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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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*|