Olympic Eventing Champion Ingrid Klimke & Bluetooth Win Verden Nürnberger Burg-Pokal for Ticket to German Small Tour Final

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Bluetooth being ridden by Ingrid Klimke at Verden to qualify for the final of the Nürnberger Burg-Pokal. © 2018 Maximilian Schreiner

VERDEN, Germany, Aug. 4, 2014–Olympic eventing champion Ingrid Klimke and Bluetooth won a ticket to the final of the Nürnberger Burg-Pokal, the German championship for small tour horses, with a victory in the qualifier here Saturday.

Ingrid and the eight-year-old Oldenburg gelding scored 74.707 per cent for the win in the ninth of the 12 qualifiers for the year-end championship for seven-to-nine=year olds at Frankfurt.

The Nürnberger Burg-Pokal has special significance for Ingrid–her father, the late great Reiner Klimke was one of the creators of the series three decades ago.

Jessica Süss on Duisenburg was runner-up on 73,756. per cent.

Nine of the 12 qualifiers for 2018 ahve now been held with Verden International this week the next competition leading to the final in Frankfurt Dec. 13-16.

The Nürnberger Burg-Pokal results and calendar:
Friederike Hahn & Die Fürstin 73,927%
Dorothee Schneider & First Romance 73,659%
Kira Wulferding & Brianna 76,171%
Annabel Frenzen & Silber Stern 72,756%
Hubertus Schmidt & Bonamour 73,372%
Kira Wulferding & Bohemian Rhapsodie 75,927%
Ann-Christin Wienkamp & Daley Thompson 72,780%
Thomas Wagner & QC Fillipo Niro 72,122%
Ingrid Klimke & Bluetooth 74.707

Donaueschingen Aug. 16-19
Sommerturnier Schenefeld Aug. 23-26
Nürnberg Faszination Pferd Oct. 30-Nov. 4
Frankfurt Finale Dec. 13-16