The Belgian rider Wilm Vermeir was on fire in the second qualification for the seven year olds at the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses in Lanaken - ending first and third. Wilm won the class with Gentiane de la Pomme (Shindler de Muze x Diamant ) and was third on Garcia de Muze (Malita de Reves x Nimmerdor). The only one who managed to do something about Wilm's domination was Felix Hassmann with SI Barzonado (SL Baluarte x Silvestre) who squeezed in between him in second position.
Fourth place went to Gudrun Patteet with Sea Coast Atlantic (Schilling x Aramis de la Cense) and fifth to Leopold van Asten with VDL Groep Alexia Z (Air Jordan Z x Caletto I).
In the first qualification on Thursday it was Harold Boisset with Quolita Z (Quasimodo Z x Ramiro) who won the class ahead of Nina Fagerström on Notaris (Nonstop x Eclair des Bois) and Gregory Wathelet with Sothis d'Ouilly (Cheers Cassini x Narcos II). Rodrigo Pessoa ended fourth aboard GC Atlanta Z (Andiamo Z x Heartbreaker) and fifth was Malin Parmler on Babette (Corland x Goodtimes).
Friday's six year olds' qualification was won by Neal Fearon on Camillo VDL (Douglas x Baloubet du Rouet) ahead of Anna Beck with C Serendipity (Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve x Lupicor). Two Dutch riders ended third and fourth - Jack Ansems on Cidante (Lupicor x Grandeur) and Kim Hoogenraat riding Chelsea (Numero Uno x Caretino). Fifth place went to Ernesto Canseco with Celebrity Vdl (Indoctro x Emilion).
Thursday's qualification was won by today's second placed - Anna Beck with C Serendipity. Then it was really close between second, third and fourth place - Kristian Houwen with Cilydi (Contendro II x Quattro) ended on 25,52 seconds while Marek Hentsel on Lepus (Lordano x Carthago Z) ended on 25,55 seconds and Kristian Houwen with his second horse Cidane (Heartbreaker x G.Ramiro Z) ended on 25,57 seconds. Fifth place went to Virginie Thonon and Zanta Fee van't Hofterrijckel (Carinjo x Cascavelle).
The 40 best 6 and 7 year olds after the two qualifications will be allowed to jump in the final on Sunday. The rest are allowed to jump in the consolation classes on Saturday.
98 out of 241 five year olds managed to clear today's course. Another ten horses cleared the fences but ended with time penalties. Thursday's course was a more difficult task to solve for the young horses and then only 43 horses cleared the course and another seventeen ended with time faults.
It is going to be 63 five year olds in Sunday's final and that means that all horses that ended with four faults or less on Thursday and was clear on Friday are qualified.
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