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Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014


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).




Bassem Hassan Mohammed takes over the ride on Palloubet d’Halong

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PalloubetPalloubet d'Halong goes from Qatar’s Ali Yousef Al Rumaihi to Bassem Hassan Mohammed.Qatar’s top ranked rider Bassem Hassan Mohammed has taken over the ride on Palloubet d’Halong (Baloubet du Rouet x Muguet du Manoir). Bassem and the 11 year old chestnut gelding made their international show debut together today at CSI Salland in the Netherlands, where they jumped a two star 1.35 class with a time penalty. Janika Sprunger’s former top horse has since he was sold last autumn been seen under Qatar’s Ali Yousef Al Rumaihi, but will now be competed by his compatriot Bassem Hassan Mohammed.

Armani the Gun CH to Pius Schwizer

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Maiju-Mallat-Armani-the-GunArmani the Gun CH with Maiju Mallat at the World Equestrian Games 2014. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Pius Schwizer has two new horses in his stable; Armani the Gun CH (Abanos x Ramiro Z) and Clear Round II (Colman x Landlord). Both horses are owned by Eva and Heinz Senn, and has been competed successfully at international level by Finnish rider Maiju Mallat – with Armani the Gun CH taking part in the World Championships in Normandy. "I am very happy about these two new additions to my stables, and to be able to strengthen my string of horses with them," states Pius on his own website. "Toulago has done a lot lately, is only nine and deserves a break."

Castle Forbes Myrtille Paulois to be retired from the sport

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_K7X1574Castle Forbes Myrtille Paulois will be retired from the sport. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Roger Yves Bost's reigning European Champion Castle Forbes Myrtille Paulois is to be retired from the sport. The official retirement ceremony for the 14 year old mare by Dollar du Murier x Grand Veneur will take place at Equita Lyon, the first weekend in November. Castle Forbes Myrtille Paulois has had a very successful career, winning the individual gold medal for France at the Europeans in Herning last year as the highlight.


Together with Bosty the mare also won the CSI5* World Cup in Helsinki in 2012, the CSI5* Equita Masters in Lyon in 2012, the CSI5* Grand Prix in Basel in 2012 as well as being on the winning French Nations Cup team in Rotterdam this summer – to mention just a few of her many successes.

The Dutch World Champions head for Barcelona

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_K7X9996These are the Dutch guys heading for Barcelona. Photo by Jennny Abrahamsson.The gold medal winning Dutch team from the World Championships in Normandy are heading for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup final in Barcelona. Chef d'Equipe Rob Ehrens sends Jur Vrieling with VDL Bubalu, Maikel van der Vleuten with VDL Groep Verdi TN N.O.P., Gerco Schröder with Glock's London N.O.P. and Jeroen Dubbeldam with Zenith SFN to Spain. Frank Schuttert with Winchester HS is reserve.

This weekend's live streaming

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generell-hoppbildA few shows are live streamed this weekend:


The CSI3* show in Wiener Neustadt. Click here for the streaming.


The CSI2* show in Marienheem - CSI2* Salland. Click here for the streaming.


The CSI2* Rancho Murieta CA. Click here for the streaming.

Katrin Eckermann out with another injury after car accident

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katrin-firthKatrin Eckermann is out with injury yet again. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.German rider Katrin Eckermann is experiencing some serious bad luck at the moment. In July, the 24 year old rider had a bad fall in Aachen – breaking her collarbone, then shortly after her recovery she yet again had a fall in Paderborn which resulted in a concussion and now Eckermann is in hospital following a car accident last Sunday. Pferde Sport International reports that in the accident, Eckermann again injured her collarbone and was send to hospital where she underwent successful surgery. As a result Katrin is now side lined with all shows that were planned in cancelled.

The Australian team announced for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final

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Amy-Graham-Bella-Baloubet-4Amy Graham is a part of the Australian team for Barcelona. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Australia will send the same team that took part of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy to represent their country at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona. The team will thus consist of: Amy Graham, Julia Hargreaves, Jamie Kermond, James Paterson-Robinson and Edwina Tops-Alexander.

Kevin Staut travels to Guatemala for JustWorld International

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Ian_Miller_Cambodge_4Kevin Staut in Cambodia last year. Photo by Ian Miller.Commitment is not an empty promise for Kevin Staut. The French rider does give true meaning to the word. After his recent team silver medal at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, Kevin Staut is about to take the trip to Guatemala beginning next week with JustWorld International, the charitable organization for which he has been a very active ambassador since 2007.

The US team heading for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final

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beezie-simonBeezie Madden has been selected for the US team. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The United States Equestrian Federation has selected five riders to represent the USA at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona. The five riders are: Margie Engle, Kent Farrington, Lauren Hough, Beezie Madden and McLain Ward.

Bogegaardens Apollonia to Ecurie de Meautry

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bistanStefanie Bistan's success horse Bogegaardens Apollonia has been sold to France. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Stefanie Bistan's success horse Bogegaardens Apollonia (Bogegaardens Apollo x Bogegaardens Capello) has been sold to Ecurie de Meautry, France. With Bistan,  Bogegaardens Apollonia made a huge impression at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, where they were clear in Wednesday's and Thursday's qualifiers making it into Saturday's top thirty round.

Farewell to the legendary sire Concorde

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khaled-presley-boyConcorde sired many top horses, such as the late Presley Boy (pictured). Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The legendary sire Concorde has passed away, at the age of 30. Concorde was born 10th of May 1984, and was by Voltaire x Marco Polo. Together with Jos Lansink, Concorde won the Grand Prix of Nordrhein-Westfalen in Aachen, as well as becoming Dutch Champion in 1994. Concorde has many approved sons and manifested himself as sire of countless of Grand Prix jumpers, such as Audi's Jikke, Kathja, Conquest, Larino, Viktor, Marius Claudius – and many more.

The Swedish team for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona

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Niklas-Jonsson-Caral-31367Niklas Jonsson is on the Swedish team for Barcelona. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The Swedish Chef d'Equipe Sylve Söderstrand has announced his squad of five riders for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona that takes place from 9-12 October. The team will consist of the following riders; Malin Baryard-Johnsson, Peder Fredricson, Niklas Jonsson, Henrik von Eckermann and Alexander Zetterman.

The British team heading for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final

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William-Whitaker-Fandango-2On the team: William Whitaker and Fandango. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The squad of five riders that have been selected by Rob Hoekstra, Great Britain's World Class Showjumping Performance Manager, for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona are as follows; Joe Clee with Utamaro d'Ecaussines, Spencer Roe with Wonder Why, William Whitaker with Fandango, Robert Whitaker with Catwalk IV and Michael Whitaker with Elie van de Kolmen or Cassionato.

The French team for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona

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Kevin-Staut-Reveur-de-HurteTeam silver medalists from the WEG 2014, Kevin Staut & Rêveur de Hurtebise*HDC, are on the French team for Barcelona. Phot by Jenny Abrahamsson.Philippe Guerdat, Chef d'Equipe for the French team, has selected the five horse and rider combinations travelling to the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona. France are defending champions, and send a strong team consisting of; Patrice Delaveau on Carinjo*HDC, Simon Delestre on Qlassic Bois Margot, Jérôme Hurel on Quartz Rouge, Pénélope Leprevost on Nayana and Kevin Staut on Rêveur de Hurtebise*HDC.

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