Luhmühlen CCI5*-L Live Updates: Tim Price Leads, Frankie 9th

Frankie Thieriot Stutes and Chatwin showed the Luhmühlen course who’s boss, and will sit in eighth place overnight. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

Hello from cross country day at Longines Luhmühlen Horse Trials! Following apocalyptic rain storms last night, the start of CCI5*-L cross country has been pushed back to 3 p.m. local time/9 a.m. EST. You can watch the live stream on Horse & Country TV. EN will also be running live updates on this page. Keep refreshing for updates.

Mike Etherington-Smith’s course has 30 numbered fences with 45 total jumping efforts running across 6,370 meters. The time allowed is 11 minutes, 14 seconds. Click here to read through Mike’s analysis on his course. Click here for a fence-by-fence preview with commentary from Tim Price.

Despite the rain, the ground has held up surprisingly well, though conditions are extremely humid in the aftermath of the storm. Click here for start times. Ride times for our U.S. pairs are as follows:

  • Allie Knowles and Sound Prospect: rider fall at 8A, no injuries
  • Frankie Thieriot Stutes and Chatwin: clear with 6.4 time penalties

We wish safe rides to all. Go Eventing.

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9: We’re underway with Andrew James and Cool Chica as the first out on course.

9:04: Andrew James picked up a runout at the corner at fence 11C — clear on second attempt.

9:08: Andrew picked up another runout at fence 17, the skinny brush going into the Meßmer Teich water complex and elected to retire. He was also marked as missing a flag at fence 13. We’ll be watching those flag penalties closely.

9:09: Sarah Bullimore and Reve de Rouet are on course now.

9:13: Alex Bragg and Zagreb are away from the start box.

9:20: Sarah Bullimore and Reve de Rouet are our first pair home and 1 second inside the time.

9:21: Yoshi Oiwa and Calle 44 are on course and going well — clear through fence 11.

9:25: Alex Bragg and Zagreb are home 8 seconds inside the time. This time is very catchable.

9:27: Becky Wolven and DHI Babette K are on course and clear through the coffin at fence 14.

9:28: Clear and 5 seconds over the time for Yoshi Oiwa and Calle 44 to add 2.0 time penalties.

9:28: Sam Watson and Tullabeg Flamenco are away in the horse’s CCI5*-L debut.

9:29: Clara Louieau and Ultramaille are on course and clear through fence 16.

9:32: Becky Wolven and DHI Babette K complete with a clear round and 4 seconds over the time to add 1.6 time penalties.

9:33: George Hilton-Jones and Efraim are our latest pair to start.

9:36: Clara Louieau and Ultramaille are home clear with 8.8 time penalties.

9:36: Tim Price and Ascona M are away!

9:39: George Hilton-Jones and Efraim picked up a runout at the corner at fence 11C.

9:40: Clear with 9.6 time penalties for Sam Watson and Tullabeg Flamenco.

9:43: Patricia Pytches and CES Ballycar Chip are on course and clear through fence 8.

9:45: Warren Lamperd and Silvia have fallen at fence 3.

9:47: Tim Price and Ascona M are home clear and 5 seconds over the time to add 2.0 time penalties. They will sit no lower than second place overnight.

9:49: Allie Knowles and Sound Prospect are away for the USA. Go Sounder!

9:52: Unfortunately Sound Prospect stumbled on landing after jumping the brush into the water at fence 8A, and Allie couldn’t quite hang on. She is totally OK and walking home.

9:53: Patricia Pytches and CES Ballycar Chip completed clear with 40.4 time penalties.

9:54: Overnight leaders Kazuma Tomoto and Brookpark Vikenti are on course now.

9:57: Charlotte Bacon and Last Touch are our latest pair to start.

9:58: Kazuma Tomoto and Brookpark Vikenti picked up a runout at 14C, the angled brush at the coffin. Tim Price and Ascona M will be our overnight leaders.

10: Kazu has unfortunately picked up another runout at 18B, the skinny brush coming out of the Meßmer Teich water. He elected to retire Brookpark Vikenti.

10:01: Andreas Dibowski and FRH Butts Avedon have started.

10:03: Andreas fell from FRH Butts Avedon when the horse left a leg at the table at fence 7. They are both OK.

10:05: Charlotte Bacon and Last Touch picked up a runout at 21B, the first of the angled brushes in the main arena. She then picked up two more refusals at fence 26, the first of the angled brushes in the second water, and has sadly been eliminated.

10:08: Elmo Jankari and Soraya 243 are on course and clear through fence 11.

