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The Canadian team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games announced

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Tiffany-Foster-Verdi-III335Tiffany Foster is on the team. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Jump Canadia has confirmed the five horse and rider combinations that will represent Canada at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy. The squad of five riders in alphabetical order is: Yann Candele with Showgirl, Tiffany Foster with Verdi III, Eric Lamaze with Zigali P S, Ian Millar with Dixson and Chris Sorensen with Bobby.

 

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New website for Eva Bitter and Marco Kutscher

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Marco Kutscher left Stall Beerbaum earlier this summer to start up his own business together with his girlfriend Eva Bitter. The two riders are now launching a new website with regular updates on their shows and news from their stable.

HRH Princess Haya not to run for a third term as FEI President

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fei-loggaHRH Princess Haya has announced that she will not stand for a third term as FEI President. HRH Princess Haya was elected as FEI President in 2006 in the first-ever contested election for the FEI Presidency. She was re-elected in 2010.

An indoor cross country class at CSI5* Geneva

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geneve1The CHI Geneva is once again on an innovative streak! Next December, Switzerlandʼs first and only indoor cross country course will welcome some top notch eventing riders, a couple of Olympic champions and a selected few Swiss participants in the arena in Geneva. The class will be solely constructed of natural fences. A fabulous opportunity for the worldʼs largest interior arena to exploit its lake, its bank as well as its training paddock.

Presley Boy has passed away

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khaled-presley-boyThe wonderful Presley Boy with Khaled Al Eid in Aachen. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.At the age of 17 the wonderful stallion Presley Boy (Concorde x Damiro) has passed away. After suffering from colic soon before the Olympic Games in London 2012 the black stallion never made it back to the sport. The colic was followed by laminitis and Presley Boy never fully recovered.

Goodin will represent New Zealand at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

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Bruce-Goodin-Centina-10-236Bruce Goodin with Centina in Odense earlier this year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Bruce Goodin has been named as New Zealand's sole showjumper at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy together with the 10 year old mare Centina 10 by Cento. Goodin has competed at four Olympic Games, but this will be his debut in the World Championships.

The British team announced for World Equestrian Games

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Spencer-Roe-Wonder-Why-3221Spencer Roe with Wonder Why is part of the British team. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.British showjumping has announced the team that will represent Great Britain at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Gamed in Normady. The selected squad in alphabetical order is: Scott Brash with Hello Sanctos, Joe Clee with Utamaro d'Ecaussines, Ben Maher with Cella, Spencer Roe with Wonder Why and Michael Whitaker with Amai and Viking.

The Irish team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games announced

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Bertram-Allen-Molly-Malone-Bertram Allen is on the Irish team with Molly Malone V. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Irish Chef d'Equipe Robert Splaine has confirmed the five horse and rider combinations that will represent Ireland at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy. The squad of five riders in alphabetical order is: Bertram Allen with Molly Malone V, Cameron Hanley with Antello Z, Darragh Kenny with Imothep, Denis Lynch with All Star 5 and Conor Swail with Lansdowne. 

Star studded field of riders heading for London

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ScottLondonWorld no.1 showjumper and Olympic gold medallist Scott Brash photographed at Horse Guards Parade Ground in London, the venue for the London leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour series.London will host the eleventh leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour this week, and the host venue for this season is the Horse Guards Parade Ground. Plenty of great riders are on the list such as tour leader Rolf-Göran Bengtsson, as is world number one, two and three Scott Brash, Ludger Beerbaum and Ben Maher.

Hello Sanctos takes over the number one position on the FEI WBFSH World Ranking

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Scott-Brash-Hello-Sanctos-3Hello Sanctos is the best horse in the world at the moment. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.After being rank three last month, world number one Scott Brash's Hello Sanctos (Quasimodo vd Molendreef x Nabab de Reve) now tops the FEI WBFSH World Ranking. The Belgian bred gelding has collected 1450 points. Cornado NRW (Cornet Obolensky x Acobat) stays as rank two with 1374 points, while rank three is last month's leader Quickly de Kreisker (Diamant de Semilly x Laudanum) on 1343 points. Chiara 222 (Contender x Coronado) is rank four this month as well, a spot she shares with Cornet d'Amour (Cornet Obolensky x Damiani).

Mo Chroi retires from the sport

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Capt-Michael-Kelly-Mo-ChroiMo Chroi with Capt. Michael Kelly. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.It was a fitting farewell, for the famous 17 year old Irish Sport Horse Mo Chroi (Cruising x Mister Lord) in Dublin yesterday. Together with her rider Capt. Michael Kelly the mare won her final competition before retirement when finishing first in the Speed Championships at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show. Mo Chroi has had huge success together with Capt. Michael Kelly and before than with David O'Brien, winning numerous international classes for Ireland.

The Swedish team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games announced

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alex-cafinoAlexander Zetterman and Cafino will be a part of the Swedish team. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson. Swedish Chef d'Equipe Sylve Söderstrand has announced the five riders that will travel to Normandy to represent Sweden. The team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in the beginning of September will consist of Rolf-Göran Bengtsson with Casall Ask, Malin Baryard-Johnsson with H&M Tornesch, Peder Fredricson with H&M Sibon, Alexander Zetterman with Cafino and Henrik von Eckermann with Gotha FRH.

Jessica Kürten stops riding Louis, Croesus & Cool and Easy

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Jessica-Krten-Louis-19885Jessica Kürten with Louis in Hagen earlier this year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Jessica Kürten has stopped her co-operation with Paul Bücheler, and will no longer ride his horses Louis, Croesus and Cool and Easy that she has been riding for a little under half a year. According to pferdonline.ch the reason is that Kürten and Bücheler have different opinions about the goals for the horses. Jessica says that she really enjoyed riding the horses, but that she now looks forward to the future with new horses.

No Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games for Castle Forbes Myrtille Paulois

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bosty-myrtilleRoger Yves Bost and Castle Forbes Myrtille Paulois. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The French Equestrian Federation has announced that Roger Yves Bost's top horse Castle Forbes Myrtille Paulois will not be able to compete at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. A further explanation has not been given in the announcement. This unfortunately means that the reigning European Champions will miss out on the chance to compete for another medal in Normandy.

Germany will lead the way in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 1 in Dublin

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fei-perpetual-trophy_aEight teams will compete in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 1 in Dublin on Friday. Germany is first to go, then Ireland will follow before Great Britain, Netherlands, USA, Ukraine, France and Sweden are next in the ring. Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Ukraine and Sweden will collect points in this eight leg of the series.

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