The British team are the overnight leaders

Friday is the day of the dressage and show jumping for the participants of the SAP-Cup, the Nations’ Cup of the Eventers at the CHIO Aachen. On the eve before tomorrow’s cross-country, the British team is heading the field.

Everything is still open in the SAP-Cup, both in the individual and team classifications. The British team are the overnight leaders in the Nations’ Cup, before tomorrow’s cross-country test. Emily King with Valmy Biats, Laura Collett with Dacapo, Izzy Taylor with SBH Big Wall and Kirsty Chabert with Classic VI have a total overnight score of 96.30 minus points.


The Australian team is close at their heels on a score of 100.10 minus points. Australia is represented by Kevin McNab with Miss Pepperpot, Christopher Burton with Clever Louis, Andrew Barnett with Go Tosca and Andrew Hoy with Cadet de Beliard.


The partner country, the USA, currently lies third (102.10). Hallie Coon with Cute Girl, Alyssa Phillips with Oskar, Elisabeth Halliday with Shanroe Cooley and James Alliston with Karma are waving the flag for the stars and stripes.


The German team presently holds sixth position after picking up a number of faults in the show jumping. Jérôme Robiné and Black Ice jumped clear and retained their dressage score of 33.30 minus points. Malin Hansen-Hotopp and Carlitos Quidditch K picked up eight faults in the ring (38.20), Michael Jung eight faults with Kilcandra Ocean Power (42.20) and Christoph Wahler had to add 12.8 faults to his and D’Accord’s dressage result (44.0). The overall interim result for the German team is thus 113.70 minus points.


Individual classification

Things look better for Germany in the individual classification. The gold medal winner from Tokyo, Julia Krajewski, leads with her future hope Nickel with 23.90 minus points. Christoph Wahler and Carjatan S, who together with Jung and Krajewski were part of the team that became team world champions in Pratoni del Vivaro in 2022, have 28 minus points, currently the second-best result. Emily King from Great Britain is in third place with Valmy Biats. After dressage and show jumping, three-time Olympic champion Michael Jung was actually leading the field with Chipmunk, but he will not be competing in the cross-country tomorrow.


The cross-country course at the Soers starts tomorrow at 9.55 am.

Christoph Wahler and Carjatan S in the dressage test. Photo: CHIO Aachen/ Hubert Fischer

Christoph Wahler and Carjatan S in the dressage test. Photo: CHIO Aachen/ Hubert Fischer