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Olympic eventer Ingrid Klimke wins dressage World Cup leg


  • German Olympic eventer Ingrid Klimke scored a private finest to win the Stuttgart leg of the dressage World Cup (9-13 November).

    Ingrid and Franziskus FRH scored 83.44% within the grand prix freestyle to take the win on house soil. Their check included a one-handed prolonged trot to halt transition and within the creative class they had been awarded marks above 89%. Their earlier private finest in freestyle was 80.680%.

    “He listened so effectively immediately, and he was simply incredible. I nonetheless can’t imagine it,” mentioned Ingrid.

    “He loves his freestyle. He was so calm and listening to me immediately and his two-tempi modifications on the centreline had been wonderful in addition to the final piaffe on the flip and the prolonged trot on the very finish.”

    Ingrid, who has represented Germany in eventing at 5 Olympics and holds two group golds and a group silver, made her dressage championship debut with Franziskus on the World Championships in Herning in August. The pair had been 14th within the grand prix and nineteenth within the particular. Ingrid at present stands nineteenth within the dressage world rankings, and 54th within the eventing.

    “It’s fantastic to have this excellent stallion. He’s 14 years outdated now however remains to be enhancing. Since [the 2022 World Championships in] Herning he appears to be having fun with himself much more and making extra progress,” mentioned Ingrid, who was requested how the victory compares to her many successes in eventing.

    “In fact in case you win at Aachen or Luhmühlen it’s additionally very thrilling. I’ve carried out a lot of fantastic issues however competing indoors is totally different and I prefer it lots. After I was youthful I watched my father (Reiner Klimke) doing it and tonight introduced reminiscences of him again for me. This was very particular.”

    Isabell Werth had led the Stuttgart competitors after profitable the grand prix on Friday (11 November), however needed to accept second within the freestyle the following day with 82.030%. Benjamin Werndl – the brother of Olympic champion Jessica von Bredow-Werndl – rounded off the all-German podium with Day by day Mirror 9 in third.

    Frederic Wandres and Bluetooth Previous, and Doroth Schneider and Faustus 94 rounded off the highest 5. The Netherlands’ Dinja van Liere and Hartsuijer scored a private finest collectively on 80.225% for sixth, and Jessica von Bredow Werndl was tenth on Ferdinand BB on 78.205%. Benjamin leads the World Cup standings on 50 qualifying factors, Ingrid has moved into second on 40, and Isabell is third with 37 factors.

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