The show jumping for young horses at Mondial du Lion today proved to be a bit more influential, but it was the overnight leaders who maintained their lead to take home the win in both the six and seven-year old divisions.
For the six-year-olds, Michael Jung and Star Connection took home the top honors, adding nothing to their dressage score to finish on a 42.9. Chris Burton also held onto second place with a double clear round with Dutch Man Retto, followed by Piggy French, who was able to move from fourth into third aboard Cooley Dream Extreme.
Canadian rider Lindsay Traisnel and Ulysse de Rubercy finished in 10th place with four penalties added to their dressage score for a final of 52.8. Liz Halliday-Sharp had 11 penalties on course and finished on a score of 78.9 with Cooley Ground Control.
In the seven-year-old division, Thomas Carlile and also held onto the win, finishing on a final score of 40.6. Tom McEwen and Toldeo de Kerser also held their position in second, but the rest of the top 10 was shaken up a bit today.
The pairs finishing in third through sixth place were all rewarded with sizable jumps up the board after double clear rounds, which were harder to come by today. Laura Collett and and Pamero 4 moved up from 11th to third overall, followed by Michael Jung and fischerTakinou on a score of 47.5. Once again, can you imagine having access to that breeding program like Michael does? The possibilities would be endless! World domination.