Fifteen year old Vivien Niemann clutched the gold medal in the junior riders individual test at the 2011 European Junior Riders Championships held at Broholm Castle in Gudme, Denmark, on Saturday 23 July 2011. As one of the youngest riders at the show, NIemann was unbeatable in the class and earned the gold with a score that ranked her 2,3% ahead of silver medallist Pia Katharina Voigtlander. Danish shooting star Anna Zibrandtsen virtually came out of nowhere to end up with bronze. Aboard the 9-year old Hanoverian gelding Cipollini (by Compliment x Western Star), Niemann visibly worked hard on her horse to show off his light-footed, engaged trot work.The bay gelding had much self carriage in the voltes and maintained a very steady cadence. Only when she had to do the sitting trot on the half circle with long reins, the horse lost most of his expression and looked normal.
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