British eventing fans are in for an unexpected treat as Michael Jung plans to defend his Mitsubishi Motors Badminton title with his long time partner, double Olympic individual gold medallist La Biosthetique-Sam FBW. The win there last year meant that they won the bumper money prized Rolex Grand Slam of eventing.
Outlining his plans for the year Jung announced he will be aiming his nine year old Lennox 364 for the Eurpean Championships.
Lennox is a nine-year-old dark bay Hannoverian, owned by the Jung family and Erich Single. He is by Sunlight xx, while his damsire is another thoroughbred — Heraldik xx, breeding that Michael is fond of, as his legendary star La Biosthetique-Sam FBW is also out of a mare by Heraldik xx and by a thoroughbred (Stan The Man xx).
Lennox is at a similar stage to Michael's FischerTakinou when he won the European Championships in 2015 and although not competed at three-star yet Michael clearly has confidence in the horses ability and plans to run him at Marbach CIC3* in May and Saumur CCI3* in June before the European Championships.
This year FischerTakinou will be aimed at Rolex Kentucky along with FischerRocanaFST who has won the American four-star on the last two accasions