Hot off the presses! Entries for Luhmühlen DHL, June 14-17 in Germany, have just been released, with 65 horses entered in the hotly contested CCI4*. Four North American entries are slated to compete in the CCI4*.
Boyd Martin and the Shamwari 4 Syndicate’s Shamwari 4, a 16-year-old Hanoverian (Star Regent xx X Donnice, by Der Clou), will return to compete in the CCI4*, where they finished in third place in 2014.
Liz Halliday-Sharp and Deniro Z, a 10-year-old KWPN (Zapatero VDL X Zonne-Trend, by French Buffet xx) owned by the Deniro Syndicate and Ocala Horse Properties, will contest the horse’s first CCI4*.
Will Coleman and OBOS O’Reilly, a 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse (OBOS Quality X Omard Clover Queen, by Clover Hill) owned by the Four Star Eventing Group, are re-routing to Luhmühlen following an early retirement on course at Badminton. (The horse is also cross-entered for Tattersalls CCI3* in Ireland.)
Rebecca Howard and Riddle Master, a 17-year-old Canadian Sport Horse owned by Blithe Hill Farm, will make their ninth CCI4* start for Canada in the horse’s first appearance back at the level since finishing 10th at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
With 2018 being a World Equestrian Games year, many countries are using Luhmühlen as a selection trial for choosing their teams, and we have a star-studded entry list in both the CCI4* and CIC3* as a result.
A further 82 horses are entered in the Meßmer Trophy CIC3*, which serves as Germany’s National Championships and one of the selection trials for the German WEG team. Many of Germany’s top horses are entered in the CIC3* as a result, including reigning European Champions Ingrid Klimke and SAP Hale Bob OLD.
The U.S. also has two entries in the CIC3*. In addition to competing Deniro Z in the CCI4*, Liz Halliday-Sharp has Fernhill By Night, a 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse (Radolin X Argentina XII, by Argentinus) owned by Deborah Halliday, in the CIC3*.
Woods Baughman, who is based in Germany for the year training with Dirk Schrade, will also contest the CIC3* with his own Maverick McNamara, a 14-year-old British Warmblood (Medoc X Skippy).
Click here to view the full Luhmühlen entry list. Go Eventing.