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The International Jumping Riders Club signs Memorandum of Understanding with the FEI

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IJRClogoThe International Jumping Riders Club (IJRC), which represent the world's top showjumping athletes, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) with the FEI. The organisation will work closely with the FEI to expand the Olympic disciplines of jumping.




Brash, Clee and Roe awarded at the British Showjumping Awards Ball

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Scott--Brash-Hello-Sanctos- International Combination of the Year in Britain: Scott Brash and Hello Sanctos. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The annual British Showjumping Awards Ball took place yesterday at the Hilton Metropole, NEC where almost 500 guests celebrated with the nominees and winners. Some famous names were awarded during the evening. The award for the International Combination of the Year went to Scott Brash and Hello Sanctos owned by Lady Kirkham and Lord & Lady Harris, the award for the Nations Cup Team Member of the Year went to Joe Clee, and the award for the Leading Rider Under 21 Years & Under (On Horses) of the Year went to Spencer Roe.

Oh d’Eole and Kevin Staut to part ways

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kevin-oh-deoleKevin Staut and Oh d'Eole will part ways after a successful year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Oh d'Eole (Kannan x Papillon Rouge) and Kevin Staut have almost been together for a year, but now the pair will go their separate ways. It has been confirmed to World of Showjumping that the 12 year old mare will leave back to Haras de Hus next week, but that she for the moment still is in Staut's stable.

New horse for Pénélope Leprevost

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penelope-profil1Penelope Leprevost. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Pénélope Leprevost has a new ride in Vivaldi du Seigneur (Chellano Z x Darco). The nine year old stallion has been competed by French rider Marine Blondet up to international 1.50 level. It is expected that Leprevost and Vivaldi du Seigneur will start competing together during the autumn.



Gregory Wathelet starts collaboration with NYBOR Pferde

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_K7X9168Gregory Wathelet. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Gregory Wathelet has started up a collaboration with NYBOR Pferde GmbH & Co. KG, a company which Judith Gölkel – one of Johannes and Marcus Ehning's horse owners – is behind. "This collaboration is based on the development of and investment in young horses for the future," Wathelet comments on his website. Four horses have already been invested in; the seven year old Chanel (by Quinten van't Merelsnest), the six year old Indorado van't Heike (by Darco), the five year old Dame des Brumes (by Cicero) and the four year old Egano des Brumes (by Ugano Sitte).

Wathelet strengthens his string of horses with Eldorado vh Vijverhof & Egano van het Slogenhof

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Dayro-Arroyave-Eldorado-vanEldorado vh Vijverhof - here seen with Dayro Arroyave - goes to Gregory Wathelet. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Gregory Wathelet has some great new additions to his string of horses. Two of the new arrivals are Eldorado vh Vijverhof and Egano van het Slogenhof. Eldorado vh Vijverhof (Thunder van de Zuuthoeve x Omar) jumped at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy with Dayro Arroyave, while Egano van Het Slogenhof (Electro x Nagano) has competed on international Grand Prix level under Eiken Sato.

The riders heading for the Horse of the Year Show

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john-argentoJohn Whitaker is on the list for the Horse of the Year Show. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.It’s a strong field of home riders that head for the CSI3* Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham this week. On the list is world nr one Scott Brash, Ben Maher, as well as John Whitaker. Among the foreign riders, highlights include names such as Bertram Allen, Philippe Le Jeune, Billy Twomey and Daniel Bluman.

Great field of riders start up the indoor season at CSI3* Kiel

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Jos-Lansink12184Jos Lansink will be competing in Kiel. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The CSI3* event in Kiel – Baltic Horse Show – attracts some great riders. On the list for the show is Rolf-Göran Bengtsson, Jos Lansink, Katharina Offel, Carsten-Otto Nagel, Shane Breen and Albert Zoer – to mention some. For many horses and riders this will be the first international indoor show of the winter season ahead. The full riders list for the event can be found via this link.

Penelope Leprevost to collaborate with Katie and Henri Prudent

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penelope-nice-stephaniePenelope Leprevost. Photo by Jenny reports that Penelope Leprevost has a new collaboration with Katie and Henri Prudent. Henri Prudent will be in Barcelona for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final the upcoming weekend to help Leprevost, while Katie Prudent is still in the US training their other students.

The teams and riders for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final

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fei-perpetual-trophy_aNext week the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final takes place in Barcelona. Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Qatar, Spain, Sweden, USA and Venezuela send teams to the final. The full list of teams and riders is now available, click here to access it.

Springpaarden Fonds Nederland keeps Zenith SFN with Dubbeldam for the 2016 Olympics

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Jeroen-Dubbeldam-Zenith-SFNZenith SFN stays in the Netherlands with his rider Jeroen Dubbeldam. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Springpaarden Fonds Nederland (SFN) has decided to keep Zenith SFN and Jeroen Dubbeldam together, at least until the 2016 Olympics. Zenith SFN (Rash R x Fuego du Prelet) and Dubbeldam won both individual and team gold at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, becoming double World Champions – bringing home the ultimate thinkable success for the SFN.

Who's climbing on the Longines Ranking?

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bertram-mollyIreland's Bertram Allen moves from rank 32 to 17 on this month's Longines Ranking. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.With the latest world ranking out, it's time to take a look at which riders are climbing upwards. First of all, new in the Top 10 are McLain Ward (USA) and Maikel van der Vleuten (NED) who have pushed Ben Maher (GBR) and Gregory Wathelet (BEL) out. One that is getting closer to the ten best riders in the world is Bertram Allen (IRL), who goes from rank 32 to 17 this month. Two female riders making a proper climb, are Lauren Hough (USA) who goes from 44 to 30 and Jane Richard Philips (SUI) who moves from 58 to 35.

The Norwegian team withdraws from the final in Barcelona

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geir-edesaGeir Gulliksen and Edesa S Banjan will not compete in Barcelona as the horse has not been a hundred percent fit after Normandy. Photo by World of Showjumping. The Norwegian Team has withdrawn from the Furusiyya Nations Cup final in Barcelona next weekend. The Norwegians were going to Barcelona to fight for a place in Division 1 for 2015, but due to injured and inexperienced horses they now have to look forward to the opening leg of the World Cup in Oslo in two weeks instead. 

Canada's team for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final

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Eric-Lamaze-Zigali-P-S-3353Eric Lamaze and Zigali P S will be on the Canadian team in Barcelona. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Jump Canada has announced the Canadian showjumping team for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona. The final takes place next week. The team will consist of the following combinations: Ben Asselin on Makavoy, Yann Candele on Showgirl, Tiffany Foster on Melody des Hayettes Z and Eric Lamaze on Zigali P S.


Scott Brash number one in the world for the eleventh month in a row

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scott-sanctosScott Brash is still ranked the best rider in the world. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.This month's Longines Ranking is the eleventh in a row with Great Britain's Scott Brash on top (3150 points). Germany's Ludger Beerbaum is still rank two (2819 points), while another German rider climbs up one spot as Marcus Ehning is rank three this month (2710 points). USA's Kent Farrington is down to rank four (2693 points) followed by Kevin Staut who stays as rank five (2595 points).

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