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Thursday, 31 Jul 2014


The starting order for the Mercedes-Benz Nations Cup in Aachen

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aachenAt 19.30 Thursday night it is time for the Mercedes-Benz Nations Cup in Aachen. The starting order will be as follows: 1. Belgium, 2. Ireland, 3. France, 4. Netherlands, 5. Germany, 6. Canada, 7. USA and 8. Switzerland.


Online embryo auctions to be launched

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_K7X8473A new online platform – ET-Auction – will soon be launched, and offers the possibility to trade embryos. ET-Auction is developed in cooperation with Joris De Brabander – the man behind Stal de Muze – so that everybody has the opportunity to gain advantage from his breeding. Furthermore, Keros, the biggest ET centre in Europe, and Equinta, the promising ET centre in De Bie Ward, guarantee that a wide range is assured on ET-Auction. Each embryo, gestation guaranteed, will be sold in an online auction.

Counselor to Vladimir Tuganov

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jeroen-counselorCounselor with Jeroen Dubbeldam in Amsterdam. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.After a few successful months with Jeroen Dubbeldam in the saddle, Counselor has moved on to be competed by Russia's Vladimir Tuganov. The promising nine year old gelding by Judgement x Farmer has already done his first shows with his new rider, but might be back with Jeroen in the saddle for a short time during the summer months as Tuganov is injured. Counsleor competed up to 1.50 level with Jeroen, who said he had a "great feeling" with the horse when World of Showjumping interviewed him earlier this year – before Counselor went on to a new ownership.

Taloubet Z out for the rest of the season

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ChristianTaloubetTaloubet Z seen at Zangersheide earlier this year - now the stallion is out for the rest of the season. Photo by World of Showjumping.Christian Ahlmann's World Cup Champion from 2011 Taloubet Z will be out for the rest of the season. It is reported that after sustaining an injury, the 14 year old stallion by Galoubet A x Polydor has had to undergo surgery on his elbow. Taloubet Z will need the rest of the year to recover, and will sadly not be able to compete during the rest of the season.

Live streaming from CSIO5* Aachen

E-mail Print PDF provides live streaming from CSIO5* Aachen this week. For the broadcast plan please click here. Horse & Country TV also broadcasts the Rolex Grand Prix in Aachen live, for more info click in here.


Graham and Kermond join in on the Australian team for Normandy

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GrahamAmy Graham has been nominated for the Australian showjumping team for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Photo by World of Showjumping.Amy Graham and Jamie Kermond have been nominated for the Australian showjumping team for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Equestrian Australia has announced that Graham and Kermond are the top two ranked riders after Australia's two round nomination series. As the top two ranked riders, Graham and Kermond join early nominated rider Edwina Tops-Alexander on Australia's team. National jumping selectors will choose a further two combinations to make up the Australian team of five with an announcement expected shortly.

Nimble to Scott Brash

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Stein-Endresen-Nimble-22063Nimble with Stein Endresen in Odense earlier this year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Scott Brash has a new promising stallion in his stable; the seven year old Nimble (Krake Ask x Crelido). The stallion has been partly owned by the Danish Stud Katrinelund, which reports about the sale on their website. It's been Norway's Stein Endersen competing Nimble, and together the couple won the Championat for six year olds in Falsterbo, Sweden last year. The pair also competed at the World Breeding Championship at Zangersheide last year.

Legal dispute between Ben Maher and previous horse owners Michael and Emma Phillips settled

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ben-trippleBen Maher on Tripple X III. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The legal dispute between Ben Maher and his previous horse owners Michael and Emma Phillips of Quainton Stud LLP has been settled. Michael and Emma Phillips filed two law suits against Maher at the end of last year, and alleged in one of them that Maher took "secret profits" on the sales of their horses during their long-time co-operation. The other law suit was aimed to sell their jointly-owned Tripple X III – that this spring was sold to Canada. Maher on the other hand claimed that Michael and Emma Phillips owed him money on services, stud fees and commission on horse sales. Now the case has come to a close.

Quickly de Kreisker ranked as best horse on this month's FEI WBFSH World Ranking

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quaddar-quicklyThe world's best horse at the moment; Quickly de Kreisker. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.After being rank three last month, Abdelkebir Ouaddar's Quickly de Kreisker (Diamant de Semilly x Laudanum) now tops the FEI WBFSH World Ranking. The Selle Francais stallion has collected 1243 points, and leaves Cornado NRW (Cornet Obolensky x Acobat) behind him as rank two with 1184 points and Hello Sanctos (Quasimodo vd Molendreef x Nabab de Reve) as rank three with 1170 points. Chiara 222 (Contender x Coronado) – second on last month's ranking – and Ursula XII (Ahorn x Papageno) – the leader last month – are now down to rank four and five respectively.

The teams, riders & horses for CHIO Aachen 2014

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_K7X5258With one week left before the showjumpig kicks off at one of the most prestigious events in the world – CHIO Aachen – the teams and riders for the show have been announced. It is a list filled with the best riders and horses in the sport, and as always it will be a week filled with amazing showjumping in Aachen.

This week's live streaming

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generell-hoppbildThe following events will be live streamed this week:


The CSIO5* Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup in Falsterbo – Europe Division 1 – can be watched via this link on Friday 14:25 (CET).


The CSI5* Longines Global Champions Tour in Estoril can be watched via this link. For the broadcast schedule click here.


The CSI3* show in Spangenberg can be watched online via this link.

The riders list for the Longines Global Champions Tour in Estoril

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kevin-reveur-de-HurtebiseTour leader Kevin Staut is Estoril-bound. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Top riders are heading for the Longines Global Champions Tour in Estoril. This will be the eight leg of the tour, and on the list of riders is the leader of the tour Kevin Staut, as well as top riders like Marcus Ehning, Gregory Wathelet, Edwina Tops-Alexander, Daniel Deusser, Christian Ahlmann, Gerco Schröder, Maikel van der Vleuten and of course Scott Brash and Ben Maher.

The teams and riders for Falsterbo Horse Show

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rolf-casallRolf-Göran Bengtsson returns to Falsterbo - without Casall Ask though. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.There are some great riders heading for the CSIO5* Falsterbo Horse Show this week. Leg nr. six in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup series Europe Division 1 also takes place at this traditional show, where Great Britain, The Netherlands, Ukraine, Spain and Sweden are allocated to pick up points. There are plenty of top names on the masters list for the show, not to forget that all the best Swedish riders are heading there to compete.

Corradina's retirement cermony to take place in Aachen

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_MG_3651We will miss Corradina! Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Carsten-Otto Nagel's success horse Corradina will be retired during the CSIO5* show in Aachen. The ceremony for the amazing mare will take place before the Mercedes-Benz Nations Cup on the 17th of July. The decision to retire Corradina was made by Nagel and the mare's owner earlier this summer.

Jeroen Dubbeldam and Zenith SFN in the Dutch Olympic Squad

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Jeroen-Dubbeldam-Zenith-SfnJeroen 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.


Click here to see which other Dutch riders are in the squad.


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