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2013 FEI EUROPEAN PONY CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

XC Course Review

 

 

See the fences and see the riders over them

 

All pictures by kind permission of www.qorum-photos.com unless otherwise credited.

 

Copies of the photos can be purchased from the Qorum Photos website

 

Fence 1 - Verdure della Valdichiana (Valdichiana's vegetables)

 

 

 

 

 

Yasmin Ingham (GBR) & Craig Mor Tom

By kind permission of Kate Odey

 

Fence 2 - Oxer dei tre cespugli (Three shrub oxer)

 

 

 

Nessa Briody (IRL) & Rathnaleen Dark Secret

 

Fence 3 - Triplice (Triple bar)

 

 

 

 

Zofia Pogodzinska (POL) & Faworek

 

Fence 4 AB - Nei paddocks (In the paddocks)

 

 

 

The photo shows the ideal line, so jumping both fences on the diagonal.  The first fence on the course to cause any issues, with Annie Kamieth (GER) & Mr Harvey stopping at Part A and Julia Elzanowska (POL) & Spinway Memento (pictured) stopping at Part B.

 

Julia Elzanowska (POL) & Spinway Memento

 

Julia Elzanowska (POL) & Spinway Memento

 

Fence 5 - Catasta (Log pile)

 

The only issue at this seemingly straight forward fence was a fall from Urban for Anne Groot Koerkamp (NED) after Urban tried to run around the fence and got tangled in the string marking the course.

 

 

Chiara Gorini (ITA) & Zebedee

 

Fence 6 AB - Giardino dell'angolo (Garden corner)

 

Part A

 

Part B

 

Part B - on a right hand curve from Part A, so inviting a run out to the left.  However, only Nessa Briody (IRL) & Rathnaleen Dark Secret did this.

 

 

Marie Gagneux (FRA) Plume de Virey

 

Libby Seed (GBR) & Mr Vick

 

Julian Wippermann GER) & Chessy

 

Fence 7 - Grosso tronco (Big log)

 

The log is angled over the ditch

 

 

Rikke Nyboe Andersen (DEN) & Denver

 

Fence 8 - E ora... Steeple Chases (Now... Steeple Chase)

 

 

Fence 9 - Ancora... Steeple Chases (Again... Steeple Chase)

 

 

 

The only problem at this fence was for Julian Wippermann (GER) & Chessy 18 who hit the fence hard and fell.

 

Emma Pasqualini (ITA) & Fine and Smart vd Langenheuvel

 

Fence 10 - Splash

 

 

 

 

Maria Sole Girardi (ITA) & Loughtown Lass

 

Fence 11 ABC - Montagne russe (Roller coaster)

 

A log, down the slope, over an open ditch and up again to a skinny log on the turn

 

Jorich Spits(BEL) & Galinka

 

 

One of the problem areas on the course with Sabrina Zurheiden (GER) & Daja Sai stopping at the ditch (Part B) and both Annie Kamieth (GER) & Mr Harvey and Isabella Riedi (SUI) & Pins de Soulac needing 2 attempts at Part C.

 

Mathieu Bauduin (FRA) & Leaden Fionn d'Argoat

By kind permission of Kate Odey

 

 

Gwenn Van Tilburg (NED) & Quinn de l'Equille

 

Marine Bolleret (FRA) Perle du Boisdelanoue

Charlotte Bacon (GBR) & Three Wells Breeze

 

Tobias Jorgensen (DEN) & Spooky

 

 

Tobias Jorgensen (DEN) & Spooky

 

Fence 12 - Open ditch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jasper Peeters (BEL) & Kandor van Orchid's

 

The only problem at this fence was for Leonie Schmidt (GER) & Gonsales who fell.

 

 

 

Libby Seed (GBR) & Mr Vick

 

 

Rikke Nyboe Andersen (DEN) & Denver

 

 

Marie Gagneux (FRA) & Plume de Virey

 

Fence 13 - Il muro di Costantino (Costantine's wall)

 

 

 

 

Shannon Nelson (IRL) & Millridge Buachaill Bui

 

Fence 14 AB - La collina e la barca (The hill and the boat)

 

One of the problem fences with 3 ponies refusing at Part A.  These were Mai Kaas (DEN) & Oestbos Todo; Sabrina Zurheiden (GER) & DAJA Sai; and Gerdine Frens (NED) & Montignac du Vi

 

Part A

 

Part B

 

Chelsea Pearce (GBR) & Catherston Nutsafe

 

Charlotte Bacon (GBR) & Three Wells Breeze

 

Sabrina Zurheiden (GER) & Daja Sai

 

Gerdine Frens (NED) & Montignac du VI

 

Matteo Guiducci (ITA) & Mon Nantano de Florys

By kind permission of Kate Odey

 

Chelsea Pearce (GBR) & Catherston Nutsafe

 

 

Holly Wray (IRL) & Holiday Chase

  

 

Holly Wray (IRL) & Holiday Chase

   

Fence 15 - Il ponte di Gianni (Gianni's bridge)

 

 

 

 

 

The most dramatic fence on the course actually caused no problems either directly at the fence and as there were no problems either at the next fence, it had no influence on that one either.

