The Luhmühlen Lead-Line Cross-Country Can't Be Any Cuter

Jun 15, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Luhmühlen, Germany—June 15   

Sure, you’ve seen lead-line classes. But cross-country lead-line?

At the Luhmühlen Horse Trials, the tiniest tots took to the saddle for a little cross-country action. Your move, Kentucky and Fair Hill.

Michael Jung and Princess Ann oversaw the lead-line cross-country class. Photo by Shannon Brinkman
This little boy had a huge smile during the lead-line cross-country. Photo by Shannon Brinkman
Up and over! The lead-line cross-country had both two- and four-legged participants jumping. Photo by Shannon Brinkman
This young rider and his leader had matching outfits. Photo by Shannon Brinkman
The lead-line ponies navigated the liverpool water jump with aplomb. Photo by Shannon Brinkman
Another tot over the liverpool. Photo by Shannon Brinkman
Navigating the log jump. Photo by Shannon Brinkman
Competitors patiently waiting their turn. Photo by Shannon Brinkman
This little girl looked perfectly pleased as she jumped. Photo by Shannon Brinkman
Check out the size differential between the four-star table and the lead-line log! Photo by Shannon Brinkman
This little boy was curious about the liverpool as his pony carefully stepped over. Photo by Shannon Brinkman
This munchkin was READY for cross-country, with vest, helmet cover and browband all color-coordinated. Photo by Shannon Brinkman
That’s quite a look of determination for a lead-liner. Photo by Shannon Brinkman
Ride a pony, carry a pony. Photo by Shannon Brinkman
The cross-country lead-line en masse. Photo by Shannon Brinkman
This rider’s turn-out was on point. Photo by Shannon Brinkman
Seriously. Photo by Shannon Brinkman
#nailedit. Photo by Shannon Brinkman
Fun was had by all, including the leading adults! Photo by Shannon Brinkman
Trotting over the liverpool water jump. Photo by Shannon Brinkman
Posing for a group picture! Photo by Shannon Brinkman

See all the COTH Luhmühlen Horse Trials coverage, including a comprehensive photo tour course walk of the CCI**** track.

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