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Postcard from CSIO5* Sopot Horse Show

Wednesday, 23 June 2021
CSIO5* Sopot Horse Show 2021

Photo © Oliwia Chmielewska / Got to love these two: 19-year-old Brian Moggre impressed with the incredible Balou du Reventon, winning the Grand Prix and jumping two beautiful rounds in the Nations Cup on a score of zero and four. All photos © Oliwia Chmielewska /

Photo © Oliwia Chmielewska / It was a hot weekend in Sopot, and the riders were allowed to throw their jackets on a few occasions.

Photo © Oliwia Chmielewska / Z Ice Cube Z seemed pleased with himself after taking the third place in Thursday's 1.50m class, ridden by Julien Anquetin.

Photo © Oliwia Chmielewska / A tie for the win does not happen that often, but that was the case in Thursday's biggest class – a 1.50m against the clock – where both Jaroslaw Skrzyczynski with Jerico and Alexander Butler with Pico stopped the clock at 64.92 seconds.

Photo © Oliwia Chmielewska / Full focus for Nicola Philippaerts with Gijs.

Photo © Oliwia Chmielewska / Christian Kukuk and Mumbai impressed with their performances in both the Grand Prix and the Nations Cup.

Photo © Oliwia Chmielewska / It's all in the details...

Photo © Oliwia Chmielewska / Summer, horses and excitement – can it get better?

Photo © Oliwia Chmielewska / Adrienne Sternlicht and Bennys Legacy delivered two great rounds for the American team in the Nations Cup, coming back clear in the second round.

Photo © Oliwia Chmielewska / Home heros Jaroslaw Skrzyczynski and Jerico were in top form in Sopot, winning two big classes.

Photo © Oliwia Chmielewska / Maurice Tebbel and Don Diarado had a great weekend in Sopot, and are now on the long list for the German team ahead of the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Photo © Oliwia Chmielewska / The legendary Nick Skelton.

Photo © Oliwia Chmielewska / Germany won Sunday's CSIO5* Nations Cup.

Photo © Oliwia Chmielewska / Jos Verlooy and Varoune delivered a double clear in the Longines FEI Nations Cup, to help the Belgian team take the second place.

Photo © Oliwia Chmielewska / In memory of the late Tiggy Hancock, all the Irish riders and Chef d'Equipe Michael Blake wore a yellow arm band. Also German rider Marcus Ehning, who was Tiggy's idol, wore the armband in her memory.

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