Jeroen Dubbeldam and Zenith SFN in the Dutch Olympic Squad
Jeroen Dubbeldam and Zenith SFN. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Jeroen Dubbeldam and Zenith SFN have been included in the Dutch Olympic Squad. After excellent performances in the Nations Cups in Rome and Rotterdam where the Dutch team ended second, Dubbeldam and the 10 year old gelding by Rash R x Fuego du Prelet have convinced Chef d'Equipe Rob Ehrens to such a degree that they within one week have been selected for the Dutch team in Aachen as well as for the Olympic Squad.
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Tiffany Foster has been selected for the Canadian team for Aachen. The Canadian showjumping team heading for CHIO Aachen, will consist of the following riders; Yann Candele, Tiffany Foster, Eric Lamaze, Ian Millar and Chris Sorensen. "We are extremely honoured and excited to be competing at one of the most historic and prestigious showjumping tournaments in the world," said Mark Laskin, chef d'equipe of the Canadian showjumping team. "It has been 18 years since the Canadian team has been invited to Aachen, and we look forward to representing our country there. This is an important stepping stone in our continuing preparation for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy in September."
William Whitaker makes a huge climb on this month's ranking. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.On this month's Longines Ranking, four countries dominate the Top 10: Germany with three riders, France with three riders, Great Britain with two riders and the US with two riders. Outside of the Top 10 - and within the top 100 it is a much bigger mixture of countries though and it's time to take a look at the biggest climbers.
Inside the top 50 Belgium's Gregory Wathelet is closing in on the ten best riders, he is now rank 13 after being 17 last month. Sweden's Rolf-Göran Bengtsson is on his way up as well, climbing five spots to rank 14. Canada's Eric Lamaze moves up from 26 to 22, while Ukraine's Cassio Rivetti climbs eight spots to rank 26. Belgium's Pieter Devos has made it into the top 30 after being 39 last month, and Sweden's Henrik von Eckermann climbs five positions to rank 36 as does Belgium's Nicola Philippaerts to rank 39.
Scott Brash stays on top of the Longines Ranking for another month. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The top four riders hold on to their positions for yet another month as Scott Brash continues to lead the way on the Longines Ranking. Ben Maher is still rank two followed by Ludger Beerbaum and Marcus Ehning.
Kevin Staut has made a huge climb from rank 9 to 5, while Patrice Delaveau moves up one place and is currently number six. Patrice pushes Penelope Leprevost down to rank seven and Kent Farrington is pushed down to rank 8. Daniel Deusser has made it back to the top ten getting hold on rank 9, while Bezzie Madden has moved down from rank 8 to 10.
International interest in the Flanders Foal Auction
This Diamant de Semilly colt brought in the top price at 19.000 euro and was sold to Germany. On Saturday the 28th of June, the Flanders Foal Auction was organised in Bonheiden. Besides one foal for charity, there were 19 other foals and three embryos in the catalog. One foal was absent. The foal for the benefit of the charity organisation fighting breast cancer "Think Pink" was sold for 4500 euros.
Reed Kessler gets her Aachen debut this year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The following riders will compete on the American team travelling to CHIO Aachen, that takes place 15-20th of July; Lucy Davis, Margie Engle, Kent Farrington, Lauren Hough and Reed Kessler.
The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy supports JustWorld International
Norman and Pedro Cebulka.On the occasion of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy, the Organizing Committee of this planetary event scheduled from 23rd August to 7th September this year has decided to officially support the humanitarian organization JustWorld International. This makes JustWorld International one of just four charities to benefit from the outstanding visibility offered by this exceptional equestrian event.
New FEI policy concerning boot and bandage control effective as of today
The FEI Jumping Committee has issued updated guidelines for jumping stewards relating to boot and bandage control, and has also added a new policy concerning hind boots to the Draft Schedules for jumping events. The new policy – which involves a simple protocol – will enable stewards to ensure that hind boots are properly fitted, and will come into effect as of today. These new guidelines aim to help riders prepare their horses for competing under fair and equal conditions and is in line with the Jumping Committee's constant quest to ensure fair play at events.
Olivier Philippaerts and Cabrio van de Heffinck return to Aachen. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Belgian Chef d'Equipe Kurt Gravemeier has selected his riders and horses for CHIO Aachen. These will be the ones heading for the prestigious Nations Cup; Pieter Devos on Dream of India Greenfield, Olivier Philippaerts on Cabrio van de Heffinck, Jos Verlooy on Domino, Constant Van Paesschen on Citizenguard Toscan de St. Hermelle and Gregory Wathelet on Conrad de Hus.
Katie Dinan with her trainer Beat Mändli. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Katie Dinan has a new ride in the eight year old Galan S (Indoctro x Calypso D'Herbiers). Galan S has since the spring of 2013 been competed by Italy's Giulia Martinengo Marquet, and earlier this year the pair was placed second in a two star Grand Prix in Gorla Minore in Italy as well as winning a three star 1.45 class in Arezzo. Dinan tells World of Showjumping that she is very excited about the arrival of Galan S.
The riders heading for the CSI4*show in Mons/Ghlin
John Whitaker goes from CSI Twente to Jumping International Mons. Photo by World of Showjumping.There are some great riders on the masters list for the CSI4* show Jumping International Mons in Belgium this coming weekend. Among them are Steve Guerdat, John Whitaker, Doda de Miranda, Gregory Wathelet and Sergio Alvarez Moya who will all be present – in addition to all of Wathelet's best colleagues from Belgium.
The riders list for the Longines Global Champions Tour in Paris
This week the seventh leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour 2014 takes place in Paris. The Paris Eiffel Jumping event will welcome some of the world's best rider such as nr. one and two on the tour standing Edwina Tops-Alexander and Rolf-Göran Bengtsson, as well as rank one and two in the world Scott Brash and Ben Maher.
Clintash with Marlon Zanotelli. Photo by Sportfot/provided by Ashford Farm.Ashford Farm rider Marlon Zanotelli's mount Clintash (Clinton x Cash) has been sold to Germany. The new rider is the 24 year old German rider Lisa Huep. The 12 year old Clintash has been a clear round machine with Zanotelli, and recently the couple was double clear in the three star Nations Cup in Lisbon to win for the Brazilian team. Last year the pair won classes in Arezzo, Vichy and Bondheiden. "Clintash has been a fantastic horse for us here at Ashford Farm. The last show for Marlon and her was Lisbon where they were double clear in the Nations Cup, so that was a very nice ending to their partnerships," Ashford Farm manager Enda Carroll says to World of Showjumping.