It was a completely new experience for Isabell Werth

The cause was harmless but had serious consequences: Quantaz bit his tongue, Werth said. « Shit happens. If you haven’t experienced everything, you haven’t been there long enough. Now I’ve had this experience, » said the 52-year-old from Rheinberg. « It was the first time and hopefully the last time. »

Due to the disqualification, the German team missed the chance to win the national ranking. Denmark secured this with Cathrine Dufour at the top. The 30-year-old won with Vamos Amigos ahead of Frederic Wandres from Hagen am Teutoburger Wald on Duke of Britain.

« There are no words for the love and respect I have for Alby, » said Canter in a CHIO announcement. « He played a huge role in building my career and will be missed by many. » With Allstar B, she became a double world champion in 2018 in Tryon.

The fact that the three-time Olympic champion Michael Jung lost the victory with his top horse Chipmunk after a jury decision paled in view of the fate of Allstar B. The 39-year-old from Horb mastered the course with ease on his 14-year-old gelding.

After the dressage and jumping on Friday, both were in the front. At the finish, young were allowed to feel like winners. However, after studying video images, the judges discovered that he and the chipmunk had not crossed an obstacle correctly.

He received 15 penalty points for this and fell back to eighth place. The fact that there was still a German victory to celebrate was due to former world champion Sandra Auffarth. The 35-year-old from Ganderkesee moved up from second to first place due to the judgment against her teammate.

« If I’m second behind Michael after a fair decision, I’m happy. If I’m ahead of him after a fair decision, I’m even happier, » she said. In the national ranking, the German team took second place behind the British. For the team competition, Jung relied on Kilcandra, who was only nine years old.

In addition to Jung and Auffarth, the quartet also included Olympic champion Julia Krajewski from Warendorf with her gold horse Amanda de B’NĂ©ville and Ingrid Klimke with Siena.

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