We don't want you to miss out on Kay's tweets even if you don't follow us on Twitter. So here is part four of the tweets and this time Kay was really on fire! Kay is Marcus Ehning's head groom and she is now in Lausanne for the Global Champions Tour.
Meeting friends out handwalking; kate, let's fly and sparkle #kay
Michan hugging Rosalia La Silla after their last round in London. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Alberto Michan’s Olympic ride Rosalia La Silla has been sold to Qatar. The 11 year old mare by Cassini I x Contender impressed many in London where she ended fifth with her Mexican rider, who she has been with since she was nine. The pair claimed individual and team silver at the Central American Games in 2010, and team bronze at the Pan Am Games last year. This weekend Rosalia is competed by her new rider Bassem Hassan Mohammed in Lausanne, and the two ended fourth in a 1.40 class yesterday.
Chairman LS La Silla (Chapultepec La Silla x Capitol I) is also competing in Lausanne with his new rider Guillaume Hennequin from France. The 9 year old stallion was ridden by Alberto Michan and before him by Rolf-Göran Bengtsson. Both Rosalia La Silla and Chairman LS La Silla belonged to Club Hipico La Silla A.C./Alfonso Romo Garza.
Next week you can look forward to a WoSJ Exclusive with Alberto Michan.
The lovely Carlo 273 will in the future be seen under Sergio Alvares Moya. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Nick Skelton’s successful ride Carlo 273 (Contender x Cascavelle) has been sold to Spain. Sergio Alvares Moya has confirmed to WoSJ that he is the 11 year old grey gelding’s new rider, and that their first show together will be in Barcelona next weekend. Carlo has done extremely well under Skelton, and took home two bronze medals at the Europeans last year in Madrid – both with the team and individually. The two have won numerous classes together over the past years, and this year the super pair won classes in Chantilly, Hamburg, La Baule and Wellington to mention some.
Gerco and Eurocommerce London are in Lausanne this weekend. Will this be their last show in a while? Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The Eurocommerce horses are an ongoing battle these days. Rabobank originally agreed on letting the horses travel to compete and be kept in form as well as bring in money. Problems occurred though as the Dutch Federation KNHS could not give the bank any guarantee about making changes in the horses’ passports, and Rabobank as the main creditor after the bankruptcy of Eurocommerce has thus changed their minds.
Olivier Philippaerts - here with Cabrio vd Heffinck. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Olivier Philippaerts, who just won the Grand Prix in Calgary, will in the furture have the ride on the eight year old Cooper vd Heffinch (Caretino x Landlord). The approved stallion has earlier been ridden by Dirk Demeersman and then Vincent Lambrecht according to Stud for life.
Soon time for the World Championships for Young Horses
Thursday, 13 September 2012 15:49
Judy-Ann and Levisto will compete in the Sires of the World class. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.On the 27th to 30th of September it is time for FEI World Breeding Jumping Championship for Young Horses at Zangersheide stud in Lanaken, Belgium. Several top riders will compete - Jos Lansink, Dirk Demeersman, Philippe Le Jeune, Judy-Ann Melcior, Daniel Deusser, Jur Vrieling and Clarissa Crotta will all participate.
Now you can find even more photos on World of Showjumping. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.We now have even more photos on World of Showjumping! At the moment you can find a selection of photos from the Global Champions Tour in Valkenswaard, the CSI4* show in Münster and from the German Championship for Young Horses (Bundeschampionat) in our archive.
Just go in under the Exclusives-section and then choose Photos or click here. To purchase photos contact Jenny on
Truck in the garage and ready for action #kayMarcus Ehning's head groom Kay Neatham is guest tweeting on our Twitter account from the Global Champions Tour in Lausanne this weekend and from Vienna next weekend.
Here are Kay's tweets from the trip to Lausanne:
Hi, hit the road at 2324,got copin and cornardo on for the trip,plot was upset he couldn't come with.so far so good #kay
Gerco and Eurocommerce London in London. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Once again Gerco Schröder has been deprived of the possibility to take Eurocommerce London abroad. According to horses.nl it has been decided today that Rabobank will keep London's passport, despite earlier reports that the passport was to be delivered back to the owner of the horse enabling Gerco to compete the stallion abroad.
London is one of several Eurocommerce horses that have been declared as property of the bankrupt company Eurocommerce. Through legal actions earlier this month Eurocommerce managed to get the passports back so that the horses could compete abroad, but now the passports are back with the bank again.
Marcus Ehning. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.By: Karim Mekawi, Egypt
In the show jumping world, only very few have come close enough in comparison with this sophisticated yet humble gentleman known now as the "German Gun" who studied whole-sale and foreign trade management and grew up to become a global show jumping phenomenon.
He is not just the hat trick- winner of the World Cup title on three very different mounts, a team Gold Olympian, former number one show jumper in the world or even the winner of the overall Global Champions Tour rankings a couple of years ago. He is much, much more than that, managing to grab the wins of almost every medal there is. He is truly, and purely a margin setter of his own.
Kevin and Uchin van de Cenatur in Cannes. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Kevin Staut‘s ride Uchin van de Cenatur has according to studforlife.com been sold to Brazil. The eight year old gelding by Chin Chin x Vondel van het Hendrixhof has been competed with success by Staut up to five star level, and was placed 6th in the 2* Grand Prix of Nice and 9th in the 3* Grand Prix of Vidauban. It is Victor Alves Teixeira who is the new rider of the horse, that has been bought by Haras Império Egípcio.
Kay will be our guest Tweeter this week. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.As of tonight you can follow Marcus Ehning’s head groom Kay Neatham on our Twitter account. Kay will be guest tweeting throughout the rest of the week, and during the next as she hits the road for the Global Champions Tour in Lausanne and Vienna.
Concerns raised about the draft rules for the FEI Nations Cup
Tuesday, 11 September 2012 14:53
According to Horse and Hound the British Equestrian Federation has expressed their concerns about the draft rules that have been drawn up for the FEI Nations Cup.The format that has been drawn up is based on regional competitions where the teams qualify for two semi-finals and then a final that will be held in September/October next year. The British concern is that the draft leaves more questions then answers, and that these questions may not be answered in time for the 2013–season.
