Two Horses Held in Luhmühlen’s Final Horse Inspections

Will Rawlin and The Partner. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

All 29 horses that completed yesterday’s cross-country were presented to the ground jury, comprised of president Nick BurtonDr Joachim Dimmek, and Katrin Eichinger-Kniely, and all were accepted into the final phase of the competition — eventually.

Two of those presented were asked to trot a second time: the first of those, New Zealand’s Muzi Pottinger and her seventeen-year-old Thoroughbred Just Kidding, who sit sixth overnight after coming home just one second over the optimum time, were then accepted; the second, Great Britain’s Will Rawlin and his five-star debutant The Partner, 23rd overnight after a late 20 on course, were subsequently sent to the holding box for further inspection. Upon re-presentation, and some further deliberation, they were accepted into the competition.

Evelina Bertoli and Fidjy des Melezes. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

Similarly, the CCI4*-S — which only has a final horse inspection — saw one horse sent to the holding box by the ground jury of Seppo Laine and Dr Ernst Topp and the inspecting vet. That was Evelina Bertoli‘s Fidjy des Melezes, competing for Italy and sitting seventh overnight; upon reinspection, the pair were accepted to continue with their bold bid for a top placing. We’re down by one in this class, though, from yesterday’s 32 completing competitors: Ireland’s Cathal Daniels didn’t present CDS Cairnview Romulu at the inspection.

Now it’s go time for the showjumping: first up to bat is the five-star, which begins at 10.30 a.m. (9.30 a.m. BST/4.30 a.m. EST), followed by the prizegiving, before all attention turns to the finale of the CCI4*-S, beginning at 13.50 (12.50 p.m. BST/7.50 a.m. EST). As always, you can follow all the action via Horse & Country TV, which also has on-demand viewing available for all the completed phases thus far — and keep it locked on to EN for full reports and galleries from each class. Go Eventing!

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