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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.

 

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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.

The starting order for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 2 in Bratislava

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Furusiyya2014Thirteen teams will compete in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 2 in Bratislava on Friday, and the starting order will be as follows: 1. USA, 2. Turkey, 3. Czech Republic, 4. Germany, 5. Slovenia, 6. Hungary, 7. Brazil, 8. Switzerland, 9. Austria, 10. France, 11. Slovakia, 12. Finland, 13. Canada.

Who's climbing on the Longines Ranking?

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gregory-conrad-de-husBelgium's Gregory Wathelet breaks in to the top ten - here on Conrad de Hus. Photo by Jeny Abrahamsson.With the latest Longines Ranking out, it's time to take a look at its movers and shakers. First of all, Belgium's Gregory Wathelet's steady climbing upwards over the last month has paid off and he is now number ten on the world ranking. Rolf-Göran Bengtsson is closing in on the top ten, and goes from rank 14 to 11 this month. McLain Ward is also coming near the top ten, and goes from rank 20 to 13 and Pius Schwizer goes from 18 to 15. Sergio Alvarez Moya is continuing his climbing, and is now rank 24 after being rank 30 last month while Pieter Devos is up from rank 30 to 26.

The riders list for the CSI4* event in Münster

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meredith-profilMeredith Michaels-Beerbaum returns to Münster. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The CSI4* event Turnier der Sieger in Münster welcomes some big names this week. On the list of riders are stars such as Marcus Ehning, Rolf-Göran Bengtsson, Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum, Marco Kutscher, Laura Kraut, Reed Kessler and Jos Lansink.

This week's live streaming

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

 

Friday's Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup in Dublin is live streamed via this link at 14:00 CET.

 

The CSIO5* show in Dublin will also be live streamed via this link.

 

The CSI4* show in Münster is live streamed via this link.

 

The CSI2* show in Verden is live streamed via this link.

 

The CSI2* show in Roosendaal is live streamed via this link.

Scott Brash continues to top the Longines Ranking

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scott_profilScott Brash.This month's Longines Ranking is the ninth one in a row that sees Great Britain's Scott Brash on top (3374 points). Germany's Ludger Beerbaum is now up to rank two (2824 points), while Great Britain's Ben Maher is down to rank three (2805 points). The second German rider on the ranking is Marcus Ehning who stays as rank four (2779 points), while USA's Kent Farrington is up from rank eight to five after great results last month (2663 points).

The Dutch team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy

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gerco-londonReady for Normandy: Gerco Schröder and Glock's London N.O.P. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Dutch Chef d'Equipe Rob Ehrens has announced his team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy. The Dutch team will consist of: Gerco Schröder with Glock's London N.O.P., Maikel van der Vleuten with VDL Groep Verdi TN N.O.P., Jeroen Dubbeldam with Zenith SFN, Jur Vrieling with VDL Bubalu and Frank Schuttert as reserve rider with Winchester HS.

Win tickets for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy

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_K7X5466As Media Ambassadors for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy, World of Showjumping gives away tickets for the Games to our readers! To win two one-day tickets for either showjumping, dressage, para-dressage, eventing, voltige or endurance participate in our competition on Facebook.

The teams and riders for Dublin Horse Show

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Katharina-Offel-Charlie-311Katharina Offel and the rest of the Ukrainian team will have to fight hard in the last leg in Dublin. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.This week the traditional CSIO5* event in Dublin takes place, and the show also hosts the last leg in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 1. Host nation Ireland, Great Britain, Ukraine, Germany and Sweden are eligible to pick up points in Dublin, and at this point it is France and the Netherlands (345 points) that lead the series with Great Britain (187.5 points) and Ukraine (170 points) at the bottom of the standings. The teams allocated to pick up points are of course sending strong teams to Dublin, and everything is set for an exciting final leg in the Nations Cup series.

Confident of Victory to Vladimir Tuganov

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Shane-Breen-Confident-of-ViConfident of Victory with Shane Breen in Aachen. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Shane Breen's ride Confident of Victory has been sold, and will in the future be seen under Vladimir Tuganov. With Breen, the 10 year old gelding by Cornet Obolensky x Damokles has had many good Grand Prix results this year and was also recently third in the 1.55 Prize of Europe in Aachen with the Irish rider. Now, Confident of Victory will be seen flying the Russian flag.

The starting order for Friday's Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup at Hickstead

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fur_logoThe seventh qualifier of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 1 will take place at Hickstead today, attracting a field of eight teams. The starting order will be as follows: 1. Sweden, 2. USA, 3. Great Britain, 4. France, 5. Netherlands, 6. Ireland, 7. Belgium, 8. Germany.

Eiken Sato closes his chapter at Stephex Stables

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eiken-profilEiken Sato. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Stephex Stables has announced that their rider Eiken Sato has decided to leave their stables. Family reasons are behind Sato's decision to quit his job and leave Europe, and head back to his home country Japan. "It's with deep regrets that we lose such a talented rider. The Stephex Group wishes him the best for the future," sounds the statement from Stephex.

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 at Hickstead will be live streamed via this link Friday 1st of August at 15.10 CET.

 

The CSIO5* Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup in Gijon will be live streamed via this link Saturday 2nd of August at 13.55 CET.

 

The Longines Global Champions Tour in Valkenswaard will be live streamed via this link. Click here for the broadcast schedule.

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