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Thursday, 11 September 2014

Saturday's last individual qualifier went over two rounds, and was the final chance to make it to Sunday's top four. A pair that came back strong, displaying some great jumping was Marcus Ehning on Cornado NRW. In the first round the couple had one pole down, and in the second they were clear - and Marcus looked very, very happy with his beautiful grey partner. In the end Marcus and Cornado NRW ended 10th overall. Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

 Molly Malone V was the best mare in the championship, and after jumping Saturday's two rounds with a single time penalty she and her 19 year old rider Bertram Allen ended 7th overall. Impressive is an understatement. Sheik Ali bin Khalid Al Thani had very good reason to be happy! His mare Vienna Olympic jumped three out of five rounds clear in Caen. In Saturday's first round she was againg clear, but in the second two poles fell. The couple representing Qatar ended 14th individually. What a horse! What a rider! Cortes 'C' had only one pole down during the  championships, and that was in Saturday's first round. In the end he and Beezie ended with the bronze medal, and Cortes 'C' as the best horse of the championships. Got to love this couple! Abdelkebir Ouaddar celebrates Quickly de Kreisker's performances to wild cheers from the crowds. The only faults the stallion had came on the water, and not once during the five rounds did a pole come down. The two ended 13th overall. Lenardo der Kleine jumped his heart out during the week in Caen, and made it to Saturday's final with Andreas Schou. The two finished 19th overall. Austria's Stefanie Bistan impressed everybody when she was clear in both rounds on Wednesday and Thursday, making it to Saturday's final on Bogegaarden's Apollonia. So near, but yet so far. Daniel Deusser and Cornet d'Amour were so close to making it to the top four, but a rail on a vertical in Saturday's second round wanted it differently. In the end the pair ended 6th. It looked very dramatic! Both Penelope Leprevost and Flora de Mariposa hit the ground hard after the water jump in Saturday's first round. Luckily they both left the ring in one piece. Jeroen Dubbeldam rode two text book clear rounds on Zenith SFN, and in the end it brought him to the top four final as the fourth rider and to the individual gold medal. A job well done; McLain Ward and Rothchild ended up 5th overall after riding themselves upwards following two fantastic clear round on Saturday. Had the championship ended on Saturday, this would have been the winners: Patrice Delaveau and Orient Express HDC. Rodrigo Pessoa and Status looked so strong, and were clear all the way until Saturday when the gelding ran a little empty. Rolf-Göran Bengtsson made it very exciting when he had an early rail down in the second round on Saturday, but held it together for the remains of the track to make it to the top four final. This time around the margins were not on Steve Guerdat and Nino des Buissonnet's side, and the two had to settle for 11th overall.

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