The Nation’s Cup Show Jumping in Herning, Denmark, couldn’t have been more exciting. After the German team was placed fourth after the first round on Wednesday, in the end they managed to achieve the silver medal. The top teams were so close together that tension persisted until the last rider. Even a single time penalty point could have destroyed all hopes of a medal.
However, for the German team the second round started very promisingly. With an incredibly concentrated round Cornet d'Amour and Daniel Deußer convinced with a clear round - not only to the surprise of its rider. They were followed by Carsten-Otto Nagel with Corradina, who unfortunately had one drop and a time penalty. Christian Ahlmann and the Hanoverian Codex One, however, were responsible for the second clear round for the German team.
The final rider, Ludger Beerbaum on Chiara, was responsible for gaining the bronze medal for the German team. They could not afford to make one single fault. It went well for the two of them and the team was thrilled about the medal. In the end they won the silver medal because the Frenchman Kevin Staut had nine penalty points, which threw the French team back significantly, and meant they came fourth in the end.
The gold medal went to Great Britain, bronze to the Swedish team.