Germany’s Julia Krajewski claimed victory as the Luhmuhlen Horse Trials drew to a conclusion with the show jumping round today.
It was an emotional moment for Germany’s Julia Krajewski when she realized she had scored the biggest win of her career after steering Samourai Du Thot to victory at her home event, Luhmühlen CCI**** presented by DHL, fifth leg of the FEI Classics™.
Krajewski, 28, was third year last year at her first attempt, but now she goes home with the big prize after the fairytale failed to come true for cross-country leader Bettina Hoy of Germany, who is 26 years her senior.
Hoy’s problems started with a sticky jump over the fifth fence on Designer 10 and the horse then didn’t get high enough over the sixth for a rail down. That, plus 3 time penalties, dropped the newly crowned national champion (Hoy won the German championships in the CIC*** aboard Seigneur Medicott earlier in the day) to third place.
The silver medal was claimed by Nicola Wilson, with the Briton finishing with 41.70 penalties on Bulana.
Hoy was forced to settle for third place overall, as the German rider slipped to 43.00 penalties after the show jumping on board Designer.
The competition was the fifth leg of the International Equestrian Federation’s (FEI) Classics season for eventing.