Ingrid Klimke and SAP Hale Bob OLD Win Leg 2 in Wiesbaden
In a Leg that produced both the highest ERM Completion and Cross Country clear jumping rates, the Home Nation’s Ingrid Klimke and SAP Hale Bob OLD, held their nerve to finish on top of the Podium with 3 seconds to spare.
“Bobby did such a wonderful job today. It was the best feeling to ride through the Schloss Park with so many people cheering us on.” Said Ingrid after taking up her place on the top of the podium.
European Gold Medallist Ingrid Klimke came into the competition as the EquiRatings favourite to win. As second last to go in the dressage, the expectations were high for Ingrid and her European Gold Medal Partner SAP Hale Bob OLD. Beginning her dressage test trending on scores in the teens they finished just .6 of a penalty in front of the World Number 1, Oliver Townend. Tension was high as they entered the show jumping arena but a foot perfect clear ensured they kept hold of their lead. As the final combination to head out on the twisting Cross Country Course, Ingrid was determined to ride fast and clear, which is exactly what she did to claim the Wiesbaden ERM Title.
2nd place - Oliver Townend (GBR) and Cillnabradden Evo
3rd place - Julia Krajewski (GER) and Samourai du Thot