Tina Fletcher has broken her ankle. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.British rider Tina Fletcher has according to horses.nl broken her ankle. Fletcher's accident happened when she fell of her horse Hello Sailor in yesterday's Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows. Tina had to be taken to hospital, where examinations revealed the injury.
Eric Lamaze pointing at Hickstead’s statue that was unveiled Sunday on the International ring, joined by John Fleischhacker (co-owner of Hickstead) and Mary Sand, artist. Photo Credits: Spruce Meadows Media Services. At Spruce Meadows the Sunday began with a tribute to one of the greatest show jumping horses of all time; Hickstead. A statue made in Hickstead’s likeness was unveiled to a capacity crowd. In a touching ceremony, Eric Lamaze (CAN) was inducted into the Spruce Meadows Hall of Fame along with his famed mount who passed away in November 2011. The bronze, made by Mary Sand, will stay permanently at Spruce Meadows, as per Lamaze’s wishes.
Source: Press release from Spruce Meadows Media Services
Eric Lamaze takes a break. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.According to Eric Lamaze’s website the former Olympic Champion has decided to take a break from competition. Lamaze can look back on an amazing career, but his life made an unexpected turn when his top horse Hickstead suddenly died last year.
On his website Lamaze states: “After many great years of contesting the sport at the top level for 12 months of the year, week in and week out, I’m looking forward to taking a little break and enjoying myself by travelling and playing a little golf." This weekend the Canadian rider is competing at Spruce Meadows, and his break will start when the event finishes. Lamaze does not plan to return to competition ring himself until the 2013 season.
We wish Lamaze a happy holiday and hope to see him back in the arena sooner rather than later.
Eric Lamaze Welcomes Guests on Spruce Meadows “Masters” Opening Day
Thursday, 06 September 2012 09:29
Eric Lamaze had a course-walk with the audience. Photo credit: Kit Houghton/Rolex.Eric Lamaze offered an insider's look at the sport of show jumping on the opening day of the CSIO5* Spruce Meadows "Masters" tournament. The five-day international show jumping tournament which runs from 5th – 10th September in Calgary, Canada.
Rolex Testimonee Eric Lamaze welcomed approximately 30 guests to his stables on the morning of 5th September, providing an opportunity to watch Derly Chin de Muze being groomed in preparation for the day's competition. Lamaze spoke about Derly's development, as well as his recent experiences in London where the Canadian Olympic show jumping team had a top five finish.
The owners of Ideal de la Loge explain their decision
Thursday, 06 September 2012 09:00
Bosty and Ideal de la Loge in Hamburg last year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The owners of Ideal de la Loge have responded and explained their choice in regards to the split between the stallion and its long-time rider Roger-Yves Bost. In a statement released on grandprix-replay.com the owners say that the decision to remove the horse from Bost was made following a disagreement over the management of Ideal de la Loge's career. The owners state that over the past ten months, Ideal went to shows five times and when he was expected to participate in Hamburg, Aachen, Calgary and soon Rio de Janeiro his place was given to other horses in Bost's string.
Equine Canada Creates Task Force on FEI Hypersensitivity Protocol
Thursday, 06 September 2012 07:22
Equine Canada (EC) has announced that it has requested its Sport Council to strike a Hypersensitivity Protocol Task Force. The objective of the Task Force will be to review the International Equestrian Federation's Protocol for Thermography and Clinical Examination (Hypersensitivity of legs) to ascertain, from the perspective of Canada's equestrian sport community, if the protocol and its application are achieving the intended outcomes in an equitable and effective manner. "We made a commitment to our athletes and our members that we would undertake a review," states Equine Canada President Mike Gallagher. "We are honouring that commitment."
Robert Hayes, BMO Financial Group Senior Vice President of the Prairies Division, Gordon Milne, Artist and Ian Millar. Photo by: Spruce Meadows Media Services.It was a fitting start to the 2012 Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ Tournament. After decades of international-level sport, ten-time Olympian Ian Millar was awarded a portrait in the Canadian Sports Heroes Collection. Painted by Turner Valley artist Gordon Milne, the collection began in 2002. The collection features 15 of Canada’s greatest sports icons, ranging from swimmers to boxers, and now includes an equestrian athlete. After 23 years of partnership with Ian Millar, BMO Financial Group Senior Vice President of the prairies division, Robert Hayes, was on hand to unveil the newest portrait.
Alison Prescott is our guest blogger from Spruce Meadows
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 05:44
This weekend we are very lucky to have super-freelance-groom Alison Prescott blogging from Spruce Meadows- Alison has taken the long trip to Calgary together with Italian rider Juan Carlos Garcia and his two horses Bonzai van de Warande and Prince. Alison is almost always smiling and (trying to) enjoy life wherever she is.
Cortez - here with Lisa de Ridder in Münster. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Nicola Philippaerts has according to the website Studforlife.com got a new top horse in the 10 year old Cortez (Quick Star x Quito de Baussy). The BWP gelding has until now been successful with the Belgian rider Lisa de Ridder.
Nicola's previous top horse Carlos V.H.P.Z was at the end of the summer sold to the Danish rider Emilie Martinsen.
A fantastic pair go separate ways; Bosty and Ideal de la Loge. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.After a fantastic partnership together with Roger-Yves Bost, Ideal de la Loge has left the French rider. According to grandprix-replay.com Bosty and the owner disagree on the 16 year old stallion’s sport career, which has resulted in the owner moving Ideal de la Loge (Dollard u Murier x Joyau D’Or A) to Olivier Robert.
Bosty’s father, Roger Bost, has confirmed the news to the French website and says that Ideal de la Loge has left their stable. According to his father, Bosty wanted to save the horse and target him for certain shows due to Ideal getting older and taking longer to recover after each competition. Apparently the owner disagreed on this approach. Grandprix-replay.com writes that most of all this is a very emotional loss for Bosty, who has ridden Ideal de La Loge since he was a youngster. Together with Roger-Yves Bost, Ideal de la Loge has won numerous competitions and last year the two ended up on top in the Global Champions Tour Final in Abu Dhabi.
Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.On Sunday 9 September, Hickstead will be tributed in the International Ring at Spruce Meadowsat 11 am. Spruce Meaows and Eric Lamaze will use this moment to remember the amazing stallion for all his great achievements and the wonderful athlete he was. Nearly a year after his death the showjumping circuit still feels a little empty without this special horse.
