Dorothee Schneider & Sammy Davis Jr

Dorothee Schneider: Conciliatory End in the Freestyle

Dorothee Schneider experienced a nice end in the Freestyle of the EC in Gothenburg. After her performance in the Special the German rider had expected to be the fourth German rider and to travel home, but since Helen Langehangenberg’s performance was not as good as expected she was allowed to performe once again. She and 11-year-old Bavarian gelding Sammy Davis Jr. by San Remo-Wenckenstern danced tango to 76,289 percent. Their music from the film “Shall We Dance?” with Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez is made of tango rhythms and the pair in the arena found the right pace. Without mistakes the 48-year-old rode her Sammy through the competition. However, the horse was not always collected enough. “He went diving for a bit,” Doro Schneider said, “He was a bit tired. But I’m proud of his performance. I’m satisfied.”