We saw great saves and valiant recovery efforts yesterday on cross country at the FEI World Equestrian Games, but Switzerland’s Robin Godel and Grandeur de Lully CH definitely had the save of the day.
Grandeur de Lully CH stutter stepped on take-off at the Apple Country table at 13B. Knees up and ears pricked, they looked to be alright at first but couldn’t quite clear the width of the table. Grandeur de Lully CH stretched, making a heroic attempt to stay on his feet, but he stumbled to his knees on landing, throwing Robin on to his neck.
It looked like Robin was going to shoot out the front door, but Grandeur de Lully CH lifted his head and literally threw Robin back in the tack. Then they were off and running. Now that’s teamwork! Robin and Grandeur de Lully CH went on to finish the course clear with 38.4 time penalties. Keep scrolling to see the sequence of their epic save.