Germany’s Stephanie Böhe moved to the top of the leaderboard at the last International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Nations Cup Eventing competition of the season after today’s cross-country session in Boekelo in The Netherlands.
Despite finding herself in seventh after dressage, Böhe now sits in first place after clocking a fault-free time of 10 min 33sec with Haytom.
"I had respect for the course, but I wasn’t nervous," the 23-year-old, who was the penultimate rider on course, told Horse & Hound.
"He’s a big character and really motivated - he loves cross-country so much."
Böhe’s compatriot Andreas Dibowski was also faultless today and rose from 10th to third after posting a time of 10:49 with FRH Butts Avedon.
Positioned between the two Germans is the United States’ Lauren Kieffer, who incurred 2.4 time-faults on Meadowbrook's Scarlett for a time of 10:56.
Britain’s Isabella Innes Ker, who led after dressage, incurred 14.4 time-faults to fall to 16th.
Her nation now leads the team standings, however, on 146.60 points with The Netherlands second on 176.20 and New Zealand third on 178.80.
Britain, France and Germany are all battling it out for the overall FEI Nations Cup Eventing crown with the winner due to be officially decided after tomorrow's jumping.
The competition in the Dutch village is the ninth event on the FEI Nations Cup calendar.
The seven best results from each nation count towards the overall standings, with 100 points awarded for first place.
In case of a tie in the final classification, the tie will be decided in favour of the nation that has participated in a greater number of events.