10:09: Eliza Stoddart and Dick O Malley are the latest starters.

10:11 Elmo Jankari and Soraya 243 were marked as missing a flag at the brush corner at fence 13 and then picked up a runout at fence 17, the first skinny brush at the Meßmer Teich water.

10:13: Eliza Stoddart and Dick O Malley picked up a runout at 11C, the second of the two massive corners. She then picked up a second runout at the brush corner at fence 13.

10:15: Elmo Jankari fell from Soraya 243 at fence 23, the first angled brush in the last water. They are both OK.

10:16: Kenki Sato and Shanaclough Contadora are away from the start box.

10:17: Eliza Stoddart and Dick O Malley picked up a refusal at 21B, the first of the angled brushes in the main arena, and then two more refusals at fence 26, the angled brush in the last water, for elimination.

10:20: Kenki Sato has retired Shanaclough Contadora after a runout at 6C, the skinny coming out of the first water complex.

10:22: Sam Ecroyd and Wodan III are our next starters on course.

10:25: Simone Sordi and Amacuzzi are away from the start box.

10:27: Sam Ecroyd and Wodan III picked up a runout at fence 17, the first skinny brush at the Meßmer Teich water.

10:29: Tom McEwen and Figaro van het Broekxhof are the latest starters.

10:31: After eight starters in a row didn’t complete, Sam Ecroyd is home with 20 jumping penalties and 33.2 time penalties.

10:32: Frankie Thieriot Stutes and Chatwin are away. GO GIRL GO!

10:35: Simone Sordi and Amacuzzi completely with a clear round and 21.6 time.

10:37: Frankie and Chatwin are clear through 13 and going guns blazing.

10:38: Marie Caroline Barbier and Picasso d’Oreal have started.

10:39: Frankie is clear through fence 18 at the Meßmer Teich water and I am not breathing.

10:40: Tom McEwen and Figaro van het Broekxhof are home clear and 4 seconds inside the time — our third pair inside the time.

10:41: Frankie is clear through the main arena at fence 21.

10:42: Frankie clear through the last water and heading for home. USA! USA! USA!

10:43: Marie Caroline Barbier and Picasso d’Oreal picked up a runout at fence 5A, the first of the skinnies at the mounds.

10:44: Frankie and Chatwin are home clear with 6.4 time penalties in their first CCI5*-L.

10:46: Sharon Polding and Findonfirecracker are clear through fence 14.

10:48: Andreas Ostholt and Corvette 31 are on course.

10:49: Marie Caroline Barbier and Picasso d’Oreal are home with 20 jumping penalties and 25.6 time penalties.

10:53: Sharon Polding completes clear with 23.6 time penalties and gives Findonfirecracker a massive hug after crossing the finish — that’s what it’s all about!

10:54: Jo Rimmer and Isaac Newton are our latest starters.

10:56: Flora Harris and Bayano are away.

11: Andreas Ostholt and Corvette are home with 8.4 time penalties.

11:01: Tony Kennedy and Westeria are our latest starters.

11:04: Jo Rimmer and Isaac Newton complete clear with 10.4 time penalties.

11:05: Sam Griffiths and Paulank Brockagh have started.

11:09: Flora Harris and Bayano complete with 21.2 time penalties. She lost a lot of time taking the long route at the brushes in the final water complex.

11:10: Zara Tindall and Watkins are away from the start box. This is her first time back at CCI5*-L level since 2017.

11:11: Zara unfortunately picked up 20 penalties when Watkins glanced off the skinny coming out of the water at fence 6C. She then elected to retire before fence 7.

11:12: Tony Kennedy and Westeria are home clear with 6.0 time penalties.

11:14: Peter Flarup and Frankie have started.

11:15: We have just two more pairs left to start. Frankie and Chatwin will be guaranteed a top 10 position overnight.

11:16: Clear with 3.2 time penalties for Sam Griffiths and Paulank Brockagh.

11:17: Andrew James and Hold Me Down are away.

11:20: Sarah Bullimore and Conpierre have started as our final pair on course.

11:22: Andrew James and Hold Me Down had a runout at the corner at fence 11C, followed by a second runout at 14C, the angled brush at the coffin. He elected to retire.

11:24: Peter Flarup and Frankie are home 4 seconds inside the time — our fourth pair to catch the optimum time today.

11:32: Clear with 8.4 time penalties for Sarah Bullimore and Conpierre to remain in the top 10.

Top 10 after cross country:

Stay tuned for the full report from Tilly. Thanks for following along! Go Eventing.

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