A home win for Germany in Aachen

Germany has won the Aachen Nations Cup in front of grandstands packed with 40,000 thrilled spectators.

Eight teams fought to the bitter end today, Thursday June 30th, over a difficult course built by chef de piste Frank Rothenberger, in one of world show jumping’s most coveted, prestigious, difficult and representative Nations Cups, the one held in Aachen, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz. Great Britain, France, Switzerland, Brazil, Germany, The Netherlands, the USA and Belgium presented their horses and riders in one of the world’s most exciting arenas, jumping two rounds filled with coups de theatre that ended with the home team winning.

Led by Chef d’Equipe Otto Becker, Germany finished on a total of 5 faults thanks to Jana Wargers/Limbridge (1/4), Christian Kukuk/Mombai 3 (8/0), Andre Thieme/DSP Chakaria (0/-) and Janne Friederike Meyer Zimmermann who rode a brilliant double clear on Messi van ‘t Ruytershof. Belgium finished an excellent second with a total of 8 faults of Great Britain also on 8 faults but slightly slower against the clock.

Four double clear rounds were ridden by Jerome Guery on Quel Homme de Hus, Harry Charles riding Romeo 88, Steve Guerdat on Venard de Cerisy and Janne Friederike Meyer Zimmermann on Messi van ‘t Ruytershof.

Germany had already won Aachen in 2016, 2017 and 2018 reaching a total of 29 Aachen Nations Cups won since the first one held there in 1929.


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