The arena in Mechelen is crowded which brings a fantastic atmosphere. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.
Hansi Dreher and Constantin in full focus. Euro Horse's stallion Emerald impressed once again with Harrie Smolders in the saddle. Judy Ann Melchior almost disappears in the mane as Cold As Ice Z jumps the fences. The audience is seated close to the arena - they can almost touch the fences - and the horses.Before one of the prize givings we got to see a pony race. It started off really well...... then one pony lost its saddle...... and another one its rider.Then one pony tried to get its rider off with some help from the flowers!Denis Lynch's All Star seemed to think that the 1.50 m fences were way too small.Henrik von Eckermann produced a great round aboard Gotha. We look forward to seeing this new combination in the World Cup Sunday.Maikel van der Vleuten and VDL Groep Eureka showing some fighting spirit. Penelope Leprevost with Nayana.Pius Schwitzer's ride Verdi jumped really good on Friday.