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Highlights from the Barrière Nations Cup in La Baule

Monday, 10 June 2024
CSIO5* Jumping International de La Baule 2024

Team Germany won Friday’s CSIO5* 1.60m Barrière Nations Cup at the 2024-edition of Jumping International de La Baule ahead of the hosts in second and Belgium in third. With the François André Stadium filled to the brim with spectators, the atmosphere was incredible. “It is not normal how fair the public was, and it is not something we should take for granted," Germany's anchor Philipp Weishaupt said afterwards. "I went in and I jumped clear and I had the feeling that I got a lot of applause from the public – even though we beat France. Thank you for that; it shows we had great sportsmen and women here – and that was a great feeling.” 

With these images, we take a look back at the action in the Barrière Nations Cup! 

All photos © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. 

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. The enthusiastic crowd in La Baule supporting their home team that finished second.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Thumbs up from Philipp Weishaupt in the parade of nations ahead of the competition.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ Understatement.... “I can handle pressure quite well,” Philipp Weishaupt commented about his nerves after delivering another clear in the second round, which was needed to secure the win for Germany, riding the phenomenal Zineday.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. "I wish that everybody that does equestrian sports once in their life gets to have a feeling like on this one; it is pretty special to ride Zineday. I am extremely happy and thankful that I have a chance to ride a horse like him," Philipp Weishaupt said about his 10-year-old Zineday that secured the German victory with a double clear round.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Olivier Robert and Iglesias D.V. delivered a double clear for the French team.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. As did Francois Xavier Boudant and Brazyl du Mezel.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Allez Bosty! In round one, French anchors Roger Yves Bost and Delph de Denat HDC made a splash of the open water, but delivered a much needed clear in the second round to help France finish second.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Bosty's clear in round two kept the French team total on five and piled pressure on the German anchors.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Keeping a close eye on the rivals... With the traditional format with a dropscore, the excitement was palpable until the very end.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. One of the six double clears in the Barrière Nations Cup: Belgium's Wilm Vermeir and Iq van het Steentje, who helped the Belgian team finish third.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. After the first round, the US team was still in contention for the win with a beautiful clear from Lillie Keenan and Argan de Beliard...

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. ... as well as from Karl Cook and Caracole de La Roque.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. However, it was not going to be plain sailing...Kent Farrington and Landon were eliminated after two refusals in round one on this double at 9ab...

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. ... and after the unexpected exit in the first round, Farrington opted to withdraw from the second round, leaving the US team with three horse-and-rider combinations and an uphill battle. Eventually, they finished 6th.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. The Swiss came prepared...

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Steve Guerdat and Albfuehren's Iashin Sitte flying the flag for the Swiss, that finished fourth.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Full focus from Pius Schwizer and Vancouver de Lanlore.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. The Swede's did not have a good day at the office, with Petronella Andersson and Odina van Klapscheut being their best combination on a score of 0/4. The Swedes ended 8th and second-last.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. “Of course I am feeling very pleased with my horse, who is only 9-years-old,” Kendra Claricia Brinkop said about Tabasco de Toxandria Z after the pair delivered a clear for the Germans in round two.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. All set at the launchpad... Karl Cook and Caracole de La Roque waiting for their turn.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Lots of love for Francois Xavier Boudant's Brazyl du Mezel.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Edouard Schmitz and Gamin van'T Naastveldhof jumped clear in round two.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Lillie Keenan's groom Cory Teal supporting her every step of the way.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Simon Delestre's I Amelusina R 51 flying over the open water at fence eight.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. The French team spirit... Simon Delestre congratulates Francois Xavier Boudant after a double clear performance.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Kisses for the incredible Quel Homme de Hus, who jumped clear in round two for Belgium.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. "If you know you have these guys in the team, you want to keep up," Kendra Claricia Brinkop said about her German teammates.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. “I am blessed with this horse and I am lucky to have gotten the chance to come here,” Andre Thieme said about his DSP Chakaria.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. ...and he obviously isn't the only one that loves her!

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. The second placed home team was in high spirits.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Cheers! Team Germany could celebrate a Nations Cup win in La Baule after a 16 year draught.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Merci! "Thank you to the organizers and to the incredible crowd here,” Philipp Weishaupt said after the Barrière Nations Cup.

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