Another good weekend for Markus and his horses in Switzerland. Both Charmed and Cool Hand Luke jumped great at the CSI5* event. Charmed finished on a super fifth place in the 1.55m "Championat of St.Moritz", Friday's GP qualifier and the second biggest class of the show. In Sunday's Grand Prix Markus rode Luke, for the first time in a 5* Grand Prix. The gelding lived up to the expectations, though, with another class round and just one fence down. Ein weiteres gutes Wochenend
Last weekend Meredith and Markus competed at the Riders Tour event in Münster. While Meredith only competed in the Medium Tour with "Youngster" Calle, Markus brought Charmed and Cool Hand Luke, as well as Carlito's Way for the Youngster classes. The most memorable class of the weekend was for sure the Final of the Medium Tour on Sunday, which Charmed and Markus won after two clear rounds - followed by Calle and Meredith on 3 and his student Chloe Reid aboard TNT Explosive on
Last weekend it was time for Merediths and Markus' "home show" in Verden. While Meredith only brought one horse, 8-y-o Calle, Markus rode Cool Hand Luke in the main classes. Both geldings jumped super, having a time fault each in Saturday's GP qualifier. On Sunday (in the Grand Prix) they both returned for the Grand Prix of Verden. Luck wasn't on Markus' side, as he saw the first element of the triple combination fall in an otherwise great round. Calle on the other hand prove
It is with heavy hearts that we bid farewell to Stella today.
She has been with us for 24 years, since she was 4 years old. Stella was not only my partner in our hard fight to make the German team (as the first woman ever), she was also a good friend to me. Among many other great successes we shared, she jumped double clear in the 1999 Europeans in Hickstead to help the German team win gold, opening the door for women in the sport in Germany.
I will never forget Stella or