“It was wonderful to ride here,” Michella Hagmann said after the Grand Prix Special in Donaueschingen. The Swedish rider and the Hochadel ddaughter Happiness won the competition with 74,843 percent. “Happi loves the Special and listened to me the whole time – I’m super content,” so Sabine Rueben’s assistant instructor said. She is 30 years old but has been in Germany since she was 19. Her biggest wish: to compete at the European Championships in Gothenburg, in her home country next year.
Second place in the Meggle Prize went to Fabienne Lütkemeier (GER) with Florestano son Fabregaz and 74,098 percent. It was rather unfortunate that Fabregaz is extremely afraid of umbrellas since the rain had already started in the morning. “We have to practise that,” so the German rider said. “Apart from that he’s a great horse. He provides me with such a good feeling.”
In the Grand Prix they were placed first, then in the Special third: Beatrice Buchenwald and 15-year-old chestnut gelding Daily Pleasure. But Isabell Werth’s employee was satisfied: “We are gaining confidence from competition to competition, but of course we could do even better.”