London, England – December 28, 2012 – Olympian Laura Kraut has continued to impress across international waters with her talented line-up of mounts. From Wednesday, December 19 until December 23, 2012, Kraut guided several of her mounts to top placings at the London International Horse Show Olympia. The 14-year-old grey gelding Cedric, owned by Cherry Knoll Farm, found his rightful place among the best, competing in an intense jump-off that tested both horse and rider alike.
Louis Konickx designed the 1.55m course for The Earls Court Olympia Christmas Cracker. The course consisted of 12 obstacles, and a challenging jump-off. The short track started over a standalone vertical and continued to another vertical with a left bending line. Upon landing, the pair had to take a triple bar and then complete a hard left rollback to the oxer-vertical double-combination. The riders continued over an oxer near the in gate, and a hard left turn took them to the standalone vertical, reversed from the first round. They had to keep the timer in mind as they landed from the vertical and raced over the final oxer to break the beam and seal their fate.