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Athenaeum presents an academy for promising young riders

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riders_academyThe young Riders Academy is a new program conceived for talented young show jumpers, under the patronage of the European Equestrian Federation (EEF), with the cooperation of the International Jumping Riders Club (IJRC) and the support of Rolex.

 

Athenaeum is a non-profit association founded by a group of professionals with a passion for horses. The project is the result of a complex reasoning: the world of sports is evolving fast and athletes must become managers of themselves to achieve their ambitions. The equestrian sport, for reasons related to its nature, has lagged a lot behind the others.

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57 nations will compete in show jumping at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014

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gamesAs many as 57 nations will have riders participating in the showjumping at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy. 41 nations will take part of the team competition while 16 nations have one or two individual riders competing.

 

The nominated entries for showjumping must be made at latest on the 21 of July while the last day for definitive entries is the 21 of August.

Two showjumpers top the German stallion test

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generell-bildThe first 2014 German 30-days stallion test had two showjumpers on top. Cannavaru by Cannavaros won the test with a score of 8,80. The breeder of the horse is Sportpferde Ahlmann GmbH in Rehar. Cannavaru got the fantastic score 9,53 for his showjumping ability and 7,85 for the dressage.

Jos Lansink injured

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Jos-Lansink12184Jos Lansink. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.On Tuesday Jos Lansink broke his collarbone while competing at the Z-tour in Lanaken. The Belgian rider was unlucky and suffered a bad fall in the 1,45 m class. Jos was operated the same evening, and is now forced to take a break from riding for a few weeks.

 

We wish Jos a speedy recovery!

Fananka A to the US

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Daniel-Deusser-Fananka-A-58Fananka A with Daniel Deusser in Lanaken last year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Fananka A (Chin Chin x Kannan)has been sold to Hollow Creek Farm. The nine year old mare will in the future be seen under Venezuela's Emanuel Andrade. Fananka A has during the last months been competed by Stephex's stable jockey Eiken Sato who has been showing her in Wellington. The mare has also previously been competed successfully under Jerome Guery, Clement Boulanger and Daniel Deusser.

Who is climbing on the Longines Ranking?

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Marco-Kutscher-Colestus-13Marco Kutscher continues to climb on the latest Longines Ranking. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.With the new Longines Ranking out – counting results from 1.4.2013 to 31.3.2014 – it's time to take a look at which riders is climbing the most within the top 100. Belgium's Gregory Wathelet has taken himself from last month's rank 26 to 22, while Germany's Hans-Dieter Dreher goes up from 27 to 23. Great Britain's Michael Whitaker has had a good month and goes from rank 37 to 30, and Belgium's Nicola Philippaerts from rank 42 to 36. Sweden's Henrik von Eckermann also moves upwards, from rank 45 to 38 and then another Belgian rider – Pieter Devos – goes up six places to rank 40. Germany's Marco Kutscher did the biggest climb among the top 50 though; going up from rank 65 to 46.

This week's live streaming

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generell-hoppbildIf you want to watch showjumping online this week, there are plenty of opportunities.

 

The Z-Tour in Lanaken will be broadcasted live via this link.

 

The Toscana Tour in Arezzo will be broadcasted live via this link.

 

The Mediterranian Equestrian Tour in Oliva will be broadcasted live via this link.

Bufero van het Panishof and Dirk Demeersman part ways

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dirk-buferoDirk Demeersman and Bufero van het Panishof in Aachen last year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Dirk Demeersman and his top horse Bufero van het Panishof sadly part ways. The 13 year old stallion by Parco x Polidiktus is now back with his owners. According to Studforlife.com the decision was made as Dirk and the owners had different opinions regarding the horse.

Holstein Spring Auction: Top price for Classic Edition

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Preisspitze_Classic_EditionClassic Edition by Cancara – Casall (bred by Hark Martensen in Oldsum / Fohr) scored the top prize at the spring auction of the Holsteiner Verband in Elmshorn, Germany. Customers from Belgium purchased the well jumping five-year-old mare for 52,000 Euros. The average price of the 26 accepted auction horses amounted to 22,134 Euros.

 

The second most expensive horse was the dressage horse La Belle by Larimar –Alcatraz (ZG Stall Burgard, Bechhofen). She has a short way into her new stable. She was sold for 37,000 Euros to Hamburg.

Bücheler's top horses to Jessica Kürten

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beat-louisBeat Mändli with Louis in Mechelen last year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Jessica Kürten has gotten the ride on Paul Bücheler's horses Louis (Lord Pezi x Ultraschall), Croesus (Casall x Coronado) and Cool and Easy (Contender x Riverman). The three horses were previously ridden by Beat Mändli. Croesus was also ridden by Hans-Dieter Dreher for a short period of time, but according to pferdewoche.ch he is now in Jessica's stable.

Scott Brash stays on top of the Longines Ranking

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scott_profilStill number one: Scott Brash. Photo by World of Showjumping.Little has changed on the latest Longines Ranking no. 159 among the Top 10; Scott Brash remains the highest ranked rider in the world at the moment, and his compatriot Ben Maher stays as ranks two with 332 points separating the two riders. Like last month Ludger Beerbaum, Marcus Ehning and Steve Guerdat are rank three, four and five respectively.

 

The new number six is Kevin Staut who has climbed from rank eight, while Kent Farrington falls one spot down to rank seven. In rank eight is Beezie Madden, down from last month's rank seven – while Patrice Delaveau stays as rank nine and Daniel Deusser as rank ten.

Bugatti VDL to the US

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suzanne-tepper-bugattiSuzanne Tepper with Bugatti VDL in Amsterdam earlier this year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The eight year old Bugatti VDL (Silverstone x Indoctro) has been sold to the US. It is Nicole Bellissimo, a student of Candice King that is the new rider of the promising horse. Suzanne Tepper has competed Bugatti VDL the last months, and before this the horse was showed by Marcel de Boer and John Popely.

The riders heading for the American Invitational

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Article-flyer-231x300The coming weekend the American Invitational takes place in the Sun Life Stadium in Miami – the home of the Dolphins Football team – and the event attracts top riders to it. On the riders list are Beezie Madden, Ben Maher, Jessica Springsteen, Kent Farrington, Kirsten Coe, Laura Kraut, McLain Ward and Rodrigo Pessoa – to mention some of many great names.

 

Click here for the full riders list.

VDL Fakir to Ales Opatrny

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suzanne-tepper-vdl-fakirSuzanne Tepper with VDL Fakir - here in Amsterdam. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The nine year old VDL Fakir (Indorado x Zadok) has been sold to Ales Opatrny from the Czech Republic. The gelding has previously been ridden by Suzanne Tepper and the pair has top results in Wiener Neustadt, Poznan, Arnhem, Leszno, Zuidbroek and Mechelen to look back on during their time together. 

The Athina Onassis Horse Show arrives in France

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aohsAfter six editions organized in Brazil, the Athina Onassis Horse Show now settles in France. It is the beach of Pampelonne, located on the peninsula of Saint-Tropez, that has been selected as venue for the event. The show is orchestrated by Brazilian rider Alvaro Affonso de Miranda Neto, known as Doda, and his wife Athina Onassis.

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