New Talent Confirmed at German National Championships

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BALVE, Germany, June 14-Twenty-four-year-old Matthias Alexander Rath won the German national Grand Prix Kür while Ulla Salzgeber and the still-developing Herzruf’s Erbe staked their claim to a top spot in Germany’s dressage elite.

Rath and Sterntaler-Unicef claimed the Grand Prix Kür title with a score of 81.450 per cent with Isabell Werth and Warum Nicht FRH in second place on 81.050 per cent and Salzgeber and Herzruf’s Erbe third on 80.100 per cent.

Matthias Alexander Rath and Sterntaler-Unicef.
Matthias Alexander Rath and Sterntaler-Unicef.

In the Grand Prix Special, Werth and Warum Nicht FRH won with 78.917 percent, Rath and Sterntaler-Unicef were second on 76.208 per cent while Salzgeber and Herzruf’s Erbe were third with 75.208 per cent.

Werth and Warum Nicht FRH won the Grand Prix earlier in the championships 76.00 per cent, Rath and Sterntaler-Unicef second on 75.740 per cent and Salzgeber and Herzruf’s Erbe third on 74.766 per cent.

The German national championships are vital to the prospects of horses and riders for selection to championship teams, such as the European Championships at Windsor, England in August. The establishment of emerging talent, Rath as a rider and Herzruf’s Erbe as a premier mount for Salzgeber, a two-time Olympic team gold medalist and individual silver and bronze as well as top finishes at World Championships, World Cup and European Championships.

Ulla Salzgeber and Herzruf's Erbe. © 2009 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Ulla Salzgeber and Herzruf's Erbe. © 2009 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

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