Dutch Edward Gal and Glock's Undercover Ride to a Convincing Victory in Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Grand Prix.
Monday, October 20, 2014
The battle for the top placings was a Dutch-German affair ending victoriously for the Dutch, when Edward Gal and Adelinde Cornelissen showed how things are done and placed first and second. Edward Gal and Glock's Undercover took a clear lead with the magnificent score of 84.1% and even Adelinde Cornelissen and her loyal partner Jerich Parzival N.O.P. with their 80.54% couldn't touch them today. With usual German thoroughness Ulla Salzgeber and Herzruf's Erbe conquered third place with a score of 75.72% and Isabell Werth and Don Johnson FRH finished fourth with 75.2%. Hans Peter Minderhoud made sure that fifth place was Dutch too, when he rode Glock's Flirt to 73.92%.
Danish Agnete Kirk Thinggaard, who rode her first World Cup in the west European league today, delivered a brilliant result and ended up as number six. With a score of 72.52% she was very happy and satisfied with today's result.
"I'm so so happy! It was a tough field with a lot of the really good riders," was Agnete's reaction immediately after the prize giving ceremony. Agnete also praised her horse Jo Jo Az. "He was so good today and gave me such a wonderful ride!" she said and added that it was a very special experience to ride on home turf in Arena Fyn where the crowd really cheered her on.
On the question of her expectations for tomorrow, Agnete was clear: "If I can keep my placing as number six, it would be fantastic. I just want an experience as amazing this one tomorrow too - and I LOVE freestyle!"
The Result of today's class.
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