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Dressage done at Lion d’Angers

Lion d’Angers in France hosts WBFSH Young Horse Championships in Eventing for 6- and 7-year-old horses. The event takes place from 17 – 20 October and after two days of competition the dressage is done, and the cross-country trial is waiting tomorrow


Mathieu Lemoine and Bart L. (Photo credit: Mondialdulion.com)
d. 18-10-2013 - 19:56

Every year it is the same ritual: Wednesday morning is being spent on the riders' briefing and on the official cross course walk and the afternoon begins with the vet inspection by the judges and the FEI veterinary delegate.

 

Besides the two withdrawal riders in the 7-year-old Championship - Yuri Shumskiy (RUS) / Balladeer Land and Konstantin Georgiev (BUL) / Sij Veux D'autize – the inspection went off without a hitch: All the presented horses have been accepted.

 

The two championships kicked of Thursday with the first part of the dressage competition and today Friday, the last riders have finished the dressage.

 

Preliminary result after dressage – 6-year-olds

After the dressage Thomas Carlile (FRA) and the French anglo-arab Tenareze by Jaguar Mail/Quatar de Plape is in the lead of the championship for the 6-year-olds with 40,40 penalties. Jonelle Richards (NZL) and Cloud Dancer (KWPN) by San Remo/Sandro Hit are second with 41,30 penalties and British veteran William Fox-Pitt is third with Top Biats (ANSF) by Corofino/Orlando having 41,50 penalties.

 

After his ride Frenchman Thomas Carlile was very pleased with his horse: "Today, TENAREZE did one of his best dressage test. He was perfectly serious and I really could grab some points. He is the first horse that I personally bought. He arrived in my stables at the end of his second year and since the beginning, he showed all the qualities required for the eventing: beautiful gaits, steady on one's feet, good jumper with a really serious mentality. He is really serene and has got a good tight. We will see Saturday how he will react about the distance of the cross country, because it will be his first 9 minutes.

 

Preliminary result after dressage – 7-year-olds

Yet another Frenchman is in the lead of the championship for the 7-year-olds after the dressage - Mathieu Lemoine (FRA) and Bart L (KWPN) by United/Gribaldi with 37,80 penalties.

Thomas Carlile (FRA) is also on top of this championship, coming in as second after the dressage with Sirocco du Gers (ANSF) by Dorsay/Jalienny with 38,10 penalties. As in the championship for the 6-year-olds William Fox-Pitt (GBR) is third – this time riding Henton for Fun (British Hanoverian) by For Edition/Genius with 41,10 penalties.

 

Time for the Cross-Country

Tomorrow it is time for the real test – the Cross Country. First rider to out in the championship for the 6-year-olds is Therese Olsson (SWE) riding Easy Come Easy Go (SWB) by Quite Easy – they are heading out at 10.15. The first of the 7-year-olds to ride out is Lizzie Brown (NZL) on Bulana (KWPN) by Tygo/Furore –they start at 13.20.

WBFSH Young Horse Championships 2013