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Wout-Jan van der Schans and Capetown continue fantastic form in Donaueschingen

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WoutJan1On a winning streak: Wout-Jan van der Schans and Capetown. Photo by World of Showjumping.They came straight from a Grand Prix win in Paderborn last weekend, and today Wout-Jan van der Schans and Capetown added another win to their record when they were victorious in the 1.50 class at the CSI3* show in Donaueschingen. The Dutch rider and the 11 year old gelding by Oklund x Carlino has been on tremendous form this summer, and continued to impress today at the German event.

 

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Thank you Castle Forbes Vivaldo van het Costersveld

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_MG_5567In August it was announced that both Castle Forbes Vivaldo van het Costersveld and Castle Forbes Cosma and would retire from the sport. Owned by Lady Forbes, and ridden by France’s Roger Yves Bost for the past three years – the two horses have been like win machines. Castle Forbes Vivaldo van het Costersveld had no less than 58 international podium appearances during his career including 27 wins! Here’s a photo tribute to Bosty’s success horse, and we wish Vivaldo a happy retirement! Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Advertisement | Increasing number of dressage foals in Limburg Foal Auction

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LimburgThe Limburg Foal Auction will be held in Weert for the 14th time on Wednesday September 24th. The auction is being organised by Stal Hendrix. It is traditionally the last foal auction of the season where, before, mostly jumper foals got sold. However, the number of dressage foals is getting more equal party due to the involvement of Gertjan van Olst as a member of the dressage selection committee.

Georgina Bloomberg wins inaugural $210,000 Central Park Grand Prix CSI 3* presented by Rolex

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BloombergNYGeorgina Bloomberg rode Juvina to victory in the Central Park Grand Prix, presented by Rolex. Photos © Kit Houghton/Rolex.The first annual Central Park Horse Show (CPHS), presented by Rolex and produced by The Chronicle of the Horse, hosted its opening night in New York City's Trump Rink on Thursday. Twenty-three of the world's best horses and riders jumped in the inaugural $210,000 Central Park Grand Prix CSI 3*, presented by Rolex, with an exciting victory for New York's own Georgina Bloomberg riding Juvina. The Central Park Grand Prix, presented by Rolex was televised live on NBC Sports Network as the first live primetime broadcast of equestrian sport on a major sports network.

Advertisement | Holger Hetzel Stables offers the ideal environment for showjumpers

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Holger Hetzel Stables is located close to the Dutch border, in the beautiful country side of the lower Rhine area. The yard is placed very close to the motorway and Düsseldorf City is only 40 minutes by car. Once you arrive, you immediately feel right at home and you sense that this yard has something special about it. Holger Hetzel has been adapting the existing complex to create the ideal environment for competition horse training.

Thank you Castle Forbes Cosma!

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_K7X2142In August it was announced that both Castle Forbes Cosma and Castle Forbes Vivaldo van het Costersveld would be retired from the sport. Owned by Lady Georgina Forbes, and ridden by France’s Roger Yves Bost for the past three years – the two horses have been real winners. Castle Forbes Cosma picked up 67 podium prizes including no less than 36 speed class wins during her career. Here’s a photo tribute to one of the fastest horse on the scene: We wish you a happy retirement Cosma! Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

The starting order for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 2 in Arezzo

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Stein-Endresen-Cassiopeia24Norway - here represented by Stein Endresen - leads the Europe Division 2 series. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The eighth and last qualifier of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 2 series will take place in Arezzo, Italy on Friday 19 September attracting a field of 13 teams. The starting order, which was determined by a draw held at Arezzo Equestrian Centre on Thursday, will be as follows: 1. Austria, 2. Denmark, 3. Finland, 4. Spain, 5. Venezuela, 6. Switzerland, 7. Brazil, 8. Ireland, 9. Italy, 10. Sweden, 11. Slovenia, 12. Germany and 13. Poland.

Images | Spruce Meadows from above

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_K7X6450On Sunday - when the snow was gone - Jenny got a ride in a helicopter with a proper view of the Spruce Meadows properties. This is how it looks like from above. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Andreas Kreuzer leaves Otto Becker's stables

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Andreas-Kreuzer-Balance-387Andreas Kreuzer with Balance in Münster earlier this year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.German rider Andreas Kreuzer has decided to leave Otto Becker's stables where he has been working for the last two years. Kreuzer, 24 years old, is looking for new challenges and says to Pferdesport International that; "I'll take the time now and then hopefully make the right decision, as how to continue in the future."

