Today's WDM Nürnberger Versicherungsgruppe Grand Prix presented by DCM had a sovereign winner in Helen Langehanenberg and Damon Hill NRW. The winning combination reached a score of 82.468% beating Adelinde Cornelissen and Jerich Parzival and Dutch Olympic team member Patrick van der Meer with Uzzo.
In the press conference after the Grand Prix Helen Langehanenberg told the audience that she only had started training towards WDM Mechelen 2-3 weeks ago.'We have done the WC in Stuttgart but Damon Hill is such an easy horse, less is more with him'. I really enjoyed my ride with him today'.
Adelinde Cornelissen had thought to give Jerich Parzival a little rest after London. 'He actually enjoys work so much that we have already secured our ticket for the WC final with our results in Odense and Lyon and are now in a position to freewheel a little. Jerich Parzival loves to go to shows and I can keep him in a good rythm this way'. Patrick van der Meer was happy with his result. 'Unlike Adelinde it is hard for me to get into the international top shows. Mechelen is such a special show for me. I couldn't be happier that Mechelen turned into a WDM show'.
The organizing committee was struck with more bad news. After the cancellation of Edward Gal and Hans Peter Minderhoud last Friday also Patrik Kittel had to cancel the WDM show in Mechelen because of a bad flu. 'I almost fell off my horse this morning when I was training him. I feel really sad but I had no other choice but to cancel'. This means that in total 12 riders will battle over a purse of 100.000 Euro.