Images of the World Cup Grand Prix in Paris. Part 2 of 2

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Edward Gal, a World Cup champion on Totilas, riding Glock’s Zonik to be the top placed rider for the Netherlands with three combinations in the lineup as did Germany. Edward and the 10-year-old Danish Warmblood stallion began Big Tour in June last year. © 2018 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

 

The Netherlands’ Madeleine Witte-Vrees on Cennin in their second World Cup Final, having competed at Omaha in 2017. © 2018 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

 

In her first World Cup, Belinda Weinbauer of Austria riding Söhnlein Brilliant MJ. The pair are ranked 33rd in the world, the leading Austrian couple. © 2018 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

 

Hayley Watson-Greaves gave it her all to ride Rubins Nite in her first world championship. Hayley and the 14-year-old British-bred Hanoverian gelding appeared to enjoy every minute. © 2018 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

 

Yvonne Losos de Muñiz as the first rider from the Dominican Republic to be in the World Cup Final riding Foco Loco in Paris. Yvonne, who achieved the same feat at the 2016 Olympics, is also qualified for the World Equestrian Games in Tryon in September. Behind her is her husband, Eduardo, as well as her coach, Ton de Ridder. © 2018 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

 

Morgan Barbançon Mestre riding the giant gaits of Sir Donnerhall II OLD. The 25-year-old Morgan is competing in her second World Cup Final, but her resume includes riding for Spain at the 2012 Olympics, the 2014 World Equestrian Games and the 2015 European Championships. © 2018 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

 

Netherland’s Patrick van der Meer riding Zippo in the first World Cup Final for the 14-year-old KWPN gelding. Patrick and Zippo have been partnered at Big Tour for five years, and competed at the European Championships last year. © 2018 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

 

Hanna Karasiova of Belarus and Zodiak, a 10-year-old Latvian gelding she has competed at Big Tour for two years. Hanna was riding in her second World Cup Final, the first in Omaha last year on her Arlekino. © 2018 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

 

America’s Shelly Francis was in good spirits on Danilo despite going off course that was a costly error in the Grand Prix. Shelly, 59 years old of Loxahatchee, Florida is in her first world championship since competing Pikant on the U.S. team at the 1998 World Equestrian Games in Rome. © 2018 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

 

Ellesse Tzinberg, the first rider from the Philippines to compete at a World Cup Final, smiled to the end of her ride on Triviant. The 18-year-old KWPN gelding was clearly spooked by the atmosphere and the pair made numerous mistakes that did not earn a score high enough to go into the Grand Prix Freestyle. © 2018 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com