The International Equestrian Federation World Cup jumping qualifiers continue tomorrow in Leipzig in Germany.
The 10th event on the Western European league circuit is set go ahead at the Leipziger Exhibition Grounds, with €160,000 (£141,000/$182,000) in prize money up for grabs.
Among the field entered for the competition is Germany’s three-time Olympic eventing champion Michael Jung, who will go up against compatriot Christian Ahlmann among others.
Competing for Britain will be Michael Whitaker and Laura Renwick, while Denis Lynch, Killian Norris and Billy Twomey are taking part for Ireland.
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Italy’s Lorenzo de Luca is among the top ranked riders in the field, along with Switzerland’s World Equestrian Games champion Martin Fuchs, who won last time out in Basel, and The Netherlands’ Maikel van der Vleuten, who won team jumping silver at the London 2012 Olympics.
The Leipzig event is the 10th of 13 events on the World Cup calendar this season, with contests in Amsterdam and Bordeaux still to come before the global final takes place in Gothenburg in Sweden from April 3 to 7.
Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat is currently top of the Western European League rankings on 65 points, while Belgium’s Peter Devos sits second on 64.
Fuchs is in third on 55 points.