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Images | The BMO Nations Cup at the Spruce Meadows Masters

Wednesday, 12 September 2018
CSIO5* Spruce Meadows Masters 2018

Germany ended on top of the podium in the BMO Nations Cup at the Spruce Meadows Masters with a team consisting of Philipp Weishaupt with Sansibar 89, Holger Wulschner with BSC Skipper, Andre Thieme with Aretino 13 and Marcus Ehning with Funky Fred. All photos (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. 

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Only four riders managed to be double clear over the difficult course build for the Nations Cup. One of them was Holger Wulschner with BSC Skipper for the winning team.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Cedric Angot and Saxo de la Cour did two great clear rounds for France that ended 6th.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Home hero Eric Lamaze lived up to the expectations and went double clear to help the Canadian team to secure the 2nd place.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Beezie Madden and Breitling LS were in fantastic form, going clear in both rounds for the American team that ended 4th.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Alain Jufer got into trouble with Chellatus R already after the first fence in round one, and had to leave the course by foot.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Andre Thieme for Germany on his way to the open water.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Andrew Welles with Brindis Bogibo.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Barbara Schnieper and Cicero F impressed in the first round for Switzerland. Unfortunately the team was not among the six best that qualified for the second round.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. A happy Canadian team when they realized they went up to second position.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Capt. Brian Cournane made a big step up in the second round for Ireland, where he and Dino ended the course with only one time penalty.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Conor Swail and Rubens LS La Silla stretching over the last oxer that caused a lot of problems for several riders.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Germany has a very good record of winning the BMO Nations Cup at Spruce Meadows.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Eric Lamaze's Coco Bongo enjoyed the attention.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. It was not living legend Ian Millar's day during the Nations Cup, as he ended both rounds with eight faults. Still he was a huge part of the second place, helping and supporting his team mates.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Juan Jose Zendejas Salgado with Tino La Chapelle was the best rider on the Mexican team to end on 0-5 faults.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Marcus Ehning and Funky Fred had an easy job as they didn't even have to jump in the second round.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Pure happiness from Kara Chad after being clear in the second round.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. All smiles when Andre Thieme secured the win for Germany after only one time penalty in the second round.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Daniel Coyle and Cita in action for Ireland.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Tiffany Foster and Eric Lamaze celebrating the silver position.

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