20 June 2014
Dillenburg: Germany, The Netherlands and Switzerland top the scoreboard after DressageBy popular demand, the International Single Horse Combined Driving Competition in Dillenburg, Germany has in addition to their extremely popular CAI*** also organized a CAI**. This was done to accommodate the current international rules where drivers wishing to compete at a CAI*** must first successfully complete two CAI**. With the World Single Driving Championships taking place this fall in Hungary, the push is on for drivers to accumulate the required points and qualifications.
After two days of dressage, the winner of the CAI*** Single horse was Philipp Faißt, who with his KWPN mare Ann in Time achieved a score of 39.93. Close behind were Dieter Lauterbach and Detlef Böhlmann, both representing Germany.
Dieter Lauterbach (archive)
The Netherlands gave a very strong showing in the CAI** single horse class. Eline Houterman, an up and coming young driver, took the win with her KWPN gelding Vygo. Saskia Siebers also from the Netherlands and Dries Degrieck from Belgium rounded out the top three.
In a very competitive CAI*** single pony class, the top prize went to Tonnie Cazemier and his flashy pony Equile’s Jeroen. Second and third place went to Marlena Brenner and Patrick Hanisch, both representing Germany.
The Swiss driver Melanie Miesch took the lead in the CAI** ponies with a six point lead on the number two driver Miriam Kampmann from Germany. Third place went to Ursula Hüsges, also driving for Germany.