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The Mercedes-Benz Nations Cup at CHIO Aachen in images, part two

Tuesday, 24 July 2018
CHIO Aachen 2018

The Mercedes-Benz Nations Cup at CHIO Aachen had lots of twists and turns, and was exciting all the way to the end. While it was not quite USA's day, Beezie Madden and the lovely Darry Lou came back strong for round two to jump clear after having eigth faults in the first round. Photos (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. The Swiss team heading for the ring with Steve Guerdat and Hannah.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Ireland's Cameron Hanley and the only nine-year-old Quirex impressed again, jumping clear in the first round of the Nations Cup.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. One of the three double clear pairs in the Nations Cup: Eddie Blue with Devin Ryan in the saddle.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Emanuele Gaudiano's Chalou certainly has his own style.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. The Dutch team was in the lead after round one with all their riders producing clears, but could not keep it up for round two and eventually ended third. Here Frank Schuttert who was clear in the first round with Chianti's Champion.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Kevin Staut, clear in the second round for the 7th-placed Team France.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Leopold van Asten's VDL Groep Beauty approaching the water jump.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Lorenzo De Luca and Irenice Horta, that jumped a great clear in the first round for Italy and then had a single, unlucky pole down in round two.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Maikel van der Vleuten and Arera C in action.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. It was as usual full, full, full for the Mercedes-Benz Nations Cup.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Mathieu Billot's Quel Filou over the open water. It really was not the French team's day, they ended second last with 21 faults.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Nicola Philippaerts and H&M Harley vd Bisschop had a very unlucky fault in the first round, but came back strong with a clear for Team Belgium in round two.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Shane Sweetnam and Chaqui Z did not touch a pole, and had only a time fault in each round to help the Irish team to the second place.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Steve Guerdat and Hannah delivered one of the three double clears of the class, but with only three riders the Swiss team finished off fourth.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Werner Muff and the impressive Daimler jumped clear in the first round for Switzerland.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. The beautiful MJT Nevados S.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Aachen can be pretty daunting for some of the horses.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. A well deserved treat for Hannah.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Marc Houtzager leaving the huge grass ring in Aachen.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Team Ireland.

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