Team Germany has the best score so far after the second part of the dressage tests in the prestigious Nations Cup class. Second position belongs to the Netherlands, and currently third is Sweden.
In the individual classification, the current leader is Tim Lips (NED) with Bayro - It felt really good during the test. At the last competitions, Bayro always won his dressage. I felt confident going into the arena. He showed how good he is again. – said the rider. - I think the cross-country course is very good, a bit testing, with quite a lot of combinations, so we have to keep the focus until the last fence.
Currently second is Michael Jung (GER) with fischerChipmunk FRH, and third position belongs to Andreas Dibowski (GER) with FRH Corrida.
Polish riders are currently in the eight place. The best home athlete in the class was Mateusz Kiempa, 15th for now with Lassban Radovix. Right behind him is Jan Kamiński with Senior.
“I’m very pleased, most of the ride was just as I planned it. Unfortunately, the flying changes are not my horse’s strong suit, he gets very excited and always wants to jump up. I managed to slow down the first flying change, but during the second he jumped into the air, which was marked very differently by the two judges.” – said Kamiński.
Friday was the last day of the dressage tests, and leading positions are conquered by German riders. In the CCI2*-L class the best score belongs to Beeke Jankowski with Eddie Weld. Dirk Schrade is the current leader in the short two-star class, and in the CCI3*-S, Michael Jung with Creevagh Cooley is in the first position.
Daria Kobiernik (POL) is the leader in the national CNC2* class with Chodów. She also holds the current best score in the CNC1* with Tanger and in the CNCLL with Polagris. In the L class, the first position belongs to Weronika Król (POL) riding Greenline.
Cross-country trials for the CCIP2*-L class took place today as well. The new leader of the class is Camilla Luciani (ITA) with Morelands Affair.
Dressage, the first part of the equestrian triathlon, is only a prelude for what comes next during cross-country. On Saturday and Sunday, for the first time, athletes will compete on 10 tracks, measuring over 37 kilometres collectively, with the longest one of them being 5700 metres. Over 200 fences will stand on the courses, measuring up to 120 centimetres.