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The riders heading for CSI3* Saint-Lô

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patrice-orientPatrice Delaveau competes at the CSI3* event in Saint-Lô this weekend. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.There will be plenty of stars in the horse capital, Saint-Lô in Normandy, this weekend. Double silver medallist from the World Equestrian Games Patrice Delaveau will compete at the event, as will reigning European Champion Roger Yves Bost. In addition to all the great French names, in-form Wout-Jan van der Schans can be found on the list – as can Marc Houtzager, Cassio Rivetti and Lauren Hough.




Star-studded lineup for 2014 Washington International Horse Show

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beezie-cortesBeezie Madden, double bronze medalist from the WEG, will compete in Washington this week. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) has announced an all-star lineup of international showjumpers scheduled to ride in this year's competition at Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C. One of the year's most esteemed equestrian competitions with an FEI four-star rating and World Cup qualifier, WIHS draws many of the biggest names in the sport, including Olympians and rising young talents. The 56th annual event runs October 21-26, 2014. On the list of riders are names such as Beezie Madden, McLain Ward and Kent Farrington. They get company of Laura Kraut, Jessica Springsteen and Reed Kessler to mention some of the many great riders on the entry list.

The riders list for Helsinki International UB Horse Show

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JurcarJur Vrieling continues from Oslo to Helsinki - perhaps in the Land Rover he won yesterday? Photo by World of Showjumping.The coming weekend it is time for the second leg of the Longines FEI World Cup in the Western European League. It takes place in Helsinki, and many of those riders that competed in the first leg in Oslo, Norway will continue on to Finland – such as the winner Jur Vrieling, runner-up Marco Kutscher and third placed Steve Guerdat. For the full riders list click here.

Charity 33 to Reed Kessler

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judy-charityCharity 33 - here seen with Judy Ann Melchior in the saddle. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Reed Kessler has a new horse; the nine year old Charity 33. The mare by Cayetano L x C-Indoctro has since the end of last year been seen under Judy Ann Melchior, but has now changed ownership and will fly the American colours in the future. This weekend, Reed’s trainer Marcus Ehning is competing Charity 3 at Kingsland Oslo Horse Show.

This week's live streaming

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longines-rankingLots of showjumping will be live streamed this week:


The CSI5*-W Longines FEI World Cup (Western European League) in Oslo is live streamed via this link.


The CSI3* show in Odense is live streamed via this link.

Farewell to Rodrigo Pessoa's Tomboy

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rodrigo-pessoa-profilRodrigo Pessoa's former super star Tomboy has passed away aged 31.Rodrigo Pessoa's former top horse Tomboy has passed away. "Today my great friend Tomboy left us he was 31 years of age," Rodrigo tweeted yesterday. With Tomboy, Rodrigo Pessoa won the team bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996 and also the team gold medal at the Pan American Games in Buenos Aires in 1995.


Our thoughts go out to Rodrigo and his team on the loss of a beloved horse.

Forlap DC to Stephex Stables and Daniel Deusser

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CassioForlapNCForlap DC with Cassio Rivetti in the saddle. Photo by World of Showjumping.Stephex Stables confirm that Daniel Deusser is the new rider of Forlap DC (Querlybet Hero x Heartbreaker). The nine year old gelding was purchased by Alexander Onischenko in June this year, and the sale went through Stephan Conter. The sale to Onischenko followed a successful start to the year for Forlap DC, that with Gregory Wathelet was double clear in the CSIO5* Nations Cup in Lummen and La Baule - as well as second in the Grand Prix in Doha in March. With Rivetti, Forlap DC finished off his outdoor season with a first clear round in the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix at Magna Racino.

VDL Bubalu rounds off successful team career for the Netherlands

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jur-bubaluVDL Bubalu has done his last team performance for the Netherlands. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.It was the best possible end VDL Bubalu could get as he did his last team performance for the Netherlands in Barcelona. The Dutch team won the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final, and VDL Bubalu (Baloubet du Rouet x Nimmerdor) jumped two clear rounds contributing big time to the victory. This was the stallion's last team competition though, as he now moves towards a more relaxed program – and slowly towards retirement.

Farewell to Coulisa

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Denis-Lynch-Coulisa-28658Sadly, it is farewell to Denis Lynch's Coulisa. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Denis Lynch's ride Coulisa has been put to sleep. After a terrible fall in the Grand Prix in Rotterdam in late June this year, the 10 year old mare underwent successful surgery for her sustained injuries. Following the surgery it was reported that Coulisa would undergo a four to eight month recuperation period, but unfortunately the mare did not make it through.

Hello Sanctos still on top of the FEI WBFSH World Ranking List

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Scott-Brash-Hello-Sanctos-4Hello Sanctos at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.There are quite a few changes among the top ten on this month's FEI WBFSH World Ranking List. Scott Brash's Hello Sanctos (Quasimodo v. Molendreef x Nabab de Reve) remains as number one in the world though, with 1760 points. McLain Ward's Rothchild (Artos x Elegeant de I'lle) has climbed up from rank five to rank two with 1685 points while Daniel Deusser's Cornet d'Amour (Cornet Obolensky x Damiani) has climbed three spots from rank six. Cornet d'Amour has 1660 points and is 45 points ahead of Marcus Ehning's Cornado NRW (Cornet Obolensky x Acobat) that has dropped down to rank four.

The starting order for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona

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chefThe Chef d'Equipes. Photo by FEI/Dirk Caremans.Italy will be first to go, and Germany will be last of the 14 teams into the arena, when the much-anticipated Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2014 Final gets underway on Thursday at Real Club de Polo in Barcelona, Spain. The event kicks off at 16.30 local time and, following this evening's draw, the order-of-go for the opening competition is:

The International Jumping Riders Club signs Memorandum of Understanding with the FEI

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IJRClogoThe International Jumping Riders Club (IJRC), which represent the world's top showjumping athletes, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) with the FEI. The organisation will work closely with the FEI to expand the Olympic disciplines of jumping.

Brash, Clee and Roe awarded at the British Showjumping Awards Ball

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Scott--Brash-Hello-Sanctos- International Combination of the Year in Britain: Scott Brash and Hello Sanctos. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The annual British Showjumping Awards Ball took place yesterday at the Hilton Metropole, NEC where almost 500 guests celebrated with the nominees and winners. Some famous names were awarded during the evening. The award for the International Combination of the Year went to Scott Brash and Hello Sanctos owned by Lady Kirkham and Lord & Lady Harris, the award for the Nations Cup Team Member of the Year went to Joe Clee, and the award for the Leading Rider Under 21 Years & Under (On Horses) of the Year went to Spencer Roe.

Oh d’Eole and Kevin Staut to part ways

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kevin-oh-deoleKevin Staut and Oh d'Eole will part ways after a successful year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Oh d'Eole (Kannan x Papillon Rouge) and Kevin Staut have almost been together for a year, but now the pair will go their separate ways. It has been confirmed to World of Showjumping that the 12 year old mare will leave back to Haras de Hus next week, but that she for the moment still is in Staut's stable.

New horse for Pénélope Leprevost

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penelope-profil1Penelope Leprevost. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Pénélope Leprevost has a new ride in Vivaldi du Seigneur (Chellano Z x Darco). The nine year old stallion has been competed by French rider Marine Blondet up to international 1.50 level. It is expected that Leprevost and Vivaldi du Seigneur will start competing together during the autumn.



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