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Totilas makes winning competition return

Matthias Rath and Totilas after winning the Deutsche Bank Prize in 2011.

Matthias Rath and Totilas after winning the Deutsche Bank Prize in 2011.

One-time leading dressage horse Totilas has made his return to competition, winning the CDI3* Grand Prix test at Kapellan in Belgium on Thursday.

Ridden by Mathias Alexander Rath for Germany, Totilas scored 78.68, to win over Sweden’s Jennie Larsen and Zircoon Spring Flower with 70.76, and Belgian rider Laurence Vanommeslaghe and Avec Plaisir with 69.42

The combination was a late entry for Kapellan, although Rath has two other horses in the show.

Totilas, formerly ridden by Edward Gal, was sold in 2010 to German breeder Paul Schockemöhle. The 14-year old Dutch warmblood stallion has been seen in competition rarely since, and did not qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

His last competition appearance was in June 2012.

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