Athina has a new promising eight year old in her stable.Athina Onassis de Miranda has horse in her stable; the eight year old Rose Valon. The French bred mare by Elf d'Or x Quinquin du Valon has this year been ridden successfully by Olivier Guillon’s wife Monika, with their best result of the season being a seventh place in the CSI2* final in Lyon in November.
Juan-Carlos Garcia with Prince de la Mare at the European Championships in Herning earlier this year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Juan-Carlos Garcia's success horse Prince de la Mare (Bequin de Moens x Socrate de Chivre) has been sold to the Columbian rider Carlos Lopez. Lopez hopes that the 10 year old gelding will be his ride for the World Equestrian Games in Normandy in 2014. With Garcia, Prince de la Mare has delivered some top results at five star Grand Prix level - and the two also jumped for Italy at the European Championships this summer.
Sergio Alvarez Moya will be back in Geneva this year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.This week it is time for the CSI5* show in Geneva. The event also hosts this season's third Rolex Grand Slam Grand Prix. It is a star-studded field of riders that will bring their horses to Switzerland - Meredith Michaels Beerbaum, Edwina Tops-Alexander, Athina Onassis de Miranda, Marcus Ehning, Sergio Alvarez Moya, Christian Ahlmann, Reed Kessler, Rodrigo Pessoa, Ludger Beerbaum, Gerco Schröder, Roger-Yves Bost, Richard Spooner, Gregory Wathelet, Steve Guerdat, Penelope Leprevost, Kent Farrington, Daniel Deusser, Rolf-Göran Bengtsson, Ben Maher, Eric Lamaze, Kevin Staut, Michael Whitaker and Luciana Diniz are all on the list.
The FEI has launched its free FEI TV on the Go iPhone application to mark St Nicholas Day. The new app, available for download here, allows users to access a wealth of high quality video-on-demand content, including competition highlights, interviews with top-riders and equestrian lifestyle features, as well as stay up-to-date with the latest FEI news, including event previews, competition reports and rider rankings on their phone.
Malin Baryard Johnsson sport director for Sweden International Horse Show
Saturday, 07 December 2013 09:34
Malin Baryard Johnson has been appointed as sport director for Sweden International Horse Show. The event has until this year been known as Stockholm International Horse Show, but has now changed both title and arena - as it will move to a new arena as of next year. The first show with this new formula will take place on the 27-30 of November 2014.
Rolex has today released the second in a series of films celebrating the start of the CHI Geneva and the show's involvement in the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping. In the film, Show Director Sophie Mottu Morel and Sports Director Alban Poudret, discuss the show's history and the traditions that have made CHI Geneva the best indoor show in the world.
Holger Hetzel’s Sport Horse Sales deliver a record result
Friday, 06 December 2013 09:07
400 000 Euro for the World Champion Arraghbeg Clover. Photo by Maik Wallrafen.Holger Hetzel's ninth Sport Horse Sales, which took place in the jam-packed new indoor arena at his yard in Goch, set a new record of EUR 3.1 million for 24 horses. A foal was also auctioned off for EUR 10,000 for charity, and the proceeds will be donated to children in need in the Kleve region.
Even Holger Hetzel was surprised. "I wasn't expecting that," he commented in the early hours of the morning after the ninth Sport Horse Sales in Goch. The 24 horses in the auction collection went under shrewd and agile auctioneer Volker Raulf's hammer for a total of EUR 3,160,500. The average price was a sensational EUR 131,687.50.
Rene Tebbel bought Carino for Alexander Onischenko. Here together with Wim Schröder and Jeroen Dubbeldam. Photo by Fototrailer. The highest bid at the Expo Talent Sale Auction came from Alexander Onischenko who bought the six year old Carino (Larino x Numero Uno) for 165 000 Euro. It is Jeroen Dubbeldam as well as Wim and Ben Schröder that selects the horses for the auction and this year they sold horses for 1 864 million Euro.
Vladimir Beletzky bought Doris (Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve x Kroongraaf) for 150 000 Euro and Diarado HS (Vigaro x Voltaire) for 135 000 Euro while Bertram Allen bought Valentino VZ (Verdi x Converter) for 120 000 Euro.
Jeroen Dubbeldam is climbing on the Longines Ranking. Photo by World of Showjumping.With the latest edition of the world ranking out, it’s time to take a look at who is taking big climbs among the top two hundred rides in the world.
First of all – within the top hundred Dutch rider Jeroen Dubbeldam moves up from rank 61 to 48, while Abdullah Sharbatly goes from rank 86 to 65. Another rider who takes a good jump upwards is Belgium’s Constant van Paesschen who climbs from rank 84 to 67. Kamal Bahamdan moves from rank 91 to 76, while Andrez Rodrigues goes from 107 to 85. Nayel Nassar takes a leap from rank 105 to 95, while Italy’s Lorenzo de Luca is rank 99 after being 133 last month. On rank 100 is Angelica Augustsson, who was 122 last month.
Clarissa and Celly Negra in Münster earlier this year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Swiss rider Clarissa Crotta has sold her top horse Celly Negra (Contendro x Graf Top). The 10 year old mare was this year very successful with Crotta and has now been sold to the States. "We had a very good season with nice victoires & placements. Especially after Westi got injured she did a fantastic job and jumped many big classes! The mare was always for sale, so now she will get a nice new home and a super next rider! We wish them all the best for the future," Clarissa says. The deal was made by Chris Kappler and Holger Hetzel.
Banda de Hus with Gregory Wathelet. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Banda de Hus has according to studforlife.com been sold to the US. The 11 year old Argentinus-mare has had much success under both Gregory Wathelet and Kevin Staut over the last years. During 2012 she had three four and five star wins with Wathelet; in Lummen, Oslo and Helsinki – in addition to numerous other top results.