It does not happen often, but yesterday it did - world number one Scott Brash and Hello Sanctos ended up with a time penalty in the Golden Drum of Basel. That being said they were in good company... Photos by World of Showjumping.
Because five others did as well - including Ludger Beerbaum on a very well jumping Chiara...
...and Harrie Smolders on the fantastic Emerald also had to see a time penalty added.
While others had bigger problems.
Pieter Devos was not among them, he continued his great form to end second on Dream of India Greenfield.
While his compatriot Gregory Wathelet took home the win and the Golden Drum.
Got to love this horse; Ryan des Hayettes with Simon Delestre in the saddle.
Henrik von Eckermann was double clear on Gotha FRH and ended fifth in the Golden Drum of Basel.
And Pius Schwizer and Toulago were one of three Swiss couples in the jump-off in this prestigious class, and also best as the finished fourth.
Nadja Peter-Steiner continued to impress on Capuera II and had only one single time penalty.
The super-cute Viking was clear in the first round for Michael Whitaker, but had one down in the second.
We think it's about time Simon Baker shows up at a Longines showjumping event!
2014 kind of continues like 2013; on Friday Bosty won again with Castle Forbes Cosma.
And Edwina Tops-Alexander's Lintea Tequila jumped fantastic to finish second in this extremely fast speed class.
One of the youngest horses in Friday's speed class was third; Jerome Hurel's eight year old Bonjovi.