressage riders did not let the opportunity go past them in the "Nations' Cup": With 5598 points they won with the team

consisting of Ann-Kathrin Linsenhoff (Kronberg/1781 points) on Renoir Unicef, Nadine Capellmann (Aachen/1899) on Farbenfroh, Isabell Werth (Mellendorf/1711) on Apache and Ulla Salzgeber (Bad Wörishofen/1918) on Rusty.

The Spanish took place two (5288), and the Netherlands place 3 (5242). The expected duel of European Champion Ulla Salzgeber versus Nadine Capellmann, third at the European Championships, took place at the top of the Grand Prix' Individuals' valuation, with their competitors not even being able to be disruptive in the decision.

Most likely Spanish Beatriz Ferrer-Salat (1818), who is riding stronger and stronger at the moment, succeeded in doing this. She had been third in the World Cup-final with Beauvallais in March. A positive surprise in the German team surely was rank 6 of Hubertus Schmidt (Borchen/1785), who could place with nine year-old Wansuela in front of the team-rider Linsenhoff.

Karin Rehbein (Grönwohld) could celebrate her second victory on Cherie in the Intermédiaire I. Lisa Wilcox (USA) on Royal Diamond, last year second in the St. Georg had to leave the silver rank narrowly to the fourfold Olympic Champion Isabell Werth (Mellendorf) on her youngster Richard Kimble and had to satisfy herself with her potential hope for Athens 2004 with the third rank. Sabine Rueben from Würselen on Weltfürst was eighth.

Image copyrighted: Dirk Caremans

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