Nations Cup Wr. Neustadt: Germany in the lead after dressage, Austria at...

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Nations Cup Wr. Neustadt: Germany in the lead after dressage, Austria at third place

BB | Eventing – A total of 47 pairs competed in the 3-star Nations Cup dressage at the Horse Trials in Wr. Neustadt. 30 of them are part of one of the eight teams designated for the FEI Nations Cup Eventing. 17 riders counted for the individual ranking. The favored German team is in the lead after the dressage in front of Switzerland and Austria. The target of Austria`s consultant Thomas Tesch is a place among the top four, which seems in the reach at this time. Team Austria: Matthias Baumann (Equipechef), Charlotte Dobretsberger, Andreas Ostholt (Trainer), Margit Appelt, Rebecca Gerold, Manfred Rust. © EQWO.net

Team Austria: Matthias Baumann (Equipechef), Charlotte Dobretsberger, Andreas Ostholt (Trainer), Margit Appelt, Rebecca Gerold, Manfred Rust. © EQWO.net

On Friday (30.06.), the first of three parts (dressage, terrain, jumping) took place before tomorrow the expected cross country is on the plan. Team Austria ranked third after dressage. “It is the first start of an Austrian team at a Nations Cup and of course really good teams are here to compete, but I am very confident. With Margit Appelt and Manfred Rust we two very experienced riders in the team and Charlotte Dobretsberger and Rebecca Gerold are two of Austria’s future hopes. We nominated Lea Sigl only for the individual ranking in order not to build up no pressure before her frist 3-star competition. But she is already fixed for the European Championships Young Riders in Ireland this year.

Felix Etzel (GER) and Bandit are in the lead with the team and also in the individual ranking. © Michael Graf
Felix Etzel (GER) and Bandit are in the lead with the team and also in the individual ranking. © Michael Graf
Charlotte Dobretsberger (AUT) and Vally K rank on the brilliant second rank after dressage. © Michael Graf
Charlotte Dobretsberger (AUT) and Vally K rank on the brilliant second rank after dressage. © Michael Graf

The favored Germans, who are currently second in the Nations Cup overall ranking behind the United Kingdom, are in the lead with a total of 145 points ahead of Switzerland with 148.90 points. Great Britain has only three riders in the team and ranks fifth with 151,90 points.

Charlotte Dobretsberger und Vally K liegen auf dem hervorragenden zweiten Platz in der Einzelwertung des CICO3*. © Michael Graf

Ben Vogg (SUI) and Noe des Vatys rank third after dressage. © Michael Graf
Ben Vogg (SUI) and Noe des Vatys rank third after dressage. © Michael Graf

Peter Hasenböhler from Switzerland is responsible for the cross country: “For the first time, a 3-star competition is taking place here and the terrain gives me certain specifications. In this case the avenues are very special because of their long straights but they also give the horses the chance to gallop properly. It is definitely the case that the riders have to pay attention that they gallop well at the beginning to avoid time penalties,” Hasenböhler explains the situation. “I would definitely call the long water passage, which includes six jumps within 150 to 200 meters and is therefore a huge complex, as a difficult point in the course. But also the two hedges nearby the new water, which is in use for the first time, will be interesting, since there is no alternative. ”

Ben Vogg (SUI) and Noe des Vatys. (c) Michael Graf
Ben Vogg (SUI) and Noe des Vatys. (c) Michael Graf

In the individual ranking of the CICO3* Felix Etzel (GER) is in the lead with 44.8 points. Austrian Charlotte Dobretsberger and Vally K had a little mistake in the flying changes but rank second with excellent 44.9 points ahead Ben Vogg and Noe des Vatys from Switzerland (46.40).

CICO3* FEI Nations Cup Eventing
Standing after dressage
1. Germany 145,00
2. Switzerland 148,90
3. Austria 150,10
4. Great Britain 151,90
5. Czech Republic 154,90
6. Netherlands 160,70
7. Italy 162,30
8. Hungary 180,80
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Timetable
Saturday, 01.07.2017
09.00 CIC2* Cross-Country
12.00 CICO3* Nations Cup Cross-Country
14.45 CIC1* Cross-Country

SIDE EVENTS
11.00 Picnic
11.45 and 17.30 Agility (Registration at event)
21.00 Lake Lounge mit DJ Philipp Linzer

Sunday, 02.07.2017
08.00 CIC2* Horse Inspection
09.00 CICO3* Nations Cup Horse Inspection
10.00 CIC1* Horse Inspection

09.00 CIC2* Jumping
11.30 CICO3* Nations Cup Jumping
14.00 CIC1* Jumping

11.00 CIC2* Prize Giving
13.30 CICO3* Nations Cup Prize Giving
15.30 CIC1* Prize Giving

CICO3*-NC CIC3* CIC2* CIC1* Horse Trials Wr. Neustadt
30. Juni – 02. Juli 2017
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This article was written by EQUESTRIAN WORLDWIDE – EQWO.net on behalf of Horse Trials Wr. Neustadt.

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