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Monday, 15 Sep 2014


The entry list for the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses

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belgian-gregoryGregory Wathelet returns to Zangersheide this week. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.This week the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses and the Sires of the World take place in Lanaken, Belgium. The championships welcome some fantastically talented youngsters, and some top riders – on the entry list are names such as Gregory Wathelet, Rodrigo Pessoa, Christian Ahlmann, Bertram Allen, as well as Nicola and Olivier Philippaerts.




The riders list for the Longines Global Champions Tour in Vienna

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ludger-chamanLGCT leader Ludger Beerbaum is on the list for Vienna. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The Longines Global Champions Tour moves on to its penultimate destination for the 2014 season as it lands in Vienna this week. The tour takes place at the equestrian facility Magna Racino, and the event welcomes top riders such as LGCT-leader Ludger Beerbaum, second ranked Rolf-Göran Bengtsson as well as the world's number one Scott Brash – in addition to some other very good names.

Advertisement | Watch Dutch Sport Horse Sales and Limburg Foal Auction with ClipMyHorse

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AuctionThe well-known auction Dutch Sport Horse Sales will take place on Tuesday September 23rd in Weert, located in Limburg province. The day after, no less than 108 foals will be sold during the Limburg Foal Auction. Watching the auction with your own eyes is off course the most exciting. But the organisation has good news if you are unable to come in person: the auctions, and also the Dutch Sport Horse Sales presentation on Monday, can be watched with the live stream provided by ClipMyHorse.

Jessica Springsteen and Vindicat W victorious in $200,000 American Gold Cup CSI4*-W

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SpringsteenJessica Springsteen, winner of the 2014 American Gold Cup. Photo (c) Phelps Media Group.The sold-out crowd of nearly 6,000 fans cheered following the conclusion of Sunday afternoon's $200,000 American Gold Cup CSI4*-W held at the idyllic Old Salem Farm in North Salem, New York. Jessica Springsteen flashed a huge smile as she raised the prestigious American Gold Cup trophy high above her head. Springsteen and Vindicat W bested a field of 32 other qualified international entries to add their names to the list of accomplished riders and horses who have won the $200,000 American Gold Cup CSI4*-W before them.

Quotes after the $1.5 Million CP International, presented by Rolex: "It was a heck of a payday"

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_K7X7841The top three! Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Here's what the top three in the $1.5 Million CP International, presented by Rolex, had to say after an amazing day of competition at Spruce Meadows;


Ian Millar - the winner at the age of 67:

"It is amazing. I can honestly tell you that I didn't think I would win this Grand Prix again. I won it twice before, and it is a long time ago. And I have been second and third and so on, but I really didn't think I would win it again. The sport has changed so much and these young people live very fast and they know all the tricks and they are really good. I have so much respect and admiration for my fellow riders - they are that good! And to go up against them is no easy task and to take on the famous Leopoldo (the course designer) is also a painful experience."

Ian Millar makes it a Canadian win in the CP International Grand Prix presented by Rolex

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_K7X7750Ian Millar and Dixson in the winner's circle after winning the Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows. Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.The CP International Grand Prix presented by Rolex at Spruce Meadows was showjumping at its very best! As the prestigious class came towards an exciting end, there was to be a jump-off between the 67 year old home rider Ian Millar and 20 year old US rider Reed Kessler after two very difficult rounds.

Holger Wulschner still tops the DKB-Riders Tour

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holger-wulschner-fine-ladyHolger Wulschner leads the DKB-Riders Tour. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.With only one leg to go, Germany's Holger Wulschner is till in the lead of the DKB-Riders Tour. Wulschner has collected a total of 47 points, while his compatriot Toni Hassmann is rank two with 28 points. Then follows Carsten-Otto Nagel (GER) with 26 points, Angelina Herröder (GER) with 24 points and Andre Plath (GER) with 22 points. Hassmann is thus the only rider with a theoretically chance to fight Wulschner for the overall win.

Wout-Jan van der Schans takes the DKB-Riders Tour Grand Prix in Paderborn

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1Wout-Jan-van-der-Schans-CaWout-Jan and Capetown have been very consistent this season. In Paderborn they secured another win. Here seen in Falsterbo earlier this year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson. The fifth and penultimate leg of the 2014 DKB-Riders Tour went to Wout-Jan van der Schans and Capetown (Oklund x Carlino). The class counted 49 horse and rider combinations, and van der Schans was one out of only three riders to produce two clear rounds.


It was a fast second round in Paderborn, and the Dutch rider secured the lead with only 0,09 seconds down to runner-up Abdel Said and Dakota (Cento Lano x Intermezzo) representing Egypt. Third place went to another Dutch rider, Albert Zoer riding Abra Kadabra (Vancouver x Calvados). The fastest ride of the day was produced by Jens Fredricson and Lunatic (Landlord 849 x Utrillo), but four faults placed them fourth.

