Chester Weber ahead of Boyd Exell in the Prize of Martello Immobilienmanagement GmbH & Co. KG
It was a highly exciting dressage competition for the four-in-hand drivers in the Prize of Martello Immobilienmanagement GmbH & Co. KG! Not even a tenth of a point separated the two leading teams.
The victory in the dressage of the four-in-hand drivers in the Prize of Martello Immobilienmanagement GmbH & Co. KG went to the US-American master driver, Chester Weber, on a score of 38.85 minus points. Just seven hundredths of a point behind him: The record holder in Aachen victories, Boyd Exell, for Australia (38.92). Third and four place are occupied by the two Dutch teams of the Chardon family. Father Ijsbrand picked up a score of 42.38 minus points and his son Bram was awarded 48.38. The best German team was Mareike Harm and her quartet in fifth place on a score of 49.11 minus points.
The Prize of Martello Immobilienmanagement GmbH & Co. KG is the first in three competitions for the individual and team classifications in the Nations’ Cup of the four-in-hand drivers. It was the first time that Chester Weber was able to win in Aachen. Boyd Exell has on the other hand already had his name eternalised on the winners’ board in Aachen ten times.
After the dressage, the Dutch team is in the lead in the team classification. It would be their 18th victory in the Boehringer Ingelheim Nations’ Cup. It is easier to say in which year they didn’t win: 2006. The Belgian team won that year, in 2023 they are lying in fourth place after the dressage on a score of 105.75 points. The Dutch team are currently topping the rankings (90.76), followed by Australia (92.96), who only have two drivers, and Germany (101.02).
In the Prize of schwartz Group on Saturday, the four-in-hand drivers will set off on their cross-country course, the Marathon, which is being built by Alexander Flocke from Rhineland for the first time this year.
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