Best Eyes, Eyes On The Prize And Dressage Judges In Danger: Favorite Photos From The World Cup Finals

Apr 9, 2019 - 1:45 PM

The 2019 FEI World Cup Show Jumping and Dressage Finals are done and dusted, and competitors are now home from Gothenburg, Sweden, or at least well on their ways. But there’s still time to relive some of our favorite moments of the week.

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Beat Mändli and Dsarie’s World Cup Final ended on Day 1, but the mare still has the best eyes in the business—in addition to a nice mane swoosh going on here. Lisa Slade Photos

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By far the funniest moment of the freestyle: When Germany’s Helen Langehanenberg barely got an overly ambitious Damsey FRH stopped before the judge at C, Magnus Ringmark. She laughed; the judge and scribes laughed; the crowd laughed. Damsey was probably amused too.
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The crowd in the Scandinavium was unreal, and before the prize-giving on Day 2 of show jumping, many people held up their phone flashlights as lighters for the winner, Sweden’s Peder Fredricson.
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Devin Ryan and Cooper kept their eyes on the prize—and on this really large oxer.
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Salvino was concentrating hard on his piaffe for Adrienne Lyle.
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Laura Graves and Verdades looked the picture of elegance in the Grand Prix.
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There were plenty of Japanese fans in the stands.
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Life Is Beautiful and Shino Hirota were crowd favorites, and it looked liked Hirota had a ton of fun in the ring.
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Laura Graves is waving at the crowd here, but you can also see her support crew going crazy in the background.
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Artas, ridden by Kullo Kender for Estonia in the show jumping final, looked like a spicy character but also had the cutest jumping style.

Read all of the Chronicle’s coverage from this year’s World Cup Finals. Also, be sure to check out the April 22 issue of the magazine for a full report from the competition.

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