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Flash quotes Saturday August 26

News   •   Aug 26, 2017 18:00 CEST

Therese Nilshagen (SWE) Dante Weltino OLD. Foto: Claes Jakobsson/Longines FEI European Championships Gothenburg 2017

Longines FEI European Championships Dressage Grand Prix Freestyle

Therese Nilshagen (SWE)
I had hoped it would be a good result, but I didn´t think it would go this well.
He was so good and my horse is in very good shape. Unfortunately we had a mistake in one of the tempi changes. The crowd is amazing and they give us such good energy.

Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén (SWE)
Just a great feeling to ride in this arena, amazing! I wanted to try to give it all, I tried a bit to hard so he got a bit insecure with me. But overall I am so pleased with him, he has been so good this whole week.

Carl Hester (GBR)
I am happy, it is not my highest score in the freestyle, he was a bit spooky in the corner today. But still he is so consistent and keeps getting better. And he finishes of so fresh after three tests this week, I am really happy with him.

Spencer Wilton (GBR)
It was exciting, exhilarating and nerv wrecking. No, I was actually very pleased with him. It is his second ever freestyle and it was lots of big questions for him today. It was a good experience for him and I am definitely pleased with him.

Anna Kasprzak (DEN)
I had many, many highlights, I think my passage and piaff was good and I think he was really fresh. I had mistakes in the two tempi, that was expensive, I lost him a bit in the corner before. But I am really happy both with the feeling and with my score.

Madeleine Witte Vrees (NED)
I am quite happy, I know we can be even better, I was riding bit to fast to the pirouettes, that was my mistake and I can only blame myself for that. The whole picture can be a little bit expressive, but for now I am really happy with him.

Patrik Kittel (SWE)
I love riding here, this is a once in a lifetime thing to be riding in here with this audience. I am super pleased with him, he was a bit tired today, but it is the third day. It is crazy how good this competion has been for us Swedes. First of all a medal, but then also that we all had such high positions going in to the freestyle today.

Dorothee Schneider (GER)
I am very proud of him. He is a young grand prix baby, and it´s the third day here. He was a bit tired but I am so happy he did a good job and we had no big mistakes. He has only been doing international shows for five months. He has a lot of potential for the future. Everyday he wants to dance, he wants to even when he is a bit tired.

Anna Zibrandtsen (DEN)
Unbelieveble! I never done the freestyle before, I never heard the music, I have not been riding the lines. I learned last night. I did not think I was going to make the freestyle. It was so much fun, it was like a big dream for me to go in there and ride the freestyle.

Severo Jesus Jurado Lopez (ESP)
I am happy with my ride, the feeling was good and all in all I am happy, the scores are ok.

Belinda Weinbauer (AUT)
I must cry, it was so fantastic. You know to come in the special was huge for me, to ride the Freestyle today is even bigger. He is such a fantastic horse, he is my big star. It´s the third day and I was worried he would be tired but he was so fresh and motivated.