The European Championships were the last appearance of Kristina Bröring-Sprehe (GER) and Desperados FRH. They were not far from winning the gold medal in the Freestyle and beating supposedly invincible Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro. And now, even after a break of many months, Bröring-Sprehe and the 15-year-old stallion are where they have stopped: at highest level. “He was not excited or distracted,” Sprehe was happy about “Despi’s” performance, who recently was busy breeding. With 80,880 percent they won the Meggle Grand Prix in Dortmund ahead of their team colleague Isabell Werth who had saddled Emilio and finished with 75,120 percent. Dorothee Schneider and her 10-year-old Showtime were placed third (73,600 percent), Hubertus Schmidt and Imperio fourth (73,340 percent).