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Ups and downs from round two at the Longines FEI European Championships 2019

Friday, 23 August 2019
Longines FEI European Championships 2019

After finishing 8th on the opening day, Belgium bounced back with three clear rounds from Pieter Devos and Claire Z, Jos Verlooy and Igor as well as Gregory Wathelet and MJT Nevados S to jump to the overnight lead in Rotterdam. Only 1.15 penalty points separate Belgium and Germany, that sit second. Photos © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping The only French clear came from anchor rider Alexis Deroubaix on Timon d’Aure, and that kept his team in the hunt for both a medal and Olympic qualification as they go into Friday's deciding round on a score of 17.39.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping The French team all lined up.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping Dani G. Waldstein splashing some colour onto the Europeans!

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping And so did this wall!

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping We're officially in love with Call Me Princess!

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping The Irish have a long way to go after Thursday's round, and now sit 8th on 30.36 penalty points.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping Many struggled with the penultimate challenge of the course, the tricky triple combination.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping Maikel van der Vleuten was almost off Dana Blue after jumping 13c, but made it back in the saddle on time to make it over the last fence. The Dutch sit 9th ahead of Friday's final, looking to be far off a medal.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping It also did not go quite according to plan for the Swedes, that fell from 3rd to 5th. Here Henrik von Eckermann who did everything he could to make the water jump, however still had to see Tovek's Mary Lou get wet feet.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping Even Marcus Ehning and Christian Ahlmann struggled with Thursday's course, finishing on eight faults each. The Germans now sit 2nd ahead of the deciding round.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping Martin Fuchs and Clooney 51 sit comfortably in 7th individually, well in reach of a medal with less than a pole separating them from the top.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping Tokyo du Soleil celebrating his fabulous round with Luca Marziani. Italy now sit 6th overall, and need strong performances on Friday to have a chance to earn one of the three tickets for Tokyo as France, Great Britain and Belgium are all ahead of them.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping This time around, it was Israel's Daniel Bluman that fell victim to the so-called blood-rule. Following a great round with Ladriano Z, Bluman went on to be eliminated. "Sad, but those are the rules," Bluman wrote on his Instagram page explaining the cause of elimination to be a spur rub.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping Queen B! After another clear round, Steve Guerdat and Albführen's Bianca sit 2nd on the individual standings.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping Reigning World Champions Simone Blum and DSP Alice have also delivered, and after two clear rounds they sit 6th individually.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping A pole down Thursday, meant Wednesday's winners Peder Fredricson and H&M All In fell down to 8th position. Still, they are within reach of a medal both individually and with the team.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping Full focus! Great Britain's Ben Maher and Explosion W are in the lead ahead of Friday's third round, in bronze position with the team which also would mean a ticket for Tokyo. A lot is at stake!

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