The end result of 75,186 percent for Jessica von Bredow-Werndl (GER) and Unee BB ensured Germany’s lead in the dressage team rating at the European Championships in Aachen. “It’s a good basis,” the rider from Bayern said after her performance in the big show jumping arena. The 14-year-old Gribaldi son first was a little bit excited and impressed by the big arena. “I actually thought he would be more impressive, but he was a little bit intimidated. However, during the competition he has gotten calmer.” Two or three minor flaws did not weaken Jessica von Bredow-Werndl’s performance. “Now I am where I always wanted to be. This is the reward for all the work I did over the last years.” The German rider was a little bit disappointed by the assessment of the chief judge at C, Dutch Eduard de Wolff van Westerrode. “Yesterday at the buffet he asked me if I will compete here,” von Bredow-Werndl said.
After the first rider, the Netherlands are in second position. Patrick van der Meer and 14-year-old KWPN gelding Uzzo finished with 72,400 percent. Sweden currently is in third position with Emilie Nyreröd and Miata (71,829 percent).