Ann-Katrin Lindner winner of the iWEST-Cup final

Ann-Katrin Lindner winner of the iWEST-Cup final
Ann-Katrin Lindner winner of the iWEST-Cup final

Second two years ago, second last year, second yesterday in the intermediare class that marked the start of the 34th International STUTTGART GERMAN MASTERS Horse Show in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle – but winner of the dressage iWEST Cup on Thursday.

“It was simply her turn,” commented Kim Kreling, the ClipMyHorse.de video channel’s dressage expert. Too true. The sun really has finally shone on Ann-Katrin Lindner in the saddle on her nine-year old dark brown stallion Sunfire bred in the region (73.525 percent). “I’ve been training Sunfire for the past two-and-a-half years. I know he can do everything asked of him. The iWEST-Cup has moved us forward, the improvement from last year to this has been enormous,” said the young local rider.

iWEST CEO Gerhard Meyer announced that his company will also be continuing their support next year. “For us the horse show is a wonderful event and we are almost married to the Schleyer-Halle.” The average scores in the qualifying events were very high said Gerhard Meyer before adding, “but here they took a slight dip. It’s probably down the higher heart rate caused by the Schleyer-Halle.”

Second was Vera Breidenbach atop the Trakehner gelding Titan (71.575) ahead of Anke Simon on the Hanoverian gelding Twenty Four (70.550).