“I had a very good feeling, especially while in the passage and the transitions,” Kristina Bröring-Sprehe said, content after her performance in the Grand Prix Special at the Horses & Dreams which resulted in 81,745 percent. “There were minor mistakes, but they all were my fault”, the self-critical rider said. “Sometimes I believe that Desperados knows the competition better than I do.” The performance of the current number one in the world pair was not always consistent in the piaffe, but had many highlights.
Once more in second position was Sönke Rothenberger, who had a gross uncertainty in the last piaffe-passage tour with Cosmo. They were placed second with 77,196 percent just ahead of Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and Unee BB, who achieved exactli 77,00 percent. Fourth place went to Hubertus Schmidt and Trakehner stallion Imperio (76,549 percent).
German national coach Monica Theodorescu had reason to be pleased after this start into the green season: “I think it was a very good start. The horses of the A-squad who have competed here are at a very high level, from a our German perspective the situation is good. I’m rather optimistic but I’m still cautious not to break into euphoria. There’s always the chance that something goes wrong. Of course we don’t hope that that comes to pass.”