Cicaved du Talus - Ph. Eric Fournier

On the first day, candidates were first observed on model and size, followed by first-round jumping. A restricted selection of 20 stallions were again inspected on Sunday for a second free-jumping round, or under saddle according to their age. The course was quite fair with appropriate demands (vertical, oxer, plus a double combination). This second round was all the more interesting as the public could observe the improvment in each candidate's technique and approach. German judge Hans Meyer, Belgian stallion owner Luc Tilleman (Toulon, Bwpowner), and Normandy’s own Eric Levallois approved 15 stallions, as follows per year of birth: 2013 (nine), 2012 (four), 2010 (two).

Following the approvals, 22 three- and four-year olds competed in the Z Championship on Sunday afternoon. The winner was Copain Lorelei Z (Cosinhus [Hann] x Acorado [Holst]), who shoed a lot of blood. Confident Z (Coltaire Z) placed second, followed by Coquin Lorelei Z (Conrad [Holst]) half brother to the winner.