A relaxed and confident Ulla Salzgeber and her World Cup Champion the Russian Warmblood, Rusty, locked the lead in the first part of the CHIO Aachen Grand Prix Championships with a 76.72% just ahead of Nadine Cappellmann and the fabulous Farbenfroh, who were also awarded the Reiter Revue Horse of the Year.
Looking healthy and fresh, the duo had a strong test, showing their super pirouettes, extensions and rhythmical piaffe, passage transitions.
Making the top 12 for the USA, were Lisa Wilcox and Relevant, the Rubenstein stallion, with a 69.16. Just behind her, in 13th position, were Guenter Seidel and Nikolas 7, who had some brilliant moments in their test, but were just a fraction of a point behind teammate Wilcox.
After day two of Dressage action at Aachen, a full schedule for the week continues. We are finally on-line, thanks to the helpful technical staff in the press center.
HorsesDaily®.com "On The Scene" At 2002 CHIO Aachen