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WoSJ Exclusive; The World Cup final will be the biggest class ever for Daisuke

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Daisuke has been preparing for Leipzig with some 145 - 150 classes in Germany. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The 24 year old Daisuke Kawaguchi from Japan is one of the non-European riders that are in Germany preparing for the World Cup final in Leipzig. He managed to qualify for the big final by just riding four of the Asian league qualifications, but in Leipzig he will make his debut in a 160-class.

“In Japan the qualifications aren't that big and we don´t have any indoor shows there, so it will be a big challenge for me, but I am not nervous because I really love challenges”, Daisuke tells WoSJ.

The 12 year old Snowy River II is the horse that will accompany the Japanese rider in Leipzig. The horse has been with Daisuke she was six. “She is a very hot horse but with a strong heart. Snowy River never stops; and she always wants to be clear over the fences.”


After the World Cup final Daisuke will go back to Japan for a month, where he is studying to become a veterinarian. Six years of studying are already done, and one more remains. Snowy River will stay in Europe and is getting a month's rest before they are going to Drammen in Norway in June and then hopefully Aachen in July.

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