Jeroen Dubbeldam was asked if it is normal for Utascha SFN to take a break and eat some grass on her way out of the ring, as she did so both after the first round and after the jump-off; "It looks like it. She likes to eat a little grass after her rounds, it is like a small treat for her."
He also explained what he liked the most with Utascha; "She has a fantastic attitude. She is a quality horse, but that can also become a problem. She has so much quality that she can get afraid, and we had that problem with the triple combinations - but we have tried to solve it through working on her trust and she really took that to her. I will ride Quality Time tomorrow as this is the first outdoor show for Utascha and we ended our indoor season so bad with the problem in the triple combinations so I want to let her jump in some smaller classes for the first shows.
Katharina Offel ended second and she explained that it was a big and difficult course for herself and B Once Z: "We don't know each other that well yet and it was our biggest class together so far. We also had to watch the time, but she jumped really good and I'm very pleased.”
Third placed Kamal Bahamdan on Cezanne; “Of course I´m very happy with him. He´s a super horse and a big horse. He as a lot of scope, but one of his weakest points is his speed. But I guess, I went for it and he was so good to me – he jumped inside out. I´m very happy with him! Coming behind these two is nothing to be ashamed of!”
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