Fabienne Lutkemeier and DâAgostino headed a German whitewash as home riders claimed the top four, and five of the top six places, at the third leg of the Reem Acra FEI World Cupâ¢ Dressage 2014/2015 Western European League at Stuttgart today.
In a competition filled with quality performances, Jessica von Bredow-Werndl finished a close second with Unee BB ahead of Isabell Werth and Don Johnson NRW in third, while Dorothee Schneider completed the top-four clean sweep for the host nation when next in line with Forward Thinking.
Only Hollandâs Danielle Heijkoop and Kingsley Siro NOP managed to break the German grip at the sharp end of the leaderboard when slotting into fifth ahead of Sonke Rothenberger and Favourit.
Lutkemeier was delighted with the result which has promoted her to the top of the Reem Acra FEI World Cupâ¢ Dressage Western European League table. âIt was a great competition and there was a big atmosphere in the arena today, but DâAgostino felt really good and controlled and focusedâ said the 25-year-old who hails from Paderborn in Germany.
Result: 1, D’Agostino (Fabienne Lutkemeier) GER 80.600; 2, Unee BB (Jessica von Bredow-Werndl) GER 80.375; 3, Don Johnson FRH (Isabell Werth) GER 79.500; 4, Forward Looking (Dorothee Schneider) GER 79.475; 5, Kingsley Siro NOP (Danielle Heijkoop) NED 77.325; 6, Favourit (Sonke Rothenberger) GER 76.825; 7, Axis TSF (Terhi Stegars) FIN 76.350; 8, Smeyers Molberg (Marcela Krinke Susmelj) SUI 75.800; 9, Fabriano (Renate Voglsang) AUT 75.400; 10, Eres DL (Jeroen Devroe) BEL 73.050.
Only 2 legs to go until the dressage world top will compete at Jumping Amsterdam!