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Katrin Eckermann out with another injury after car accident

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katrin-firthKatrin 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 – 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.

 

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The Australian team announced for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final

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Amy-Graham-Bella-Baloubet-4Amy 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.

Kevin Staut travels to Guatemala for JustWorld International

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Ian_Miller_Cambodge_4Kevin Staut in Cambodia last year. Photo by Ian Miller.Commitment is not an empty promise for Kevin Staut. The French rider does give true meaning to the word. After his recent team silver medal at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, Kevin Staut is about to take the trip to Guatemala beginning next week with JustWorld International, the charitable organization for which he has been a very active ambassador since 2007.

The US team heading for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final

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beezie-simonBeezie Madden has been selected for the US team. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The United States Equestrian Federation has selected five riders to represent the USA at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona. The five riders are: Margie Engle, Kent Farrington, Lauren Hough, Beezie Madden and McLain Ward.

Bogegaardens Apollonia to Ecurie de Meautry

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bistanStefanie Bistan's success horse Bogegaardens Apollonia has been sold to France. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Stefanie Bistan's success horse Bogegaardens Apollonia (Bogegaardens Apollo x Bogegaardens Capello) has been sold to Ecurie de Meautry, France. With Bistan,  Bogegaardens Apollonia made a huge impression at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, where they were clear in Wednesday's and Thursday's qualifiers making it into Saturday's top thirty round.

Farewell to the legendary sire Concorde

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khaled-presley-boyConcorde sired many top horses, such as the late Presley Boy (pictured). Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The legendary sire Concorde has passed away, at the age of 30. Concorde was born 10th of May 1984, and was by Voltaire x Marco Polo. Together with Jos Lansink, Concorde won the Grand Prix of Nordrhein-Westfalen in Aachen, as well as becoming Dutch Champion in 1994. Concorde has many approved sons and manifested himself as sire of countless of Grand Prix jumpers, such as Audi's Jikke, Kathja, Conquest, Larino, Viktor, Marius Claudius – and many more.

The Swedish team for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona

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Niklas-Jonsson-Caral-31367Niklas Jonsson is on the Swedish team for Barcelona. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The Swedish Chef d'Equipe Sylve Söderstrand has announced his squad of five riders for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona that takes place from 9-12 October. The team will consist of the following riders; Malin Baryard-Johnsson, Peder Fredricson, Niklas Jonsson, Henrik von Eckermann and Alexander Zetterman.

The British team heading for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final

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William-Whitaker-Fandango-2On the team: William Whitaker and Fandango. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The squad of five riders that have been selected by Rob Hoekstra, Great Britain's World Class Showjumping Performance Manager, for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona are as follows; Joe Clee with Utamaro d'Ecaussines, Spencer Roe with Wonder Why, William Whitaker with Fandango, Robert Whitaker with Catwalk IV and Michael Whitaker with Elie van de Kolmen or Cassionato.

The French team for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona

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Kevin-Staut-Reveur-de-HurteTeam silver medalists from the WEG 2014, Kevin Staut & Rêveur de Hurtebise*HDC, are on the French team for Barcelona. Phot by Jenny Abrahamsson.Philippe Guerdat, Chef d'Equipe for the French team, has selected the five horse and rider combinations travelling to the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona. France are defending champions, and send a strong team consisting of; Patrice Delaveau on Carinjo*HDC, Simon Delestre on Qlassic Bois Margot, Jérôme Hurel on Quartz Rouge, Pénélope Leprevost on Nayana and Kevin Staut on Rêveur de Hurtebise*HDC.

The Belgian team for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona

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_K7X4448Pieter Devos has been selected for the Belgian team going to Barcelona. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Belgian Chef d'Equipe Kurt Gravemeier has announced his squad of five riders for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona that takes place from 9-12 October. The team will consist of the following riders; Niels Bruynseels, Dirk Demeersman, Pieter Devos, Judy-Ann Melchior and Olivier Philippaerts.

The world's best riders head for the Longines Los Angeles Masters

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kent-ucekoKent Farrington is one of the riders that will compete in Los Angeles. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The world's top elite showjumping riders and horses have travelled half way around the world to compete in the first edition of The Longines Los Angeles Masters. The Masters take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on September 25-28, 2014. Team USA's 2014 World Equestrian Games bronze medal winners Kent Farrington, Lucy Davis and Beezie Madden, who also won individual bronze – will all be present. They will be joined by Olympic champions Laura Kraut and McLain Ward. Reed Kessler, 2013 Longines Rising Star Award's winner and world's youngest Olympic showjumping competitor in history will also compete alongside Jessica Springsteen, Richard Spooner, Georgina Bloomberg, Lauren Hough and many more who will make up a strong US team.

Watch the $210,000 Central Park Grand Prix, presented by Rolex online

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NYPhoto (c) David Handschuh.The Central Park Horse Show, presented by Rolex, is pleased to be able to provide online video of Thursday's live NBC Sports broadcast of the $210,000 Central Park Grand Prix, presented by Rolex. Video of the entire NBC Sports broadcast can be found here. 

Farewell to Glory Days

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_MG_5920Glory Days and Katie Dinan. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Very sadly, Katie Dinan's Glory Days has passed away at the age of thirteen. The Swedish bred gelding by Cardento x Diamond Serpent came to Katie in the beginning of 2013, after being successfully competed by Sweden's Daniel Zetterman. With Dinan, Glory Days continued to pick up top results and in November last year the pair won the $50,000 Weston Canadian Open in Toronto. In an interview with World of Showjumping in August 2013, Katie said she felt "very lucky to have him".

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."

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:

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