One week later in Luhmühlen, the German team were victorious, leading from start to finish. 12 riders battled it out for medals and positions at the European Championships on home soil. The team led by Michael Jung and Ingrid Klimke took top spot following the dressage, and remained in pole position for the individual title after the cross country. In the end, gold went to Ingrid Klimke on Hale Bob, and silver to Michael Jung and Chipmunk – a fantastic result.
Gold for the dressage team
In glorious weather, medals were awarded in Rotterdam in the dressage and show jumping disciplines. The German team under national trainer Monica Theodorescu virtually swept the board in dressage.
With victory in the team competition and two more gold medals for Isabell Werth and double silver for Dorothee Schneider, Jessica von Bredow-Werndl rounded off a successful championship with a bronze medal in the freestyle event.
Silver for the German show jumpers
Medals in the show jumping were hard fought. A neck and neck race saw Belgium pip Germany to the gold medal. In the individual contest, Swiss rider Martin Fuchs finished ahead of Ben Maher from the UK and Belgian Jos Verloy.
Reigning world champion Simone Blum on Alice narrowly missed out on the medals, finishing in fourth place, with her teammate Markus Ehning in fifth.
Results of the European Equestrian Championships at a glance
Dressage, show jumping and three-day event
|Dressage||Show Jumping||Three-Day Event|
Team Gold for:
• Jessica von Bredow-Werndl with Dalera
Team Silver for:
• Christian Ahlmann and
Team Gold for:
Gold: Isabell Werth mit Bella Rose
Silber: Dorothee Schneider und Showtime
Gold: Ingrid Klimke with Hale Bob
Silber: Michael Jung with Chipmunk
Gold: Isabell Werth with Bella Rose
Silver: Dorothee Schneider with Showtime
Bronze: Jessica von Bredow-Werndl with Dalera
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