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Images | Highlights from Leipzig

Wednesday, 20 January 2016
CSI5*-W Leipzig 2016

Ludger Beerbaum and Casello. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Ludger Beerbaum and his new partner Casello, previously seen under Douglas Lindelöw, made a promising World Cup debut in Leipzig. The two had one pole down, but Casello looked very good with his new rider in the saddle and it will be exciting to follow them as they get to know each other better. All photos (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.

Harrie Smolders and Don VHP Z. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Harrie Smolders is ready for the World Cup Final after picking up a third place in Leipzig aboard Don VHP Z, who goes from strength to strength with the Dutch rider.

Marie Longem and Algorhythem. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Norway's Marie Longem on the impressive Algorhythem, also seen under Gregory Wathelet.

Pius Schwizer and Leonard de la Ferme CH. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Pius Schwizer and the 10-year-old Leonard de la Ferme CH jumped their first World Cup together and went clear in the first round.

Philipp Weishaupt and Liberty Son. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Philipp Weishaupt and Marco Kutscher's former ride Liberty Son were clear in the first round of the World Cup, as one of three German riders.

Guido Klatte and Qinghai. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
20-year-old German rider Guido Klatte surprised everybody to go clear in the World Cup on Qinghai. In the jump-off the pair had one down, and finished 9th.

Denis Lynch and All Star 5. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Denis Lynch and All Star 5 ended second in the World Cup, although the Irish rider stated after that he gave up on the jump-off already before entering the ring after seeing Niklas Krieg's blistering fast round.

Billy Twomey and Tinka's Serenade. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
The now 19-year-old Tinka's Serenade was the oldest horse in the class, and the same age as the youngest rider which was Jessica Mendoza. Still looking fresh and happy, the mare was unlucky to have a pole down with Billy Twomey in the saddle.

Christian Ahlmann and Cornado II. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
He's on fire! Christian Ahlmann leads the Western European World Cup League, and seems to win everything at the moment - on Saturday he won the feature class on Cornado II.

Niklas Krieg and Carella 5. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
And finally, the winner: 22-year-old Niklas Krieg and Carella 5 delivered one of the most memorable moments of the season when going to the top in the World Cup.

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