After the Grand Prix Special held today at the Aachen CHIO, the all female team for the German 2000 Dressage Olympic was announced, all finishing in the top five in a field of 25. Nadine Capellmann and her Westphalian, Farbenfroh by Freudentaenzer, rose to the winning position today with a 77.95%, with Alexandra Simons-de Ridder and her Holsteiner, Chacomo 3 by Calypso I, in second place at 77.16.
Reigning Olympic and World Champion Hanoverian, Gigolo FRH, by Graditz, missed the flying changes down the centerline to finish in third position, with a 76.56%. German team chef d'equipe acknowledged Werth was disappointed in today's performance, but nonetheless, are a strong force for the team. In fourth was Ulla Salzgeber's Rusty 47, who didn't forget there was something in the flower pot at H he didn't like during Friday's Grand Prix, and did a repeat performance of a major spook after the half pass to the left.
The reserve rider and fifth place finisher was Heike Kemmer and the Oldenburg Albano 7 by the sire Argetinius, looking stronger with each performance.