By US Equestrian Communications Department
Aachen, Germany – The NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team secured top honors in the World Equestrian Festival Aachen CHIO Mercedes-Benz Nations Cup CSIO5*, finishing on a final team total of four faults. This is the first time the team has topped the podium at the iconic venue since 2005. Sweden took second place with eight faults while France finished in third on 12.
The team, led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland, featured strong rounds from Lucy Deslauriers (New York, N.Y.) and Hester, a 16-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding owned by Lisa Deslauriers, Laura Kraut (Royal Palm Beach, Fla.) and Baloutinue, an 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by St. Bride’s Farm, Brian Moggre (Flower Mound, Texas) and Balou du Reventon, a 15-year-old Oldenburg stallion owned by Ann Thompson, and Jessica Springsteen (Colts Neck, N.J.) aboard Don Juan van de Donkhoeve, a 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood stallion owned by Stone Hill Farm.