Unee BB back in ‘on-mode’

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and the 13-year old stallion Unee BB have found back to their old performance in the Meggle Preis in Donaueschingen, the Special. 75,980 percent meant the victory ahead of Ulla Salzgeber with Herzruf’s Erbe (73,510 percent) and Sönke Rothenberger with Favourit (73,235 percent). “The training yesterday was actually really good and therefore I asked myself ‘Why’. We had not been as bad as yesterday since one year. But today he was in ‘on-mode’. The damper yesterday perhaps was a wake-up-call. Perhaps it was necessary.” The Bavarian changed her warm-up today – and that worked out. “Somehow his performance is not that strong, when he had a break”, von Bredow-Werndl reported.

Exactly the opposite happend to Ulla Salzgeber and “Herzi”, who won yesterday in the Grand Prix. “He was too relaxed today”, the two-times Olympic winner smirked. “He was a dream yesterday, but today he could have been more awake.” The mistakes in the one-tempis she noticed shrugging: “In the meanwhile I stay calm. It is much about luck. Sometimes they work, sometimes not.” Her next plan: the World Cup. She wants to do Odense and Lyon, give a longer rest after these two shows and then wants to come back perhaps for Neumünster or Gothenburg.

Not as far as that Sönke Rothenberger can think about, who has been riding his first Grand Prix. The showjumper and dressage rider told that his sister asked him if he wants to ride Favourit. While it had not worked that well between Sanneke and Favourit, Sönke is very happy about the 15 year old Fidermark son: “He can do everything und it it a lot of fun with him. He is on from the very first moment, goes into the ring and knows what he has to do.”

Photo: Karl-Heinz Frieler