After an impressive round, USA's Jessica Springsteen and Rmf Zecilie managed to refer Daniel Deusser to the runner-up position in the 1.60m CSI5* Grand Prix of Brussels. “I don’t think we were fast enough”, Deusser said to Stephan Conter when he exited the arena.
“I don’t really know how I managed to not hit the wing of the jump with my right foot”, the winner of the GP says with a smile. “I landed the jump before and had seen Daniel ride an easy nine strides towards the final fence, so I went for that. But as I was galloping on, the fence just seemed to be further and further away.” To make the distance Springsteen steered lightly towards the side, clearing the jump with a big leap nearly hitting the wing of the obstacle. “I trust my horse so much, she is so brave. And when she is in the ring, she is in for the game and will never let me down. I am very grateful to have the ride on her.”
“Because there had not been many clears - just three before me - the plan was just to stay clear and see what we could do in terms of time.”, states Springsteen.