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Behind the scenes at the European Championships | Part one

Friday, 25 August 2017
European Championships 2017

World of Showjumping went to visit horses and grooms in Gothenburg. Here's Michael Whitaker's Viking out for a walk with his groom Leila. All photos (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Shane Sweetnam's Chaqui Z.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Making friends.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Taking it easy.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
There are a big space for the horses to grass - just outside the stable.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
And at times it can get quite busy.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
When the grass isn't enough, there are plenty of trees to eat from.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Call Me Princess on her way to be treated just like a princess.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Denis Lynch's All Star 5 and Fabien.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Gregory Wathelet's Coree and Sylvain.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Nadja Peter Steiner's horse for the international classes - Celeste 26.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
The leader and the runner-up on their way for a treat.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Mel and Marcus Ehning's Pret a Tout.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Ulrich Kirchhoff's Ferrero van Overis.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Sweden's reserve horse Bonzai H.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Mathieu Billot's Shiva d'Amaury heading for a walk.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
The stable area.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Some time to relax ahead of the big class in the evening.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Jamie Wingrave's Quirosa.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Emilio Bicocchi's Sassicaia Ares.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
A little scratch is never wrong!

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Malin Baryard-Johnsson's H&M Cue Channa and Natalie.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Michael Whitaker had to withdraw from the championships, but he still has Con Man JX to ride in the international classes.

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