Ingrid Klimke injured in cross-country fall at Luhmuhlen Horse Trials

  • German Olympic eventer – and International Championship dressage rider – Ingrid Klimke is recuperating from a damaged collarbone sustained in a fall at Luhmühlen Horse Trials.

    The 55-year-old a couple of medallist was once competing within the CCI4*-S on her 11-year-old mare Equistros Siena Simply Do It once they had a fall within the cross-country. The pair were mendacity in 3rd after the dressage on a rating of 28.3.

    Ingrid purchased Westphalian “Siena” as a five-year-old direct from her breeder Anke Simply, and has introduced her up the degrees. They made their four-star debut in combination at Luhmühlen in 2020, the place they had been 5th. Maximum just lately the pair had been twelfth within the Barboroko CCI4*-S in Poland.

    Ingrid mentioned Siena were “so nice” throughout the cross-country on Saturday (17 June), however at 14c, the angled brush fences in the principle area, they went a “bit off the best line” leaping in.

    “Siena misplaced her stability, and I didn’t have a possibility to sit down it out,” she mentioned, including that she were recognized with a damaged collarbone.

    “One of these pity, I’d have beloved to have ridden this nice cross-country direction to the tip. The medical doctors are assured that I will be able to quickly be again within the saddle.”

    Along eventing, Ingrid has been paving a a success dressage profession. She made her championship debut on the 2022 International Dressage Championships in Herning, the place she was once a part of the bronze medal-winning crew. The pair gained 3 International Cup legs ultimate yr, and in the end completed fourth on the Ultimate in April.

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    Ingrid Klimke and Franzikus had been just lately named as a part of the German dressage crew, along Jessica von Bredow-Werndl, Isabell Werth, and Frederik Wandres, to compete at CHIO Aachen 23 June to two July.

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