Educational Rolex course walk with Eric Lamaze at Spruce Meadows
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 08:20
Rolex organized a very educational course walk during the Masters tournament at Spruce Meadows - this time is was not about in which order the fences should be jumped or the distances in between. Instead Eric talked about why some fences are more difficult to jump just from the way they look. Get to learn all about it in this photo series! Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.
The WoSJ guest blogger from the Asian Games; Samantha Lam
Monday, 29 September 2014 13:46
The big day finally arrived! Team jumping at the Asian Games! 9 teams in total. There were originally ten teams but one horse failed the trot up from team India. Since they only had three on the team, this left them with 2 individuals.Â The Hong Kong horses all passed without any problems.
John Vallance designed a lovely course. The time was tight which resulted in quite a few time faults! After 2 rounds of jumping, team Qatar walked away with the gold medal finishing with 0 faults. Team Saudi Arabia won silver with 4 faults and bronze went to team Japan. Hong Kong ended up in 6th.
Images | Seven year olds at the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships
Monday, 29 September 2014 11:32
Christian Ahlmann was a busy man at the the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships in Lanaken last weekend. In the final for the seven year olds, he had another two horses to ride - here on Caribis Z (Caritano x Canabis Z) that finished 8th. Christian also took the silver medal on Casuality Z (Cassini III x Chellano Z). Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.
Pablo Barrios and Antares won the CSI3* Grand Prix in La Bagnaia. Photo provided by CSI La Bagnaia. The CSI3* Grand Prix in La Bagnaia went to Venezuela's Pablo Barrios and Antares (Manhattan x Cavalier). Barrios had one of four double clear rounds in the class, and left two home riders behind him as Filippo Marco Bologni and Fixdesign Chopin (Quantum x Corofino I) ended second and Davide Sbarbella third on Triomphe van Schuttershof (Oklund x Nabab de Reve). Almost six seconds separated the winner and the runner-up in the jump-off. For his fast win Barrios got a brand new Lexus Nx 300 Hybrid Luxury.
Jos Verlooy victorious in the Longines Grand Prix at the Longines Los Angeles Masters
Monday, 29 September 2014 08:20
A happy Jos Verlooy following his Grand Prix win in Los Angeles. Photo (c) Tiffany Van Halle.Belgiumâs Jos Verlooy took the win and the top prize of 156 750 USD in Sundayâs Longines Grand Prix at the Longines Los Angeles Masters. This was the first five star Grand Prix win in the 18 year old riderâs career, who partnered up with the 11 year old gelding Domino (Thunder van de Zuuthoeve x Azur Depaulstra) â a horse Jos also competed at last yearâs European Championships in Herning and at this yearâs Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy. âItâs been a great day for me,â said an emotional Jos after his win.
Conor Swail defends Grand Prix title at Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park
Monday, 29 September 2014 07:46
Conor Swail and Ariana. Photo by Ben Radvanyi Photography.For the second year in a row, Ireland's Conor Swail stood in the winner's circle following the $50,000 World Cup Grand Prix, presented by Peel Maryborough and Aviva Insurance, held Sunday, September 28, at the CSI2*-W Canadian Show Jumping Tournament at the Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park in Palgrave, ON.
Kent Farrington and Team USA win the Battle of the Nations at the Longines Los Angeles Masters
Sunday, 28 September 2014 11:02
Kent Farrington and Blue Angel secured their second win in Los Angeles. Here seen at the Gucci Paris Masters last year. Photo by World of Showjumping. The Battle of the Nations at the Longines Los Angeles Masters went to Kent Farrington on Blue Angel (Luidam x Ascendant) and Team USA. This was Farrington's second win for the weekend, and of course a very popular one among the home crowds. In the Battle of the Nations, the eight best USA athletes and the eight best non-USA athletes in the competition moved on from round one to the winning round - where Farrington lead the way for USA.
