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Images | Mercedes-Benz Nations Cup

Wednesday, 20 July 2016
CSIO5* Aachen 2016

As always it was an exciting Nations Cup in Aachen. We hope you will enjoy some of the moments we have captured, like Roger Yves Bost's Qoud'Coeur de Loge getting some well deserved gras after being double clear for France. All photos (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.

Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum did two beautiful clear rounds with Fibonacci for the winning team.
Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum did two beautiful clear rounds with Fibonacci for the winning team.

Amy Millar did her Aachen debut with Heros, ending up with 8-4 faults for Canada.
Amy Millar did her Aachen debut with Heros, ending up with 8-4 faults for Canada.

The stadium was packed to the very last seat.
The stadium was packed to the very last seat.

You know your team is on winning form when you have the 'worst' result with 4-0. That was the case for Christian Ahlmann and Epleaser van't Heike.
You know your team is on winning form when you have the 'worst' result with 4-0. That was the case for Christian Ahlmann and Epleaser van't Heike.

It was a magical evening with the sun going down behind the arena. Here Gerco Schröder with Glock's Cognac Champblanc, who surprisingly delivered 9 and 4 faults. In general the Dutch team had a bad day at work, ending last in the Nations Cup.
It was a magical evening with the sun going down behind the arena. Here Gerco Schröder with Glock's Cognac Champblanc, who surprisingly delivered 9 and 4 faults. In general the Dutch team had a bad day at work, ending last in the Nations Cup.

Eric Lamaze's Chacco Kid was flying the fences. Just one pole came down in the second round.
Eric Lamaze's Chacco Kid was flying the fences. Just one pole came down in the second round.

Great Britain ended 4th, here represented by Guy Willams and Titus who delivered a clear second round.
Great Britain ended 4th, here represented by Guy Willams and Titus who delivered a clear second round.

Belgium ended 6th and Judy-Ann Melchior with As Cold As Ice Z delivered the only double clear.
Belgium ended 6th and Judy-Ann Melchior with As Cold As Ice Z delivered the only double clear.

Second place for France and Kevin Staut with Estoy Aqui de Muze HDC.
Second place for France and Kevin Staut with Estoy Aqui de Muze HDC.

A happy Laura Kraut leaving the prize giving. Her two clear rounds for USA helped the  team to a tied 2nd place with France.
A happy Laura Kraut leaving the prize giving. Her two clear rounds for USA helped the team to a tied 2nd place with France.

Ludger Beerbaum double clear with Casello and getting the ticket for Rio.
Ludger Beerbaum double clear with Casello and getting the ticket for Rio.

Martin Fuchs celebrating his clear second round with Clooney.  Switzerland finally endend 5th.
Martin Fuchs celebrating his clear second round with Clooney. Switzerland finally endend 5th.

Lucy Davis and Barron got the best preparation for their next big adventure in Rio with a two clear rounds in Aachen.
Lucy Davis and Barron got the best preparation for their next big adventure in Rio with a two clear rounds in Aachen.

The best horse and rider combination of the show - Marcus Ehning with Pret a Tout.
The best horse and rider combination of the show - Marcus Ehning with Pret a Tout.

McLain Ward and Rothchild did a beautiful clear first round, but had some unexpected poles down in round two.
McLain Ward and Rothchild did a beautiful clear first round, but had some unexpected poles down in round two.

Belgium had a line up with four grey horses - here Olivier Philippaerts with H&M Cabrio van de Heffinck.
Belgium had a line up with four grey horses - here Olivier Philippaerts with H&M Cabrio van de Heffinck.

It is impressive to be double clear in your first nations cup together and it is even more impressive to do that in Aachen. Well done Penelope Leprevost and Ratina d'La Rousserie.
It is impressive to be double clear in your first nations cup together and it is even more impressive to do that in Aachen. Well done Penelope Leprevost and Ratina d'La Rousserie.

Steve Guerdat was clear on fences but got one time fault in both rounds with Corbinian.
Steve Guerdat was clear on fences but got one time fault in both rounds with Corbinian.

Great Britain's double clear came from Scott Brash and Hello Guv'nor.
Great Britain's only double clear came from Scott Brash and Hello Guv'nor.

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