In the 20-year history of the Mercedes German Masters competition at the Stuttgart CSI (Germany), only three women have earned the title. And this year, on Nov. 16-19, it went to Malin Baryard-Johnsson of Sweden.
Heavy odds had been favoring another woman, German Meredith Michaels-Beerbam. But Michaels-Beerbaum fell half a second short and ended up in third.
"I had reckoned on Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum to best my time since she went after me. But, it just makes me even more happy about my victory," Baryard-Johnsson said.