He had already announced that he planned to compete in a smaller event before Hagen – and so it happened: This Weekend, Matthias Rath and Totilas took part in an event at Hulten, Netherlands. However, the pair attended the event before the CDI in Hagen out of competition. According to the Facebook page, Totilas was happy to be back in the arena. The one-tempi flying changes had been slightly flawed, but the joy of the black stallion was way more important. Now the pair will compete in the I-tour in Hagen. They will not take part in the Nations Cup – in order to be allowed to compete there, the pair would have had to compete at the German Championships in Balve.