Images from Bordeaux | A few good men, and one extremely good girl
Monday, 10 February 2014
A lot of what happened in Bordeaux this weekend, was centred around this man: Roger Yves Bost. The reigning European Champion was on fire - winning a 1.45 speed class on Saturday, then finishing second in the World Cup - before he won the 1.50 speed class on Sunday. Here on Castle Forbes Myrtille Paulois in the World Cup. Photos by World of Showjumping.
What this man did in Saturday's World Cup, was out of this world. Marcus Ehning rode a jump-off on Cornado NRW which was so beautiful that it can not be described in words. It was a magic moment.
Robert Vos won Thursday's opening class, Guy Williams won one of Saturday's speed classes and then took home the Land Rover Grand Prix - in addition to two third places - and Joe Clee was in the prize giving in both the World Cup and the Grand Prix.
Zaire was Guy's winning horse in both the 1.45 speed class on Saturday...
...and in the Land Rover Grand Prix on Sunday!
Joe Clee did yet another good World Cup on Diablesse de Muze, and ended sixth after two clear rounds. He is now 11th on the overall standings in the Western European League.
The British rider also ended sixth in the Land Rover Grand Prix on Sunday riding Utamaro D Ecaussines to two clear rounds.
Cameron Hanley continues to impress. On Saturday he was placed seventh with Antello Z in the World Cup after two clear rounds.
And on Sunday he rode a double clear on Dundee vd Dwerse Hagen to end seventh in the Grand Prix.
Pius Schwizer produces one super star after another. This weekend his winning World Cup horse from Zürich - Toulago - ended third in the World Cup.
The one and only Bosty...
...brought the crowds to their feet after his performance on Saturday.
As did France's leading lady rider, who did not dissapoint. First she won Friday's 1.50 class on Nice Stephanie, before she ended second in the Grand Prix on the same horse. Few can match Penelope's style and elegance in the saddle.
Penelope's mentor Michel Robert and her horse owner Madame Geneviève Megret had good reason to smile this weekend. After the Grand Prix Megret was awarded for her horses' performances.