Danielle Ryder takes the Zangersheide-approved stallion Escape Z. The Emerald Van’t Ruytershof/Heartbreaker five-year-old earned his place at Lanaken’s world young horse championships after winning the five-year-old final at the Z Festival in Zangersheide and was also declared leading five-year-old.
Graham Babes takes Glencoe, a Chellthago/Numero Uno six-year-old, winner of Addington’s young horse British-bred final and top six-year-old at the Scope Festival.
Adrian Whiteway has Lord Maximus at Lanaken, a No Limit/Lauriston five-year-old that started in British novice at the beginning of the year and is now jumping at Foxhunter level.
Bex Mason and David Fudge’s Addington British-bred five-year-old champion Vancurtis (Vangelis S/William Curtis) qualified for Lanaken after their British young horse championships win.
Carron Nicol takes two stallions who are both qualified for the prestigious HOYS Foxhunter final – the Singapore/Cassini I seven-year-old Finnegan D and the handsome Diamant De Semilly/Sandro Boy six-year-old Galerius (pictured), who was second in Addington’s non British-bred final.
Charlotte Arnold takes the five-year-old Leestone Blue Voltet (Plot Blue/Voltaire). This mare is jumping at Foxhunter level and finished fourth in Addington’s young horse five-year-old non British-bred final.
Claire Gradley (nee Neilson-Hansen) takes Hillery, a five-year-old Vigo D’Arsouilles/Marius Claudius mare who is competing at newcomer/Foxhunter level.
Joe Maher will jump Chacco Time, a five-year-old mare by Chacco Blue and out of a mare by Robert Smith’s late, talented stallion Big Time.
Emily Llewllyn will ride Mr Bullseye, a Widny/Azarro six-year-old stallion who is jumping 1.30m classes and finished sixth in the Hickstead novice final and eighth in Addington’s British-bred final.
Lauren Edwards rides Breit Star, a Breitling LS/Sir Corland five-year-old who finished second in the Addington British young horse and Scope Festival finals and a winner in Bonheiden, Lier and Opglabbeek; and Kesara (pictured), a Kannan/Grandilot six-year-old mare who finished fifth in the Big Star championship, fourth in Addington’s British-bred final and second in the Scope Festival’s Blue riband Foxhunter championship.
Megan James jumped catch ride Billy Fleance, a six-year-old mare with Tangelo Van De Zuuthoeve/Billy Mexico bloodlines, for Jess Dimmock while she was contending the under 25 classes at the European championships, and qualified for Lanaken.
Michaela Webb has the Cassito/Clinton seven-year-old mare Eluci Gene at Lanaken, now jumping at Foxhunter and 1.30m level.
Nathan Bull takes two five-year-olds – the Mr Blue/Voltaire mare Heavenly Blue and the Cupido/Utrillo Van De Heffinck gelding Milton Van Vrijhern (pictured).
Nicole Pavitt takes the seven-year-old Colestus/Maracaibo stallion Cornet, a HOYS 2017 newcomer finalist, a winner in Fontainbleau and second in Moorsele last week.
Pippa Goddard is off to Lanaken with Chilli (pictured), the big-jumping Colestus/Colorit five-year-old mare, and the six-year-old mare Toki II (Cascall/Lortino).
Robert Bevis will ride Lord Lucio, a Legolas-sired six-year-old out of the Cero mare Zeremonie – a top 5* ride for Laura Kraut. Lord Lucio is jumping at Foxhunter level and finished fourth in the non British-bred final at Addington’s young horse championships.
Jamie Wingrove has Helen and Mark Wells and Georgia Reynolds’ scopey mare Heartstring at Lanaken. The Cicero Z Van Paemel/Heartbreaker seven-year-old qualified for the HOYS Foxhunter final at Wales and West and has since gained experience at Samorin and Bolesworth International shows.
Joe Clee – based in Belgium – takes two seven-year-old stallions, Ferrari (Thunder Van De Zuuthoeve/Damiro) and Kafka VD Heffinck (Calvaro/Diamant De Semilly) and the six-year-old mare Libelle VD Heffinck (Cooper VD Heffinck/Diamant De Semilly).
James Billington, stable jockey for the VDL Stud, takes the five year-olds Harwick VDL (Arezzo VDL/Alba VDL) and Heros S (Zirocco Blue VDL/Numero Uno) and the 10-year-old Cartani/Lord stallion VDL Cartello for the sires of the world competition.
Jess Mendoza takes Heat Off The Night, a five-year-old Numero Uno/Metall mare who has gained experience in Lier, Opglabbeek and Valkenswaard this year.
British-based Donny Janciauskas represents his home country of Lithuania in Lanaken with the Quarz/Cassini I five-year-old Cool Quarz, winner of the five-year-old final at the National Championships, Stoneleigh, and the Scendix/El Bundy seven-year-old Cool Scendy (pictured).
Also representing Britain is: Tamarin Christie on the seven-year-old Kanto Quality (Chacco Blue/Contender) and the six-year-old Lexus Van Het Speienhof, Elliott Gordon with the five-year-old Darco/Le Tot De Semilly mare Mistique and Lola Wade on the Plot Blue/Diamant De Semilly five-year-old mare Pina Colada Z at Lanaken.
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