Liebe Leser schliesst seine Tore. Nach 11 Jahren möchte ich andere Projekte verwirklichen, auf Reisen gehen und das Leben endlich in vollen Zügen geniessen. Es waren 11 wundervolle Jahre mit Ihnen. bleibt mindestens die nächsten Jahre als Bilderbuch noch bestehen. Doch jeder Abschied kann auch ein neuer Anfang sein. Nun ist es endgültig. Ich wünsche Ihnen eine weiterhin schöne Zeit. Ich danke Ihnen für die Lesertreue und Ihre ehrliche Begeisterung mit grosser Dankbarkeit. Danke, dass ich Sie 11 Jahre verwöhnen durfte.

Tschau und auf Wiedersehen.

Marcel Krebs

Wer weiterhin mit mir und Sämi in Kontakt bleiben will, kann dies über meinen persönlichen Blog.

Dear Users closes its gates. After 11 years I would like to realize other projects, go on journeys and finally enjoy life to the fullest. There were 11 wonderful years with you. will continue to exist as a picture book for at least the next few years. But every farewell can also be a new beginning. Now it is final. I wish you a good time. I would like to thank the readership and your honest enthusiasm with great gratitude. Thank you for spoiling you for 11 years.

Chess and goodbye.

Marcel Krebs

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FEI Classics™: Michael Jung widens the gap after Cross Country at Kentucky

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Michael Jung GER

Photo caption: Michael Jung (GER) and FischerRocana FST hold onto their lead at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, third leg of the FEI Classics™ 2015/2016, after a breathtaking Cross Country round (Red Bay Group LLC/FEI)

FEI Classics™: Michael Jung widens the gap after Cross Country at Kentucky

by Kate Green

Michael Jung (GER) and FischerRocana FST were breathtaking to watch across country at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event (USA), third leg of the FEI Classics™ 2015/2016, and now hold a commanding lead.

The seemingly unstoppable Olympic and European champion has three Jumping fences in hand over Phillip Dutton (USA), who is in second and third places on Fernhill Fugitive and Mighty Nice.

The world number one gave a masterclass in brave, accurate riding in difficult conditions, as pouring rain and wind made Derek di Grazia’s course a true test of horsemanship.

Jung took the most economic lines and encouraged his gallant mare all the way, finishing the course with a flourish and the most enormous flying leap over the last fence. He was only two seconds over the optimum time of 11 minutes 15 seconds, which was the fastest time of the day.

“When I say ‘Come on, we can do this’, she trusts me completely. She’s an absolutely great mare,” a visibly thrilled Jung said touchingly. “When you finish a four-star course with a horse that has trusted you like that, it’s a great feeling.”

Jung aside, the leaderboard changed considerably and time proved influential on a track that contained not only big island fences but combinations on continually turning lines and ground that turned from slippery to sticky as the rain poured relentlessly down.

The masterful Dutton, who was first out on course, now has three horses inside the top 10, as Fernhill Cubalawn has risen from 19th to 10th.

Maya Black (USA) put up a great performance on the pony-like Doesn’t Play Fair and has risen from 12th to fourth with one of the fastest rounds of the day. Boyd Martin (USA) is fifth on Shamwari 4 and 10th on Blackfoot Mystery, an inexperienced American Thoroughbred and bred just down the road from Kentucky.

Lauren Keiffer (USA) is in sixth and seventh on Veronica, her 2014 runner-up, and Jaqueline Mars’ home-bred grey gelding Landmark’s Monte Carlo. Buck Davidson (USA) rode a brilliantly determined round on Petite Flower, a horse bred by his father, Bruce, and is in eighth place.

American riders dominate the top of the leaderboard after Sir Mark Todd (NZL) dropped six places to 12th on NZB Campinowith 13.2 time penalties. His compatriot Jock Paget is 15th after a good round on Clifton Signature, while Blyth Tait on Xanthus III had a run-out at 14a, and, disappointingly, Tim Price tipped off Bango at the final combination.

Mention should be made of Daniela Moguel, the first Mexican rider ever to compete at Kentucky; she finished clear on Cecelia with 14.8 time penalties to lie a creditable 24th of the 56 finishers. “I feel amazing!” she said afterwards. “I can’t describe it. My mare was unbelievable. She said: ‘Hold on, I got it!’”

Allison Springer, the runner-up after Dressage on long-time partner Arthur, endured a nerve-racking long wait for her round. She set off at the end of the day amid great expectations, but any chance of her pressing Jung in tomorrow’s finaleevaporated with a run-out at the flowerbed in the coffin at fence 24c.

Marilyn Little, third after Dressage, also had a bitter disappointment. Somehow, she arrived 53 seconds late into the start box, but this problem became irrelevant when she parted company from RF Demeter on landing over the table fence at 22.

Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp decided to withdraw Fernhill By Night, third after Dressage, because the horse had sustained a minor injury that had required stitches just a few days before the start of the competition.

Boyd Martin summed up a challenging, but exciting day: "This is the pinnacle of the sport and it’s not meant to be easy - but I wouldn’t to do it every weekend!”

Results after Cross Country
1 Michael Jung/FischerRocana FST (GER) 34.4 + 0.8 = 35.2
2 Phillip Dutton/Fernhill Fugitive (USA) 43.1 + 4.4 = 47.5
3 Phillip Dutton/Mighty Nice (USA) 45.0 + 4.8 = 49.8
4 Maya Black/Doesn’t Play Fair (USA) 45.5 + 4.4 = 49.9
5 Boyd Martin/Shamwari 4 (USA) 44.6 + 5.6 = 50.2
6 Lauren Kieffer/Veronica (USA) 43.9 + 7.6 = 51.5
7 Lauren Kieffer/Landmark’s Monte Carlo (USA) 50.0 + 2.8 = 52.8
8 Buck Davidson/Petite Flower (USA) 46.7 + 7.2 = 53.9
9 Phillip Dutton/Fernhill Cubalawn (USA) 48.2 + 7.2 + 55.4
10 Boyd Martin/Blackfoot Mystery (USA) 52.0 + 3.6 = 55.6

Full results:

FEI Classics™ 2015/2016 Leaderboard (after 2 of 6 events)
1 Astier Nicolas (FRA) 15 points
2 Shane Rose (AUS) 15
3 Michael Jung (GER) 12
4 Tim Price (NZL) 10
5 Clarke Johnstone (NZL) 10
6 Emily King (GBR) 8
7 Sonja Johnston (AUS) 8
8 Karim Florent Laghouag (FRA) 6
9 Michaela Martindale (AUS) 6
10 Claas Hermann Romeike (GER) 5

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FEI Classics™ 2015/2016 calendar
1 Les 4 Etoiles de Pau CCI 4* (FRA) - 22-25 October 2015
2 Adelaide International 3 Day Event (AUS) - 19-22 November 2015
3 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event (USA) - 28 April-1 May 2016
4 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (GBR) - 5-8 May 2016
5 Luhmühlen CCI 4* presented by DHL (GER) - 16-19 June 2016
6 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (GBR) - 1-4 September 2016

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