8 February 2020

Bordeaux 2020: all horses fit to compete

The Horse Inspection of the FEI World Cup™ Driving Final in Bordeaux took place this afternoon and all 34 presented horses received the sign 'fit to compete.'

Bram Chardon withdraws one horse

Title defender Bram Chardon decided to withdraw his fifth horse, the 10-year-old Lipizzaner Hector because the gelding was not fit this morning: “When we left home and when we arrived here, he was top fit,” explains Bram. “It was definitely my plan to use him because I have been using him all season. He is my left leader horse and the booster of my four-in-hand.”

Starting order 1st competition, Saturday 8 February, 23.15:

  1. Benjamin Aillaud (FRA) – wild card
  2. Glenn Geerts (BEL)
  3. József Dobrovitz (HUN)
  4. IJsbrand Chardon (NED)
  5. Koos de Ronde (NED)
  6. Bram Chardon (NED)
  7. Boyd Exell (AUS)

Photo: Krisztina Horváth


Saturday 8 February, 23.15 hrs.: 1st competition FEI World Cup™ Driving Final. Live on FEI YouTube
Sunday 9 February, 16.45 hrs.: FEI World Cup™ Driving Final. Live on FEI TV

Course Designer is Johan Jacobs (NED). The jury is led by Andrew Counsell (GBR), Mickäel Delignières (FRA) and Bert Jambon (BEL).

Click here for the course plan and the starting orders and results.

Click here for the photos.