What an evening in the Mercedes-Benz Nations’ Cup 2021! An outstanding US team with three newcomers, a fall for the German team and a hot pursuit by the French team turned the Thursday evening at the CHIO Aachen into a nail-biting affair.
Finishing on just four faults, Robert Ridland’s US team won the Mercedes-Benz Nations’ Cup 2021 in front of approx. 18,000 spectators, in other words precisely the amount that were allowed into the Stadium at the Soers in line with the Corona regulations.
Team USA finished with a total of 4 points and was followed on stage by Sweden (with 8 points) and France (with 12 points).
For USA only Brian Moggre and the 15-year-old sire Balou du Reventon (Cornet Obolensky) produced a double clear. Brussels' Grand Prix-winner, Jessica Springsteen (Don Juan van de Donkhoeve) and fellow rider Lucy Deslauriers (Hester) jumped one rail down with their Belgian bred horses. Laura Kraut and her 11-year-old Baloutinue jumped one rail down in the first round and made a clear finish in the second round.