(Aachen, Germany, 13 August 2015) Germany's Ingrid Klimke holds the lead after the jumping phase of the Eventing at Aachen today, taking the German team into the lead overnight. New Zealand lie in second with Great Britain third.
1. Ingrid Klimke/FRH Escada JS (GER)
2. Holly Woodhead/DHI Lupison (GBR)
3. Andrew Hoy/Cheeky Calimbo (AUS)
4. Ingrid Klimke/ Horseware Hale Bob (GER)
5. Michael Jung/fischerTakinou (GER)
2. New Zealand
3. Great Britain
German team take the lead
Host nation Germany took the lead today in the Jumping phase of the CICO 3* Eventing Nations Cup at Aachen. The competition is running alongside the 2015 FEI European Championships in dressage, show jumping, reining, vaulting and driving.
Navigating a tough Frank Rothenberger course and contending with some high temperatures, many teams buckled under the pressure and time faults and fence penalties were added to the totals.
Lying in second after the dressage, Sandra Auffarth had a fence down to drop from second to sixth, but this was not enough for Germany to give up the lead. New Zealand moved up to second, thanks to fault-free rides from all of the team.
A young, but daring British team proved worthy opponents to Germany and New Zealand. Holly Woodhead had a fantastic clear round on her horse DHI Lupison, which moved her up to second individually and helped Great Britain into third.Klimke Dominates Individual
Ingrid Klimke also dominates the Individual leader-board thanks to a clear round on FRH Escada JS. Holly Woodhead goes into second place and Australia's Andrew Hoy went clear on Cheeky Calimbo to secure him third position.
Ingrid Klimke (GER)
Having secured first after her Jumping phase Individually and helping her team to the leading position, Ingrid could not contain her excitement "I am absolutely delighted!"
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