Salzgeber On Top in Grand Prix Special

Fri, 06/28/2002 - 00:00
2002 CDIO Aachen

"I think this was terrific", said European Champion Ulla Salzgeber (Bad Wörishofen) joyfully. Her Rusty had shown a great performance in the Grand Prix Spécial of the "Uniroyal-Prize" and with 1971 points had won, like on the previous day the Grand Prix.

With that the "Dressage Queen of Aachen 2001" is on her way to defend her title in tomorrow's freestyle competition. "I had still ridden a bit cautiously in the Grand Prix, and did not want to push too much, because here in Aachen I in fact did not always show my most lucky rides. Today I then added a little more pressure."

Desiring to win was also the later second-placed Nadine Capellmann (Aachen), whose Farbenfroh perfectly presented himself. He only twisted one change of leg at the end of the extended canter and also the following pirouette. "I could not get him back, and the audience's noisy murmur frightened him, so that the pirouette was in pieces. But that's how he is, I am entirely contented in other respects", said the rider from Aachen and added, "this would have sufficed." The duo got 1935 points and with that took place two in front of the Spanish Beatriz Ferrer-Salat on Beauvalais (1897).

In the Intermédiaire II there was a Swedish winner, who presented the 15 year-old Chasmir. With 1380 she won the "Adular-Prize" in front of the British Sandy Phillips, a native-born American and wife of the ex-eventing rider Mark Phillips, on No Limit (1365) and the French Hubert Perring on Diabolo St. Maurice (1337).

Image copyrighted: Dirk Caremans

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