20-year-old Brian Moggre places second in Aachen Grand Prix
- September 23, 2021
- By SARA CAVANAGH
AACHEN, Germany--Brian Moggre, at age 20, placed second by only three-tenths of a second to world number one Daniel Deusser of Germany in the 1 million Euro Grand Prix of Aachen on Sept. 19.
Riding Balou du Reventon, Moggre topped a field of 40 riders representing 15 nations in a Grand Prix that had two rounds to determine a field of seven in the jump-off.
"Brian was double clear in the Nations Cup and triple clear in the Grand Prix," said Chef d'Equipe Robert Ridland. "He's a professional rider at a very young age. He's incredibly talented and a very hard worker. What an asset for the U.S."
"At a very young age, Brian is working for perfection," said Ridland. "For instance, he's in the barn cleaning his tack."
"There were seven double clears in the Grand Prix," he said. "They took the clears and the fours with the fastest times for the second round to make 18 in the second round, then the double clears went on to the jump-off. Laura also made the jump-off. She had four faults in the jump-off and then flew to finish the fastest of the fours to place fifth."
"Daniel went first in the jump-off and went for broke, hoping the ones that followed with have a rail trying to beat his time," said Ridland. "Brian went last, and they were virtually neck and neck. They were so close we couldn't tell which one was faster. They both put on identical performances."