Although the really famous names were missing in the palace garden in Wiesbaden, the show was great anyway. Despite tropic temperatures the park was full of people, there was a good atmosphere and the performances of the DKB-Riders Tour were convincing. And interesting enough there were three horses among the first three winners of Großen Preis which had just recently moved in with their riders. Toni Haßmann from Warendorf and his horse Classic Man V, son of Cornet Obolensky, won the final round achieving the fastest time (although they made a mistake in the circuit which was reset in the final round). The nine years old gelding from Westphalia descending from Herrmann Vogt’s breed quickly got used to his new rider who was pretty astonished as well. “Classic Man has been with me since early April and our plan was to introduce him on the international stage. I managed to do so pretty quickly. But I myself didn’t expect things to happen so fast.“
Gerrit Schepers with his Holstein grey horse Czerny N by Cassini I was at least as happy as Haßmann. “The horse has been standing in our stable for quite some time but family Welsing has only recently given me the opportunity to ride it. We have arranged well but this result is overwhelming. This has been the biggest victory in my career.” Angelina Herröder, who came in third with Cornwell, a Cornet son as well, said smiling: „ This has been my second Grand Prix after Munich last week. I am absolutely happy and proud on him. He hasn’t yet jumped that big.“ After the third stage oft he DKB-Riders Tour in Wiesbaden Holger Wulschner is now leading with 30 points. He is followed by Carsten-Otto Nagel (26 points) and Andre Plath (22 points).