Totilas wins Aachen Grand Prix Special
July 17, 2011
Matthias Alexander Rath showed nerves of steel and Totilas convinced with an almost flawless test to win Aachen’s Grand Prix Special and take home the Meggle Prize.
Before Totilas entered the dressage arena, the score to beat – 79.771 percent – had been set by Dutch dressage rider Adelinde Cornelissen and her 14-year-old Jazz son, Jerich Parzival, who won the Dressage World Cup Final in 2011 in Leipzig.
But victory belonged to Rath and Totilas, who ended with 83.062 percent, a score which thrilled connections. "It is wonderful feeling the enthusiasm of the spectators and I am delighted with our success," Matthias Rath said.
Isabell Werth achieved the best German result with El Santo NRW, coming third with 78.271 percent. She said afterwards she was delighted with the performance of her 10-year-old "Ernie" in Aachen.
Britain’s Laura Bechtolsheimer had some mistakes in her test to finished fourth on 77.29 percent.
Laura Bechtolsheimer made some mistakes and finished fourth with a score of 77.29 percent.