Stakkato did his last lap of honor with a very moved Eva. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Stakkato entered the arena for the last time when he was thanked offin Warendorf at the Bundeschampionat on Sunday. The now 19 year old stallion had an amazing career with Eva Bitter, and the pair won the German Championship in 2010 and have taken part in several Nations Cups to mention some.
Stakkato did just two shows - Balve and St. Gallen - during 2011. He then got lame and a reason was never found. The famous stallion will now spend his retirement in Eva Bitter's stable after an arrangement that has been made with the owner Celle Landesgestüt.
The dark brown stallion has been very successful as a breeding stallion as well, and has several approved sons and has left fantastic showjumpers for the sport.
Nino des Buissonnets climbs up on top of the WBFSH ranking
Sunday, 02 September 2012 18:49
Nino des Buissonets has performed brilliantly this season. Photo by Hanne Christensen. Nino des Buissonnets (Kannan x Narcos II) has entered first place on the FEI WBFSH World Ranking List and has taken over the number one spot from Cristallo with an 82 points lead. The eleven year old Selle Francais gelding has more than deserved his position as he is the reigning Olympic Champion together with his rider Steve Guerdat.
Last month’s number one Cristallo (Caretino x Cicero) is currently number two on the ranking, 25 points ahead of Casall La Silla (Caretino x Lavall I). They are followed by several other amazing horses with Big Star, Carlina, Tripple X and Flexible on the following places. Nick Skelton has no less than two horses among top ten with Big Star as number four and Carlo 273 as number nine. The ranking include validated results from 01/10/2011 to 31/07/2012.
Malin Baryard-Johnsson with H&M Actrice W at the WEG in Kentucky 2010. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Malin Baryard-Johnsson's H&M Actrice W is back competing. This weekend H&M Actrice jumped at a local show in Söderköping, Sweden. In the spring of 2011 the mare twisted a front leg, and although she was supposed to get her international comeback in Gothenburg earlier this year that didn't happen.
"Spent the day at a local show jumping a couple of young ones and the old and great Actice. She was sooo happy to be back in the ring again!!" Malin writes on her Twitter-account.
Eurocommerce London can travel abroad again. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.After the trustee in the Eurocommerce bankruptcy seized Olympic silver medalist London – in addition to other Eurocommerce horses – the horses’ passports were confiscated. This prevented the horses from travelling abroad. Horses.nl now reports that the passports belonging to London, New Orleans, Callahan and Capetown have been returned to Eurocommerce – enabling the horses to yet again cross the border and going to shows. The passports were apparantly returned after a legal request from Eurocommerce’s lawyer.
We are very happy to see Judy-Ann and Levisto Z in the arena again. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Belgian rider Judy-Ann Melchior is competing again after she gave birth to a baby boy, Leon, in July. This weekend Judy-Ann is competing at the national show Vosswinkeler Reitertage in Germany where she is riding Carry Z and her wonderful stallion Levisto Z. We look forward to seeing Judy-Ann back in the international arena again as well.
You can follow the results from the show in Vosswinkeler here.
Kiamon to Edouard de Rotschild and Ferrari to Brazil
Friday, 31 August 2012 12:22
Werner Muff and Kiamon. Here seen in Aachen. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.According to jumpinews.com, Edouard de Rotschild has purchased Werner Muff’s Olympic partner Kiamon (Kolibri x Ramiro’s Match). Kiamon and Muff have been a successful combination over the past couple of years. This year they were a part of the Swiss Nations Cup teams in La Baule, St. Gallen and Aachen as well as being selected for the Olympic Games in London.
With the purchase of Kiamon Switzerland has lost another top horse after the London Games. Earlier this month the news were revealed that also Pius Schwizer has lost the ride on his Olympic horse, Carlina. To make the story complete, Jumpinews.com also writes that Steve Guerdat's ride Ferrari (Furioso II x Polydor) reportedly has been sold to an unknown Brazilian rider. Guerdat and Ferrari recently won the Prize of North-Rhine Westphalia in Aachen in July.
Quintero La Silla looks set to be back for the indoor season. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Rolf-Göran Bengtsson’s ride Quintero La Silla (Quantum x Chamonix) is back in training after an injury sustained in Geneva last year. After a long break Quintero La Silla is now in normal training, and the plan is according to Stall Bengtsson & Kristoffersen’s website to get the stallion back in competition when the indoor season kicks off.
The Elite Foal Auction in Borculo, Holland, took place on Thursday 30th of August. This amazing stallion foal - Herodios V - by Vittorio x Voltaire x Le Mexico was the show jumping foal that was auctioned out for the most money at 25.000 Euro. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.
See the Elite Foal Auction Borculo live over internet
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:23
On Thursday it is time for the big Elite Foal Auction Borculo in Holland and you can follow it live over internet. 75 foals will be sold and here you can find foals by Verdi, Action Breaker, Tornesch, Monte Bellini, Plot Blue, Casall, Bubalu and several other famous showjumpers.
To read about the foals, the auction and to follow it live on Thursday - click here.
Saer Coulter - here with her horse Springtime. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The promising stallion Don VHP Z (Diamant de Semilly x Voltaire) has been sold to American rider Saer Coulter. The eight year old Zangersheide-stallion has up until now been owned by Brendon Stud in Great Britain, and competed successfully by British rider Louise Pavitt. During the five star show at Hickstead in July the pair really made their mark, and ended fourth in the Grand Prix. The two also won the Grand Prix at Windsor earlier this year. Don VHP Z will in the future be seen under Coulter, who trains for Markus Beerbaum.
H&M Tornesch is back in work. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.After sustaining a light tendon injury in the middle of July, H&M Tornesch (Lux x Libero H) is now back in work. This is reported by his rider Malin Baryard-Johnsson on her Twitter-account. It was after the Nations Cup in Falsterbo that Malin decided to have the stallion examined as she did not feel he jumped as normal. The minor injury that was discovered sadly kept Malin and H&M Tornesch out of Olympic contest, but luckily the wonderful bay is now back in work.
