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Nando de Miranda and Karel Cox best in second qualifiers of FEI World Breeding Jumping Championship

Saturday, 17 September 2016
FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships 2016

Karel Cox won the second qualifier for the 6-year-olds. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Karel Cox won the second qualifier for the 6-year-olds. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.

In a 1.40m competition against the clock with over 180 competitors, Brazil's Nando de Miranda took the victory in Friday's second qualifier of the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championship for 7-year-old horses. Riding the Brazilian-bred Czarina Jmen, de Miranda stopped the clock at 60.19 seconds.

Nando de Miranda and Czarina Jmen (Clavigo Jmen x Contender) pulled off a spectacular round and only two French riders came close to their time. Pierre Ducoste and Vilmar de Mescam (Quartz du Chanu x Kouglof II) finished as runners-up in 60.72 seconds, while Pierre Coiteux Fontaine ended up third with Vista du Chalet (Ogano Sitte x Nidor Platiere) in 60.89 seconds.

In the second qualifier for the 6-year-olds, it was Belgium's Karel Cox and Beau Reve van Kruishoeve Z (Bamako de Muze x Taran de la Pomme) who took the win. In 59.19 seconds they stayed ahead of Ireland's Greg Broderick riding Santa Catalina (Capitalist x Ghareeb) – finishing as runners-up in 60.13 seconds. Dutch rider Julian de Boer and Fernando V (Zapatero VDL x Larino) became third in 60.32 seconds.

After 111 clear rounds in the first qualifier for the5-year-olds, 74 of them again kept a clean sheet in Friday's second qualifier.


Text © World of Showjumping by Peter van der Waaij // Picture © Jenny Abrahamsson

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