Rio-bound Kiwi dressage combination Julie Brougham and Vom Feinsten have recorded another consistent result in Europe.
The pair recently placed fourth in the CDI4* FEI Grand Prix Freestyle at the Dressur Cappeln International in Germany.
But it was tight at the top and there was little between Brougham’s mark and a podium finish.
“Steiny didn’t quite have his HOY dancing shoes on,” Brougham said of the 71.225% effort. “I misjudged the warm-up time. It seems I have a new Steiny who only needs 20 minutes and he is ready to compete. It is a big change from the old days in New Zealand.”
But she was still pleased with another solid effort from her chestnut. “But for the flip of a coin we might have been second, the marks were so close.”
The class was won by Astrid Neumayer (AUT) and DSP Rodriguez with 73.1%, with Anna-Katharina Gerber (GER) and Farah Donna and Jennifer Hoffmann (USA) and XXXL Rubinio NRW second equal on 71.55%.
Neumayer also won the Grand Prix.