Al Sharbatly races to victory in the Prix du Qatar

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sharbatlyAbdullah Al Sharbatly. Photo by Stefano Grasso/LGCTThe final CSI5* class of the Longines Global Champions Tour of Lausanne, the Prix du Qatar, was won by Abdullah Al Sharbatly with Andrea (Marome Nw x Voltaire). Second went to recent World Championship Team Gold medallist Jur Vrieling with VDL Zirocco NOP (Mr. Blue x Voltaire) and 3rd to young rising star Bertram Allen with Romanov (Heartbreaker x Fedor). The class was a fast and furious race against the clock which had the crowd rising from their seats in excitement as each horse crossed the finish line.

Advertisement; Flanders Foal Auction presents strong selection of foals

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There is something about a foal that makes a horseman's heart skip a beat; its vulnerability, innocence, naivety... However, there's something else that sends the horseman walking through the meadow in a nervous way. A 'picture-perfect' exterior, build to function athletic, a pedigree that presumes the very best with a strong family history anchored in the dam line, drawing the future.


The high-end still sells, even more, the prices of horses of above average quality relate inversely proportional to the prices of less talented horses. Based on that thought, Flanders Foal Auction has decided to choose, right from the start, for the high-end of the market. This choice is the only, honest and truthful way to satisfy buyers and sellers. On the basis of our experience in previous auctions, we are very proud to present to you this strong selection.

Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games | The World Championship from A to Z in images

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_K7X2295Patrice Delaveau taking a moment for himself, leaning against his horse Orient Express HDC during the top four final in Normandy last weekend as Jeroen Dubbeldam enters the ring with the last horse to decide who wins the gold. Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Canada takes a home win in the BMO Nations Cup at Spruce Meadows

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canadaThe winning Canadian team. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The home crowd was ecstatic after the Canadian team pulled of a fantastic performance in the BMO Nations Cup at Spruce Meadows to take a home win. The win marked the second victory for Canada in the event's history, having previously won in 2006 - and it was Ben Asselin, Tiffany Foster, Eric Lamaze and Ian Millar that made sure to deliver. 

Beerbaum takes over the lead of the Longines Global Champions Tour

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LudgerLausanne Longines Global Champions Tour leader Ludger Beerbaum. Photo by Stefano Grasso/LGCT.Germany's Ludger Beerbaum has taken over the overall lead in the Longines Global Champions Tour following his win in Lausanne last night. Beerbaum leads the tour with 236 points. Then follows Sweden's Rolf-Göran Bengtsson with 221 points. Rank three is another Swede; Henrik von Eckermann with 201 points. Rank four is Edwina Tops-Alexander, also with 201 points. Fifth at this stage of the tour is Bassem Hassan Mohammed on 200 points.

Beerbaum wins a battle between legends in Lausanne

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LudgerThe winners in Lausanne: Ludger Beerbaum and Chaman. Photos by Stefano Grasso/LGCT.It was a battle of the Legends with a capital 'L' in Lausanne on Saturday evening when Germany's Ludger Beerbaum and Chaman (Baloubet du Rouet x I Love You) took on Britain's John Whitaker and Argento (Arko III x Gasper) in front of a hugely excited and supportive Suisse crowd, with the four-time Olympic Gold medallist Beerbaum coming out on top by just 0.81s. Third place went to the relative newcommer in the Longines GCT Argentina's José Maria Larocca with GDE Matrix (Cardento 933 x Maximus 620), who finished one of just two other treble clears 0.84s ahead of 4th placed Gerco Schröder and Cognac Champblanc (Clearway) who jumped his socks off. With his win, Beerbaum has stormed up the tour ranking from 4th to 1st taking a narrow lead of 15 points.

Darragh domination of American Gold Cup CSI4*-W continues with third win in a row

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DarraghDarragh Kenny and Prof De La Roque. Photo (c) Phelps Media Group.Darragh Kenny has done it again. For the third day in a row, the talented Irish athlete made headlines at the American Gold Cup CSI4*-W, this time after clinching the victory in the $34,000 Fidelity Investments Speed Derby CSI4*. The Speed Derby victory comes amidst an unbelievable American Gold Cup winning streak for Kenny. On Thursday, he blew the competition out of the water to claim victory in the $34,000 Don Little Memorial Welcome aboard Gatsby. On Friday, the pair did it again, turning in the fastest clear jump off time to win the $100,000 Hermès American Gold Cup Qualifier. A third victory for Kenny however, would not come without a hard earned fight for the fastest finish.


WoSJ Exclusive; Our top ten favorites for the World Champion…

WoSJ Exclusive; Our top ten favorites for the World Championship title

Beerbaum, Ludger (GER): Ranked as number two in the world it is not possible to leave the ‘maestro’ of showjumping out. Although his WEG-partner Chiara’s results have been somewhat up and down during the summer season, there have been some undoubtable highlights such as the couple’s double clear round in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup in Rome, and more recently...

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