Germany and Sweden dominates today’s Grand Prix
Even though it was far from Isabell´s best ride with Emilio she still managed today’s win. Before entering the arena she just had a few reminding piaffe tours for Emilio, but that seemed to have made him a bit to hot, as she was not able to keep him relaxed for the entering halt and started out with a 38% trend, but from there it was just a small error for the 2 times and tiny issues during the test.
Never seen a combination making their debut together at World Cup, but today Swedish Patrik Kittel just showed how to do that with the experienced 14 year old Delatio by De Niro. The Russian owner Elena Knyaginicheva has moved Delatio from Kasselmann to Kittel in order to be sold.
Kittel and Delatio showed a very harmonious test without any technical issues, and they really seems to fit each other perfectly. Many nice things along the test, with highlight for the entire canter tour, and as Kittel told after his ride “it´s such an amazing horse and there is so much more to give.” Delatio is former ridden and showed internationally by British Emile Faurie.
Both Dorothee Schneider and Antonia Ramel showed great performances.
Placed on 5th spot Spanish Juan Matute Guimon with Quantico and Hans Peter Minderhoud with Zanardi, smooth test with nice control all the way.
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See the results here.
Tomorrow is the freestyle at 16.00.