The tranes ran and ran. Jessica von bredow-werndl couldn’t stop her shortly after her ride at the european dressage championships at first. "Today it’s enough to make you cry," said the 33-year-old from tuntenhausen after the botched start: "i cried so much."
Nevertheless, the german team is on course for gold before the second half of the starting field on tuesday: first place ahead of great britain and sweden. It seemed as if dalera was trying to make the rider lose her mind. In the traversal the mare raised her tail and lightened up. Von bredow-werndl explained with wit: "that was a shitty moment, in the truest sense of the word."Or expressed differently: "she just had to go to the toilet."
An inopportune moment – especially because the horse had previously been "on a different level" in the preparation, as the rider explained. But in the dressage arena, dalera was dropping and could not show the lesson perfectly at the same time. That cost some percentage points. "There’s nothing you can do," commented national coach monica theodorescu: "jessi had problems with the appel and then fought great."