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Cross country at Lion d'Angers

Saturday is the big day of cross-country at the world championships for young eventing horses at Lion d'Angers in France, which brought new horses into the lead

Thomas Carlile og Tenareze.
d. 18-10-2014 - 21:03

7-years-old: Thomas Carlile and Tenareze at the « rendez-vous »

As for 6 years in the morning, the 7 years cross did not cause a lot of mistakes, but had a change of leader after three refusal eliminating Nicolas Touzaint and Caretinhus.
The crowd was more compact when the cross of 7 years started in the early afternoon.
Favorite all answered present, with one exception: Nicolas Touzaint and Caretinhus who were leading after dressage. The grey stallion did a first refusal on the Owl Lion d'Angers (No. 19) and the last two elements of Fiducial Cottage (No. 20). With three refusals on the tour, the penalty was inevitable: the French couple was eliminated.
For its part, the French Thomas Carlile did a clear course with Tenareze. The Anglo-Arab, world champion in six years last year at the Lion, has once again demonstrated his talent and allowed his partner to lead the temporary ranking.
Flying also over the difficulties of the course with Toledo de Kerser, the young Brit Tom McEwen was second, ahead of Michael Jung and fischerRicona, 3rd, and Maxime Livio and RNH McUstinov 4th.
As for 6 years too, after the last horse inspection passed, the test jumping promises to be exciting as the first four are held in a bar.
6-years-old: Michael Jung and Star Connection took the lead

Even if there is not a lot of incidents during the race, the 6-year-old cross-country still have a few surprises, including the withdrawal of the leading pair after dressage, Vincent Martens and Eiskönig.
Spectators flocked early to the area of Isle Briand on Saturday morning. And they were right, because the cross-country has promised.
The withdrawal of French Mathieu Lemoine with Uzita, 6th after dressage, was one of the surprises of the day. The other was the withdrawal of the leader, the Belgian Vincent Martens, after two refusal from Eiskönig : first on the Dragons TV Angers (15) and then the second part of the Career Montigny.
Withdrawal which allowed the German Michael Jung (Olympic champion) to lead the standings with Star Connection, author of a course in time and without incident. Also benefiting from this withdrawal, Australian Christopher Burton also goes to a place and is now second with Dutch Man Retto and British Zoe Wilkinson is third with Parkfield Quintessential, thanks to their fast and clear courses.
Now we have to wait for the last horse inspection on Sunday morning, then the ultimate test of jumping in the career of honor. Again, the suspense will be waiting for you, as Michael Jung and Star Connection have less of a feed bar on Christopher Burton and Dutch Man Retto and just a bar on Zoe Wilkinson and Parkfield Quintessential.