World of Showjumping plans to make a list over stables that offer stabling for short stops and stay-overs when travelling through Europe. To do that we would like to get in contact with stables that offer such services. If you run e a stable offering these services - or know of one - please send us an e-mail at
We are happy to see Monte Bellini back in the ring. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Philipp Weishaupt was supposed to ride Monte Bellini at the Olympic Games in London, but when Monte Bellini got an infection that caused high fever both of them had to stay home. Instead Meredith Michales-Beerbaum and Bella Donna got to travel to London. The 10 year old stallion Monte Bellini (Montender x Ramiro) was treated in a clinic and is now back on the show ground and is competing in Münster this weekend.
Marcus Ehning is one of the riders that will give away 5 % of his price money. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.At the same time as the show in Münster takes place, the children in the second and third class of Münster's elementary schools will try to beat the world record in wooden stick-horse-riding in benefit of the World Hunger Help Organization. The German show jumpers also wanted to take part in the action so they decided spontaneously to donate 5% of their price money at the show. The German Chef d'Equipe revealed the good news and praised the initiative from the riders. Sunday five stick horses will be auctioned out. These horses have been made by Hans Günter Winkler, the Ehning family and the Beerbaum family.
Terri - one of our favorites - is back with her guest blog. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Terri Fitton is back as our guest blogger this weekend. Terri is Marco Kutscher’s showgroom and travels the world with Marco and his horses. This weekend they are nearly in their own backyard at the CSI4* in Münster to compete Cash, Cornet’s Cristallo, Spartacus and Pikeur Cole Porter.
Wonderboy will in the future be seen under Denis Lynch. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.According to Horse and Hound, Denis Lynch has sold his amazing nine year old ride Contifex (Cornet Obolensky x Corofino) to Syrain rider Ahmad Saber Hamcho. As a part of the deal Denis has taken over Hamcho’s Olympic partner Wonderboy III (Flamenco de Semilly x Jus de Pomme), Ben Maher’s former ride. “I’m gutted to lose a horse as good as Contifex, but that’s the nature of the business,” Denis told H&H.
The Olympic Champion will participate in Verbier. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Several top riders will compete in Verbier, Switzerland this weekend. The World Champion Philppe Le Jeun, the European Champion for Young riders Martin Fuchs, the Olympic team silver medalist Jur Vrieling and the Olympic Champion Steve Guerdat are just some examples.
The CSI3* show will start today and ends Sunday with a 1,50 Grand Prix.
Click here to go to the organiser's website and click here to see all the participants. (You have to scroll down a bit in the document.)
The Dutch Sport Horse Sales has a premiere. For the first time in the history of this auction, 6-year-old horses will also be sold.
One of the initiators of the event, international rider Yves Houtackers, talks about the latest development. Houtackers: 'We will not only auction 4-year-old and 5-year-old jumping horses but also 6-year-old horses for the first time. Most of the 6-year-olds are currently performing at such a level that they can, next year, immediately go through to the international jumping sport in their age category.'
The Olympics became the last competition together for Pius and Carlina. Here seen after their win in Oslo last year. Photo by Jenny Abrhamsson.Pius Schwizer will no longer have his top ride Carlina (Carvallo x Landgraf I) at his disposal. According to studforlife.com the owners of Carlina, Pro Horse International, have not been happy as the mare has not lived up to their expectations. The owners are open to selling the horse, but for now the horse is placed with Irish rider Trevor Coyle.
Tina Lund became a mother Monday. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The Danish showjumper Tina Lund got a son yesterday. On Monday it was exactly one year since Tina married her husband Allan Nielsen, and now that day is also the birthday of their son. Everything went well and the newborn was 53 cm long and weighed 3720 grams.
On Tina's Facebook page she writes: "Dear all. Now I can finally tell you that I got a son."
The reversation of the sale of London made in February, makes the horse a part of the Eurocommerce bankruptcy estate. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson. The bankruptcy trustee dealing with the bankruptcy of Eurocommerce has reversed the horse sales that were made from Eurocommerce to Gevi International earlier this year. Gevi International is owned by Ger Visser jr, the son of Eurocommerce owner Ger Visser, and the sales are suspected to be made due to Eurocommerce’s big financial problems. Now the transactions have been reversed which makes the horses, including the double Olympic silver medalist London, a part of the bankruptcy estate.
London confirmed seized, but back in the Netherlands
Monday, 20 August 2012 22:42
The fantastic stallion Eurocommerce London is confirmed seized, but is back with his rider. Here the two are seen in Rotterdam earlier this year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.According to horses.nl, it is confirmed that Eurocommerce London has been seized. The stallion can therefore not be sold without permission from Rabobank, one of the the creditors after the bankruptcy of Eurocommerce, the company which used to own London. The horse is now back at Gerco Schröder’s stable to be kept in training. Also Eurocommerce New Orleans and Eurocommerce Callahan have previously been seized, but are now back with Gerco as all the horses naturally need to be kept in form.
Katie Monahan Prudent – The Rolex One to Watch for August 2012
Monday, 20 August 2012 13:42
Katie Monahan Prudent is the Rolex One to Watch for August. Photo by Sportfot/Rolex.The Rolex One to Watch for August 2012 is awarded to Katie Monahan Prudent (USA). Monahan Prudent divides her time between Rosières aux Salines (FRA) and Plain Bay Farm, which she runs with her husband in Middleburg, Virginia (USA). During the month of July, the 54-year-old jumped from 361st to 244th – a move up the Rolex Rankings of 117 places.
Carlos won the Grand Prix in Falsterbo this year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Carlos V.H.P.Z – up until now ridden by Nicola Phillipaerts – has been sold to Emilie Martinsen. The 10 year old Chellano Z gelding won the Longines Grand Prix in Falsterbo in July, and was on the Belgium Nations Cup team in Rome, Rotterdam and Falsterbo this season. Nicola and Carlos V.H.P.Z also won the European Championship for Young Riders last year in Comporta.
Satisfaction with Marco in Gothenburg earlier this year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Marco Kutscher’s ride Satisfaction FRH has been sold to Denmark. It is the 14 year old Emil Hallundbæk that will compete the 13 year old Stakkato-son in the future, and the new pair has already made their debut together at special invitational classes in Valkenswaard. Together with Kutscher Satisfaction FRH won the World Cup qualifier in Gothenburg earlier this year, and the two also won a five star class in Zürich in January in addition to recording several other good results.
