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Highlights from the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for 5-year-old horses

Wednesday, 21 September 2016
FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships 2016

"With such a good horse it makes life a little bit easier," said Willem Greve after winning gold at the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for 5-year-old horses with Garant (Warrant x Verdi TN). All photos (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Willem Greve did a jump-off out of the text books that really impressed, but it was no less impressive that the only 16-year-old Michael Pender took both silver and bronze on Irish horses bred by the Hughes-family.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Fourth place went to Jil Verheij and the fantastic Agana van het Gerendal Z (Aganix du Seigneur x Topas) bred by her father Ben Verheij.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Best Of Mury Marais Z (Bonaparte Z x Feinschnitt I Z ) finished fifth with Patrick Mc Entee.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
There were no less than three Diamant de Semilly-offspring in the Top 14, the best was Le Diamant Horta seen under Walter Lelie. Le Diamant Horta is a full sister to Edwina Tops-Alexander's former ride Erenice Horta.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Loewie Joppen and Calvara Dl Z (Calvaro Z x Contender) were also double clear to end 7th in the final.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Florian Meyer zu Hartum rode the Diamant de Semilly-daughter Semeli to 8th place in the final.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Darragh Ryan was lightening fast on the Irish bred Lackamore Storm (Kroongraf x Indoctro), but a pole fell and the pair dropped down to 9th.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
10th place went to a happy Jaime Gabarron Jimenez with Zarina de Vidau, also a mare by Diamant de Semilly.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
This does not happen all that often: Michael Pender had to bring two horses to the prize giving!

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
But, that is what happens when you fly around the jump-off with both horses. Here with Z Seven Caretina (Coltaire Z x Caretino)...

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
... and Z Seven Canya Dance (Can Ya Makan x Cavalier Royale).

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
A happy team, that had all reason to be proud of two medals!

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
“To win a medal here with a young horse that you own and produced yourself, well it makes me really proud," said Willem Greve about his gold on Garant.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Willem Greve with the breeders of Garant, the Bosch-family.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
The gold medalists: Willem Greve and Garant.

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