 

 

 

Julia Elzanowska (POL) & Spinway Memento

 

Isabella Riedi (SUI) & Pins de Soulac

Nele Revyn(BEL) & Orchid S Corlando

 

Patrick Dennehy (IRL) & Rose Down

  

 

Pumbaa Goess-Saurau (GBR) & Killacoran Blue

Fence 16 - Destra o sinistra? (Right or left?)

 

 

 

 

 

Nele Revyn(BEL) & Orchid S Corlando

 

Fence 17 - Doppia siepe (Double brush)

 

 

 

This was the last of the fences in the main field area and did not cause any problems.

 

Rebecca Gerold (AUT) & Jorrit

 

Mathieu Bauduin (FRA) & Leaden Fionn d'Argoat

 

Fence 18 - Carriola (Wheelbarrow)

 

The sandbags in the corner of the photo and the fence line to the right dictated the jumping line.

 

 

Situated off the track on the way along the edge of the site to the main arena for the last fences, there were no issues at this fence.

 

Mette-Rise Christiansen (DEN) & Camelot Damgaard

 

Fence 19 AB - Il lago del Boccaccio (Boccaccio's lake)

 

The direct route - one jumping effort into the water then through the water on a left bend

 

 

Showing the drop into the water from the direct route (front) compared with the longer alternative

 

 

The alternative (long) route involved jumping the log in the background  (A) first then looping right round before going into the water at the smaller drop in foreground (B)

 

Part A of the long route.  Although much further, some riders did opt to jump this log on dry land before looping round to the smaller drop in to the water

 

Imke Peeters (BEL) & Lars

 

Imke Peeters (BEL) & Lars

 

Charlotte Bacon (GBR) & Three Wells Breeze

By kind permission of Kate Odey

 
 

Rose Nesbit (GBR) & Carrowmore Gemstone

By kind permission of Kate Odey

 

Fence 20 - Dopo il lago (After the lake)

 

A corner on a left hand curved line after coming out of the water and with 4 ponies stopping, the most problematic fence on the course.

 

 

Ludovica Bolaffio (ITA) & Dromalga Noor

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Mai Kaas (DEN) & Oestbos Todo (pictured below), Mette Rise Christiansen (DEN) & Camelot, Cira Gorini (ITA) & Zebedee and Julia Elzanowska (POL) & Spinway Memento all had refusals at this fence and Julia & British bred Spinway Memento were eliminated as it was their 3rd refusal on the course.

 

Mai Kaas (DEN) & Oestbos Todo

 

Angela Kollee (NED) & Ziolieta

 

Lucy Latta (IRL) & Nono

 

Rose Nesbit (GBR) & Carrowmore Gemstone

 

Rick Heylen (BEL) & Happyness

 

Chelsea Pearce (GBR) & Catherston Nutsafe

By kind permission of Kate Odey

 

Victor Levecque (FRA) & Qualitat des Bourdons

 

Fence 21 - L'onda di Benoit (Benoit's wave)

 

 

 

A straightforward fence at the top of a steep slope with the ground then sloping away on landing.  There were no problems at this fence.

 

Yfke Bourget (FRA) & Djaipour

 

Alexi Matchavariani (BEL) & Gogo Girl den Tip

 

 

Emmy Dielissen (NED) & Kantje's Zalza

 

 

Yasmin Ingham (GBR) & Craig Mor Tom

 

 

Calvin Böckmann (GER) & Askaban B

 

Donnacha O'Brien (IRL) & Ice Cool Bailey

 

Lucie Demonet (FRA) & Non Stop de Molene

 

Manfredi-Maria Foschi (ITA) & Soulbury Otters Star

Fence 22 AB - Banchina dell'anfora (Anphora's bank)

 

Side view showing the alternative Part B in the foreground and the direct route behind

 

 

The direct route, up the step the over the roll top.  Gerdine Frens (NED) fell from Montignac du Vi at Part B

 

The alternative Part B - only likely to be used if a pony has stopped at the roll top

 

 

Rose Nesbit (GBR) & Carrowmore Gemstone

 

Fence 23 - Mira al centro! (Aim to the centre!))

 

 

 

A typical "skinny" fence, it caused problems for Isabella Riedi (SUI) & Pins de Soulac and Cira Gorini (ITA) & Zebedee with the later being eliminated as they also had 2 refusals at fence 20.

 

 

 

Fence 24 - Carro del vino (Wine wagon)

 

 

 

The final fence with impressive, larger than life, topiary horse, followed by a short run to the finish line (under the blue Arena Boccaccio arch).  The only ones to have an issue were Mette Rise Christiansen (DEN) & Camelot who had 2 refusals and got eliminated as they'd also stopped at fence 20.

Angela Kollee (NED) & Ziolieta

Leoni Leuwer (GER) & Camissa Nera

 

Chelsea Pearce (GBR) & Catherston Nutsafe

By kind permission of Kate Odey

 

 

Rose Nesbit (GBR) & Carrowmore Gemstone

 

All photos not otherwise credited were taken by qorum-photos.com and these and others be viewed/purchased on their website.  A special Pony Euros "A4 Collage" is also available for both portrait and landscape style photos.

 

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