Delaveau does it again at the Longines Los Angeles Masters
Sunday, 28 September 2014 10:41
Patrice Delaveau won Saturday's FOX Sports Trophy on Carinjo HDC. Photo by (c) Tiffany Van Halle.Patrice Delaveau took his second win for the weekend at the Longines Los Angeles Masters, when he piloted Carinjo HDC (Cascavelle x Landgraf I) to victory in Saturday's 1.50 FOX Sports Trophy. The French rider always seems to be in winning mood at the Masters Grand Slam events, and it has been no different in Los Angeles. As in Thursday's speed class, Ireland's Darragh Kenny and Chin Quidam VDL (Chin Chin x Quidam de Revel) finished second behind Delaveau.
Images | Six year olds at the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships
Saturday, 27 September 2014 20:29
Plenty of possible future super stars could be spotted among the six year olds competing at the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships in Lanaken last weekend. Rodrigo Pessoa's stallion Darthus by Mr. Blue x Calvin Z was one of them. Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.
Katrin Eckermann out with another injury after car accident
Saturday, 27 September 2014 19:12
Katrin Eckermann is out with injury yet again. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.German rider Katrin Eckermann is experiencing some serious bad luck at the moment. In July, the 24 year old rider had a bad fall in Aachen â breaking her collarbone, then shortly after her recovery she yet again had a fall in Paderborn which resulted in a concussion and now Eckermann is in hospital following a car accident last Sunday. Pferde Sport International reports that in the accident, Eckermann again injured her collarbone and was send to hospital where she underwent successful surgery. As a result Katrin is now side lined with all shows that were planned in cancelled.
The Australian team announced for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final
Saturday, 27 September 2014 16:02
Amy Graham is a part of the Australian team for Barcelona. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Australia will send the same team that took part of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy to represent their country at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona. The team will thus consist of: Amy Graham, Julia Hargreaves, Jamie Kermond, James Paterson-Robinson and Edwina Tops-Alexander.
The Longines Speed Challenge to Richard Philips at the Longines Los Angeles Masters
Saturday, 27 September 2014 09:38
Jane Richard Philips won the Longines Speed Challenge in Los Angeles. Photo (c) Tiffany Van Halle.Switzerland's Jane Richard Philips made it a fitting win in Friday's Longines Speed Challenge at the Longines Los Angeles Masters. As ambassador for the SwissÂ watch manufacturer, Jane Richard Philips made her sponsors proud as she won the class on Dieudonne de Guldenboom (Nabab de Reve x Gibramino).
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27 and 28 September foal actions in Behrendorf and Elmshorn
The last weekend in September is traditionally under the banner of the Holsteiner auction foals. Many foals which have later become successful sport horses have changed hands at a Holsteiner auction ring, like for example Cognac Champblanc (Gerco SchrÃ¶der/NL), City Banking (Andreas Brenner) or Cooper (Maurice und Rene Tebbel). This year about 90 pre-selected foals from top Holsteiner performance mare families will be knocked-down by auctioneer Uwe Heckmann on 27 September in Behrendorf and on 28 September at Elmshorn. They have demonstrated their correct structure and quality movement to the selection panel and all of them come with a clean bill of health.
Farrington takes popular home win at the Longines Los Angeles Masters
Saturday, 27 September 2014 09:12
US rider Kent Farrington won Friday's City of Los Angeles Trophy on Willow. Photo (c) Tiffany Van Halle.At the Longines Los Angeles Masters US rider Kent Farrington won Friday's City of Los Angeles Trophy. Farrington's win was of course very popular among the home crowd, who witnessed Kent guiding the 11 year old Willow (Guidam x Little Rock) to one of the seven double clears in this 42 rider class. As always, Farrington was extremely fast in the jump-off that counted no less than sixteen riders.
Thank you Castle Forbes Vivaldo van het Costersveld!
In August it was announced that both Castle Forbes Vivaldo van het Costersveld and Castle Forbes Cosma and would retire from the sport. Owned by Lady Forbes, and ridden by Franceâs Roger Yves Bost for the past three years â the two horses have been like win machines. Castle Forbes Vivaldo van het Costersveld had no less than 58 international...