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Switzerland's Markus Fuchs in The Lead

Mac Cone & Cocu
Showjumping competition is underway today with the first class of the individual and team qualifiers. Leading the pack right now is Switzerland's Markus Fuchs aboard Tinka's Boy. Canada's highest placing rider is Mac Cone on Cocu (22nd).

Colourful flowers and Spanish themes filled the Chapin stadium in the form of show jumps for the first round of the Jumping World Championships. Course designer Avelino Rodriguez Miravalles from Spain designed a course of thirteen obstacles including a double and a treble combination and option jumps at three of the fences. The heights were set from 1.40m at jump number one 1.54m at the option fence number 12b. Spread fences were up to 1.90m in width.

The Table C competition did not cause too much trouble to the ninety seven horses taking part, only two horses were eliminated and one retired, all three having problems with the treble combination at number nine. Fifteen horses jumped clear rounds and thirty five had just one rail down.

Swiss rider Marcus FUCHS riding Tinka's Boy jumped the fastest clean round of the day to finish in the lead and on the way to a spot in the final four for the individual Gold medal. Second was the French rider Eric Levallois riding Diamant de Semilly Ecolit who is just .16 of a penalty behind and third Germany’s Ludger Beerbaum riding Gladdys S finishing with just .50 of a penalty.

“I was very happy with my horse." said Fuchs, "He coped well with an excellent course with no mistakes. The course was well designed with many colours and the options at various fences was an excellent idea in a speed class. I decided to take the right-hand option at fence ten as it suited my horse better.”

Ludger Beerbaum
Fuchs was the only rider to take this route.
"I never walked the straight way. I had decided that if my horse was going well, I’d risk the quicker option." explained Fuchs, "I think at a normal competition, about 30 per cent of the riders would have done the same but at a World Championship, people are playing safe."

Germany's Ludger Beerbaum was very happy with the course.
"The course builder has done a very good job. Sometimes at a Championship they can be a little crazy with the first course but this was not the case. My horse jumped well which can be unusual for her on the first day. The crowds are set back from the arena which helped me to keep her settled."

The top 25 combinations will continue to Saturday's competition. Sunday will see the top 4 compete for World Champion honours.

