December 4, 2023

World championships for young cross-country horses: titles go to Great Britain and France, Leah Siegel withdraws – Equestrian Worldwide | Equestrian sports around the world

Versatility – The last championship took place in 2023, with title results at the World Championship for Young Cross-Country Horses. Barrington Alice is the new champion of six-year-old young horses under Izzy Taylor (GBR). In the seven-year-old category, the title remained in host country France. Leah Siegel (Upper Austria) and Sternenzaberin unfortunately slipped back from an excellent tenth place after dressage and cross-country to 29th with several jumping drops.

Yesterday (October 22nd) the shoot jumping results were thrown back together. Earlier, ten of the top twelve pairs of six-year-old cross-country horses were able to maintain their result after the dressage without any hurdles or time faults. Our red-white-red starter pair of Lea Siegel (Upper Austria) and Drekner mare Sternenzaberin also failed to score on the cross-country course and were in a sensational tenth place (30.3 FP) before the jumping course. Unfortunately, a total of four poles fell and both of them were awarded a total of 16 penalty points at the end of the dressage. With a total score of 46.3 minus points, it was a 29th-place finish for the reigning state champion and his star wizard.

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Leaders in dressage and cross-country had a similar fate: Molly Summerland (GBR) and Mojo had to accept two drops in the final jumping, so both fell back to ninth place. The six-year-old title went to fellow countryman Izzy Taylor (GBR) and Sevin Z daughter Barrington Alice (26.9 fb.). Silver went to the host country: Stéphane Landois (FRA) and Hermes du Gevaton improved from fifth to second place in the jumping without any faults (27.7 FP.). Jangerscheid mare Cooley on Ice and Amanda Goldsbury (AUS) completed the podium at this World Championship (28.8 FP.).

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The new world champion of six-year-old cross-country horses comes from Great Britain: with a total of minus 26.9 points, Barrington won the title under Alice Izzy Taylor (GBR). © FEI/PSV Photo

Seven-year-old cross-country horses: Victory for France, Kathryn Kodam-Hazrati 47.

There were also a few Castilians on the leaderboard among seven-year-old horses yesterday: Nicolas Toussaint (FRA) and Gauguin du Bosson were on course for gold after dressage and cross-country. With eight penalty points from the jumping course, the duo dropped to seventh place. Victory in this age category still went to the host country, France: Upsilon daughter Golden de Béliard won the title (28.3 FP.) under rider Thomas Carlyle (FRA). Lara de Liedekerke-Meier (BEL) and Diarado son Kiarado d’Arville (28.4 FP.) were placed directly behind them. With a zero-fault ride in the jumping, Astier Nicolas (FRA) and Gravure de la Mouline took the bronze (28.7 FP.).

Austrian participant Jodi Katrin Kodam-Hazrati (ST) and their home-bred AWÖ mare Renegade finished the World Championships in 47th place. In 58th place after the dressage, the duo improved a total of eleven places (57.9 FP), a drop despite several timing errors in the area, as well as 1.6 points for passing the time on the course.

With 28.3 minus points, seven-year-old Golden de Belliard and Thomas Carlyle (FRA) won the world championship for young cross-country horses.  © FEI/PSV Photo
With 28.3 minus points, seven-year-old Golden de Belliard and Thomas Carlyle (FRA) won the world championship for young cross-country horses. © FEI/PSV Photo

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