Images | Six year olds at the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships
Saturday, 27 September 2014 20:29
Plenty of possible future super stars could be spotted among the six year olds competing at the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships in Lanaken last weekend. Rodrigo Pessoa's stallion Darthus by Mr. Blue x Calvin Z was one of them. Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.
Katrin Eckermann out with another injury after car accident
Saturday, 27 September 2014 19:12
Katrin Eckermann is out with injury yet again. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.German rider Katrin Eckermann is experiencing some serious bad luck at the moment. In July, the 24 year old rider had a bad fall in Aachen â€“ breaking her collarbone, then shortly after her recovery she yet again had a fall in Paderborn which resulted in a concussion and now Eckermann is in hospital following a car accident last Sunday. Pferde Sport International reports that in the accident, Eckermann again injured her collarbone and was send to hospital where she underwent successful surgery. As a result Katrin is now side lined with all shows that were planned in cancelled.
The Australian team announced for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final
Saturday, 27 September 2014 16:02
Amy Graham is a part of the Australian team for Barcelona. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Australia will send the same team that took part of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy to represent their country at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona. The team will thus consist of: Amy Graham, Julia Hargreaves, Jamie Kermond, James Paterson-Robinson and Edwina Tops-Alexander.
The Longines Speed Challenge to Richard Philips at the Longines Los Angeles Masters
Saturday, 27 September 2014 09:38
Jane Richard Philips won the Longines Speed Challenge in Los Angeles. Photo (c) Tiffany Van Halle.Switzerland's Jane Richard Philips made it a fitting win in Friday's Longines Speed Challenge at the Longines Los Angeles Masters. As ambassador for the SwissÂ watch manufacturer, Jane Richard Philips made her sponsors proud as she won the class on Dieudonne de Guldenboom (Nabab de Reve x Gibramino).
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27 and 28 September foal actions in Behrendorf and Elmshorn
The last weekend in September is traditionally under the banner of the Holsteiner auction foals. Many foals which have later become successful sport horses have changed hands at a Holsteiner auction ring, like for example Cognac Champblanc (Gerco SchrÃ¶der/NL), City Banking (Andreas Brenner) or Cooper (Maurice und Rene Tebbel). This year about 90 pre-selected foals from top Holsteiner performance mare families will be knocked-down by auctioneer Uwe Heckmann on 27 September in Behrendorf and on 28 September at Elmshorn. They have demonstrated their correct structure and quality movement to the selection panel and all of them come with a clean bill of health.
Farrington takes popular home win at the Longines Los Angeles Masters
Saturday, 27 September 2014 09:12
US rider Kent Farrington won Friday's City of Los Angeles Trophy on Willow. Photo (c) Tiffany Van Halle.At the Longines Los Angeles Masters US rider Kent Farrington won Friday's City of Los Angeles Trophy. Farrington's win was of course very popular among the home crowd, who witnessed Kent guiding the 11 year old Willow (Guidam x Little Rock) to one of the seven double clears in this 42 rider class. As always, Farrington was extremely fast in the jump-off that counted no less than sixteen riders.
The WoSJ guest blogger from the Asian Games; Samantha Lam
Saturday, 27 September 2014 08:36
After an early morning ride on Thursday, the Hong Kong jumpers ventured out on the cross country course to help spot for our 3 day event team. We were positioned at certain jumps and asked to let the eventing trainer, Lucinda, know how the obstacles were riding, striding etc. It was a very warm day and our HK 3 day event team were in spectacular form! Three clear rounds helped them move up to third place after cross country! Spirits were high during a Hong Kong team dinner and we decided to return to cheer them on in the showjumping!
Ian Millarâ€™s winning streak continues at Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park
Saturday, 27 September 2014 06:39
Ian Millar with Star Power. Photo by Ben Radvanyi Photography.Canadian showjumping legend Ian Millar topped an international starting field of 46 entries to win the $35,000 CSI Caledon Cup, Phase I, presented by Peel Maryborough and Aviva Insurance, on Friday, September 26, at the CSI2*-W Canadian Show Jumping Tournament held at the Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park in Palgrave, ON.
Images | Five year olds at the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships
Friday, 26 September 2014 13:13
There were some exciting five year olds competing at the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships in Lanaken last weekend. Here is Christian Ahlmann on the Air Jordan Z-clone Air Jordan Alpha Z. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.
Kevin Staut travels to Guatemala for JustWorld International
Friday, 26 September 2014 08:34
Kevin Staut in Cambodia last year. Photo by Ian Miller.Commitment is not an empty promise for Kevin Staut. The French rider does give true meaning to the word. After his recent team silver medal at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, Kevin Staut is about to take the trip to Guatemala beginning next week with JustWorld International, the charitable organization for which he has been a very active ambassador since 2007.
Advertisement; Eleventh edition Dutch Sport Horse Sales exceeds expectations
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 16:41
It was the overall quality of the horses that characterized this year's collection of the Dutch Sport Horse Sales auction. This resulted in exceptional prices. The total turnover of â‚¬3.028.000 improved last years result. The average price of the 31 carefully selected top talents added up to â‚¬97.667. The very talented Ukato-son Ducati VDP goes to Australia for top price of â‚¬260.000.
Delaveau triumphs in Los Angeles Times Trophy at Longines Los Angeles Masters
Friday, 26 September 2014 08:07
Patrice Delaveau and Ornella Mail HDC en route to victory in Los Angeles. Photo (c) Tiffany Van Halle.The five star competitions at the inaugural Longines Los Angeles Masters kicked off yesterday, with a win for Patrice Delaveau in the 1.45 speed class Los Angeles Times Trophy. The French rider is a speed specialist, and on his superfast 12 year old mare Ornella Mail HDC (Lando x Alligator Fontaine) Patrice recorded the fastest time of the day at 56.61 seconds â€“ and also added another Masters win to his tally. "I am very happy with my victory today," said Patrice following his win. "It's a beautiful show, but really you don't know if you are in Paris, Hong Kong or Los Angeles because the three shows are quite the same," smiled the double silver medallist from the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy.
Spruce Meadows was so much more than just a horse show - it was an adventure! Around every corner there was something new to be seen. Here's more of our impressions from the event. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.
The US team heading for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final
Thursday, 25 September 2014 06:44
Beezie Madden has been selected for the US team. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The United States Equestrian Federation has selected five riders to represent the USA at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona. The five riders are: Margie Engle, Kent Farrington, Lauren Hough, Beezie Madden and McLain Ward.
Spruce Meadows was so much more than just a horse show - it was an adventure! Around every corner there was something new to be seen. Here's a selection of our impressions from the event. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.