Past experience shows that the dressage competitions at the Horses & Dreams in Hagen, Teutoburger Wald usually attract a particularly large number of strong pairs.
This was also the case this year, even though many riders try to evade each other due to tactics because of the Olympic Games.
However, Kristina Bröring-Sprehe had nothing to fear. She knows about her horse Desperado FRH’s strenghts and was able to show them once more after her comeback in Dortmund. She led the competition with 82,800 percent. But another rider also made a clear case: Sönke Rothenberger, youngster of the team whose focus is also Rio. Rothenberger was placed second with only 9-year-old KWPN gelding Cosmo by Van Gogh and 78,600 percent. The Grand Prix of Hubertus Schmidt and Imperio was also full of highlights, in the end they were placed third with 76,820 percent. And just behind Schmidt came Jessica von Bredow-Werndl, who was placed third at the World Cup Final in Gothenburg, with Unee BB and 76,520 percent. After the German quartet Danish Anna Kasprzak and Donnperignon were placed fifth (75,160 percent), followed by Anabel Balkenhol and Dablino, who were even seen in third place by chief judge Dr. Dietrich Plewa.