France Takes All in Strzegom Nations Cup, Sara Algotsson Ostholt Wins CCI3*

Strzegom Nations Cup Top Three: France, Italy and Poland. Photo by Leszek Wójcik/LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trials.

France was on fire this week in the FEI Nations Cup held at the LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trials. They sealed the deal on a decisive team victory in Sunday’s show jumping. Great Britain finished second as a team and Italy stepped up to finished third.

“We did a good job with the team, two of us were clear. Yesterday the cross was quite hard, but our three horses were clear, and mine was very close to the time. We came here to try to win the Nations Cup and we did, so we are very happy,” said French rider Maxime Livio, who finished fourth individually with Opium de Verrieres.

Yoshiaki OIWA and Calle 44. Photo by Leszek Wójcik/LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trials.

In the individual standings, Yoshiaki Oiwa (JPN) piloted his own Calle 44 to a win the CICO3* class, their second three-star triumph at this venue. The 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Christo 5 x Sara IV) had two penalty free jumping phases to finish on their dressage score (30.3).

Frenchman Christopher Six and Totem de Brecey, a 16-year-old Selle Français owned by Francois and Juliane Souweine, jumped from fifth to second after leaving all the poles up today. They finish on a score of 35.3.

Great Britain’s William Oakden finished third aboard Katherine Lindsay’s Cooley Ramiro (Ramiro B x Ordela Royal). Only 4.8 cross country time penalties were added for their final result of 37.5 points.

This Nations Cup at Strzegom was the first to test the new Olympic format — three team riders with no drop score. We will see this format again at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Sara Algotsson Ostholt and Wega. Photo by Leszek Wójcik/LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trials.

Riding for Sweden, Sara Algotsson Ostholt and Margareta Algotsson’s Wega added another glowing accomplishment to their lengthly career with a wire-to-wire win of the competitive CCI3* class. The 17-year-old Swedish Warmblood (Irco Mena x La Fair) had one rail down, but their final result of 30 still had them out in front.

Riding for Sweden, Sara Algotsson Ostholt and Margareta Algotsson’s Wega added another glowing accomplishment to their lengthly career with a wire-to-wire win of the competitive CCI3* class. The 17-year-old Swedish Warmblood (Irco Mena x La Fair) had one rail down, but their final result of 30 still had them out in front.

With two poles down, Andreas Ostholt followed his sister-in-law for a second place finish aboard So Is Et, a 15-year-old Westfalian owned by Marcelis Padmos. The German duo finish with 36.2 points.

Belgium’s Karin Donckers and Fletcha van’t Verahof earned third place. Owned by Karin, Joris De Brabandere and Carl Bouckaert, the 13-year-old Belgian Warmblood had only one rail down for to finish on 37.6.

Of the 14 finishers, only three posted double clear show jumping rounds: Julien Despontin with Clever Man Waf, Leonie Kuhlmann with Cascora and Beat Sax with Secret IV.

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