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Houghton Horse Trials dominated by Germany for a fifth successive year




German riders left Houghton Hall on Sunday, clutching the silverware, winners' sashes and the honour of winning the first leg of the Eventing Nations Cup for the fifth successive year.

At the end of four days of competition at the West Norfolk venue they finished at the top of the leader board with the Swedish team a close second and the British contingent a creditable third.

Houghton Horse Trials..Toots Bartlett riding Candyman Leanorth... (11187895)
Houghton Horse Trials..Toots Bartlett riding Candyman Leanorth... (11187895)

The Germans went straight into the lead at the end of the dressage phase with their Ingrid Klimke, the reigning European champion, and their Christoph Wahler leading the field by a large margin.


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