After a sixth place in yesterday's CDI3* GPS with Divertimento, Swedish superstar Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven and her gelding Don Auriello came in first place in the Nürnberger Grand Prix with a score of 76,043%. The weather conditions changed for the worse overnight. In cold and rainy Munich the world´s dressage elite showed their perseverance. Tinne and Don Auriello, who are ranked second in the Nürnberger WDM Rider Ranking were sixth to go in the Grand Prix. At that time Renate Voglsang from Austria was in the lead with 70,638%. Patrik Kittel (who is in the lead in the Nürnberger WDM Rider Ranking) and his Scandiman were the last ones to go before the break. They had some mistakes and scored 71,511%.
The weather got worse after the break. Pouring rain and dark skies accompanied Isabell Werth and her Don Johnson when they entered the arena. Isabell made some rider mistakes and finished on 73,107%. Young German Jessica Werndl, who for two years showed in the Jival Hill WDM Youth Challenge in Munich and ended on the podium then, did a super test with her Dutch bred horse Unee. She got a score of 71,192% which got her in 7th place. Valentina and Fixdesign Eremo del Castegno underlined their top 10 position in the world. A wonderful test and a score of 75,085% brought them in 2nd place. The podium was completed with Victoria Max-Theurer and her Hannoverian mare Blind Date. This getting into shape and will definitely storm the FEI World Ranking.
In the press conference after the Grand Prix Vici Max-Theurer told the media that she had decided to do the Special instead of the Kur much to the regret of her Munich fans. Her new kur will be ready to show in a short while. Both Tinne Vilhelmson and Valentina Truppa will be in the kur on Sunday.
The Nürnberger WDM Rider Ranking will be decided on Sunday in the Kur. Patrik Kittel and Tinne Vilhelmson are only 7 points apart. Patrik will want to make up for his mistakes in the GP so we expect to witness an exciting battle.
Program Saturday May 11:
- HorseBox Austria Grand Prix Special presented by Fürst Fugger Privatbank 11 am
- WDM Jiva Hill Youth Challenge Grand Prix 12.45 pm
All tests can be watched live on Clip my Horse - www.clipmyhorse.de