Bronze medal in Freestyle for Scandic and Kittel!!!


Bronze medal for Patrik Kittel and Scandic! - 21 August 2011

ROTTERDAM - Mission accomplished! The bronze medal at the European Championship in Rotterdam is in the pocket!!! Today Patrik Kitteland Scandic rodea breath taking Freestyle without any mistakes, good for 83.429%. The chestnut stallion was incredible impressive in the piaffe and passage as usual and enchanted the stadionwith his extended trot and canter andhalf-passes with lots of rhythm and power.

It wasunbelievablyexitingafter this test, because there were four top horses starting after him. Carl Hester realised a higher score with Uthopia (by Metall). Mistral Hojris and Laura Bechtolsheimer couldn't beat Scandic. Adelinde Cornelissen and Parzival Jerich (by Jazz) took the lead with a hugescore (88.839%) and then there was nothing to do but wait for Totilas (by Gribaldi) and Matthias Alexander Rath. The black beauty had brilliant moments, but also made faults and finished 5th with 81.696%. The party in the Swedish / Dutch camp could start!

"Today, my dream became reality. Me and my pal Scandi Man rode an amazing freestyle, and I knew when I was finished that I did the best I could at this moment. When the final rider Matthais and the living legend Totilas made a few mistakes, the bronze was mine. I can not describe how grateful I am for so many things, so this will be a list of many thank you's. If I forget someone, I am truly sorry, but I am still in shock and waiting for the brain to come back to earth! Thanks first of all to my family, to the Greve's, to Margaret, my trainer Sjef, and to everyone around me - my team, Swedish entourage and fellow riders. To all those out there I class as friends thanks for holding your thumbs today!", writes Patrik Kittel on his website."

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