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Trot and thrills at the first horse inspection in Herning

Monday, 08 August 2022
ECCO FEI World Championships 2022

The Agria FEI Jumping World Championship got underway on Monday, with the first horse inspection. It was a trot-up with some very fresh horses, however, more horses than expected went to the holding box and five of them will have to return Tuesday morning for a second attempt on getting the green light to compete in Herning.

First out in this photo special from the trot-up is Switzerland's Martin Fuchs and Leone Jei, who come fresh from their five-star Grand Prix win in Dinard, France. Fuchs, current world no. two, took individual silver at the 2018 World Championship in Tryon – then with Clooney. 

All photos © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping.

Linnea Ericsson-Carey's Skorphults Baloutendro practiced some new moves on the runway. 

Felipe Amaral's Androide 3K was a handful...

Icoon VDL thought the photographers were quite scary, so Hessel Hoekstra had to trot three times – with a break in between.

This golden pair – Peder Fredricson and H&M All In – took it all with ease. 

A moment between Steve Guerdat and Venard de Cerisy. 

Vancouver de Lanlore playing around with Pius Schwizer. 

While several of the stallions were showing off in one way or the other, Jerome Guery's Quel Homme de Hus mostly looked like he was searching for candy. 

Mclain Ward's Contagious – trotted up by Lee McKeever – had some issues staying on the path, but kept quite cool compared to other occassions. 

Australia's James Arkins and Eurostar keeping an eye on their teammates after getting the green light themselves.

Santiago Diaz Ortega's Chasandro Boy thought canter was way better than trot.

Ben Maher's Faltic HB headed for the apples. 

Maksymilian Wechta's Chepettano is one of the five horses that will have to be re-inspected on Tuesday morning. 

Henrik von Eckermann and King Edward waiting for their turn. 

A scratch for Sean Vard from Leone Jei.

Adrienne Sternlicht's Cristalline seemed eager for it all to start; doing her jumps already while trotting up.

Joe Stockdale's beautiful Equine America Cacharel.

Christian Ahlmann's Dominator 2000 Z striking a pose when passing the cameras. 

Still as sound as a youngster! Not all riders did the trot-up themselves, but 67-year-old John Whitaker did!

The calmest pair of the whole trot-up was probably Max Kühner and Electric Blue P. No stress and no nerves were to be seen. 

Canada's Erynn Ballard and Gakhir waiting for their turn. 

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