For years Germany has been an eventing force to be reckoned with, but this weekend at the FEI European Eventing Championships they’ve upped the ante even more as they smash records left and right.
Bettina Hoy, Ingrid Klimke and Michael Jung currently carry a team score of 87.7 into the cross country phase, which is a new world record according to EquiRatings. Though Julia Krajewski is currently the team drop score, it should be noted that she is currently in the top ten on an impressive mark of 36.3.
Bettina leads the German charge in individual gold medal position on an incredible 24.6 with Seigneur Medicott, a Europeans record. You’ll remember she also holds the record for the best World Equestrian Games dressage score: a 20.8 with Woodsides Ashby at Jerez de la Fontera in 2002.
There are also more records on the line. If third-placed Michael Jung manages to end the weekend atop the podium, he will be the first four-time European winner. Team Germany, what can’t they do?
If you needed a flat lesson this week, here it is! Highlights of Bettina, Michael and Ingrid’s tests. Enjoy!