Images from the first leg of the Longines FEI World Cup
Sunday, 13 October 2013
Marcus Ehning and Copin van de Broy secured third place in Oslo. All photos by Hanne Christensen.
What a weekend for Angelica Augustsson who only found out Sunday morning that she was riding the World Cup. Her amazing mare Mic Mac du Tillard continued jumping great, but got a little close to the penultimate fence and had one pole down. They still secured tenth place and valuable WC-points.
Four faults was the results for Stefan Eder and Chilli van Dijk NRW in the World Cup.
What a rider: Frank Schuttert once again impressed aboard his very special ride Winchester HS.
Another rider who keeps impressing is Athina Onassis who ended seventh today after two clear rounds.
Geir Gulliksen gave the home crowd value for money as he produced two clear rounds and ended fifth with Edesa S Banjan.
The former World CUp winner from Oslo, Christian Ahlmann retired with Asca Z.
One of the real veterans in the sport, Michael Whitaker, was also present in Oslo with Amai.
There's been plenty of rumors lately on a possible sale of Bella Donna, but the big jumping mare came to start with Meredith Michales-Beerbaum as usual in Oslo.
Patrice Delaveau has been on great form for months, but today he retired as Orient Express HDC got out of balance on a related distance between fence 7 and 8a.
Another in-form rider: Harrie Smolders, but two poles fell for Regina Z today.
Luciana Diniz and Winningmood speeding their way around the arena.
Beautiful London had the last fence down today.
Scott Brash proved to be unbeatable in Oslo!
Ego van Orti and Edwina Tops-Alexander were double clear ending as number six today.