Le Prestige St Lois De Hus competed by Anna-Julia Kontio
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:19
Le Prestige St Lois de Hus - here with Kevin Staut. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.At the Europeans Championship for Young Riders Kevin Staut’s former ride Le Prestige St Lois De Hus is competed by Anna-Julia Kontio. The Finish rider rode a clear round on the Quidam de Revel-gelding Wednesday, and ended fourth in the first individual qualifier. Earlier this year Le Prestige St Lois De Hus was send to Martin Fuchs’ stable to be sold, and now Kontio – Fuchs’ girlfriend – competes the horse.
Gerco (front) has been honored in his home town. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Double Olympic silver medalist Gerco Schröder was honored in his hometown Tubbergen last night. Schröder received a glass art piece in the shape of a horse for his great achievements in London, where he won both team and individual silver for Holland on Eurocommerce London.
The wonderful Vigaro has been sold. Here seen with Gerco in Rome earlier this year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The 10 year old stallion Vigaro – previously known under his Eurocommerce prefix – has been sold. The lovely Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve-son has up until now been competed by Gerco Schröder, but will according to horses.nl in the future be ridden by Turkish SIEC-team rider Sevil Sabanci. The FEI database indeed comfirms that Vigaro has changed hands; he is now owned by Melisa Internationales Reitzentrum GmbH.
Thomas Voss and Carinjo in Aachen. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.HDC has purchased Thomas Voss’ ride Carinjo (Cascavelle x Landgraf) for Patrice Delaveau to ride. The holsteiner stallion has performed great together with Voss and the combination recently came second in the famous Aachen Grand Prix. The two were also reserves on the German Olympic team and were a part of the German Nations Cup teams in La Baule and Falsterbo. Once again HDC strengthens the French team with a great horse.
Quickdiamond - here with Björn Nagel last year in Barcelona. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The chestnut gelding Quickdiamond is now back with Angelica Augustsson. Alexander Onischenko bought the ten year old Quickdiamond (Quick Lauro Z x Catango) last summer, and Björn Nagel has been competing the horse. Together the couple won classes in Hannover, Kiel, Amsterdam and Doha.
"Onischenko, who bought the horse, has decided to sell some horses and that's why we have him back in the stable. He is for sale and it is a fantastic horse that I hopefully will be able to compete for a while," Angelica Augustsson explains to Tidningen Ridsport.
The Saudi Arabian team got honored by the king. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson. When the four Saudi Arabian Olympic team bronze medalists arrived in Jeddah after the Olympic Games in London, the HRH King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was there to honor them. He decorated the four Saudi Arabian riders - HRH Prince Abdullah Bin Miteb Al Saud, Ramzy Al Duhami, Kamal Bahamdan and Abdullah Sharbatly - with the King Abdulaziz distinction of the 1st degree.
CSI5* Rio de Janeiro moved to the 5th-7th of October
Monday, 13 August 2012 08:57
Ol Athina Onassis Horse Show will take place at the 5 - 7 of October. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The CSI5* show in Rio de Janeiro that originally was planned from the 24 to 26 of August has been moved to the 5 to 7 of October. The "Ol Athina Onassis Horse Show" is organized by Alvaro Alfonso de Miranda "Doda" and his wife Athina and it has a budget of approx 5.5 million Euro, which makes the show to one of the highest prized events worldwide. The show will not just involve showjumping but also music, fashion and gastronomic highlights.
Don’t miss out on Heidi Mulari’s Olympic guest blog!
Sunday, 12 August 2012 14:27
Heidi has written us a blog entry - here with Nino in London. Photos private.We have been so lucky that the Olympic Champion Steve Guerdat’s groom Heidi Mulari has written us a blog entry about her fantastic experiences in London! Read about how she felt as Steve and Nino des Buissonnets won the gold medal, how the trip back home went and how Nino was received back home at the stables.
Click here to read Heidi’s blog entry and click on the read more button to see more private photos from Heidi.
Rolf is still number one in the world! Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Rolf-Göran Bengtsson was hugely disappointed yesterday when he had to withdraw from the final in London, but he might feel better today as he is still ranked as number one in the world! This is the 8th month in a row that the Swedish rider tops the world ranking. From rank two to ten there are changes; Nick Skelton has jumped from rank five to two, while Steve Guerdat is up from eight to three. Pius Schwizer is down one rank from three to four, while Christian Ahlmann has made a huge jump from rank 16 to rank five! Kevin is down from rank two to six, while Marcus Ehning stays at rank seven. Eric Lamaze is down from three to eight. Beezie Madden is another rider that has climbed; from 13 to nine pushing Edwina Tops-Alexander out – while Marco Kutscher has fallen from six to ten, a rank previously held by Ludger Beerbaum.
Vigo d'Arsouilles and Philippe Le Jeune at the WEG 2010 where they won gold. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson. Studforlife.com reports that the Olympic Games have been the last competition for Vigo d’Arsouilles. The 14 year old stallion by Nabab de Reve x Fleuri du Manoir will now devote himself to breeding only. Unfortunately for the reigning World Champion, his last competition did not end with the glory he deserved as Vigo had to be withdrawn after the second individual qualifier due to an injury. To studforlife.com Vigo’s rider Philippe Le Jeune said that “I wanted to finish in style with a great Olympic result. Unfortunately, fate has decided otherwise.”
The WoSJ-team will miss seeing Vigo d’Arsouilles perform at the international arenas around the world! Together with Philippe this horse will surely be remembered as one of the greatest showjumpers through the times. Thank you Philippe and Vigo for all the magical moments you have given us!
Steve Guerdat is one of many showjumpers on Twitter. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.During the Olympics we encourage our readers to follow the showjumpers on Twitter. It’s a great way to get the latest news from the riders themselves, and many use Twitter actively at Greenwich Park. Rodrigo Pessoa, Rolf-Göran Bengtsson, Edwina Tops-Alexander, Peter Charles, Ben Maher, Billy Twomey, Gregory Wathelet, Jens Fredricson, Reed Kessler, Alvaro de Miranda, Steve Guerdat, Dirk Demeersman, Lisen Bratt Fredricson, Cian O’Connor and Kevin Staut are some of the riders you can follow via Twitter.
