The German Equestrian Federationhas already suffered two bitter losses: two of the top pairs for the EC in Gothenburg will not be able to attend. Kristina Bröring-Sprehe’s Desperados FRH has an acute injury and will have to take a five months break; Dorothee Schneider’s Showtime is still in rehabilitation after an injury. National coach Monica Theodorescu said: “I am so sorry for both riders and the horses. It is a bitter pill for the team to have to do without two of the top horses. However, the recovery of Showtime and Desperados is our first priority. They will be given the time they need.” Therefore the focus for the two pairs are the 2018 WEG.
However, the news means that the German Championships in Balve will get more interesting since new pairs have the possibility to become part of the team.