Bosty has added Colombo to his string of horses. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.According to studforlife.com Roger-Yves Bost has a new ride in Colombo van den Blauwaert. The 11 year old gelding by Nabab de Reve x Skippy II has previously been competed internationally by Eric Navet, and the pair also won the bronze medal at the French Championship in 2012. Bosty says to studforlife that he believes that Colombo will be a good addition to his current string of horses.
The riders for the 4th leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup in Copenhagen
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 16:12
Jur Vrieling and Bubalu VDL will compete for the Netherlands. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.This weekend the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 2 will take place in Copenhagen. Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Finland, Hungary, Poland and Sweden will all have teams present in the hope of collecting some points for the overall standings. France, Great Britain, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands and Switzerland on the other hand can not collect points at this leg.
Gert-Jan Bruggink is on the list for Nörten-Hardenberg. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The riders list for the CSI3* Hardenberg Burgturnier is ready, and lots of good riders can be seen in action at the event this weekend. Marcus and Johannes Ehning will both be there, as will Jeroen Dubbeldam who comes fresh from a win in Wiesbaden. Gerco Schröder, Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum, Cian O’Connor and Laura Kraut are other strong names on the list.
Heading for Rome again; Scott Brash and Hello Sanctos. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The coming weekend the beautiful CSIO5*-NC event takes place at Piazza di Siena in Rome. The show hosts the second leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 1, and France, Great Britain, Ukraine and Spain will be able to pick up points here. These teams send some top riders to Rome; Patrice Delaveau, Roger Yves Bost, Kevin Staut, Nick Skelton, Scott Brash, Ben Maher, Sergio Alvarez Moya and Kathi Offel are all on the list – in addition to lots of other strong names such as Philippe Le Jeune, Daniel Deusser, Carsten-Otto Nagel, David Will, Richard Spooner, Kent Farrington and Pius Schwizer to mention some.
First leg of the South African World Cup qualifier series sees Engela on top
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 08:21
Jeanne Engela. Photo by TB Images.This past weekend in Johannesburg, the first leg of the South African World Cup qualifier series took place. It was the 22 year old Jeanne Engela that rode to victory in the Knowles Husain Lindsay Attorneys Inc FEI World Cup Qualifier on her 10 year old mare, Cloof Wine’s Chanel (Canturo x Accord II). The pair were the only combination to jump a double clear round over a track built by Portuguese course designer, Bernardo Costa Cabral.
Katie Dinan and Nougat du Vallet stay clear for victory in Empire State Grand Prix
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 08:09
Katie Dinan ended up on top. Photo by The Book LLC.Three teenagers and a veteran rounded out the jump-off in the $100,000 Empire State Grand Prix presented by The Kincade Group, and the first to go in was the one to return to the winner's circle. Nineteen-year-old Katie Dinan of New York, NY, and her energetic partner Nougat du Vallet were double clear to win the biggest class of the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows, which ran May 7-12 and 14-19. The competition concluded two great weeks of equestrian sport in North Salem with incredible entries and top horses and riders.
The $100,000 Empire State Grand Prix had 37 competitors, and they rode over a course designed by Anthony D'Ambrosio of Red Hook, NY. Riding second in the order, Dinan and “Nougat,” a 12-year-old Selle Francais gelding by Scherif D'elle, made it look easy as they bounded through the course for the first clear round. They returned first for the jump-off and set a quick pace and the only clear round in 39.898 seconds.
Rolf and Quintero Ask in action. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.We surely didn't have luck on our side this weekend. Today Quintero Ask and I were clear on the fences in the Grand Prix, but ended with one time fault. It was before and after the combination at number three that I lost the time. Quintero Ask has jumped really good the whole weekend, but in every class there has been something in the way of ending with a great results - a stupid fault in the Longines Global Champions Tour GP and today an annoying time fault.
Kathi with her new watch. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Katharina Offel and Hans-Dieter Dreher were the two best riders overall in Wiesbaden. Kathi was the best female rider during the show, while Hans-Dieter Dreher was the best male rider. Both of them were honored with a watch from Longines during the prize giving after the Grand Prix. Both riders have had a terrific weekend, pikcing up one ribbon after the other.
The winners; Cameron Hanley and Antello Z. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The winner Cameron Hanley has been out of the sport for two years, and recently made his comeback. Hanley had an accident where he injured his leg, and had to undergo several operations. Now he is back in top form, but still has some difficulties walking. "Luckily for me riding is better than walking, but it was always like that," Cameron said after his win.
On his winning ride Antello Z, Cameron explained that the gelding was found as a seven year old by his brother Carl Hanley; "We bought him together. I rode him in the beginning when he was eight before I was injured, and then we sold half of him to Michael Whitaker. Then I got injured and my brother's rider Alex Duffy rode him for almost one year. He won the U25 Grand Prix in Paris, and Michael was there and saw him jumping and said that he wanted to ride that horse. So we send him to Michael and he competed him last year. I was very fortunate this year when I was back riding; I got a new sponsor and they said that we needed a Grand Prix horse. I told them that I knew a very special horse and that was Antello. Luckily we were able to buy him back. To win a Grand Prix like this so quickly - this is just my third of fourth show with him - is really unbelievable!"
Well deserved win for Cameron Hanley in Wiesbaden Grand Prix!
Monday, 20 May 2013 19:05
Cameron Hanley with Antello Z. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.After a two year break due to an injury, Cameron Hanley is back stronger than ever which he proved by winning the Grand Prix in Wiesbaden with Antello Z after two amazing rounds. 46 riders came to start in the first round and the 12 best went to the second round - all of them clear. Two combinations, Rolf-Göran Bengtsson with Quintero Ask and Jeroen Dubbeldam with Quality Time, were just outside the time and had one time fault which prevented them for taking part of the second round. The faults came spread throughout the entire course, and the open water caused some surprising problem for several riders. Some horses landed in the middle of it while both Janne-Friedrike Meyer and Alberto Michan were eliminated as their horses refused to jump.
Luciana Diniz leads the DKB-Riders Tour. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Luciana Diniz is in the lead on the DKB-Riders Tour standing after the third leg in Wiesbaden. Joint rank two is the Hamburg Derby winner Gilbert Tillmann, the winner of Hagen Grand Prix John Whitaker and the winner of Wiesbaden Grand Prix Cameron Hanley. Three riders are joint fifth; Carsten-Otto Nagel, Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum and Hans-Dieter Dreher.
WoSJ Exclusive; From tour to tour – a review by the riders
Which tour - or tours - to choose? We asked the riders! Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.During early spring there are plenty of showjumping tours to choose from around Europe. Some of the biggest and most popular this year have been the Z-Tour in Lanaken, the Toscana Tour in Arezzo, the Sunshine Tour in Vejer de la Frontera, the Mediterranean Equestrian...