Euro News - Nanna Skodborg Merrald, Daniel Bachmann, Nadine Husenbeth Top Three in the Under 25 at the 2013 European Dressage Championships

Denmark's Daniel Bachmann and Donna Silver (Photo: Eurodressage.com)
Denmark's Daniel Bachmann and Donna Silver (Photo: Eurodressage.com)

Denmark's Nanna Skodborg Merrald and Daniel Bachmann and Germany's Nadine Husenbeth did their nations proud by claiming the top three spots in the two Under 25 classes at the 2013 European Dressage Championships in Herning, Denmark, on 20 - 25 August 2013. Winning the Intermediaire II with 74.605%, and the Short Grand Prix with 73.411%, Nanna Skodborg Merrald closed a fantastic season after already becoming the Danish U25 Champion in June. Merrald felt that her 12-year-old Danish bred gelding Millibar (by Milan) was in the mood. "My tests in Herning were very good and I already had a good feeling in the warm-up area," Nanna told Eurodressage. "Millibar was really in the mood and ready for the task. The first day, the piaffe and passage were not completely regular but the trot and the canter work were super. The second, I again had the same good feeling and this time the piaffe and passage were better but still not perfect."

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