Since Hop and Skip did nothing was withdrawn before cross country in Luhmuhlen, he went to Strzegom to compete in the CICO*** as part of the German Nations Cup team.
He presented himself in a super form in all three phases and was the only horse in the competition to finish on his dressage score. With 43,2 penalties he finished in a very good 2nd place whilst chipping in a very good result for the team victory in the Nations Cup leg.
Not just him but the three youngsters Carlevo, Mr. Tomtom and Boleybawn Prince were in super form in the CCI* as well. All three of them completed on their dressage scores to come home 1st (Carlevo, 38,7), 2nd (Mr. Tomtom, 40,6) and 5th (Prince, 42,8).