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The Grand Prix of Rome in Images

Monday, 28 May 2012

Marc Dilasser and Obiwan de Piliere takes a short turn in round two to finish in a great third place. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson. 

Runners-up Taloubet Z and Christian Ahlmann jumped two fantastic rounds and looked unbeatable... Eric Lamaze and the wonderful Derly Chin de Muze - one of three De Muze horses in the class - crossses the finish line after one unfortunate fence down. The beautiful Billy Congo jumped yet another clear with William Funnel in the first round at Piazza de Siena, but had one fence down in the second round. The two really impressed this weekend!Giulia Martinengo is a crowd favorite in Italy, and here she is on Loro Piana Athletica. Guy Williams was one of four British riders to make it to the second round on Depardieu van't Keizelhof.Harrie Smolders was in great form this weekend, and made it to the second round on Exquis Walnut de Muze - who jumped really well!Henrik von Eckermann and Allerdings keep on impressing, and rode a fantastic round - but unfortunately the gate at fence twelve fell.Judy-Ann Melchior in the spotlight.Henrik and Leon discussing tactics.Lucia Vizzini and Loro Piana Quinta Roo crosses the finish line in the beautiful surroundings at Piazza di Siena with extatic crowds cheering them on.Picture perfect: Leon Thijssen and Tyson - Jenny loves shooting photos of this bouncy stallion!Ludger and Gotha FRH made the crowds go crazy when they managed to beat Christian's time! The German rider is very popular in Italy!A job well done: Marco gives Cornet Obolensky some well deserved attention after another two great rounds!Nathale Chiaudani and Fix Design Almero bucks their way across the finish line to end up best of the Italians in seventh!Paul Estermann had a great weekend in Rome; here Castlefield Eclipse shows off some real galloping!Janika Sprunger and Palloubet d'Halong rode two great clear in Rome to finish fifth; here the Swiss rider gives everything!Peter Charles and Murka's Vindicat was another impressive pair in the Grand Prix and ended as number thirteen. It was all about getting the rigt turns in round two: here Harrie and the Nut!Valentina jumped her socks - aka shoes - off in the Grand Prix!    

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