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Aussies in action at CHIO Aachen

Equestrian Life

Published 7 Mar 2024

CHIO Aachen is now well underway in Germany, with an overcast and at times wet first day of jumping complete in the main stadium and the dressage set to begin Wednesday.

In the STAWAG Opening Jumping Competition (1.45m) on Tuesday, Aussies Hilary Scott and Oaks Milky Way completed their round in the rain, finishing with just the one rail down at fence 8 to place 42nd.

The pair will now line up for the CSIO5* Turkish Airlines Prize of Europe (Table A: Against the Clock with Jump-Off, FEI Art. 238.2.2a 1.60m) on Wednesday.

The dressage will begin in the Deutsche Bank Stadium on Wednesday, with Australian Simone Pearce contesting the Prize of VUV – Vereinigte Unternehmerverbände Aachen CDI1* Prix St Georges with 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding Fine Art Von Bellin (Fidertanz 2 x Dana by De Niro 6). The pair qualified for Aachen after winning both the PSG and Inter I with impressive scores at Haras de Jardy CDI last month at what was the horse’s first international-level competition.

Simone is also entered for Thursday’s CDIO5* Grand Prix with her Olympic short-listed mare All We Need (draw yet to be released).

The New Zealand combination of Melissa Galloway and Windermere J’Obei W, who have just been named as NZ’s sole dressage representative at the Paris Olympics, will contest the CDI4* Grand Prix. The class includes many of the sport’s top names, including Great Britain’s Lottie Fry and Glamourdale.

Results and draws from CHIO Aachen can be found here.

Watch all the action via ClipMyHorse.TV:

Jumping:

CSIO5* Turkish Airlines Prize of Europe:

Hilary Scott and Oaks Milky Way: Begins 6.45pm CEST, 2.45am Thursday AEST

Dressage:

Prize of VUV – Vereinigte Unternehmerverbände Aachen (CDI1* Prix St Georges):

Simone Pearce and Fine Art Von Bellin: 3.46pm CEST, 11.46pm AEST

HAVENS Horsefeed Prize (CDI4* Grand Prix):

Melissa Galloway and Windermere J’Obei W: 6.40pm CEST, 2.40am Thursday AEST

Earlier at CHIO Aachen, the vaulting events took place and Australian Ginger Kennett finished 15th in the Prize of Sparkasse.