After coming third with Team Great Britain in the Nations’ Cup, Robert Whitaker walked off with the gold rosette today. The British rider jumped clear in the fastest time of 64.97 seconds in the Mystic Rose Prize, a 1.45-metre competition against the clock, with the 15-year-old KWPN gelding, Evert. “It has been a good week for me and my first victory here in Aachen is the highlight,” Whitaker said – and immediately added: “But the week isn’t over yet…“. Because he had the Rolex Grand Prix on the agenda later that day.

Unlike Romain Duguet from Switzerland, who ended his week at Aachen with second place with his Selle Français gelding, Bel Canto du Boguin. Duguet and Bel Canto de Boguin took 65.19 seconds for their clear round. The rider from the USA, McLain Ward, has been in a head-to-head this week with Richard Vogel to see who could collect the most results under the top three. Ward added a further placing to the list today: He finished third with the OS mare, First Lady by Don Diarado, in a time of 65.64 seconds.

Source: Press Release
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