The FEI WBFSH World Championships for Young Horses began this Thursday at the Zangersheide Stud in Lanaken with the first qualifying events for five, six and seven year old horses.
For five-year-olds, this event was held behind Table A with no time trials and 99 of the 242 starters completed the course without penalty points. The Selle Français horses were not particularly successful, as only two of the sixteen at the start succeeded in clean rounds: Hold Up Denfer (I’m Special de Muze x Diamant de Semilly) and Cyrielle Deboffle, as well as Hector de Kezeg (Diamant de Semilly x Vas Y Donc Longane) with Morgane Dasio for Switzerland. Two French riders also handle Z horses: Max Tirouin on Chavez Z (Cicero Z x Chellano Z) and Christel Boulard on Dido Bois Blanc Z (Diamant de Semilly x Calido)
276 starts and 90 double clean rounds in six-year-old qualifying are played in two stages. The victory goes to the Holstein stallion Cannandillo (Kannan x Candillo) ridden by the Greek Angelos Tulupis. He is ahead of Oldenburg’s Keatingstown Mister Cool (Messenger) with Irish Susan Fitzpatrick and Selle Italian Bluegiu’ (Benitus di Vallerano) ridden by Italian Stefano Valzini. Good fourth place for mare Gaia du Boderie (Kannan x Arc de Triomphe) with Brazilian Thiago Ribas da Costa. Grégoire Ercelin also had a great performance, finishing eighth with Gutchi de Moyon (Rock’n Roll Semilly x Diams du Grasset). You can also see that Garance de Vains (Diamant de Semilly x Ogano Sitte) is ranked twenty-sixth along with Valentin Pacaud, while gelding Golden Eyes de Lina (Diamant de Semilly x Gerfaut d’Helby) from Selle Français is also clean, but out of the ranking. , with Sandrine Mariani.
In the qualifying match for seven-year-olds, which also consisted of two stages, 43 out of 190 participants reached the double clean round. Belgian Thibaut Philippaerts defeats Crystal Claire (SWB, Cristallo I x Oklund), who is several tenths ahead of Dutchman Bas Moerings with Kivinia (KWPN, I’m Special de Muze x Calido I), followed by Qu DC (SI , Quod DC x Gratus DC, run by Italian Graziano Tazzi. A very nice mare SF Flagship de Hus (Cornet Obolensky x Fergar Mail) tied with Gregory Wathelet is at the foot of the podium. Haras de Goes stood out in this class, as February de Hus (Con Air x Corrado) is in sixth place with Germany’s Mark Bettinger and Far West de Goes (Cornet Obolensky x Lefebvre) is in twentieth place with Ireland’s Emma McEntee. The other two Selle Français are also very well classified; Fenomene Divy (Norton d’Eole x Chin Chin), eighth with Belgian Dominik Hendrix, and Fantasia de Beaufour (Contendro x Diamant de Semilly) under Italian saddle Giorgio Sacco.
If the Selle Français excelled, the French riders who failed to complete a single clean lap did not.
Are approved stallions eight years of age or older closed on the first day of the FEI Zangersheide World Studs Opening class? This class A time trial was won by Casanova de l’Herse (sBs, Ugano Sitte x Kashmir van Schuttershof) ridden by François Mati ahead of Mexican Ernesto Canseco and Cornet Blue PS (OS, Chacko-Blue x Cornet Stern) and the Portuguese Rodrigo Giesteira Almeida on the imposing van de Renger (KWPN, Comme Il Faut x Corland). The only French rider in this class, Jean-Francis Simon took a good twelfth place in the SF Enoch de Brehat (L’Arc de Triomphe x Narcos II).
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