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Andreas Kreuzer leaves Otto Becker's stables

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Andreas-Kreuzer-Balance-387Andreas Kreuzer with Balance in Münster earlier this year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.German rider Andreas Kreuzer has decided to leave Otto Becker's stables where he has been working for the last two years. Kreuzer, 24 years old, is looking for new challenges and says to Pferdesport International that; "I'll take the time now and then hopefully make the right decision, as how to continue in the future."

 

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Win one of two pairs of tickets to Horse of the Year Show 2014

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HOYSlogo8th-12th October 2014, Birmingham's NEC is transformed into an equestrian utopia as Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) fills 50 acres of the site with thrills, spills and top-class entertainment. With five days of the most prestigious showing and show jumping finals; spectacular displays; awesome international show jumping and unbeatable retail therapy. Cheer on your favourite riders as they take their turn in the final showdown at "The World's Most Famous Horse Show".

 

This year, the Worldofshowjumping.com has teamed up with HOYS to offer you the chance to win one of two pairs of tickets to Horse of the Year Show's Thursday performance. For your chance to win simply answer the below question:

This week's live streaming

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generell-hoppbildThere will be plenty of showjumping to watch online this week.

 

The CSI5* Longines Global Champions Tour at Magna Racino will be live streamed via this link.

 

The FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses in Lanaken will be live streamed via this link.

 

The CSI3* show in Donaueschingen will be live streamed via this link.

New rider for Qarat de la Loge

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epaillard-qaratQarat de la Loge with Julien Epaillard in the saddle. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Qarat de la Loge will have a change of rider, and goes from Julien Epaillard to Reynald Angot. The ten year old stallion by Dollar du Murier x Joyau d'Or, who is a full brother to Ideal de la Loge, has had a good 2014 season under Epaillard. Together the two won the three star Grand Prix in Hardelot in April, before they went on to be selected for the French team competing in St. Gallen and Hickstead.

The riders for the Central Park Horse Show

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KentKent Farrington, will compete at the Central Park Horse Show, presented by Rolex. Photo © The Chronicle of the Horse.This week the Central Park Horse Show, presented by Rolex takes place. The $200,000 Central Park Grand Prix is to be held on Sept. 18th, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. at the Trump Rink in New York City's Central Park. The riders for this event are; Kent Farrington, McLain Ward, Laura Kraut, Charlie Jayne, Jessica Springsteen, Georgina Bloomberg, Brianne Goutal, Conor Swail, Todd Minikus, Quentin Judge, Richie Moloney, Candice King, Shane Sweetnam, Darragh Kerins, Darragh Kenny, Daniel Bluman, Peter Leone, Kirsten Coe, Lauren Tisbo, Danielle Goldstein, Meagan Nusz, Molly Ashe Cawley, Paige Johnson, Catherine Pasmore, Cara Raether and Amanda Derbyshire.

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.

Jeroen Dubbeldam: "I never expected to be in the top four final"

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1Jeroen-Dubbeldam-Zenith-SFWorld of Showjumping has spoken to newly crowned World Champion Jeroen Dubbeldam. Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson."I never expected to be in the top four final, let alone become World Champion," Jeroen Dubbeldam says to World of Showjumping four days after returning home from the World Equestrian Games in Normandy. "I knew we had a good chance with the team. We had three experienced combinations, that all were on the silver medal team in London. Then it was me and Zenith SFN. He is an inexperienced horse compared to the rest on the team, but I knew he was in good form. When we won the team gold, I considered that my job was more or less done – what happened after Thursday was a total surprise," Dubbeldam continues.

Sergio Alvarez Moya confirms sale of Zipper

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Sergio-Alvarez-Moya-Zipper-Sergio Alvarez Moya's success horse Zipper goes to Ukraine. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Following this week's reports on the sale of Sergio Alvarez Moya's Zipper, the Spanish rider confirms to World of Showjumping that the sale has been finalized today. The new owner of Zipper (Apple Juice x Concorde) is Ukraine's Alexander Onischencko, who strengthens his team with yet another top horse.

Mrs Jane Clark named Owner of the Year 2013

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ben-cella-standingCella's owner Mrs Jane Clark has been named Owner of the Year 2013. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Mrs Jane Clark, owner of Cella (Cento x Chin Chin), has been named Owner of the Year for 2013. Ridden by Great Britain's Ben Maher, Cella enjoyed a string of successes throughout 2013, including victories in the Global Champions Tour Grand Prix in London and the Warsteiner Preis at CHIO Aachen, as well as winning the team gold and individual silver at the FEI European Championships in Herning.

Team spirit trumps the snow at Spruce Meadows

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_K7X2981It has been a historic day at Spruce Meadows. Over 25 cm of snow has fallen on the grounds, and a resulting 8 hour power outage, combined with the devastating impact of the snow on the Spruce Meadows trees and grounds has made for a tremendously difficult day.

 

The snow forced all competitions originally scheduled for Wednesday, September 10 to be postponed as well as the closure of the Exhibit space and Plaza. The decision to reschedule Wednesday's events was driven primarily by lack of available essential services including power, water (reverting to the standby water source for the horses), telephone service and other essentials. This lead to the Spruce Meadows Organizing Committee decision, and its genuine concern for the overall safety of the public and all involved with the operations and participation at the 'Masters'.

Hello Sanctos, Cornado NRW and Quickly de Kreisker the best horses in the world for another month

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scott-sanctosLike his rider, he is the world's number one: Hello Sanctos. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.For a second consecutive month, Hello Sanctos, Cornado NRW and Quickly de Kreisker top the FEI WBFSH World Ranking. Scott Brash's Hello Sanctos (Quasimodo vd Molendreef x Nabab de Reve) is still on top of the ranking, this month with 1690 points. Marcus Ehning's Cornado NRW (Cornet Obolensky x Acobat) stays as rank two with 1419 points, while rank three is Abdelkebir Ouaddar's Quickly de Kreisker (Diamant de Semilly x Laudanum) on 1403 points. Ludger Beerbaum's Chiara 222 (Contender x Coronado) is just like last month rank four, and then follows McLain Ward's Rothchild (Artos x Elegeant de I'lle) as the new number five.

This week's live streaming

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Patrick-Sthlmeyer-Chasmo-2Lots of great showjumping events will be live streamed this week:


The CSIO5* Masters event at Spruce Meadows (CAN) click on this link.

 

The CSI5* Longines Global Champions Tour in Lausanne (SUI)click on this link.

Who's climbing on the Longines Ranking?

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JessicaVindicatJessica Springsteen is climbing on the Longines Ranking after some great results in August, and goes from rank 125 to 81. Photo (c) World of Showjumping.With the latest Longines Ranking out, it's time to take a look at which riders is climbing it. Germany's Christian Ahlmann is getting closer and closer to the Top 10, going from rank 19 to 15 following another great Grand Prix win in August. Canada's Eric Lamaze is now within the top twenty in the world as he goes from rank 23 to rank 19. Outside the top twenty, there are quite a few riders making some good climbs within the world's 100 best riders.

Farewell to Cruising

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RichCruising sired many top showjumpers including Rich Fellers' World Cup Champion Flexible. Photo by Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com.The McCann family and Hartwell Stud have sadly announced the death of their fantastic showjumping stallion Cruising. The legendary stallion passed away on Sunday the 7th September 2014 at the age of 29, peacefully in the stable he was born in.

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