15 May 2015

Windsor: super start for Bram Chardon

Reigning World four-in-hand Pony Champion Bram Chardon put down the winning dressage test this morning at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, where the rain has been replaced by sunny weather. Tinne Bax (BEL) finished second, ahead of Vilmos Jambor jr.(HUN), who competes with the nice team, formerly driven by Jozsef Dobrovitz jr.

The international Ground Jury unanimously put the double World Champion with his team of grey Welsh A ponies in first place: “My leader ponies were fantastic, they were near to faultless and went as a block. My wheeler ponies need some improvement, but we will work on that in the next months.”

Photo: Krisztina Horváth

Photo: Krisztina Horváth

Photo: Krisztina Horváth

The competitors can expect a challenging marathon with eight obstacles, designed by World Championship Course Designer Christian Iseli. ‘The obstacles have long in and out gates, which demands much power from the ponies,” tells Bram Chardon. “There are knock downs on difficult places and there are many turns. It is quite a challenge as well to find the right route since there are several double gates in the obstacles.”

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