Luhmühlen Entry List Preview: 38 5* Entries Feature a WEG Champion, Tokyo Olympians, Former Winners

Jonelle Price and Faerie Dianimo, winners at Luhmühlen in 2018. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Hot off of two back-to-back 5* events in April and May, our attentions now turn to Germany, where the Longines Luhmühlen Horse Trials are set to commence on June 16. Entries for both the 5* as well as the 4*-S also hosted at Luhmühlen that serve as German Championships have been released this morning, featuring representatives from both Canada as well as the U.S. and a slew of world champions, Olympians, and former winners to boot.

Liz Halliday-Sharp and Cooley Quicksilver. Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

The North American contingent for Luhmühlen includes:

  • Matt Flynn and Kathleen & Patrick Flynn & Merry Go Round Farm’s Wizzerd, re-routing from Badminton
  • Liz Halliday-Sharp and The Monster Partnership’s Cooley Quicksilver
  • Lauren Nicholson and Ms. Jacqueline Mars’ Vermiculus
  • Karl Slezak and Kirk Hoppner’s and his own Fernhill Wishes, also re-routing from Badminton
  • Will Coleman will also compete with Hyperion Stud’s Chin Tonic HS in the 4*-S.

We know the family Price are big fans of Luhmühlen: Jonelle won here in 2018 with Faerie Dianimo, who will return to the event this year, and Tim has won this event twice, in 2014 with Wesko as well as in 2019 with Ascona M.

Tim Price and Vitali. Photo by Shannon Brinkman.

The Prices return in 2022 with four rides between them: Jonelle returning with Faerie Dianimo and Tim entered with 2021 Pau winner Falco as well as two debuatant horses in Spartaco and Tokyo partner Vitali.

2018 World Champion Ros Canter, hot off a podium finish at Badminton with the stunning Lordships Graffalo, has entered the 13-year-old Pencos Crown Jewel, who was fourth at the “pop-up” 5* at Bicton in 2021.

We’ll see the return of Ireland’s Cathal Daniels with his pocket-rocket Olympic and WEG partner, Rioghan Rua in their first trip to Luhmühlen since 2019.

Sophie Leube takes a well-deserved victory in her second-ever CCI4*-L with Jadore Moi, at Boekelo in 2021. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

Also highlighting this year’s entry list are a handful of 5* debutant riders, including:

  • Sophie Leube and BG Jadore Moi’s and her own Jadore Moi for Germany
  • Max Gordon and Richard Gordon’s Redwood Clover for Great Britain
  • Alex Donohoe and his own Guidam Roller for Ireland
  • Felicity Ward and James O’Callaghan’s Regal Bounty for Ireland

This will also be the first 5* event in five years for South African Olympian Victoria Scott-Legendre, who last competed at Luhmühlen in 2017 and finished 15th with Song du Magay. It will be a debut at the level for the 13-year-old Valtho des Peupliers, who traveled to Tokyo with Victoria in 2021.

Will Coleman and Chin Tonic HS. Photo by Shelby Allen.

Highlights of the the CCI4*-S Meßmer Trophy (German Championships) field include:

  • Will Coleman with Hyperion Stud’s Chin Tonic HS
  • German WEG champion Sandra Auffarth with Tokyo partner, Nikolaus Prinz von Croy’s Viamant du Matz
  • Kentucky winner Michael Jung and Anette Schmid and the Jung family’s Highlighter
  • Anna Siemer and Prof. Dr. Volker Steinkraus’ FRH Butts Avondale

“In just a few weeks we will be welcoming some of the best international horses and riders. We are very much looking forward to seeing these exceptional athletes shine again in front of an audience on a big stage,” Luhmühlen event director Julia Otto said.

We’ll be on site once more as the final spring/summer 5* kicks off beginning June 16. In the meantime, take a look at the full 5* entry list below. Full nominated entriess can be found here. The event will once more welcome spectators after running behind closed doors in 2021 — if you’re hankering for some travel and some German eventing action, click here to grab tickets.


NF Rider Horse Owner Division
Canada Slezak, Karl Ferhill Wishes Kirk Hoppner & rider CCI5*
Denmark Flarup, Peter Fascination Jan Juul & Rider CCI5*
France Astier, Nicolas Baladin de L’Ocean LA Etienne Grivot & Marielle Grivot Bize CCI5*
Germany Leube, Sophie Jadore Moi BG Jadore Moi & Rider CCI5*
Germany Schrade, Dirk Casino Freya Rethmeier CCI5*
Great Britain Canter, Rosalind Pencos Crown Jewel Kate James & Annie Makin CCI5*
Great Britain Chabert, Kirsty Classic VI John Johnston & Carole Somers CCI5*
Great Britain Cross, Philippa Scoop de Ferbet Tina Hayward, The Scoop Sydicate & Rider CCI5*
Great Britain Doel, David Dunges Don Perignon Alice & Tim Page CCI5*
Great Britain Doel, David Ferro Point Christine Lees CCI5*
Great Britain Dunn, Danielle Grandslam Anne Chapman & Rider CCI5*
Great Britain Gordon, Max Redwood Clover Richard Gordon CCI5*
Great Britain Hobday, Ben Shadow Man Jane Chambers, Stephen Hobday & Rider CCI5*
Great Britain McEwen, Tom Bob Chaplin Penny & Fred Barker CCI5*
Great Britain McEwen, Tom Braveheart Barbara Cooper CCI5*
Great Britain Roddy, Kylie Carden Earl Grey Madelaine White CCI5*
Great Britain Roddy, Kylie SRS Kan Do The Fox Family CCI5*
Great Britain Tattersall, Gemma Jalapeno Christopher Stone CCI5*
Great Britain Upton, Isabelle Cannavaro Rachel Upton CCI5*
Ireland Daniels, Cathal Leb Lias Jewel Jo Breheny CCI5*
Ireland Daniels, Cathal Rioghan Rua Margaret & Frank Kinsella CCI5*
Ireland Donohoe, Alex Guidam Roller Rider CCI5*
Ireland Ryan, Michael Barnahown Corn Hill Carol & Tom Henry CCI5*
Ireland Ryan, Michael TR Kaygraff Carol & Tom Henry CCI5*
Ireland Ward, Felicity Regal Bounty James O’Callaghan CCI5*
Lithunia Vitkauskas, Aistis Commander VG M.&B. Kloeve-Mogensen & Rider CCI5*
New Zealand Campbell, Jesse Diachello Kent Gardner & Rider CCI5*
New Zealand Philpott, Bundy Tresca NZPH Brian Philpott & Rider CCI5*
New Zealand Price, Jonelle Faerie Diamond Trisha Rickards, Jacky Green & Rider CCI5*
New Zealand Price, Tim Falco Sue Benson & Rider CCI5*
New Zealand Price, Tim Spartaco Rider CCI5*
New Zealand Price, Tim Vitali Alexander & Joseph Giannamore & Rider CCI5*
Republic South Africa Scott-Legendre, Victoria Valtho des Peupliers Rider CCI5*
Sweden Lindback, Niklas Focus Filiocus Tun Albertson CCI5*
Switzerland Vogg, Felix Colero Jürgen Vogg CCI5*
USA Flynn, Matthew Wizzerd Kathleen & Patrick Flynn & Merry Go Round Farm CCI5*
USA Halliday-Sharp, Elisabeth Cooley Quicksilver The Monster Partnership CCI5*
USA Nicholson, Lauren Vermiculus Jacqueline Badger Mars CCI5*

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