Cassio Rivetti and Temple Road in Rome last year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Temple Road (Antaeus x Graf Dagobert) sadly passed away on Monday. The 11 year old gelding that has been seen under Ukrainian rider Cassio Rivetti over the past two years, died very unexpectedly at home. Rivetti had great success with Temple Road; the pair was part of the winning Nations Cup team in Rome in May, as well as in Drammen last year â€“ in addition to several top Grand Prix results.
Next week it is time for CHIO Aachen, and the fifth leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup. Four teams - Germany, France, Ireland and the Netherlands - will compete for points. Belgium, Saudi Arabia, Great Britain and Switzerland will also participate with teams in the Nations Cup.
Victor Segovia secures victory in Country Heir II Grand Prix
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 17:08
Victor Segovia and Romeo. Photo by Jack Mancini. Victor Segovia of Venezuela jumped to victory in the $60,000 Country Heir II Grand Prix on Sunday, June 16, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. The 36-year-old topped a competitive field of 24 to take the win aboard Romeo, a 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by The Romeo Group.
Only four riders managed to contest the first round track cleanly to advance to the jump-off. Segovia put in a second clear performance in a time of 43.96 seconds to secure the win. The only other rider to jump fault-free was Juan Ortiz, also of Venezuela, who finished runner-up aboard Accordance with a time of 45.35 seconds. Ireland's Shane Sweetnam riding Fine Man incurred four faults to take third while David Beisel and Ammeretto placed fourth with an eight-fault total.
Photo by Budd Studio / www.harrieandsnowman.com.Harry and Snowman is a documentary film in production in the United States. The film is a story about the legendary career of jumper rider Harry deLeyer. The story begins in 1956 when Harry saved a horse from an American slaughterhouse.
Snowman was featured on television talk shows and in newspaper articles â€“ one said, "Although there were almost 800 horses in the show, for John Q Public there was only one that counted, and that was the chunky calm gray, Snowman." Beyond the celebrity though, Snowman was an irreplaceable part of an amazing family of eight children.
Philipp and Coupe de Coeur in action in Cannes. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Several new combniations have been out and about competing this weekend. In Cannes Philipp Weishaupt did his second show on Coupe de Coeur (Calido I x Lincoln) â€“ with one time fault in Thursdayâ€™s 1.50 class and then finishing off by ending 11th in the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix. About his Grand Prix result Philipp commented on ludger-beerbaum.de; "I really didnâ€™t expect that, so I am very happy. It is really fun to ride him! The plan is that I will keep the ride on him, and our next show together will probably be Aachen or Estoril â€“ and both shows should suite him a little better than Cannes as the rings are a bit bigger and he likes that more." As already reported Jackson Hole (Quite Easy x Robin Z) was seen under Harrie Smolders â€“ the two ended 8th in Fridayâ€™s 1.50 class and 7th in Saturdayâ€™s 1.45/1.50 class at their second outing together. Pius Schwizer jumped Z Amelusina (Odermus R x Voltaire); they were placed in Thursdayâ€™s 1.45 class as number four. The Swiss rider also rode this 9 year old mare in Rome.
2 x Schuttert, Greve and Vrieling on the Dutch team in Rotterdam
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 05:22
Jur Vrieling will be part of the Dutch team. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The Dutch team for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe division 1 at CSIO Rotterdam will consist of Jur Vrieling, Willem Greve and the brothers Frank and Hendrik-Jan Schuttert. Harrie Smolders will be reserve. The composition of the German, Swiss, Spanish, Belgian, French, British and American teams can be seen from the riders list.
The Nations Cup will take place on Friday the 21 of June.
Gerco will compete on home soil in Rotterdam. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.This weekend it is time for the CSIO-5* in Rotterdam, where the fourth leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe division 1 takes place. Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Spain will be fighting for points, while Belgium, France, Great Britain and the US will give them a tough competition.
On the riders list is riders such as Beezie Madden, Steve Guerdat, Gerco SchrÃ¶der, Christian Ahlmann, Marcus Ehning, Marc Houtzager, Edwina Tops-Alexander, Kevin Staut, Ludger Beerbaum, Roger Yves Bost, Janika Sprunger and Laura Kraut.
It's time for the Hickstead Derby again! Photo by Samantha Lamb.This yearâ€™s Hickstead Derby Meeting has attracted a strong field of entries, with 13 nations represented and a total of 180 horses entered in the international classes. Entries for the national classes on the opening days of the show are already full, with record numbers wishing to compete at the All England Jumping Course.
Angelica and Mic Mac du Tillard are back winning - here at a previous event. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The CSI3* show in Pforzheim has been a very good show for Swedish rider Angelica Augustsson. After several top results she finished the weekend by winning the Grand Prix aboard her special partner Mic Mac du Tillard (Cruising x Galoubet A) that is back with her after an apperance under her colleague David Will. Jan Vinckier from Belgium was runner-up with Emilie de Diamant A S (Diamant de Semilly x Flipper d Elle) and Markus Renzel was number three riding Cassydy (Corrado I x Alcatraz). Augustsson, Vinckier and Renzel were the only riders who managed to qualify for the jump-off. Vinckier was 0.01 seconds faster than Augustsson, but with four faults he had to see the Swedish girl take home first prize - a car.
There were three very different but all very exciting competitions today at the Spruce Meadows 'Continental' Tournament yesterday. Andres Rodriguez (VEN) and Caballito captured the top prize as the only double clear in the $33,000 Talisman Energy Cup 1.50m. McLain Ward won for two days in a row, this time with Wannahave in the $33,000 McDaniel & Associates 1.45m Derby. Katie Dinan and Sandro scored another big win in the $10,000 CN 'Fast Track' Junior/Amateur Derby. The 'Continental' Tournament CSIO-W 5* concludes tomorrow with the highlight competition of the weekend, the $200,000 CN Performance Grand Prix CSI-W. There is complimentary admission and parking for spectators during the 'Continental' Tournament.
Richard Spooner's groom Mathieu at work with Billy Bianca. Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.Looking after super star Cristallo; thatâ€™s Mathieu Mougeotâ€™s job. Having spend the winter in the South of France…