After an almost two-year hiatus from competition due to injuries and mishaps, Totilas finally made his official return to competition today at Kapellen CDI3* in Belgium with Matthias Rath in the irons, winning his Grand Prix on a 78.86%. There were certainly some bobbles, but he showed a lot of his signature elasticity and expressive gaits.
The last time we saw the now 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion was 2012 at Hagen CDI4*, winning the Grand Prix and the Grand Prix freestyle with scores in the high eighties. However, in his absence from top level competition with previous rider Edward Gal, Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro have smashed all of their records. Do you think that Totilas can return to his previous grandeur?