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Sunday, 21 Dec 2014


The riders list for La Coruna

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edwinaEdwina Tops-Alexander is on the list for La Coruna. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The coming weekend the five star show in La Coruna takes place, and there will be plenty of top names in action. The Spanish event welcomes riders such as Edwina Tops-Alexander, Jos Lansink, John Whitaker, Marco Kutscher, Jane Richard Philips and Katharina Offel - to mention some.

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Farewell to Tailormade Esperanza de Rebel

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Sren-Pedersen-Tailormade-EVery sadly, Tailormade Esperanza de Rebel has passed away. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Sören Pedersen's top horse Tailormade Esperanza de Rebel has passed away. The sad news reached the showjumping world yesterday, as it became clear that the 11 year old mare by Rebel Z did not make it through a colic surgery. Pedersen and Tailormade Esperanza de Rebel impressed everybody at this year's World Equestrian Games where they ended 17th individually.

Stephex Stables secures Cornet D'Amour for Daniel Deusser

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daniel-cornetStephex Stables has secured Cornet D'Amour for Daniel Deusser. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Stephex Stables has become sole owner of Cornet D'Amour, after sharing the ownership with Double H Farm since April 2013. Stephan Conter has confirmed to World of Showjumping that he has bought the other half of the Cornet Obolensky-son, to secure his stable jockey Daniel Deusser the ride on the 11 year old gelding in the future.

Martin Fuchs leading rider at Gucci Paris Masters

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Martin-Fuchs-profilMartin Fuchs. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Martin Fuchs was awarded as leading rider at Gucci Paris Masters this weekend. Second best was Constant van Paesschen, while Maikel van der Vleuten was third best overall. All three boys received a Longines watch for their efforts.

The Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final – The riders in it: Patrice Delaveau

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patrice-orientPatrice Delaveau. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The fifth of the ten riders that we present for the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final is Patrice Delaveau. Patrice is one of three French riders in the final, and after being second last year in Stockholm he will for sure be keen to make it to the top this time around. Delaveau has had an amazing year, and won both team and individual silver at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy.

The Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final – The riders in it: Daniel Deusser

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daniel-cornetDaniel Deusser. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The fourth of the ten riders that we present for the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final is Daniel Deusser. The sympathetic German rider is reigning World Cup Champion with Cornet D'Amour, and also reigning title holder of the final as he won last year in Stockholm on Evita van de Veldbalie. Daniel also has a team silver medal from the European Championships in Herning.

Images - 10th anniversary for Holger Hetzel's Sport Horse Sales

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_K7X6337The 7 year old Conquest (Caretino x Quidam de Revel) was sold for 400 000 Euro which was the best price at the Sport Horse Auction. Conquest won the German Championship for 7 year olds with Mario Stevens this summer. Conquest was sold to Mr. Maslov, the president of the Russian Equestrian Federation. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Who is climbing on the Longines Ranking?

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Rolf-CasallBack in the Top 10: Rolf-Göran Bengtsson. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.With the latest Longines Ranking out, counting results from 1st of December 2013 to 30th of November 2014, it’s time to see which riders are climbing it. Starting with Rolf-Göran Bengtsson feels natural, as the Swedish rider bounces back into the Top 10 going from rank thirteen to rank nine after great results in November. Outside the Top 10, Denis Lynch goes from rank 30 to 22, Luciana Diniz from rank 33 to 28, John Whitaker from rank 41 to 35, Cassio Rivetti from rank 44 to 38, Marlon Zanotelli from rank 48 to 40, Nicola Philippaerts from rank 57 to 46, Paul Estermann from rank 56 to 48 and Katharina Offel from rank 55 to 49.

Brainpower to the US

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WillemGreveBrainpowerTRUSTBrainpower with Willem Greve in the saddle. Photo (c) World of Showjumping.Willem Greve's eight year old ride Brainpower (Contendro x Guidam) has been sold to the US, and the stallion's new rider will be Charlie Jacobs. "For me as a rider it is of course unfortunate, as Brainpower for next year was ready to compete alongside Carambole and Avion in the bigger classes, but we also need to earn a living and then make such decisions," Greve says in a press release.

The Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final – The riders in it: Maikel van der Vleuten

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15Maikel-van-der-Vleuten-VDMaikel van der Vleuten. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The third of the ten riders that we present for the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final is Maikel van der Vleuten, who will defend the Dutch colours. Maikel is only 26 years old, but nevertheless he has a team gold medal from the World Championships in Normandy and a team silver medal from the Olympics in London up his sleeve. Maikel has had a fantastic year, and was also on the winning Dutch team in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona as well as winning the Dutch Championship.

Scott Brash still on top of the Longines Ranking

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Scott-Brash-Ursula-19468Still nr. one: Scott Brash. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Scott Brash (2940 points) tops the Longines Ranking for the 13th month in a row, but below him there has been some shake ups. Kent Farrington (2680 points) has gone up from rank four to two, Ludger Beerbaum (2654 points) has dropped one spot to rank three – while Daniel Deusser (2620 points) is up from rank seven to four. Marcus Ehning (2605 points) is down from rank three to five, and Kevin Staut and Patrice Delaveau drop down one spot to rank six and seven. McLain Ward stays as rank eight, and Rolf-Göran Bengtsson jumps back into the top ten as rank nine going up from rank thirteen. Rank ten is now Maikel van der Vleuten, who goes down from rank nine.

Competition come back for Sterrehof's Tamino

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marc-taminoSterrehof's Tamino in Aachen in 2013. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Marc Houtzager's ride Sterrehof's Tamino makes his competition comeback this weekend, at Jumping de Achterhoek. The now 14 year old son of Numero Uno contributed to the Dutch Olympic team silver medal in 2012, and was also on the winning Dutch Nations Cup at CHIO Aachen in 2013. This weekend Sterrehof's Tamino makes his first international appearance since last summer, after a longer break due to injury.

The Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final – The riders in it: Steve Guerdat

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steve-ninoSteve Guerdat. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The second of the ten riders that we present for the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final is home hero Steve Guerdat. Steve is reigning Olympic Champion on Nino des Buissonnets, and World Cup vice-champion for two years in a row – the Swiss rider was second with Nino both in 2012 and in 2013. During 2014 Steve picked up some big wins in Doha, Falsterbo, Aachen and Münster – as well as going to the top with the Swiss team in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup in Lummen. Lately Steve has been on fire; he won the Longines FEI World Cup in Helsinki, as well as being third in the World Cup in Oslo and Stuttgart.

This weekend's live streaming

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longThis weekend it will be possible to watch live streaming with some of the best riders in the world in action. The CSI5* event Gucci Paris Masters will be live streamed via this link or via this link, while the CSI2* show in Lichtenvoorde can be watched via this link.

Young talents selected for the World Class Development Programme in the UK

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william-citatWilliam Whitaker has been selected for the World Class Development Programme in Britain. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The British Equestrian Federation has announced the athletes who have been selected for the 2014-2016 UK Sport National Lottery funded World Class Development Programme. The Programme looks to provide coaching and support to athletes – through human and equine sports science, nutrition and sports psychology – as part of an established training pathway.

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