Tuesday, May. 28, 2024

Aachen CHIO Meydan FEI Nations Cup Tidbits

•In the Meydan FEI Mercedes-Benz Nations Cup there were seven double-clear performances and 12 single clear rounds.

•There was one elimination—Ireland’s Denis Lynch—who fell between the second and third elements of the triple combination.

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•In the Meydan FEI Mercedes-Benz Nations Cup there were seven double-clear performances and 12 single clear rounds.

•There was one elimination—Ireland’s Denis Lynch—who fell between the second and third elements of the triple combination.

•Lynch rebounded from his earlier fall to win the $487,687 Rolex Grand Prix Of Aachen on Sunday. Lynch is somewhat of an adopted German son, being based in Germany, where he started his riding career nearly 20 years ago. He has risen in prominence after partnering with Swiss pharmaceutical industrialist Thomas Straumann and the 11-year old bay gelding Lantinus III (by Landkoenig). After winning, the elated Lynch said, “This is where I started, so it feels really good to win here. Aachen is a classic—it’s like Wimbledon for tennis.”

•This was the fourth victory for France in the Aachen Nations Cup—their previous wins were in 1980, 1988 and 1990.

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• French riders Pénélope Leprevost and Timothée Anciaume have a strong friendship. “We have knownbeach other since we were kids. We come from the same town in Normandy, Royan, and we rode against each other in pony competitions,” said Anciaume, whose father owns an equestrian center.

• In the Grand Prix Of Aachen, Ashlee Bond had the fastest time in the second round by practically 4 seconds, but a dropped rail with Cadett 7 prevented her from qualifying for the jump-off. She was the highest-placed U.S. rider in seventh.

• Show organizer Frank Kemperman reported that 40,000 spectators turned out to see the best show jumpers and dressage riders in the world.

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