The German show jumping team finished sixth at the start of the outdoor season in Gorla Minor, Italy. The selection of national B-class coach Otto Becker, who mainly consists of young riders, improved in this year’s First Nations Cup after a disappointing first round in the second round, in which three flawless rounds were achieved. A total of 17 penalty points were assessed by the German quartet.
The national coach commented, “We had little problems at the beginning.” “The second round was a huge improvement.” The French national team won the test with just four points, ahead of Great Britain (6) and the Czech Republic (11). Ironically, veteran Hans Dieter Dreher showed poor performance in Lombardy. The 49-year-old professional from Imelden achieved the worst result in both rounds and took a total of 23 penalty points. The German team also included Richard Vogel (Marburg) with Floyu, Philip Schulz Topfoff (Hafiksbeek) with Concordes and David Weil (Marburg) with C-Fier.