Haras du Pin
The podium of the CICO*** was truly international with riders from three different countries taking the honours.
It was a win on home soil for Maxime Livio with Pica D’or, with the pair leading from the dressage to top the standings.
Louise Svensson Jahde took second place with Waikiki 207 – rising from 11th after dressage, with Britain’s Laura Collett and Mr Bass rounding off the podium in third. Britain’s Richard Coney finished in fifth with Kananaskis.
The fifth leg of the FEI Nations Cup of Eventing was won by France who had a 23.6 penalty winning margin over the team from Holland whilst the German team took third.
Sadly for Great Britain, two withdrawals after the cross country phase ruled the team out of any placing. Both Tom Jackson riding Billy Cuckoo and Will Furlong and Collien P 2 withdrew from the competition ahead of the final show jumping phase. The two Remaining team riders, David Doel with Eisfee and Fiona Kashel and Creevagh Silver de Haar collected eight and four faults respectively.
After five legs, France has a narrow lead in the FEI Nations Cup eventing (300 points) ahead of Great Britain (290 points) and Sweden in third (265 points). The next leg of the competition will be held at Millstreet in Ireland with the event applying the new 2020 Olympic format.
Great Britain’s Imogen Murray took her second international victory this year when she topped the CCI**.
Riding Roheryn Ruby, the pair rose from third place after the dressage, where the scored 28.8, to take the win thanks to clean sheets in the two jumping phases.
“It was a big ask for a horse at her current level of training and Imogen really helped bring the good side out of her and gave her the confidence that she needed” commented Roheryn Ruby’s owner Fran Reeve. “It was a bit of an emotional win for everyone that has been involved with Ruby’s career so far.”
“She was sensational,’ exclaimed Murray. “I only had my first international win back in June and now I’ve picked up another one at 2-star level which is very exciting. “We love coming out to Haras and it certainly seems to be a lucky venue for us. Ruby game me an incredible ride and just cruised round, so much so we caught the horse in front up in the water.”
At the fisher Strzegom Summer Tour in Poland, Germany took a one, two, three in the feature CIC***.
Victory went to former World Champion Sandra Auffarth and Viamant du Matz. The pair had been in fourth after the dressahe but rose up the ranks with two clear rounds to finish on their dressage score of 28.8.
Second went to Christoph Wahler with Carjatan S and Andreas Dibowski in third with FRH Corrida.
Dressage leaders Michael Jung and FisherRocana FST scored 24.1 and had a pole down in the show jumping before a steady round on the cross country saw them finish in 7th. However, Jung did not come away from the event without a victory as he took top spot in the CCI** with Corazon with a winning margin of six penalties.
The Polish National Championships, run in a CIC*** format, was won by Jan Kaminksi with Senior with Joanna Pawlak in second on Fantastic Frieda and Pawel Spisak in third with Admiral.
Image courtesy of Simon Goute.