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Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games | The World Championships from A to Z in images

Monday, 08 September 2014

The World Championships started with a table c speed class last Tuesday, and it was a lot of fast riding as any rails down were converted into time. Here's Sweden's Peder Fredricson who gave full gas on H&M Sibon to start off the championships with a 9th place after a clear and quick round. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

 Cameron Hanley and Antello Z were also clear on the first day, contributing to a good Irish start. Ukraine's Cassio Rivetti and Vivant delivered from day one and to the very end.  Wooooppppaaa; Imothep shows his bouncy sides for Ireland's Darragh Kenny. The couple started off the championship with a clear and medium fast round - a tactic that served them well for the coming days. Lady in red: Tiffany Foster and Verdi III for Canada. Paul Estermann and Castlefield Eclipse in action - the pair took a rail down in the speed class. Citizenguard Cadjanine Z came to the championships with Syria's Amre Hamcho, and had three down in the speed competition. Jeroen Dubbeldam and Zenith SFN were in 10th position after the first day, and in the end the World Champions! Australia's Jamie Kermond in action on Quite Cassini. Maikel van der Vleuten had a very good time the first day, but VDL Groep Verdi TN N.O.P. hit one rail and had four seconds added. The amazing Cornado NRW and Marcus Ehning jumping the Mont St Michel.  Got to love this horse! There is just something special with McLain Ward's Rothchild.  Captain Canada: Ian Millar started off clear and fast to finish 8th in the speed class on Dixson. Italy's Luca Moneta takes a tight turn on Neptune Brecourt. What a horse - what a rider: France's Penelope Leprevost started off with a 6th place on Flora de Mariposa, and continued to impress - contributing big time to French team silver. Rolf-Göran Bengtsson and Casall Ask were together with the rest of the final four, within the top ten the first day. Simon Delestre and Qlassic Bois Margot started off well with a clear round. It did not start as expected for Steve Guerdat and Nino des Buissonnets, as the latter decided to slam on the breaks on the a-element of the combination at eight. He might be small, but can jump: Leonardo der Kleine showed that size does not matter with Denmark's Andreas Schou.

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