Canadian Young Rider Jessica Rhinelander on Allende at the 2008 Young Rider World Cup Final in Frankfurt :: Photo © Barbara Schnell
Isabell Werth and Satchmo (by Sao Paulo x Legat)
Werth's student Hayley Beresford on Eduardo Fischer's Relampago do Retiro. Hayley premiered with a freestyle of her own.
Nadine Capellmann and her Hanoverian gelding Elvis making progress under new-old trainer Balkenhol. Elvis was spirited and seems to be on a good way, but he made too many mistakes to score really high
Dutch Jeanette Haazen on her A-team listed horse Nartan (by Jazz)
Austrian Victoria Max-Theurer on her Olympic mount Falcao (by Feiner Stern)
Anja Plonzke on Tannenhof's Solero (by Hylos)
Valentina Truppa on Chablis. Nice pair but what happened to the stirrups (too long?)
Ellen Schulten Baumer on Donatha S
Monica Theodorescu on Whisper
Nathalie Zu Saeyn-Wittgenstein on Digby
Dieter Laugks on Weltall
Kittel and Floresco not on best form. They started the season so well in Münster in January, but the 10-year old has made so many miles this season and at the end of the season he lacked spark. We hope to see them on form again in 2009.
Isabell Werth and El Santo NRW won the 2008 Nurnberger Burgpokal Finals
El Santo NRW (by Ehrentusch)
Isabell Werth during the award ceremony of the 2008 Nurnberger Burgpokal Finals
Hayley Beresford on Rhapsodie Queen
Klimke was the favourite for the 2008 Nurnberger Burgpokal title, but in the finals, the Westfalian stallion lacked some collection in the canter despite the fact that the trot was outstanding.
Ingrid Klimke, whose hands are always picture-perfect, demonstrated that for her, diversity in the training of a horse is not just a phrase.
2008 Nurnberger Burgpokal Finallists: Ronald Luders on Kempke Hof's Sancisco (by Sandro Hit)
Oliver Oelrich on Davenport
Brigitte Wittig on Brioni W (by Breitling x Fabriano)
Open mouths, blue tongues, bad connection. It also happened in Frankfurt. Holga Finken asked for Rusty's score to be struck from the record because the horse slipped his tongue over the bit.
From the warm up ring other examples of a lack of throughness over the back and bad contact.
Diederik van Silfhout on Ruby: the winning pair of the 2008 FEI Young Riders World Cup Final
Anna Kasprzak on Blue Hors Future Cup
Carmen Naesgaard on Ciowa
American Laura Noyes on Syncro
Sina Waldmeier on Karavell
Polish Maja Wieczorek only got her horse a year ago and promptly moved on to the finals of the 2008 European Championships, became Polish Champion in September and now finished her YR career riding the WC A-Final.
The Australian Jayden Brown did a truly lovely job with a fairly sophisticated freestyle in the B-Final