Last Modified:Tuesday, 28 October 2014 21:10
Leon Thijssen won the FEI World Cup in Lezno. Photo by foto Malgorzata Frysztak.Leon Thijssen contributed to even more Dutch success when winning the CSI3* FEI World Cup in Lezno, Poland today. Riding Hearthago (Heartbreaker x Carthago Z), Thijssen went to the top in the class that counted 37 riders and horses. In second came Czech rider Ales Opatrny on Acovaro (Acodetto I x Calvaro). Like Thijssen he was double clear, although three seconds behind on the clock in the jump-off. Third place went to home rider Piotr Morsztyn on Osadkowski Van Halen (Hors La Loi II x Cavalier) who had the third and last double clear of the day.
Olivier Robert wins the World Cup Grand Prix at the CSI3*-W Morocco Royal Tour
Last Modified:Monday, 27 October 2014 10:04
Olivier Robert. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Olivier Robert won the World Cup Grand Prix at the CSI3*-W Morocco Royal Tour in El Jadida. Riding Quenelle du Py (Tresor du Renom), the French rider secured the win with one of four double clear rounds in this class that counted almost forty riders. 0.77 seconds separated Robert from runner-up Emmanuele Gaudiano on Admara (Padinus x Murano), representing Italy – while Belgium's Dominique Hendrickx was third on Cayen van het Hobos (Cornet Obolensky x Corrado), five seconds behind the winner. The last double clear round belonged to Sheikh Ali Bin Khalid Al Thani on his new ride First Devision (Andiamo x Perhaps vh Molenvondel).
Swiss sweep it clean in Helsinki as Guerdat, Fuchs & Schwizer take top three World Cup spots
Last Modified:Sunday, 26 October 2014 21:45
Steve Guerdat and Nino des Buissonnets won the Longines FEI World Cup in Helsinki. Photo Tapio Maenpaa/FEI.The Swiss riders took full control in Sunday's Longines FEI World Cup in Helsinki, as Steve Guerdat, Martin Fuchs and Pius Schwizer claimed first, second and third in the second qualifier in the Western European League. Guerdat partnered up with his Olympic gold medallist Nino des Buissonnets (Kannan x Narcos II), and bettered his third place from Oslo last weekend to go all the way to the top.
Steve Guerdat takes over the lead in the Longines FEI World Cup Western European League
Last Modified:Sunday, 26 October 2014 19:44
Steve Guerdat is in the lead of the Western European League. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.After Sunday's World Cup victory in Helsinki, Steve Guerdat has taken over the lead in the Longines FEI World Cup Western European League. With 35 points, the Swiss rider is two points ahead of Jur Vrieling who is ranked second. Then follows Marlon Zanotelli as rank three with 21 points, Kevin Staut as rank four with the same amount and then Pius Schwizer as rank five with 18 points. The next leg of the Longines FEI World Cup Western European League takes place in Lyon next weekend.
Harrie Smolders wins the $125,000 Villas at Rancho Valencia World Cup Grand Prix of Del Mar
Last Modified:Sunday, 26 October 2014 11:04
Harrie Smolders and Regina Z (archive photo). Photo (c) World of Showjumping.Harrie Smolders made sure that the Dutch success spreads out around the globe, when he won yesterday's $125,000 Villas at Rancho Valencia World Cup Grand Prix of Del Mar. Riding Regina Z (Rex Z x Savoy Hanover), Smolders secured the win ahead of home rider rich Fellers riding the 18 year old Flexible (Cruising x Safari). Not only did he win, Smolders also recorded the third place on Enjoy Louis (Coriano x Kannan). It was a good day for Smolders' boss Axel Verlooy as he also saw his son Jos, who recently won the Longines Grand Prix in Los Angeles, placing tenth on Domino (Thunder van de Zuuthoeve x Azur Depaulstra).
Jur Vrieling wins the opening leg of the Longines FEI World Cup Western European League
Last Modified:Sunday, 19 October 2014 15:23
Jur Vrieling celebrating his first World Cup win. Photo by World of Showjumping. Team World Champion Jur Vrieling opened up his indoor season by winning the first leg of the Longines FEI World Cup Western European League in Oslo on Sunday. The sympathetic Dutch rider had partnered up with VDL Zirocco Blue N.O.P. (Mr. Blue x Voltaire) for the World Cup kick off, and left behind him seasoned combinations like Marco Kutscher with Cornet's Cristallo (Cornet Obolensky x Pilot) in second and Steve Guerdat with Nino des Buissonnets (Kannan x Narcos II) in third after a very fast and exciting jump-off.
The standings in the Longines FEI World Cup Western European League
Last Modified:Sunday, 19 October 2014 16:12
A happy Dutch rider in the lead of the Western European league - Jur Vrieling. Photo by World of Showjumping. The standings in the Longines FEI World Cup Western European league after the first round in Oslo are as follows;