The top of leaderboard at the 2022 FEI Jumping World Championships in Herning, Denmark, remained the same after day two. Sweden maintained its overnight team score of 3.69 to stay in the top spot. France’s Julien Epaillard kept the rails up to preserve his first place standing.
The 1.65m track designed by Louis Konickx (NED) and Quintin Maertens (NED) consisted of 17 jumping efforts. The time allowed was 86 seconds. The incentive today was a ticket to advance to the second round of team and individual competition. Only the top ten teams and the top 50 individuals would return to try for a world champion title.
Swedes Still on Top
At the conclusion of the second day of team competition, Team Sweden remains on top of the leaderboard. They are followed by Team France in second and Team Germany in third.
Rider / Horse / Owner / Age / Sex / Breed / Jumping Faults / Time Faults / Total (Dropped)
Henrik von Eckermann / King Edward / Dofour Stables AG / 12 / G / Belgian Warmblood / 0 / 0 / 0
Malin Baryard-Johnsson / H&M Indiana / Stuteri Arch/ 14 / M / Belgian Warmblood / 4 / 0 / (4)
Jens Fredricson / Markan Cosmopolit / Interbreed AB & Strömsholms Marketenteri / 11 / G / Swedish Warmblood / 0 / 0 / 0
Peder Fredricson / H&M All In / Stuteri Arch / 16 / G / Belgian Sport Horse / 0 / 0 / 0
Team Total = 3.69
Simone Delestre / Cayman Jolly Jumper / Go Horses & Philippe Berthol Agriculture / 10 / G / Selle Francais / 0 / 0 / 0
Gregory Cottard / Bibici / SARL Les Ecuires de Wy & SAS GC Sport / 14 / M / Selle Francais / 12 / 0 / (12)
Julien Epaillard / Caracole de la Roque / EURL Top Stallions Company / 10 / M / Selle Francais / 0 / 0 / 0
Kevin Staut / Scuderia 1918 Viking d’la Rousserie / SAS Finegal / 13 / G / Selle Francais / 0 / 0 / 0
Team Total = 5.44
Marcus Ehning / Stargold / Elm Rock BV & Marcus Ehning / 11 / S / Oldenburg / 0 / 0 / 0
Jana Wargers / Limbridge / Jana Wargers & Pferdemanagement & Marketing GmbH / 13 / S / Holsteiner / 4 / 0 / (4)
Andre Thieme / DSP Chakaria / Pferdemanagement & Marketing GmbH / 12 / S / Zangersheide / 0 / 0 / 0
Christian Ahlmann / Dominator 2000 Z / Christian Ahlmann, Stoeterij Zangersheide & Studfarm 2000 / 12 / S / Zangersheide / 4 / 0 / 4
Team Total = 11.76
2022 FEI Individual Jumping World Championships
France’s Julien Epaillard and Caracole de la Roque, a 10-year-old Selle Fracais mare owned by EURL Top Stallions Company, continued their winning ways. A clear round under the time allowed maintained their first place position.
“My horse was so fresh this morning so I wasn’t in 100% control despite a small jog and some flatwork this morning,” Epaillard admitted. However, it didn’t seem to be a problem once they got in the ring. He and Caracole de la Roque cleared 9ABC easily. Unfortunately, it was a challenge for many other horse and rider combinations. “I was unsure if I should go for 7 or 8 strides before the triple combination (9ABC). But she was very forward so I decided to go for 7.”
Silver and Bronze Position
Great Britain’s Scott Brash and Hello Jefferson, a 13-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding owned by Lady Pauline Harris and Lady Pauline Kirkham, also maintained their overnight position of second place. “[I’m] delighted with Jefferson,” said Brash. “There is a lot of jumping to be done tomorrow before we know the team result.” Great Britain is one of the ten teams that punched its ticket to the next round of competition.
“I stay focused on my horse. He is jumping great, and I hope he will be good tomorrow. Jefferson felt good, but it was a very difficult course today, and it has to be at a championship,” Brash remarked.
Sweden’s Peder Fredricson’s had a clear round aboard H&M All In, a 16-year-old Belgian Sport Horse gelding owned by Stuteri Arch. It boosted him from fifth place into podium position. “I had a good plan after the course walk, and I kept it! When I’m in there, I have to get the feeling of my horse and have the highest focus on the task. I really have to concentrate the whole time and take one thing at a time,” said Fredricson.
He continued. “Our team spirit is great, and we are there for each other. Everything can happen, and we have to take one day at a time and really do the best we possibly can. Tomorrow will be a long day. We are here for the team, and we want to be as good as possible. The rounds tomorrow need to be clear and on time, and we need the best preparation possible to do our best.”
After two days of team competition, Team USA found itself in the 11th place spot. Unfortunately, it was just short of making it to the next round. Fortunately, McLain Ward and Brian Moggre will represent the U.S. in individual competition.
Ward and Contagious, a 13-year-old German Sport Horse gelding owned by Beechwood Stables LLC, added zero points to the team’s score. They went fast and clear after 4 faults on the first day of competition.
Moggre and Balou du Reventon, 16-year-old Oldenburg stallion owned by Ann Thompson, had just one rail down. Fortunately for him, after a clear round on Wednesday, Moggre maintained his standing in the top 50 to move on. “My horse felt fresh and happy today. He is such a gentle and kind stallion but turns into a complete powerhouse in the arena and takes care of me.”
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