Chef d'Equipe Otto Becker: "I am very happy with my team – there were a few younger riders on it, and not so experienced horses so I said before the competition that we were not expecting to win today. The atmosphere here was fantastic today, with the Swedish clear rounds and a full house – and it was exciting to the end."
Katrin Eckermann on her contribution to the German win on Firth of Lorne; "I had a time fault in the first round, but the second round was good – and the horse felt great so I am happy."
Andre Thieme: "I was on a very young, talented, but green horse – so I was not 100 % sure how it was going to go, but I am very happy now. First I was in trouble, because I had in both rounds a time fault – and the man over there (Otto Becker) did not like that so much. But then in the end it worked out, and the time faults were not that bad and I am very happy."
Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum: "First of all I want to say thank you to my team mates, it was a pleasure riding with these guys today. They showed some extra class. We had a hard fight in the second round, but they really pulled through. The course today I thought was really good. In the second round there were a couple of fences that were higher, and there were a lot more faults. It was a great competition!"
Meredith was also asked about her horse Fibonacci 17 – previously seen under Swedish rider Lisen Bratt Fredricson: "He is like a rock star here in Sweden. I am absolutely delighted to have this horse in my stable, I have had him for a little less than three months now and we go together incredibly I must say. This was his very first Nations Cup and he jumped beautiful today. He is a delight to ride and to have; he is a very sensitive horse, but has incredible ability and is careful and scopey – and has a fantastic mind."
First round clear rider Patrick Stühlmeyer said this: “It’s my first time in Falsterbo, and its great here. The crowds are very good, and it’s a nice show.”
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