Cabachon and Stein Endresen. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Alexander Onischenko has bought the promising 8 year old stallion Cabachon (Casall x Concerto II). Cabachon has up until now been competed by Norwegian rider Stein Endresen, under the ownership of Ib Kirk at Katrinelund stud & stallion station in Denmark and Kristin Andresen from Norway. “We have sold Cabachon to Onischenko, and we will deliver him at Paul Schöckemöhle’s stable today,” Ib Kirk says to WoSJ. “Cabachon will be deeply missed here at Katrinelund – both as a stallion and as a showjumper, but I had to be sensible and sell him at this point and I could simply not say no out of an economic perspective. Cabachon’s co-owner Kristin Andresen and his rider Stein Endresen both agreed on the sale, and we also have several other good horses together such as Acolino and Crelido as well as a very promising five year old called Nimble that Stein will continue to compete,” Kirk explains.
Giulia Martinengo. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The two sweethearts of the stables of Loro Piana Athletica and Loro Piana Chiclana are happy to give good news to all friends and fans. Giulia Martinengo and Stefano Cesaretto are waiting for a stork! For a few months we will not have the chance of seeing Giulia jumping. Indeed with the CSI**** in La Coruna, Giuliawill stop her sports activity and will promptly recommence early in 2013. Giulia’s team and her sponsors are happy about this news and will ensure the maximum support during this amazing period.
Oh d'Eole here seen with marc Bettinger in Aachen. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Haras de Hus has purchased another horse for Michel Robert to ride. This time it is the lovely Selle Francaise mare Oh d’Eole (Kannan x Papillon Rouge) that comes Robert’s way. The ten year old mare has showed very good results with McLain Ward, but since Ward hurt himself in Wellington riding Oh d’Eole she has been with German rider Marc Bettinger.
Congratulations Christian and Judy-Ann! Photo by Jenny Abrahmsson.Judy-Ann Melchior and Christian Ahlmann became parents to their first-born son today. His name is Leon - a name he shares with Judy-Ann’s father Leon Melchior. This means that Christian now can concentrate about his Olympic tasks that sets off in London next week.
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Johann Ehning - here on Apperance. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.As we wrote earlier this week Marcus Ehning has got the ride on Haras de Hus' Ferron - a seven year old stallion by For Pleasure x Concerto II. Also Johannes Ehning has got a ride from Xavier Marie and Haras de hus.
"Johann" will ride Ferron's half brother For Hero, who also is an offspring from For Pleasure and with a mother that is sister to the famous stallion Stakkato.
Philippe Le Jeune receives Commandeur de l'Ordre de Léopold
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 13:25
Philippe Le Jeune and Vigo d'Arsouilles. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Belgian rider Philippe Le Jeune has been knighted. The reigning world champion has received the distinction Commandeur de l'Ordre de Léopold, which in English can be translated to Commander of the Order of Leopold – a very highly regarded distinction in Belgium. Le Jeune himself said that he was stunned, and as he is very attached to Belgium it was really something special to be knighted.
Full Arbitral Award from CAS in the cases against Al Eid and Sharbatly
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 13:16
Abdullah Sharbatly. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.A month after CAS issued its decision in the cases against Khaled Al Eid and Abdullah Sharbatly, the full Arbitral Award has been issued. On the 11th of June, the Sole Arbitrator issued his decision against the two Saudi Arabian riders. The Sole Arbitrator partially upheld the appeals and reduced the periods of ineligibility from eight to two months, which by then had been already served by the two riders – allowing them to compete at the Olympics. The full award with the grounds did not follow, but this is now available on CAS’s website.
Marcus Ehning gets a new ride - Ferron by For Pleasure. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Marcus Ehning has a new ride owned by Haras de Hus - a seven year old stallion by For Pleasure x Concerto II called Ferron. Ehning brought the stallion to the CSI4* in Geesteren last weekend where they made some good rounds together. Haras de Hus got Michel Robert on their team earlier this year. In addition to Robert and Ehning, Philippe Le Jeune and Gregory Wathelet also ride their horses.
Penelope has a new ride. Photo by Hanne Christensen.Penelope Leprevost has a new ride in Vagabond de la Pomme. The seven year old stallion by Vigo d’Arsouilles has been purchased by Penelope’s supporters Haras de Clarbec, and will join the leading French lady rider once the breeding season has ended. To studforlife.com Geneviève Megret from Haras de Clarbec explains that they have known the horse for a long time, and that they have always thought it was a real horse for the future. The hope is that Vagabond de la Pomme will allow Penelope to stay at the highest level, and develop to Nations Cup level.
Haras de Clarbec already owns Penelope’s rides Tompinambour, Nayana and Nice Stephanie.
Change of date Dutch Sport Horse Sales and Limburger Foal Auction
Monday, 16 July 2012 16:08
The organization of the Dutch Sport Horse Auction Sales and Limburger Foal Auction both have decided to move their event with one day. The presentation of the Dutch Sport Horse Sales will now take place on Monday October 1st, the Dutch Sport Horse Sales will be held on Tuesday, October 2nd. The Limburger Foal Auction will be held on Wednesday, October 3rd. This year, the ninth edition of this prestigious auction of young horses, the Dutch Sport Horse Sales, which takes place in Weert. This is an initiative of equestrian entrepreneurs Paul and Emile Hendrix, Yves Houtackers and Neil Jones.
Jens will keep Lunatic to ride also after the Olympics. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Jens Fredricson’s ride Lunatic (Landlord x Utrillo) has been sold but at the same time secured for Jens to ride also after the Olympics in London. The owner of the horse, Marcus Lindblom, bought Lunatic in December last year for Jens to try and match up against the Olympics in London. Now he wants to sell Lunatic and use the money to buy two younger horses for Jens to keep towards the next Olympics in Rio in 2016. Jens has managed to create a syndicate to buy Lunatic, but the details around the arrangements are not in place yet. Seems like a win win situation for Jens.
