King Edward won Day 1 Of Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Final

Henrik von Eckermann and King Edward were the last to start and they wll be again last to go. Sweden's Henrik von Eckermann and his Belgian championship horse, King Edward jumped into the lead in the 1.60m Speed and Handiness at the FEI World Cup finals yesterday.

“[He’s an] unbelievable, fantastic horse and has done so many great things. And thanks to the owner, Mr. Georg Kähny, I can ride it,” von Eckermann said. “Of course in the course like this it’s good to see if you can go. Of course I saw Scott before I went in, and he was of course in the lead, and I saw his round and I knew I could be close. I had to cut to the triple bar with one less and to the last with nine strides so I could take some time, and I did it really, really good. Even though I have to say it was heavy there in the end. The ground was not great, deep in the corners so he really had to try, but the exceptional horse he is he could do it.”  

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The first of 40 combinations is set to enter the arena at 07:15 PM (CST) local time!