The trot was better than in the Grand Prix and all in all Beatrice Buchwald was content with her performance in the Meggle prize , the Special, in Oldenburg but she knows that there is still room for improvement.
Buchwald and10-year-old Don Schufro daughter Weihegold OLD achieved a result of 74,9 percent and won the competition. “Basically she was much more relaxed today than on Friday,” so Isabell Werth’s assistant instructor said. It was only the pair’s third Grand Prix and their second international Grand Prix. Second place went to Carola Koppelmann and 13-year-old Westphalian gelding Deveraux B (73,0 percent), who joined her team when he was only eight years old and did not have much experience. Now, the horse “likes to be in the arena, in the limelight”. Third place went to Dutch Katja Gevers with 15-year-old KWPN gelding Thriller (70,784 percent). The rider said about her horse: “He has inherited Gribaldi’s talent for piaffe and passage, but he’s very easily spooked. Meanwhile,however, he has gained more experience and he’s always working very hard.”