After her success at Balve, Kristina Sprehe already hinted at her optimistic view towards the European Championships. At the German Championships in Balve everything worked out for last year’s team world champion and her Hanoverian stallion Desperados FRH. First they won the Grand Prix, now also the gold medal in the Special. The pair was able to confirm its great form with a result of 82,490 percent. Isabell Werth was pleased to claim second place with Don Johnson FRH. The pair finished with 78,000 percent, compared to last year’s Championship the Don Frederico son and Werth made up two places. Bronze went to Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and her KWPN stallioin Unee BB (76,569 percent). After her great success at Las Vegas this was already the second bronze medal for the Bavarian rider. Hubertus Schmidt and Imperio followed with 76,235 percent in fourth place, fifth place went to Anabel Balkenhol with Dablino FRH (75,020 percent). Fabienne Lütkemeier with D’Agostino (74,255 percent) and Ulla Salzgeber with Herzruf’s Erbe (73,961 percent) followed. Salzgeber will not compete in the freestyle tomorrow, due to a gastrointestinal illness she had to leave Balve prematurely.