After the dressage, the German team in the lead at the CCIO4*-NC-S in Pratoni del Vivaro, Italy, is no longer there after the cross-country. Anna Siemer fell, Ingrid Klimke had to stop Hale Bob injured.
Things didn’t go well at the dress rehearsal for the eventers in Pratoni del Vivaro, Italy. After a great start and the clear lead for Ingrid Klimke after the dressage, the team is ninth out of nine teams after completing the cross-country test at the CCIO4*-NC-S.
Ingrid Klimke, who was first and second after the dressage, had to take her old hero Hale Bob out of the competition after jump 14 c on the cross-country course. She said: “At the test event for the eventing world championships in Italy, SAP Hale Bob OLD was in the German team. After a confident first half off-road, he injured a tendon on the stretch between the obstacles. I immediately noticed that something was wrong and immediately canceled the exam. Fortunately, Bobby is with our team vet Dr. Matthias Niederhofer is in the best of hands and will now be looked after and spoiled by us.”
For Anna Siemer and Butt’s Avondale, the World Championship test in Pratoni was over sooner than expected. The two fell at jump 7a. Nothing happened to either of them, as Siemer said on Instagram with a quote from Winston Churchill: “Success is the ability to go from one failure to the next without losing enthusiasm. Unfortunately I left the saddle of Avondale at short notice today, call it a day. Avondale is doing great. I’m good”.
Best German team rider after cross-country is Andreas Dibwoski with Olympic reserve horse Corrida. In addition to the dressage result of 26.5, there were 7.2 time penalty points from the cross (33.7). Sophie Leube and Jadore Moi, tenth after the dressage, are now 19th (37.4) with an additional ten penalty points.
Ingrid Klimke shows nerves of steel in Pratoni
After her aborted lap with Hale Bob, Ingrid Klimke had to quickly get into the saddle of her second horse, Siena just do it. After the dressage, the two were in the lead with a score of 22.7, the new top result for the Westphalian mare. After a cross-country test with 5.2 penalty points, they go into the decisive jumping as third.
The Swiss Robin Godel with Grandeur de Lully (26.0) leads ahead of the French Maxi Livio and Api du Lipaire (27.4). Malin Hansen-Hotopp is 42nd and 43rd with her two horses Monsieur Schnabel (66.9) and Cuarlitos Quidditch (67.5).
Eight riders gave up on the cross-country course, four more were eliminated. A total of 62 rider/horse combinations took part in the cross-country course in Pratoni del Vivaro south of Rome.
You can find the results here.
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