Luhmuhlen SJ

GBR-Tom McEwen rides Figaro van het Broekxhof during the Showjumping for the Longines CCI5*-L. Final-2nd. The Longines Luhmuehlen International Horse Trials. Salzhausen, Germany. Sunday 16 June. Copyright Photo: Libby Law Photography

After the jog… (which of course Fig flew through) there was not that much time to hang around before the showjumping as Luhmuhlen prefers to get the pesky 5* L out if the way before the real fun begins with the CI4*S which is the German Championships and the main reason the locals flock to the showground.

Lying 11th after dressage and 4th after cross country on your 5 star debut is pretty cool.  To then jump a clear round and move up to 2nd by just a couple of points is pretty amazing! Tom jumped an assured and fault free round and made Fig look like he had been at this level for a while… I can only assume that owner Barbara Cooper must be both proud and delighted!

It was a great result for the whole team and wholeheartedly deserved.  Tom is so, so tantalisingly close to winning his first 5 star….it really is ‘when’ now, not ‘if’!