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Images | Thrills and spills from the second round at the FEI World Equestrian Games

Friday, 21 September 2018
FEI World Equestrian Games 2018

Day two of competition at the FEI World Equestrian Games 2018 Bank of America Jumping Championships in Tryon was as exciting as the first with lots of ups and downs. Germany's Simone Blum and her wonderful DSP Alice was the first pair to post a clear, holding on to the lead until the very end of the class when Lorenzo De Luca, McLain Ward and Peder Fredricson went in front of her. All photos (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. 

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. With his 17 years, Reveur de Hurtebise HDC is one of the oldest horses in the field.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. The heat is on in many ways here at Tryon: Exciting competitions, and a burning sun.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. This fence - the combination at 13ab - fell over and over again.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. This last upright also caused heartbreak for many, as the horses drifted towards the in-gate which caused both poles down...

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson ... and refusals.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. The judges next to the open water got showered over and over again.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson Rodrigo Pessoa, Irish Chef d'Equipe, having a look at all the action.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Germany's Laura Klaphake and her amazing Catch Me If You Can OLD did a great job to solve all the questions asked and ended on only one time penalty.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. New Zealand's Bruce Goodin was almost unseated after the combination at no. 13ab, and had to make a circle ahead of the last fence.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Laura Kraut and Zeremonie in action. USA sit in silver position ahead of today's team final.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Jur Vrieling and VDL Glasgow vd Merelsnest ready to go.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. A hug for the amazing Cristalline from USA's Adrienne Sternlicht after a fantastic round that only saw a time penalty being added to their score.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. A place to cool down for the horses before start.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Thumbs up from Billy Raymont and Oaks Redwood: The Australian boys have impressed in Tryon!

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Italy's Luca Marziani and Tokyo du Soleil surprised all when getting eliminated on the wall after this fence.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Good Luck celebrating his clear round with Ireland's Cian O'Connor, who now sits 5th individually.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Janika Sprunger and Bacardi VDL crossed the finish line with only one time penalty after some great jumping, and are in the lead with the Swiss team.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. A clear round for Austria's Max Kühner and Chardonnay - climbing the ranks ahead of the third part of the competition to sit 7th individually.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Bahrain's Khalid Hilal Al Khatri was the happiest of them all after ending the second round on only five faults after a superb round with Awal BDF.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. A foot in the water pushed one Harrie Smolders and Don VHP Z, f the favorites, down the ranks to 11th.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Well, you don't always get the photo you are hoping for...

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