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Strzegom Horse Trials: Sara Algotsson Ostholt Takes Lead after Dressage

Photo: Leszek Wójcik/LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trials.

Sara Algotsson Ostholt (SWE) takes the lead after her dressage test during the CI-long 3* competition at Lotto Strzegom Horse Trials.

First dressage tests have been held at the Morawa hippodrome during the eventing competition, also called the equestrian triathlon. In the most demanding competition of the event, the CI long 3*, Swedish rider Sara Algotsson Ostholt is the leader aboard Wega.

“Wega was fantastic! She was amazing to ride, she loves to show off in the dressage arena, and she did so today,” said the Swedish rider.

The Ostholt family has dominated the competition. Sara’s husband Frank Ostholt and her brother-in-law Andreas, both representing Germany, have also competed in the CI-long 3*, finishing their tests on the fourth and sixth position accordingly.

Karin Donckers (BEL) is in the second place so far aboard Belgian-bred gelding Fletcha van’t Verahof. A true Strzegom veteran, regularly competing at the Morawa hippodrome for many years, commented upon her test: “I had a good feeling about our test with Fletcha. I’m happy with how it went; I’m really pleased with my horse. It’s been a very good year for him.”

Christoph Wahler (GER) is currently third in the competition after a good round of 27,10 penalty points.

Competing in the CI-long 3* gives an opportunity to qualify for the World Equestrian Games, which will be held in September in Tryon in the United States. The only Polish rider participating in the competition is Artur Społowicz, with Poker, currently on the 12thposition after dressage.

In the CI-long 2*, German rider Kai Ruder has taken the lead with Chicago M. Sara Algotsson Ostholt is currently second and third with Arpertina and Cesar accordingly. A good round for Polish rider Wiktoria Knap, whose dressage test has gained her the 5th position.

Polish rider Paweł Warszawski with Hummer has gained the best score in the CI-long 1*class.

Online results: http://results.strzegomhorsetrials.pl.


Sara Algotsson Ostholt Is Leading in CIC3 after First Day in Baborówko

In the first part of CIC3* dressage for the prize of the patron of the show Roman Roszkiewicz after twenty competitors on the lead is now Sara Algotsson Ostholt, representing Sweden. The athlete competes with 17yo Wega with whom she won silver medal on the Olympic Games in London (2012). On the second place is Maxime Livio (FRA) with Opium de Verrieres. In CIC3* the athlete competes with three horses: with Vitorio du Montet he is on the 16th place and then he will compete with Pica d’Or. Third place in CIC3* after first part of the CIC3* dressage belongs to Yoshiaki Oiwa (JPN) and Calle 44.

In CIC2* for the trophy of Kuhn Maszyny Rolnicze after first part of dressage on the first place is Kai Ruder (GER) with Chicago M. On the second place is Senne Vervaecke (BEL) with Jeno. And third place belongs to Andreas Dibowski (GER) and Brennus.

Yoshiaki Oiwa (JNP) and Bart L JRAN are leading in CIC1* for the trophy of Lotto. Second place belongs to Aleksander Kadłubowski (POL) with Senior. On the third place is Annemiek Wieken (NED) with Don Vino.

The athletes will compete in the second part of dressage in CIC2* and CIC3* classes. In CIC3* we will see among others the eventing’s world number one Oliver Townend (GBR) and competitor on the third place in FEI Ranking Tim Price (NZL).

Athletes from 15 countries compete in Baborówko and we also have the pleasure to see over 250 horses during the show. Equestrian Festival Baborówko 2018 is held from 24th to 27th of May in Baborówko (Poland). The competitors compete for the total prize money of 100 000 EUR in four international competitions: CIC3*, CIC2*, CIC1*, CICYH1*.

Program, start list and results are available at: www.festiwal.baborowko.pl.

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The Germans Simply Do It All Again to Clinch Double Gold at Greenwich

(L to R) Sweden's Sara Algotsson Ostholt (silver), Germany's Michael Jung (gold) and Germany's Sandra Auffarth (bronze). Photo: FEI/Kit Houghton.

London (GBR), 31 July 2012 – Team Germany repeated their 2008 Olympic medal-winning performance when claiming Eventing team and individual gold at the London 2012 Olympic equestrian venue in Greenwich Park today. Such was their supremacy that they clinched the team title even before their last rider went into the ring, and Michael Jung set a new record in equestrian sport when becoming the first-ever event rider to hold Olympic, European and World titles at the same time. What a way to celebrate his 30th birthday!

The finale brought four fabulous days of Eventing sport to the perfect conclusion. After the destination of team gold had been established, the battle for silver and bronze was waged between Great Britain, Sweden and New Zealand, and it was the host nation that was eventually rewarded with silver while the Kiwis claimed the bronze.

It seemed that Sweden might be compensated for being pushed off the team medal podium when Sara Algotsson Ostholt went into the individual final as sole leader after Germany’s Ingrid Klimke left two fences on the floor in this morning’s team medal decider. But a last-fence error saw the Swede having to settle for silver, while Jung showed his extraordinary class to clinch the gold, with his team-mate Sandra Auffarth securing individual bronze in equally convincing fashion.

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Tight at the Top for Olympic Team and Individual Eventing Medals

Sweden's Sara Algotsson Ostholt and Wega (pictured) share the individual lead with Germany's Ingrid Klimke and Butts Abraxxas going into the final jumping phase tomorrow. Photo: FEI/Kit Houghton.

London (GBR), 30 July 2012 – Olympic Eventing cross-country produced spectacular sport in Greenwich Park today where at the end of an afternoon filled with thrills, spills, dramas and excitement, team Germany maintained the advantage. But it’s only a slight one, as the host British side lies just over five penalty points behind in silver medal position going into tomorrow’s final jumping phase, while Sweden is just over a single point further in arrears.

And first-day dressage joint-leaders – Ingrid Klimke (GER) and Sara Algotsson Ostholt (SWE) – returned to the top of the individual leaderboard when Japan’s Yoshiaki Oiwa was one of 10 fallers on the track over which 15 of the 70 starters were eliminated. Should Klimke and Algotsson Ostholt hold firm tomorrow, the German may live to regret her speedy and seamless tour of the track with Butts Abraxxas, as it her Swedish rival who crossed the finish-line closest to the optimum time with her mare, Wega, meaning the Swede would finish ahead.

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