Team World - consisting of Nicola Philippaerts, Maikel van der Vleuten and Oliver Lazarus - competed against Team Sweden - consisting of Rolf-Göran Bengtsson, Henrik von Eckermann and Douglas Lindelöw - in dressage, jumping and driving. Here is Nicola giving his all in his driving debut! All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.
The riders waiting for the class to start. Not all of the riders had actually seen a Fjordhorse before.... They are maybe not that common in South Africa.Oliver getting to know his new ride. Henrik vs. Oliver in dressage. Henrik won with one point after showing a very impressive try on passage.If anyone thinks dressage is boring - they should have seen this! Both riders really went for it and made us all laugh. Douglas and Maikel both wanted the same horse. Time for driving!Rolf lost the driving competition against Nicola even though he is the more experienced one in this field.Getting ready for the last class - jumping. Henrik, Oliver and Nicola.Maikel did a great round, and looked like he enjoyed himself.Douglas had the first fence down, and had to see himself beaten by Maikel.The winning team - Nicola, Maikel and Oliver.