It was definetly Olivier Philippaerts weekend in St. Gallen, and he had good reason to smile. The 20 year old was awarded as leading rider of the show after he won Saturday's Grand Prix qualifier and ended fourth in the Grand Prix. Here on Zilverstar T after finishing Saturday's class. All photos by World of Showjumping.
Zilverstar T jumped amazing with Olivier. The 10 year old stallion is by the famous Berlin, a World Championship medalist with Gerco Schröder.
The Philippaerts came strong in force, and in Saturday's 1.50 class Nicola was also in the jump-off on Bisquet Balou C.V. Mispelaere together with his father and his brother.
Those were the apples, this it the tree; Ludo won Friday's 1.50 class, was placed in Saturday's 1.50 class and was also placed in the Grand Prix. Here on his winning ride Challenge V. Begijnakker.
Another happy face in St. Gallen belonged to Emma Emanuelsson who on Titan was clear on the fences in the second round of the Nations Cup as well as being clear in the first round of the Grand Prix - eventually ending 11th.
Timothee Anciaume and Paddock du Plessis HN were clear in the second round of the Nations Cup for France, and also clear in the first round of the Grand Prix. Unfortunately the last fence in the second round fell putting them 9th.
Daniel Neilson had a very unlucky end to his weekend when he and his horse Varo M both went to the ground after jumping through the b-element of the penultimate combination in the Grand Prix. Luckily both Dan and Varo were unhurt as they left the ring on foot.
A deserved high five for Maureen Bonder who impressed all with her good riding on Alex.
Romain Duguet had a good weekend on home soil, and was second in Saturday's 1.50 on Otello du Soleil and also placed in the Grand Prix on Quorida de Treho.
Action-Breaker is back! The 14 year old stallion has returned to the ring with Sergio Alvarez Moya after a long injury break.
Martin Fuchs was in action on his veteran Principal - that has now reached the age of 18, but still is very happy to be in the ring.
The nine year old Aris CMS jumped amazing in the Grand Prix with Janika Sprunger only recording a time penalty.
Jessica Kürten was competing the recent additions to her string of horses belonging to her Swiss owner Paul Bücheler in St. Gallen; here seen on the beautiful Casall-son Croesus.
Dieudonne de Guldenboom gets a good path from Jane Richard Philips who also competed on home soil this weekend.
A sole American rider had taken the trip to St. Gallen; Lauren Hough - here riding Every Way.