Special trophy for the athlete with the best style in the Rolex Grand Prix: Richard Vogel

Richard Vogel won the special trophy for the athlete with the best style in the Rolex Grand Prix , presented by the German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz.

Riding United Touch S, he was third  behind André Thieme with Chakaria, ahead of McLain Ward and Ilex. 

Regarding yesterday’s class he commented: “I went through my plan for the jump-off with McLain. Thought I could give a little breather before the last. The time was good enough. Then my horse jumped over the fence at the front but not at the back. I was sure luck was on my side, but it wasn’t.“ Nevertheless, “It has been fantastic this week and I am happy with the horse, who jumped three incredible rounds.” The fact that the crowd were calling his name was the icing on the cake: “Aachen is the best show in the world. To be here and know the crowd is behind you, gives you a fresh wind. It is a fantastic feeling!”

The other special prices were:

  •  The Halla Challenge Trophy is awarded to the owner of the most successful horse in the show jumping competitions of Aachen, this year went to Ben Maher, Charlotte Rossetter and Pamela Wright – that own Dallas Vegas B. Overall ranking HERE
  • The Prize of the Federal Minister of the Interior and Community. This award is given to the best-placed show jumper of all CSI5* competitions. Six rounds count towards the ranking. This year was won by McLain, followed by Ben Maher and Jana Wargers.