Pony European Championships: showjumping gold for the French

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The French team was unbeatable in the fight for the showjumping team gold medal at the FEI Pony European Championships in Strzegom. Silver went to The Netherlands, and bronze to Norway.
 
The French took the lead after yesterday’s class where all of their 5 riders went clear. Today, after two rounds., they finished on the lowest score of just 8 penalty points. And so, the win belonged to : Anna Szarzewski with Vaughann de Vuzit, Lola Brionne with Clementine, Marie Ann Sullivan with Ken van Orchid, Nohlan Vallat riding Daenerys D’Hurl’Vent and Jeanne Hirel with Vedouz de Nestin, who went double clear.
 
„ I think the course design was perfect. I was stressed, because we had very strong teams here: Ireland, Germany, Great Britain I think today’s course was difficult, especially because the riders were under a lot of pressure. After all, I’m a lucky man today!” – said the chef d’equipe – Olivier Bost.
 
The next medals were determined by a two-nation jump-off. After two knockdowns by riders from Norway and three Dutch clears it was all decided, and the rivalry did not need to be finished – the silver went to the Netherlands, and the Norwegian stood on the last step of the podium.
 
Eventing
 
The first part of the equestrian triathlon – the dressage – ended today. The leading nation is France, with the combined score of 77,7. Second place for now belongs to Germany – 83,5, and third to Ireland – 88,2. A total of 9 teams compete during the championships.
 
The individual leader is France’s Mae Rinaldi riding Boston Du Verdon, with the result of 23,2, before German rider Merle Hoffmann with Penny Lane WE (25,0) and her teammate Mathieu Cuomo with Celeste Du Montier – 26,4.
 
The cross-country trial will take place tomorrow.
 
Showjumping FEI Pony European Championships team medalists:
 
  1. France – 8
Anna Szarzewski, VAUGHANN DE VUZIT
 
Lola Brionne, CLEMENTINE
 
Nohlan Vallat, DAENERYS D’HURL’VENT
 
Jeanne Hirel, VEDOUZ DE NESTIN
 
Marie Ann Sullivan, KEN VAN ORCHID
 
  1. The Netherlands – 13
Siebe Leemans, VOODSTOCK DE L’ASTREE
 
Ava Eden Van Grunsven, SPECIAL LADY
 
Milan Morssinkhof, CARRICK 13
 
Logan Fiechter, MINERVA FOR PLAY
 
Renske Van Middendorp, JOLLY
 
3 Norway – 13
 
Thea Gunleksen, PARC COOKIE
 
Mikkel Fredin Nilsen, ATTYRORY WARRIOR
 
Dina Nicolaysen, ELECTRA
 
Rasmus Aasland, POETICS FLOURA
 
Oda Therese Oddsen, JAVAS ALUN
 
 
 
 
 
Photo by:
 
LW: Leszek Wójcik
 
MCH: Mariusz Chmieliński
 
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