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Carlile and Lemoine still in the lead

After today’s cross country test at the Young Horse Eventing World Championships in Lion d’Angers, France, Thomas Carlile (FRA) and Mathieu Lemoine (FRA) both managed to hold on to the No 1 position that they established after the dressage

 


Mathieu Lemoine and Bart L. (Photocredit: Mondialdulion.com)
d. 19-10-2013 - 21:52

Championship for the 6-year-olds

The 6-year-old horses went first out on the demanding cross country course and while some managed just fine for others, the bar was set a little high.

Of the 43 combinations in today’s test 15 did not cross the finish line, and as it turned out especially obstacle No. 19 proves difficult, causing no less than 20 refusals. After the cross country test lots of the rankings have changed dramatically. Dutch Larissa Hartkamp was 3rd after the dressage, but lost any chance of a podium with Kain with today’s 28 penalties in the cross country test. The same thing happened to British William Fox-Pitt and Top Biats, who was 3rd after the dressage and is now placed as No 21. Both Hartkamp’s and Fox-Pitt’s problem was obstacle 19.

 

Leading man, French Thomas Carlile and his anglo-arab Tenareze however had no problem in today’s test, and finished without penalties, thus staying on top of the championship ahead of New Zealander Jonelle Richards and Cloud Dancer (KWPN). German Michael Jung has moved up to 3rd place.

 

Championship for the 7-year-olds

In the championship for the 7-year-old horses a total of nine combination did not cross the finish line of the cross country course, and here the obstacle causing the most problems was No 20b. Britis William Fox-Pitt and the British Hanoverian Henton for Fun struggled in the test today and fell from a placing as No 3 to a placing as No 45.

In the lead are still Frenchman Mathieu Lemoine and Bart L (KWPN), who finished without faults in todaty’s test. Thomas Carlile (FRA) and Sirocco du Gers also kept their 2nd place, and Aoife Clark and Fernhill Adventure (Irish Sport Horse) moved up to the 3rd place.

  

Sunday is the final day of the championships, and the day starts with the last vet check of the horses followed by the show jumping.

 

WBFSH Young Horse Eventing Championships 2013

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