Totilas Withdrawn from 2015 European Dressage Championships

Matthias Rath, Totilas, Aachen CHIO, European Dressage Championships

Matthias Rath and Totilas in the Grand Prix at the 2015 European Dressage Championships (Photo: © Astrid Appels)

Matthias Alexander Rath and Totilas have withdrawn from further competition at the 2015 European Dressage Championships in Aachen. The German duo, which caused a scandal in Aachen in the team competition, will not appear in the ring for the Grand Prix Special on Saturday 15 August 2015. Rath and Totilas finished sixth in the Grand Prix team competition with a score of 75.971%, which is close to their all time low mark. The judging of the duo ranged from 71.600% to 80.100% as the horse appeared unlevel with his left hind leg in all three trot extensions, irregular in the passage and uneven in the trot half passes. The German team were the hot favourites for team gold but dropped to bronze after Germany's number one Kristina Sprehe also failed to score above 80%.

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