Wilcox, Traurig and Gibson, American Representatives at CDI Turnier der Sieger in Munster, Germany

Last weekend, three American riders competed at the CDI Munster "Turnier der Sieger" in Munster, Germany. Wilcox once again proliferated the highest scores for the Stars and Stripes-team in Munster.

In the Prix St Georges Special, Wilcox finished sixth aboard Jazz Time with 725 points. Jazz Time is Gestut Vorwerk's newest addition and is a Bavarian bred stallion by the KWPN stallion Jazz out of a Westfalian Romadour II x Pasteur xx damline. In the same class, Christine Traurig presented her new talent Cordino. Finishing 11th with 674 points, Traurig and Cordino, a Rhinelander stallion owned by Traurig's sponsors Dan and Kelly Trierweiler, are still a pair which needs to grow and become more confident in the show ring.

In the Intermediaire I, Wilcox and Jazz Time improved their act and with a 1417 point score, the pair finished second behind Karin Rehbein, who showed Kristy Oatley Nist's Rosemount Quando Quando. Traurig and Cordino placed 11th again with 1192 points.

In the Grand Prix, the United States was represented by competitors Wilcox, Gibson and Traurig. Lisa Wilcox brought her second Grand Prix horse Royal Diamond (by Rubinstein x Inschallah AA) to Munster and finished 10th in the Grand Prix with 1404 points. Michelle Gibson, who is at the moment training with Rudolf Zeilinger in Bremen, Germany, showed her Olympic hopeful World of Dreams (by World Cup). With 1361 points in the Grand Prix, the pair ranked 14th. Christine Traurig saddled her newest Grand Prix horse More Magic, a Westfalian gelding by Maraschino xx. More Magic, who was ridden by Coby van Baalen at Prix St Georges level, is now to be seen under Traurig. The fresh duo scored 1303 points and placed 19th. Finishing last in the Grand Prix was Johan Hinnemann's student Martin Stamkotter aboard Traurig's 2000 Olympic partner Etienne (by Ehrentusch). Stamkotter received 1140 points from the panel of judges and placed 24th.

The "In Memoriam Dr. Reiner Klimke" Grand Prix Special was won by Hubertus Schmidt on her 10-year old Hanoverian mare Wansuela Suerte. Schmidt beat Ellen Schulten Baumer on the Hanoverian Lesotho (by Lauries Crusador xx) and Isabell Werth on Apache OLD (by Alabaster).

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