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Monday, 28 Jul 2014


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.


The Canadian team heading for CHIO Aachen

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TrippleXTiffanyFosterTiffany Foster has been selected for the Canadian team for Aachen. The Canadian showjumping team heading for CHIO Aachen, will consist of the following riders; Yann Candele, Tiffany Foster, Eric Lamaze, Ian Millar and Chris Sorensen. "We are extremely honoured and excited to be competing at one of the most historic and prestigious showjumping tournaments in the world," said Mark Laskin, chef d'equipe of the Canadian showjumping team. "It has been 18 years since the Canadian team has been invited to Aachen, and we look forward to representing our country there. This is an important stepping stone in our continuing preparation for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy in September."

Who is climbing on the Longines Ranking?

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william-wihitaker-fandangoWilliam Whitaker makes a huge climb on this month's ranking. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.On this month's Longines Ranking, four countries dominate the Top 10: Germany with three riders, France with three riders, Great Britain with two riders and the US with two riders. Outside of the Top 10 - and within the top 100 it is a much bigger mixture of countries though and it's time to take a look at the biggest climbers.


Inside the top 50 Belgium's Gregory Wathelet is closing in on the ten best riders, he is now rank 13 after being 17 last month. Sweden's Rolf-Göran Bengtsson is on his way up as well, climbing five spots to rank 14. Canada's Eric Lamaze moves up from 26 to 22, while Ukraine's Cassio Rivetti climbs eight spots to rank 26. Belgium's Pieter Devos has made it into the top 30 after being 39 last month, and Sweden's Henrik von Eckermann climbs five positions to rank 36 as does Belgium's Nicola Philippaerts to rank 39.

Scott Brash continues to top the Longines Ranking

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Scott-Brash-Ursula-14341Scott Brash stays on top of the Longines Ranking for another month. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The top four riders hold on to their positions for yet another month as Scott Brash continues to lead the way on the Longines Ranking. Ben Maher is still rank two followed by Ludger Beerbaum and Marcus Ehning.


Kevin Staut has made a huge climb from rank 9 to 5, while Patrice Delaveau moves up one place and is currently number six. Patrice pushes Penelope Leprevost down to rank seven and Kent Farrington is pushed down to rank 8. Daniel Deusser has made it back to the top ten getting hold on rank 9, while Bezzie Madden has moved down from rank 8 to 10.

International interest in the Flanders Foal Auction

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FlandersFoalAuction This Diamant de Semilly colt brought in the top price at 19.000 euro and was sold to Germany. On Saturday the 28th of June, the Flanders Foal Auction was organised in Bonheiden. Besides one foal for charity, there were 19 other foals and three embryos in the catalog. One foal was absent. The foal for the benefit of the charity organisation fighting breast cancer "Think Pink" was sold for 4500 euros.

The American team for Aachen

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_K7X8968Reed Kessler gets her Aachen debut this year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The following riders will compete on the American team travelling to CHIO Aachen, that takes place 15-20th of July; Lucy Davis, Margie Engle, Kent Farrington, Lauren Hough and Reed Kessler.



This week's live streaming

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


The CSI5* Longines Global Champions Tour in Parisclick here. For the broadcast schedule click here.


The CSI5* 'North American' event at Spruce Meadowsclick here.


The CSIO3* Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup from Budapest (Friday 4.7.14 14:25 CET) – click here.

The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy supports JustWorld International

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NormanNorman and Pedro Cebulka.On the occasion of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy, the Organizing Committee of this planetary event scheduled from 23rd August to 7th September this year has decided to officially support the humanitarian organization JustWorld International. This makes JustWorld International one of just four charities to benefit from the outstanding visibility offered by this exceptional equestrian event.

New FEI policy concerning boot and bandage control effective as of today

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FEIThe FEI Jumping Committee has issued updated guidelines for jumping stewards relating to boot and bandage control, and has also added a new policy concerning hind boots to the Draft Schedules for jumping events. The new policy – which involves a simple protocol – will enable stewards to ensure that hind boots are properly fitted, and will come into effect as of today. These new guidelines aim to help riders prepare their horses for competing under fair and equal conditions and is in line with the Jumping Committee's constant quest to ensure fair play at events.

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