Denis Lynch and Querida won in Lier - here seen in Valkenswaard earlier this year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The CSI3* Grand Prix at Jumping Parma went to Frederic Busquet on Plume de la Roque (Kannan x Adelfos). There were only three riders with a double clear round in this 1.55 class with a winning round, and the French rider was the fastest one. Over four seconds behind followed Claudia Gisler on Cordel (Catoki x Coriano), and in third came Julia Kayser on Sterrehof's Cayetano Z (Caretano z x Cor de la Bryere).
Steve Guerdat takes back the lead of Longines FEI World Cup Western European League
Sunday, 23 November 2014 18:54
Steve Guerdat with Nino des Buissonnets in Stuttgart. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.After the fifth leg of the Longines FEI World Cup in the Western European League Steve Guerdat is back on top of the overall standing pushing Harrie Smolders down to second place with Kevin Staut in third place.
Quotes after the Longines FEI World Cup in Stuttgart
Sunday, 23 November 2014 18:45
"Fandango jumped his heart out today", said William after his win. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.A happy William Whitaker on his weekend in Stuttgart: "I had a bit quiet show over the weekend and to end it with winning the World Cup makes me very proud."
Lucy Davis ended second with the beautiful Barron: "I'm also very excited. I had almost two months off and my horses are feeling very fresh and competitive. After William went I thought I whould end further down than second, so I'm very happy."
William Whitaker wins the Longines FEI World Cup in Stuttgart
Sunday, 23 November 2014 18:20
The winners: William Whitaker and Fandango. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.With a bit of luck in the first round William Whitaker pulled off the perfect jump-off with the 11 year old Fandango (Last Liberty x Krocket) in the fifth leg of the Longines FEI World Cup Western European League in Stuttgart. Whitaker won the class with 2,5 seconds down to second placed Lucy Davis and Barron (For Pleasure x Nabab de Reve).
Richard Philips, Rioldi and Offel on top in Jumping Parma's Grand Prix qualifiers
Sunday, 23 November 2014 11:34
Katharina Offel and Air Chin Z were one of the winners of the Grand Prix qualifiers in Parma. Photo (c) World of Showjumping.Three Grand Prix qualifiers have taken place at the CSI3* event Jumping Parma this weekend. The first one – a 1.45 competition against the clock – sponsored by KEP Italia went to Switzerland's Jane Richard Philips riding Zekina Z (Zandor Z x Carthago Z). Richard Philips was no less than five seconds faster than runner-up Vincent Voorn on Quinlan (Quidam's Rubin x Acrobat), while home rider Massimo Grossato followed in third on Unique d'Hyrencourt (Indian Gold Van Casterhoeve x Elanville).
Kaya Lüthi takes Saturday's biggest win in Stuttgart
Saturday, 22 November 2014 23:19
Kaya Lüthi and Pret a Tout won in Stuttgart. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The 20 year old Kaya Lüthi was unbeatable in Saturday's main class in Stuttgart - riding Pret a Tout (Hiram Chambertin x Stew Boy). Marcus Ehning did his very best in the winning round with Singular LS La Silla (Chapultepec La Silla x Stakkato), but had to see himself beaten by the young German rider.
Ludger Beerbaum and Chaman win the Mercedes German Master in Stuttgart
Saturday, 22 November 2014 00:18
Ludger Beerbaum and Chaman won Friday's biggest class in Stuttgart. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Ludger Beerbaum went all in with Chaman (Baloubet du Rouet x I Love You) in the jump-off of the Mercedes German Masters in Stuttgart which gave him the win of this prestigious class.
Only 12 riders were qualified for the class, and five of them went on to the jump-off. Hans-Dieter Dreher was first to go with Embassy II (Escudo I x Silvio I), and it looked like his time would be very hard to beat. The following riders Steve Guerdat with Concetto Son (Concetto x Drosselklang II) and Bertram Allen with Belmonde (Ovidius x Kenwood) ended with 4 and 8 faults - also the last rider Marco Kutscher with Cornet's Cristallo (Cornet Obolensky x Pilot) had to see a pole fall.
Schwizer and Breen on top at the Stuttgart German Masters
Friday, 21 November 2014 09:08
Pius Schwizer won the Preis der Firma Walter Solar at the Stuttgart German Masters. Photo (c) Stuttgart German Masters.Pius Schwizer won Thursday's biggest class at the Stuttgart German Masters. The speed class Preis der Firma Walter Solar was the first of two qualifications for the Mercedes German Masters, and faults were converted into additional time. On the twelve year old gelding Armani The Gun CH (Abanos x Ramiro Z), the Swiss rider posted a time of 62.64 seconds.
VDL Groep Sapphire B bucks her way through the finish line after an amazing jump-off that brought Maikel van der Vleuten to the top of the Longines Trophy Grand Prix in front of an ecstatic home crowd. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.
It was all about the Dutch riders in Maastricht – they won every single class apart from one. Here the double World Champion Jeroen Dubbeldam on Zenith SFN that won Friday’s Grand Prix qualifier the VDL Groep Prijs. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.
Jumping Indoor Maastricht is probably one of the most beautiful shows on the indoor season calendar. Here is one of the many plusses of the show; carrots for the horses at every prize giving! How cute is that? All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.
Harrie Smolders takes over the lead in the Longines FEI World Cup Western European League
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 08:19
After his win in Las Vegas this weekend, Harrie Smolders has taken over the lead in the Longines FEI World Cup Western European League. Smolders has collected 47 points, while Steve Guerdat is second on 42 points. Then follows Jur Vrieling as rank three on 33 points, Kevin Staut on 30 points and Martin Fuchs and Reed Kessler on 28 points.
Mario Stevens won in Oldenburg. Archive photo by World of Showjumping. Mario Stevens and Baloubet (Balou du Rouet x Grandeur) won CSI2* the Grosser Preis von Oldenburg on Sunday afternoon. The German riders dominated the class and runner-up was Holger Hetzel riding Legioner (Limbus x Calido I) ahead of Patrick Stühlmeyer with Lacan (Lando x Contender) in third and Denis Nielsen and Cashmaker (Calido x Lafitte) as number four.