Cristallo climbs up on top of the FEI WBFSH World Ranking List
Sunday, 15 July 2012 21:31
On top: Cristallo! Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Cristallo (Caretino x Cicero) has climbed up on the FEI WBFSH World Ranking List, and is now on top of the ranking. Last month Cristallo was rank two, but in June the 14 year old gelding ridden by Richard Spooner passed last month’s number one Casall La Silla (Caretino x Lavall I) on the ranking with two points separating them at 1255 and 1253 respectively. This means that Caretino has two offspring on top of the ranking. Nino des Buissonnets (Kannan x Narcos II) is still rank three on 1045 points. The ranking include validated results from 01/10/2011 to 30/06/2012.
Tim Stockdale & Kalico Bay will compete on the British team at Hicksted. Photo by Samantha Lamb.Peter Charles, a member of the London 2012 Jumping team, will line up for the FEI Nations Cup™ of Great Britain on Friday 20 July at Hickstead. He’ll be flanked by reserve Olympic team rider Tina Fletcher, along with the hugely experienced William Funnell, John Whitaker and Tim Stockdale.
The two flagship classes of the Longines Royal International Horse Show - the FEI Nations Cup™ of Great Britain and the Longines King George V Gold Cup - have attracted many of the world’s best riders, including fellow British Olympic team rider Ben Maher, and non-travelling reserve Michael Whitaker. Former World and Olympic Champion Ludger Beerbaum (GER) makes a welcome return to the All England Jumping Course, while current world number two Kevin Staut (FRA) will also compete.
Brianne Goutal – The Rolex One to Watch for July 2012
Thursday, 12 July 2012 18:01
Brianne Goutal riding Mon Gamin in the 1.40m Class at the Spy Coast Farm Speed Challenge at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival. Photo by Sportfot/Rolex. The Rolex One to Watch for July 2012 is Brianne Goutal (USA). Currently based out of Cloverleaf Farm LLC in Wellington, Florida, the 23-year-old has jumped from 413th to 226th – a move up the Rolex Rankings of 187 places.
Brianne Goutal made history as the first junior rider to win all four major equitation finals: the 2004 United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Show Jumping Talent Search Finals-East; the 2004 Washington International Equitation Classic Finals; the 2005 USEF/Pessoa Hunter Seat Medal Finals; and the 2005 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Maclay National Championships.
Eric Lamaze and Hunters Scendix in Rome. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Hunters Scendix and Eric Lamaze are no longer a pair. Hunters Scendix (Stakkato x Dinar) joined Lamaze in December 2011, but the two will now go their separate ways. Apparently an evaluation has been made after the pair’s time together, and in agreement the cooperation has ended. The nine year old Hunters Scendix will now return to his home in Reningelst for a rest after his travels around the world. It is unclear who will ride the stallion in the future.
The eight year old stallion was the winner of the Sires of the World in 2011.
Line and one of her horses, Blue Thunder.This week we have a new guestblogger. The Norwegian rider Line Raaholt is competing at some of the Global Champions Tour shows this season, and this weekend she is travelling to Estoril together with her groom “Røhl”, and her horses Diablo (Darco x Pilot) and Diego Forever (Hattrick x Yason). Line is normally based in Norway at Geir Gulliksen’s stable, but she is currently living in Holland where she has been since November, training with Yves Houtackers. This is Line's first GCT season. You can follow Line’s blog here to learn more about why she decided to do this and how it is.
Toulouse 66 has been secured for Henrik von Eckermann. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The same syndicate that secured Coupe de Coeur for Henrik von Eckermann to ride at the Olympic Games in London has once again stepped up for the Swedish rider. After seeing Henrik’s seven year old ride Toulouse 66 in Aachen, Åsa and Håkan Björklund together with “Ankan” Carlsson and Tore Gustafsson decided to buy the the mare. Hopefully she can be Henrik’s horse for the next Olympics in Rio in 2016. The combination won the German Bundeschampionat for six-year-olds last year which is a good start.
Mr. Gary Widdowson; Mr. Nick Skelton (aboard Carlo 273); Mrs. Beverley Widdowson; Dr. Hanfried Haring; Mrs. Madeleine Winter-Schulze; and Mr. Anthony Schaub.Beverley Widdowson, owner of the 11-year-old grey gelding Carlo 273, has been awarded the prestigious title of “Owner of the Year” by the FEI and International Jumping Owners Club. Carlo 273 and British rider, Nick Skelton, have had a string of impressive performances during 2011 and 2012, notably; at the CSIO5* St. Gallen; at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida, USA; at the CSIO5* La Baule; and at the CSI5* GCT Hamburg.
The cause of the tradgic dead of Chacco-Blue was borreliosis. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson. A month ago the successful stallion Chacco-Blue died suddenlyat the Schockemöhle Stable. The German website st-georg.de now reports that an autopsy has been carried through, and it showed that the fourteen year old Chambertin-son died of borreliosis. The Schockemöhle stable explains that they had been treating Chacco-Blue for the borreliosis since the beginning of the year, and that they were sure it was all under control. Unfortuantely that was not the case, and the Schockemöhle stable tragically lost the stallion.
USA withdraws from FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018 bidding
Tuesday, 10 July 2012 09:14
ESP President Michael Stone. Photo by/copyright Equestrisol.Wellington has decided to withdraw from the bidding process for the FEI World Equestrian Games in 2018. Equestrian Sport Productions, the company who put together Wellington's bid for 2018, has informed that this decision is made due to "change in the local government".
ESP President Michael Stone, expressed his regret that Wellington was withdrawing from the bid process. "We are fully aware of the massively positive economic impact the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010 had on Kentucky", he said, "but we have a responsibility to the local community, equestrian sport, and the FEI World Equestrian Games not to waste the time, effort and resources of all parties involved in the international selection process."
Unfortunately Patrice and Orient Express *HDC will miss out on the Olympics. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Orient Express *HDC has sustained an injury, and will not be able to compete at the Olympics. The stallion is now back home from Aachen, and will undergo all necessary examinations to establish a complete diagnosis. It is expected that his recovery will take about three months, and that he should be back for the World Cup circuit later this fall. Haras de Coudrettes writes that this is a blow for the whole team but especially for Patrice Delaveau who worked so hard to prepare for the Olympics.
