9 September 2016

Mezőhegyes: 19 horses in the finals

Those drivers who did not manage to qualify their horses directly to the finals, got another chance today to get the remaining free places of the final competitions on Saturday. In total 19 combinations will start in the finals.

At 9.00 this morning the 7-year-old horses started their second qualification round, where drivers who were not amongst those who could directly qualify for the final or their total score did not reach the minimum of 6.0 points, drove the combined dressage and cones test again.

The best test today was presented by Maud Smedts (NED) with Elijah, who did a very nice test and received 7.75 points. Besides Smedts, two Hungarian drivers, Szilva Simon with her Oldenburg horse Rouge and Effort HBC driven by Enikő Németh are through to the final.

In the 5 and 6-year-old categories, Bartlomiej and Weronika Kwiatek both managed to drive a nice test and get the qualifying score. Bartlomiej drove his mare Rebelia in the 5-year-old category to a score of 6.79, while Weronika and her horse Imbred received 7.44 points.

The 5-year-old horses have their final day tomorrow. The finals for the 6 and 7-year-old horses will close the World Championships on Sunday.

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