Originally Sönke Rothenberger had planned to compete for Germany alongside Isabell Werth/Weihegold OLD, Dorothee Schneider/Sammy Davis jr. and Helen Langehanenberg/Damsey FRH at the Top 10 event. But already in the beginning of November, Rothenberger, so dressursport-deutschland.de announced, had to cancel his plans. The reason: Rothenberger currently is a student in Brussels and is doing his last three seminars and exams for the MBA. And during the week of the event in Stockholm attendance is mandatory for the team World Champion. The university’s rules did not allow any exceptions.