Hans-Dieter Dreher wins the ABC Trophy at Madrid Horse Week
Friday, 28 November 2014 07:16
Hans-Dieter Dreher won the ABC Trophy in Madrid. Photo provided by Oxer Sport.Hans-Dieter Dreher recorded another win on Thursday, this time in the 1.45 ABC Trophy at Madrid Horse Week. The German rider took the win aboard Colore (Contender x Lord). The class had no less than 83 riders in it, and many used it as a warm-up for those days to come. Hansi was fast as always though, with 1.23 seconds down to runner-up Emanuele Gaudiano on Admara 2 (Padinus x Murano). Third was American rider Ashlee Bond on Chela LS (Chapultepec la Silla x Tlaloc la Silla).
Kevin Babington and Shorapur win $34,000 Holiday & Horses Opener at PBIEC
Thursday, 27 November 2014 08:18
Kevin Babington and Shorapur won the $34,000 Holiday & Horses Opener at PBIEC. Photo (c) Mancini Photos, www.manciniphotos.com. Ireland's Kevin Babington and Shorapur jumped to victory out of a competitive 74-horse field on Wednesday afternoon in the $34,000 opening FEI class at Equestrian Sport Productions' Holiday & Horses CSI-W 2*. Competing at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL, Babington and Shorapur topped a 17-horse jump-off over Andrew Welles (USA) and Boo van het Kastanjehof to take top honors.
Kaitlin Campbell and Rocky W top Sweet Oak Farm Grand Prix at SFHJA Charity Horse Show at PBIEC
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 17:16
Kaitlin Campbell and Rocky W. Photo by www.manciniphotos.com.The Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) hosted the South Florida Hunter Jumper Association's (SFHJA) Annual Charity Horse Show on November 19-23, 2014, as a benefit for the A-T Children's Project, Danny & Ron's Rescue, Equestrian Aid Foundation, Pure Thoughts, Inc. Horse & Foal Rescue, Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida, and FAU Equestrian. The week featured a $35,000 Sweet Oak Farm Grand Prix on Saturday night with a win for Kaitlin Campbell and Rocky W.
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.