Julia Krajewski has won the well known three star event in Bramham, England. The only German competing and riding Chipmunk, a former young horse national champion, she led comfortably from start to finish.
With a dressage result of only -19,4 she laid the foundation for her success. Julia told us: "After spending time training with Chris Bartle a few years ago, I have alwasy wanted to come to Bramham. In England it is recognised as the biggest three star event and the last step before Badminton and Burghley and I must say it is really worth making the trip to come here. The cross country course is very testing and the horses need to be extremely fit"
Out of a total of 66 starters, 49 finished the course but only 9 completed without time or jumping faults. Julia Krajewski and the Hanoverian Chipmunk FRH were one of these 9 pairs and kept them at the top of the leaderboard, a further clear round in show jumping guaranteed them the place at the top. Julia went on to say "I knew I had 2 poles in hand, but one doesn't really want to use them! As we came into the arena 'Chip' was really relaxed and after the fourth jump I started to get the feeling that it really was going to work out."
The New Zealander Andrew Nicholson riding Swallaw Spring also went clear in the show jumping and with a final result of -28,0 slotted in behind Julia in 2nd place. His fellow countryman Bill Levett came 3rd with Lassban Diamond Lift (-28,2). The Frenchman Karim Laghoug and the British rider William Fox-Ptt were not so fortunate. Laghoug who was 2nd after cross country with his Hanoverian Etebbe had one pole down and dropped to 5th place and Fox-Pitt with two poles dropped from 3rd to 11th.
Report: Uta Helkenberg / FN-Press
Translation: Heather Reimer