Tragedy struck the showjumping world last Thursday, when Athina Onassis de Miranda's amazing mare AD Camille Z had to be put to sleep after a fall in Geneva. Here is our tribute to this fantastic horse, who was so special and so loved – and who will be deeply missed by us all. Together Athina and AD Camille Z achieved great things, jumping impressive clear rounds in some of the biggest Grand Prix classes on the circuit as well as ending 14th at the European Championships in Herning last year. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.
Sören Pedersen's top horse Tailormade Esperanza de Rebel tragically passed away this weekend. The 11 year old mare by Rebel Z was a wonderful horse, and showed her qualities both at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy this year and at the Europeans in Herning last year – ending 17th individually at both events with Pedersen. Here is a photo tribute to this special horse that will be deeply missed. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.
Mylord Carthago *HN has been a horse of a life time for his rider Penelope Leprevost, and went on to become one of the biggest stars in the sport. The lovely grey stallion by Carthago x Jalisco B was team silver medallist at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky in 2010 and at the Europeans in Madrid in 2011 as well as jumping at the Olympic Games in London in 2012. He won Grand Prix classes in Paris, Helsinki and Vienna during his career – and was also on the winning Nations Cup team in Aachen and Gijon. Here is our photo tribute to Mylord Carthago *HN as he retires from the sport. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.
New combinations out and about at Jumping Indoor Maastricht
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 07:48
Some new combinations showed up at Jumping Indoor Maastricht this weekend – here are some of them, and let’s start with Lauren Hough and Street Hassle. This eight year old stallion has been competed by Paris Sellon during 2014, but made an appearance with Hough – who trains Sellon – this weekend. Street Hassle is by Quick Star x Laudanum. Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.
WoSJ Exclusive; Jos Lansink – "When things don't go right, go back to the basics"
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 07:00
Jos Lansink pictured at his yard in Belgium with his 2006 World Champion Cumano - now aged 21 and enjoying his retirement. Photos (c) World of Showjumping.
Jos Lansink has a busy day when we arrive at his yard in Meeuwen, Belgium a Thursday afternoon. Still in his riding gear after numerous sessions on the horse back, he is now fully occupied with saying good bye to and welcoming clients, trying out possible new horses to add to his stables, helping out his riders as well as building jumps. Lansink – former World Champion, Olympic and European team gold medallist, as well as World Cup Champion – runs a big dealing yard and sports stable. There are over fifty horses in his barn, and three additional international riders next to Jos – nevertheless you cannot detect any stress in the stables. Perhaps it is due to the fact that most of the horses are turned out in the surrounding paddocks and fields unless they are busy being hacked out or flatted. Because as we are soon to discover as we sit talking on a cavaletti in the middle of Lansink's beautiful outdoor ring, Jos is all about the happiness of the horses.
Impressions from Holsteiner Verband's first presentation of the Elite auction horses
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 09:03
World of Showjumping was present at the Holsteiner Verband's first presentation of the Elite auction horses that took place in the middle of October – here are a few glimpses of what it all looked like. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.
WoSJ Exclusive; Fast facts for the 2014/2015 World Cup season in the Western European League
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 08:22
It's World Cup time in Europe! Here last year's Champions Daniel Deusser and Cornet D'Amour. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.True to tradition Oslo – capital of Norway – is the host when the Western European World Cup season for 2014/2015 kicks off this weekend. These are the fast facts you need to know as Europe's best riders will battle it out to qualify for the final in Las Vegas next year!