Results to date
1 Tinka's Boy Markus Fuchs (Sui) 72.10
2 Diamant De Semilly Ecolit Eric Levallois (Fra) 72.41
3 Gladdys S Ludger Beerbaum (Ger) 73.09
4 Fein Cera Peter Wylde (Usa) 75.20
5 Crocus Graverie Gilles Bertran De Balanda (Fra) 75.64
6 Richmont Park Royne Zetterman (Swe) 75.84
7 Bohemio Federico Fernandez Senderos (Mex) 76.21
8 Dollar Du Murier Hts De Seine Eric Navet (Fra) 76.67
9 Dobel's Cento Otto Becker (Ger) 76.68
10 Baloubet Du Rouet Rodrigo Pessoa (Bra) 77.68
11 Corrada 3 Peter Charles (Irl) 77.80
12 Carling King Kevin Babington (Irl) 77.96
13 Khashm Al Aan Khaled Al Eid (Ksa) 78.27
14 Pershing Lesley Mcnaught (Sui) 78.59
15 H&M Butterfly Flip Malin Baryard (Swe) 79.15
16 Jagermeister Santa Monica Joaquin Larrain (Chi) 79.28
17 Utfors Mynta Helena LundbäCk (Swe) 79.33
18 Vdl Cardento 933 Peter Eriksson (Swe) 79.50
19 Lux Z Jerry Smit (Ita) 80.41
20 JoëL Gert Jan Bruggink (Ned) 80.51
21 Hascal Angelique Hoorn (Ned) 80.65
22 Cocu Malcom Mac Cone (Can) 81.85
23 De Sjiem Jeroen Dubbeldam (Ned) 81.90
23 Adlantus As Frh Lars Nieberg (Ger) 81.90
25 Nikita De Laubry Fernando Sarasola Murulanda (Esp) 82.14
26 Liscalgot Dermott Lennon (Irl) 82.41
27 Fresh Direct Parcival Tim Stockdale (Gbr) 82.68
28 Furka Du Village Martin Dopazo (Arg) 82.87
29 Audi San Diego Alvaro De Miranda Neto (Bra) 82.89
30 Mill Creek Raphael Eric Lamaze (Can) 82.98
31 El Campeons Cirka Z Nicole Simpson (Usa) 83.00
32 Elkintot Massimo Grossato (Ita) 83.20
33 O De Pomme Stanny Van Paesschen (Bel) 83.39
34 Waterford Crystal Cian O'connor (Irl) 83.51
35 Ak Caridor Z Jos Lansink (Bel) 83.70
36 Karolus K Melissa Brown (Can) 83.88
37 Tlaloc M Reynald Angot (Fra) 84.10
38 Capitola 4 Ahmed Ali Saeed Al Junaib (Uae) 84.11
39 Hildon Fleche Rouge Samantha Mcintosh (Bul) 84.25
40 Gryfino Beat MäNdli (Sui) 84.27
41 Ks Double Up Michelle Lang (Aus) 84.29
42 Eloise De Semilly Geoffrey Bloomfield (Aus) 84.31
43 Elise Mark Armstrong (Gbr) 84.60
44 For Pleasure Marcus Ehning (Ger) 84.64
45 Kassandra La Silla Sergio Nieto (Mex) 85.38
46 Swanky Tadayoshi Hayashi (Jpn) 85.52
47 Judgement Elizabeth Madden (USA) 85.59
48 Prince De Revel Ricardo Kierkegaard (Arg) 85.69
49 Don Juan De Cuves Tomas Cristobal Couve Correa (Chi) 85.74
50 Pegaso Eclipse Enrique Gonzalez Delgado (Mex) 86.11
51 Oleander Peter Postelmans (Bel) 86.55
52 Abbervail Dream Di Lampard (Gbr) 86.59
53 Quinta Celso Luis Camargo Ariani (Bra) 86.66
54 I`Clips Bong Gak Sohn (Kor) 87.74
55 Lamalushi Taizo Sugitani (Jpn) 87.86
56 Nabab De Reve Philippe Lejeune (Bel) 88.65
57 Oberon Bernardo Alvez (Bra) 89.10
58 Vila Vita Quick Vd Breemeersen Francisco Rocha (Por) 89.58
59 Priobert De Kalvarie Leslie Howard (Usa) 89.59
60 Rosa Viii Vincenzo Chimirri (Ita) 90.31
61 Loro Piana Havinia Gianni Govoni (Ita) 91.63
62 Vlaminck Trefle Lucas Werthein (Arg) 92.28
63 Luna Luna Vicki Roycroft (Aus) 92.30
64 Quelle Damme Van De Heffinck Edwina Alexander (Aus) 93.31
65 Cabri D'elle Scott Smith (Gbr) 93.49
66 Ohio Van De Padenborre Carlos Lopez Lizarazo (Col) 94.46
67 Iron Juan Carlos Garcia (Col) 94.98
68 Bretzel Rutherford Latham Moorehead (Esp) 95.70
69 Conejo Karen Cudmore (Can) 95.88
70 Bull's Chesapeak Blue Connie Bull (Nor) 95.93
71 Dreamlove Du Candy Mohammed Abdulla Al Muhairi (Uae) 96.19
72 Secret Love Jung Hyun Joo (Kor) 96.51
73 Calwaro Gregorio Werthein (Arg) 96.58
74 Fine Kiss Tatiana Freytag Von Loringhoven (Aut) 97.97
75 Seven Up 15 Oleg Krasyuk (Ukr) 97.99
76 Casita Kamal Bahamdan (Ksa) 98.58
77 Djane Des Fontenis Grzegorz Kubiak (Pol) 98.60
78 Polly Pocket 2 Jung Ho Woo (Kor) 98.80
79 Roofs Jan Tops (Ned) 98.86
80 Cienaguera Manuel Guillermo Torres (Col) 99.36
81 Lou Lou Vladimir Tuganov (Rus) 100.11
82 Scappino Aladdin Jose Antonio Chedraui (Mex) 101.95
83 Medoc Ii Rossen Raitchev (Bul) 102.33
84 Angelina 184 Kalin Nedeltchev (Bul) 102.72
85 King Cavalier Hrh Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein (Jor) 106.09
86 Eglante Joao Manuel Vasconcel Os Mota (Por) 107.29
87 Saif Al Adel Ramzy Alduhami (Ksa) 107.32
88 Ghandy 10 Marie Antoinette Leviste (Phi) 110.09
89 Danseur De Caverie Cristino Torres Garcia (Esp) 110.27
90 Gadget Du Banney Rene Lopez Lizarazo (Col) 116.03
91 A Touch Of Romance Karim Ahmed El Zoghby (Egy) 120.20
92 Ernest Toshiki Masui (Jpn) 129.48
93 C.chap Soon Won Hwang (Kor) 132.10
94 Halida Alexander Georgiou (Gre) 136.00

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