Statement from Lynch regarding the disqualification of Lantinus from CHIO Aachen
Saturday, 07 July 2012 11:37
Denis Lynch has made a statement regarding the disqualification of Lantinus from the rest of CHIO Aachen. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Yesterday Denis Lynch’s ride Lantinus was disqualified from the rest of the CHIO Aachen due to hypersensitivity. Today, the Irish rider has made a statement regarding the disqualification. The statement reads as follows:
Following Lantinus disqualification, I‘d like to take this opportunity to clarify a number of matters regarding the disqualification [Statement continues below].
Rolf blogs from Aachen this weekend. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Rolf-Göran Bengtsson is our guest blogger this weekend! Rolf is competing in Aachen, and with him he has Ninja La Silla, Casall La Silla and Carusso LS La Silla.You can read about Rolf's thoughts on Ninja's recent comeback, yesterday's Nations Cup and more is his first blog entry.
Murka's Gem!Team Murka is delighted to announce the successful cloning of Olympic medal-winning show jumper Gem Twist and the addition of the colt, Murka’s Gem, to its already globally successful stable. Thanks to French genetic bank Cryozootech and the agreement of the Chapot family, the birth of Murka’s Gem has been made possible. Gem Twist was one of the most successful show jumping horses of all time. Owned and bred by Frank Chapot, the Thoroughbred gelding was competed for the United States of America by Greg Best, Leslie Howard and Frank and Mary Chapot’s daughter, Laura Chapot. He was born in 1979 and died in 2006. During his career, the grey gelding won team and individual silver under Greg Best at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, was three times American Grand Prix Association Horse of the Year and was named “World’s Best Horse” at the 1990 Stockholm World Equestrian Games.
Rolf is till number one - Here he guides Casall La Silla to a second place in the GCT in Cannes in June. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Rolf-Göran Bengtsson holds on to his position as number one in the world. On the latest Rolex Ranking, Rolf is yet again number one – for the seventh month in a row. But, below the Swedish rider there are changes. Former number ones Kevin Staut and Eric Lamaze have made big climbs; Kevin from number ten to number two and Eric from number six to number three. Pius Schwizer – last month’s rank two – now shares rank three with Lamaze. Nick Skelton is down from rank three to five, and Ludger Beerbaum from rank four to ten. Kutscher, Guerdat and Tops-Alexander have all fallen down one rank – while Ehning has climbed two. Outside the Top Ten, Kent Farrigton has leaped from rank 34 to 18 after enjoying some good results lately.
Marina Frutuoso de Melo and Coltaire Z - here in Madrid. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Marina Frutuoso de Melo has made history in Portugal. The 33 year old rider won the Portuguese Championship for a sixth time last weekend. Marina rode the lovely stallion Coltaire Z (Carthago Z x Voltaire), and it is the fourth time this couple has won the championship together – which makes them historical in Portuguese context. Coltaire Z is now 15 years old, and has participated at two European Championships, ten Nation Cups and won several international Grand Prix classes.
Margie Engle, here seen talking to Stephex owner Stefan Conter during the WC final in Den Bosch. Photo by Hanne Christensen.According to chronofhorse.com Margie Engle has broken her ankle. Engle fell of a horse last week while she competed at the Lake Placid Horse Show. To chronofhorse.com Engel explained that the horse she rode misjudged a vertical and went through it. Engle will undergo surgery in the beginning of July for the injury. “Luckily” for Engle it was the ankle on her right leg that broke. In 1990, Engle broke her left leg badly and in 2004 she suffered a broken hip when a horse fell on her.
Topinambour with Penelope in Falsterbo last year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Topinambour (Heartbreaker x Veneur de Luc) is under new ownership, but will stay with his rider Penelope Leprévost. It is the Haras de Clarbec and the Mégret-family that has bought the 12 year old KWPN stallion. Haras de Clarbec already owns Penelope’s rides Nayana and Nice Stephanie as well as Simon Delestre’s ride Armani van Overis Z.
Cian O’Connor opens debate on Ireland’s Top League participation
Sunday, 01 July 2012 15:51
Cian starts a debate. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.In his latest blog entry on his own website, Cian O’Connor shares his thoughts on Ireland’s Top League participation. O’Connor’s reaction came after the Top league leg in St. Gallen; after three legs of the series Ireland had only collected seven points and was lying eighth on the overall ranking.
In his blog Cian writes: “Unfortunately it’s the same old mantra - we have great jockeys but not the level of horses needed to be even close to being competitive at that level. When you see the strength and depth of other countries you start to accept the reality that we are in fact not at the races!
Solution? Be out of the super league for two years - that way the few horses that are coming through will get time to develop rather than being hurried and perhaps doing too much too soon?
Sad news - Nagel and Corradina won´t make it to the Olympics. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Carsten-Otto Nagel has decided to not ride at CHIO Aachen with Corradina. The mare isn´t back in the needed shape after her tooth problems earlier this year. Aachen was the last chance for the fantastic championship couple to prove that they belong on the Olympic team.
"Of course I am sad, but with Corradina in mind it is the right decision,"says Carsten-Otto to the German federation.
Nagel and Corradina is an amazing championship couple with team gold from the WEG in 2010, European team gold from Madrid in 2011, European team bronze at Windsor in 2009 and individual European silver medal from Windsor in 2009. It is thus a big loss for the German team that Nagel and Corradina can´t take part at the Olympics this year.
"It is a shame that this couple, that has been outstanding the last years, can´t be in Aachen so that they could be considered for Olympic selection," says the German Chef dÉquipe Otto Becker.
Patrice Delaveau, Olivier Guilllon, Kevin Staut and the Haras des Coudrettes have decided to join forces and create a high level stable: HDC Competition. With location in Normandy the stable will open it’s doors this autumn were the three top riders will make a team with focus on individual demands as well as sharing their knowledge.
New horses for Philippe Le Jeune and Gregory Wathelet
Friday, 29 June 2012 17:15
New horse for Gregory Wathelet. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Michel Robert recently got three promising stallions from Haras de Hus. It now turns out that Xavier Marie also has have bought three other younger horses for Philippe Le Jeune and Gregory Wathelet to ride.
The seven year old Bazooka Hus (by Berlin) and the eight year old Levistan (by Levisto), will both join the World Champion Le Jeune. The seven year old Balthazar (by Balou du Rouet) on the other hand will join Wathelet, who already has Banda de Hus at his stable - previously ridden by Kevin Staut.