The CDIO 5* came to a close yesterday. Edward Gal and Moorland's Totilas won both classes, setting a new Grand Prix Spécial record of 86.458 percent.
The team from Holland won the CDIO with a total score of 478.640 percent. Germany came is second, Great Britian in third.
Australia and Sweden were eliminated when horses on both teams did not participate in the Spécial for uncited reasons.
Canada scored 397.825, taking fifth place in overall. Three of our World Equestrian Games hopefuls rode; Bonny Bonnello and Pikardi, Ashley Holzer with Pop Art, and Belinda Trussell with Anton.
The U.S. Did not compete.
The Kür (which does not count toward the total team score and is an optional class) was also taken by Totilas and his rider with a score of 90.964 percent. Adelinde Cornelissen and Imke Schellekens-Bartels for The Netherlands took second and third, Isabell Werth for Germany took forth, and Laura Bechtolsheimer for the United Kingdom came a close fifth.
Videos from the Kür;
Imke Schellekens-Bartels - her beautiful piano Kür titled "The Spirit of Sunrise", composed by Wibi Soerjadi, goes perfectly with the elegant mare, Sunrise.
Isabell Werth - riding to new and rather imaginitive music, with a crowd playing finish! Satchmo is aging, but has bounced back nicely since her maternity leave.