Ian Millar: "Geneva is like Aachen or Calgary – with a roof over the top"

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Ian_MillarIan Millar. Photo (c) Rolex Grand Slam/Kit Houghton.Canada's equestrian sport legend Ian Millar, won the CP International presented by Rolex at the Spruce Meadows 'Masters. His personal Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping quest has hence begun, and in an interview Millar speaks about the coming Majors in Geneva and Aachen.

 

Question: Your Rolex Grand Slam has now begun, how do you assess your chances at the coming Majors in Geneva and Aachen?

 

Millar: Of course, we all know how difficult it is to win the Rolex Grand Slam. But we all believe that we can succeed in climbing the highest mountain. So why shouldn't it be possible to master this challenge too? Anyone, who has the opportunity, will endeavour to pull it off. And one thing is sure: The first rider to succeed will become a legend, he will be the hero of all heroes.

Luka Zaloznik claims gold at the FEI Balkan Jumping Championships

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Zaloznik_SeniorChampSlovenia’s Luka Zaloznik and Eloise du Petit Vivier claimed individual gold and team silver. Photo (c) Alexis Vassilopoulos/FEI.Slovenia's 30-year-old Luka Zaloznik steered Eloise du Petit Vivier (Non Stop x Éclair Des Bois) to clinch the senior individual gold at the FEI Balkan Jumping Championships 2014 last weekend. The event took place at Konjicki Klub Karoca in Zagreb, Croatia. Zaloznik pinned Turkey's Cagri Basel and Chaccomo (Chacco-Blue x Contender) into silver medal spot on the final day of the championships, while Croatia's Janka Krasovec and Chicofino (Colman x Cascavelle) took individual bronze.

Win one of two pairs of tickets to Horse of the Year Show 2014

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HOYSlogo8th-12th October 2014, Birmingham's NEC is transformed into an equestrian utopia as Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) fills 50 acres of the site with thrills, spills and top-class entertainment. With five days of the most prestigious showing and show jumping finals; spectacular displays; awesome international show jumping and unbeatable retail therapy. Cheer on your favourite riders as they take their turn in the final showdown at "The World's Most Famous Horse Show".

 

This year, the Worldofshowjumping.com has teamed up with HOYS to offer you the chance to win one of two pairs of tickets to Horse of the Year Show's Thursday performance. For your chance to win simply answer the below question:

This week's live streaming

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generell-hoppbildThere will be plenty of showjumping to watch online this week.

 

The CSI5* Longines Global Champions Tour at Magna Racino will be live streamed via this link.

 

The FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses in Lanaken will be live streamed via this link.

 

The CSI3* show in Donaueschingen will be live streamed via this link.

New rider for Qarat de la Loge

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epaillard-qaratQarat de la Loge with Julien Epaillard in the saddle. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Qarat de la Loge will have a change of rider, and goes from Julien Epaillard to Reynald Angot. The ten year old stallion by Dollar du Murier x Joyau d'Or, who is a full brother to Ideal de la Loge, has had a good 2014 season under Epaillard. Together the two won the three star Grand Prix in Hardelot in April, before they went on to be selected for the French team competing in St. Gallen and Hickstead.

Images | Happy faces at the $1.5 Million CP International prize giving cermony

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_K7X7754The top three riders in the $1.5 Million CP International, presented by Rolex were all very happy with their horses yesterday. Second placed Reed Kessler was over the moon with Cylana, who she gave a big hug at the prize giving. Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Exclusives

Thank you Castle Forbes Vivaldo van het Costersveld

Thank you Castle Forbes Vivaldo van het Costersveld

In August it was announced that both Castle Forbes Vivaldo van het Costersveld and Castle Forbes Cosma and would retire from the sport. Owned by Lady Forbes, and ridden by France’s Roger Yves Bost for the past three years – the two horses have been like win machines. Castle Forbes Vivaldo van het Costersveld had no less than 58 international...

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