Epaillard takes lead at FEI World Equestrian Games in Herning

Epaillard takes lead at FEI World Equestrian Games in Herning

French speed specialist, Julien Epaillard has taken the lead at the World Equestrian Games in Herning after winning the first round aboard his 10-year-old, Caracole de la Roque (Zandor Z). Judged as a Table C the 1.50 / 1.55m course delivered a lot of smooth rounds. 

"My mare was incredible today," Epaillard reacts after. "She is just top class. I am very happy with her and looking forward to see what the rest of the week will bring. Certainly it was a strong start for our first championship. But the week is still long."

On stage in this opening class it is Great-Britain's Scott Brash who follows as runner-up with his 13-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding, Hello Jefferson (Cooper vd Heffinck). Third is Swiss showjumper, Martin Fuchs and Leone Jei (Baltic VDL).

Fuchs reacts; "I had a great round today. I had a plan when I walked the course and I did just stick to it. Lovely when a plan just works out," reacts the Swiss showjumper. 

Currently fourth is Peder Fredricson with H&M  All In (Kashmir van Schuttershof) while Henrick von Eckermann and Kind Edward (Edward) currently settle as fifth.

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