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Two new world champions in Lion d'Angers

After three exciting days in Lion d'Angers the European and Olympic champion, German Michael Jung, had taken the lead in both age division. He won the 6-year-olds for the second consecutive year, whilst British Laura Collett took gold in the 7-year-olds

World champion for 7-year-olds Mr Bass and Laura Collett. Photo: Dirk Caremans.
d. 18-10-2015 - 18:09

European champion Michael Jung and his 6-year-old Fischerincantas (Holsteiner stallion by Ibiso x Coriano, bred by Kirsten Roll) could allow themselves to have just one pole down in the show jumping today and then still remain in first place. And they did have one pole down!

- I take that on my shoulders, it was my mistake. Incantas has so much talent, and I really believe in him for the future, said German Michael Jung who also won the world championships for 6-year-olds.

With a total of 43.1 penalties (39.1 in dressage) the German pair secured the world champion title of 6-year-old eventing horses.


Dutch Merel Blom and The Quizmaster came second with 45.2 penalties ahead of Irish Sophi Richars and SRS Adventure with 47.3.


Once again German Michael Jung could afford one pole down in the show jumping on the final day for the 7-year-olds. Aboard Lennow she carried 38.0 penalties from dressage and held a clear leader position. Unfortunately for the Olympic champion he got 12 penalties on the jumping course which had him drop down to 8th place leaving space in the top for some other outstanding riders and horses.


2nd and 3rd after the cross country Emma Dougall (AUS)/Fernhill Tabasco and Christopher Burton (AUS)/Cooley Lands both got faults in the show jumping and ended just outside the medals.


British Laura Collett and Mr Bass (Holsteiner gelding by Carrico x Exorbitant bred by Heinz Henning, Germany) claimed gold ahead of silver medallists Thomas Carlile and Upsilon. Belgian Vincent Martens came third with Eiskönig.


See the result of the 6-year-olds HERE 


See the result of the 7-year-olds HERE