Geisha van Orshof with Andre Freire in Den Bosch earlier this year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Haras des Coudrettes has purchased the promising 8 year old Geisha van Orshof (Cabrio van de Heffinck x Parco) for Patrice Delaveau. The mare started her international career with Olivier Philippaerts before Andre Freire took over in October 2013. At the end of June this year Geisha van Orshof competed in Bonheiden with Stephex stable's Petronella Andersson in the saddle.
Switzerland announces their team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
Friday, 25 July 2014 06:43
Steve Guerdat and Nino des Buissonnets in Aachen. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Switzerland is next country out in announcing their team for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy.The five riders going to Normandy will be:
Romain Duguet with Quorida du Treho, Paul Estermann with Castlefield Eclipse, Steve Guerdat with Nino des Buissonnets or Nasa, Jane Richard with Pablo de Virton, Pius Schwizer with Toulago or Quidam du Vivier
Pablo Barrios reigns with Zara Leandra in Hagyard Lexington classic at Kentucky Summer Horse Show
Friday, 25 July 2014 06:01
Pablo Barrios and Zara Leandra. Photo by Rebecca Walton/Phelps Media Group, Inc. International.Pablo Barrios will soon be crowned king of the Kentucky Horse Park, and Zara Leandra will be his queen. Tonight, the dynamic duo notched yet another $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic victory.
The Venezuelan native won both of the events during the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows, and that was following his domination of the series in 2013. It appears to be a repeat year, as Barrios grabs a firmer hold on the 2014 Hagyard Challenge Series, which awards a $50,000 Leading Rider Bonus to the top finisher following the culmination of the series in September.
Edwina Tops-Alexander. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The 8 year old Ramiro Cruise (Ramiro B x Cruising) will in the future be seen under Edwina Tops-Alexander. The Irish Sport Horse gelding has previously been competed by David and Sharon Quigley up to 1,55 m classes. The breeder Patrick Connolly says to www.irishhorsegateway.ie that he is delighted that Ramiro Cruise has gone to one of the world's top international showjumpers.
Aaron Vale and Quidam's Good Luck kick off Kentucky Summer Horse Show with open jumper win
Thursday, 24 July 2014 08:09
Aaron Vale and Quidam's Good Luck. Photo by Shawn McMillen Photography.The Kentucky Summer Series got underway today, with familiar names at the top of the leader board at the Rolex Stadium. The 1.40m Open Jumper classes were the feature events, with Aaron Vale and Pablo Barrios each taking home a win. Vale closed out the day with a victory aboard Quidam's Good Luck in the jump-off class, while Venezuela's Pablo Barrios sped to the lead earlier with Lascana. Molly Hale also took home a blue ribbon, riding Kahula to the fastest double clear effort in the 7 & 8-Year-Old Jumpers.
The Irish, British and Swedish teams for Hickstead announced
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 10:33
Bertram Allen and Molly Malone V are on the Irish team for Hickstead. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Ireland, Great Britain and Sweden have announced their teams for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 1 at Hickstead.
The British team will consist of Jessie Drea with Touchable, Ben Maher with Wings Sublieme, Robert Whitaker with Catwalk IV, William Whitaker with Fandango and Guy Williams with Zaire.
The Australian team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games announced
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 16:46
Jamie Kermond with Quite Cassini. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The Australian federation has announced their team for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy. The previous announced riders Edwina Tops-Alexander, Jamie Kermond and Amy Graham will be joined by Julia Hargreaves and James Paterson-Robinson.
The German long-list for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games announced
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 17:12
Andre Thieme and Conthendrix are on the German long-list for the Alltech World Equestrian Games. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The German Olympic commitee has named the the candidates for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy 2014.The list consists of:
Christian Ahlmann with Aragon Z, Codex One or Cornado II
Ludger Beerbaum with Chaman, Chiara or Zinedine
Daniel Deusser with Cornet d'Amour, First Class van Eeckelghem or Fyloe v Claesyssenhof
This is the horse that is on everybody's lips at the moment; Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum's Fibonacci 17 - a nine year old gelding by For Feeling x Corland - jumps incredible with the German rider, and to sit on this horse must be like flying! Here is a little photo series from Friday's 1.55 class to illustrate. Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.