Home triumph in Intermediate B! Uli Prunthaller rides in a sovereign manner to victory

by Monika Beudel
Photo: © Fotoagentur Dill
The cheers after the first Monday's competition were great: Ulrike Prunthaller showed with Bartlgut's Quarz a flawless round and outpaced the competition.
With top-class dressage sport at the highest level, the last tournament day of the Oster-CDI in Wiener Neustadt was heralded. Six established rider-horse-pairs demonstrated their skills in the Intermediate B, the prize of the Lake Arena Fam. Steinbrecher.

In the past few days, all too often she had to accept the somewhat ungrateful second place. Bartlgut-rider Ulrike Prunthaller struck back this Monday. She competet with Bartlgut's Quarz, a ten-year-old German Sport Horse. The Quaterback-son, who was trained by Ulrike Prunthaller from the beginning, has already won several international competitions. In this season he stayed unbeaten at the CDI3 * in Nice. Also well-known tournaments such as the young horse tests in Lipica and Vierzon or the Inter I and the freestyle in Caselle di Sommacampagna are on his winning list. This will now be extended to the victory in the Intermediate B of Wiener Neustadt. With the good rating of 71.725%, it was initially to wait. But the impressive test of the duo was enough to put the favorite, Matthias Alexander Rath, in second place.

Focused on victory: Ulrike Prunthaller Bartlgut's Quarz. Photo: © Fotoagentur Dill

The German had dominated the middle tour with his Hannoverian stallion Foundation on Friday. On today's final day he had to give up by 0.2 percentage points and placed on rank two. Also, the decision for the third place was conceivable tight. With again wafer-thin 0.2 percent behind Rath, the Luxembourg Nicolas Wagner finished third with Quater Back Junior. Thus, the three first-placed clear of the rest of the starting field and demonstrated their supremacy in the Middle Tour.
Matthias Alexander Rath and Foundation rode to second place. Photo: © Fotoagentur Dill
Nicolas Wagner and Quater Back Junior completed the podium. Photo: © Fotoagentur Dill 

27/0 FEI Intermediate B
1 (0031) BARTLGUT'S QUARZ - PRUNTHALLER Ulrike (AUT) 71,725%
2 (0085) FOUNDATION 2 - RATH Matthias Alexander (GER) 71,550%
3 (0133) QUATER BACK JUNIOR - WAGNER Nicolas (LUX) 71,350%
4 (0132) SO DARK - SKARSOE Fie Christine (LUX) 67,175%
5 (0047) JAMES BOND - HABOVA Tereza (CZE) 66,000%
6 (0043) SPARKLING FIZZ - WESSELY-TRUPP Anja Luise (AUT) 64,275%

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