Luhmühlen Horse Trials- First Horse Inspection

Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, Luhmühlen Horse Trials got under way yesterday with the first horse inspection. 

Forty-eight horses were presented to the ground jury in the CCI****. Apart from Denis Mesples’ Oregon de la Vigne (FRA) and Kirsty Short’s Cossan Lad (GBR), who were sent to the holding box before they were accepted, all other competing horses were happily passed to proceed to the dressage. 

The entries for the CCI**** promise an interesting event. This year’s Badminton winner Andrew2017_06_14_Pm_Verf_Nicholson-0001 Nicholson (NZL) and last year’s Luhmühlen winner Andreas Dibowski (GER) are amongst many world class riders looking to take the Luhmühlen crown. 

The CIC*** Meßmer Trophy, where all German competitors ride for the National Championship, is set to be exciting too. Michael Jung, winner of the Grand Slam in 2016 and winner of the CCI**** in Kentucky 2017, will be riding fischerRocana FST. Reigning World and German Champion Sandra Auffarth and Opgun Louvo, as well as Olympic Gold Medallist Ingrid Klimke with  Horseware  Hale  Bob  OLD  and  Weisse  Düne  will  be  part  of  an international  line-up. 

Besides  all  the  sporting  action,  there  will  be  an  extensive  programme  to  celebrate  the 60th  anniversary  of  eventing  in  Luhmühlen, with the event’s   patron  HRH  The  Princess Royal  Princess  Anne in attendance. 

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