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Saturday, 01 Nov 2014


New horse for Pénélope Leprevost

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penelope-profil1Penelope Leprevost. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Pénélope Leprevost has a new ride in Vivaldi du Seigneur (Chellano Z x Darco). The nine year old stallion has been competed by French rider Marine Blondet up to international 1.50 level. It is expected that Leprevost and Vivaldi du Seigneur will start competing together during the autumn.






Wathelet strengthens his string of horses with Eldorado vh Vijverhof & Egano van het Slogenhof

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Dayro-Arroyave-Eldorado-vanEldorado vh Vijverhof - here seen with Dayro Arroyave - goes to Gregory Wathelet. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Gregory Wathelet has some great new additions to his string of horses. Two of the new arrivals are Eldorado vh Vijverhof and Egano van het Slogenhof. Eldorado vh Vijverhof (Thunder van de Zuuthoeve x Omar) jumped at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy with Dayro Arroyave, while Egano van Het Slogenhof (Electro x Nagano) has competed on international Grand Prix level under Eiken Sato.

The riders heading for the Horse of the Year Show

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john-argentoJohn Whitaker is on the list for the Horse of the Year Show. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.It’s a strong field of home riders that head for the CSI3* Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham this week. On the list is world nr one Scott Brash, Ben Maher, as well as John Whitaker. Among the foreign riders, highlights include names such as Bertram Allen, Philippe Le Jeune, Billy Twomey and Daniel Bluman.

Penelope Leprevost to collaborate with Katie and Henri Prudent

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penelope-nice-stephaniePenelope Leprevost. Photo by Jenny reports that Penelope Leprevost has a new collaboration with Katie and Henri Prudent. Henri Prudent will be in Barcelona for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final the upcoming weekend to help Leprevost, while Katie Prudent is still in the US training their other students.

Tiit Kivisild wins World Cup qualifier in Tallinn

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generellOnly three riders managed to be double clear in the 1,60 m FEI World Cup Alexela Grand Prix in Tallinn on Sunday. Estonia's Tiit Kivisild with Cinnamon (Calido I x Arturo) was over a second faster in the jump-off than second placed Kristupas Petraitis from Lithuania with Lordano (Lordanos x Cantus). Third place went to Poland's Michal Kazmierczak with Stakorado (Stakkato Gold x Acorado).

Great field of riders start up the indoor season at CSI3* Kiel

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Jos-Lansink12184Jos Lansink will be competing in Kiel. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The CSI3* event in Kiel – Baltic Horse Show – attracts some great riders. On the list for the show is Rolf-Göran Bengtsson, Jos Lansink, Katharina Offel, Carsten-Otto Nagel, Shane Breen and Albert Zoer – to mention some. For many horses and riders this will be the first international indoor show of the winter season ahead. The full riders list for the event can be found via this link.

Sunday's Grand Prix winners

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BonderOne of this weekend's Grand Prix winners was Maureen Bonder on Alex. Photo by World of Showjumping.The CSI3* Grand Prix in Wiener Neustadt was won by the legendary Hugo Simon on C T (Casall x Claudio). The Austrian rider had the only double clear in the 1.50 Grand Prix with a winning round, and took a very popular home win. Hugo was joined by another nine riders for the winning round, where Turkey's Omer Karaevli ended second on Dadjak Ter Puttenen (Toulpn x Vanitas) with one time penalty from the first round. The same went for Germany's Max Kühner on Cornet Kalua (Conet Obolenksy x Platin) who slotted into third with a slower time in the second round than Karaevli.


Back to back international victories for Howard and Tic Tac at Angelstone

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Angelstone_Leslie_Howard_Tic_Tac_2014The winner of the $100,000 World Cup Qualifier Presented by Groupby & Gilt; Leslie Howard & Tic Tac. Photo by a brisk Saturday evening Leslie Howard and Tic Tac repeated there 2013 International win last night at Angelstone in the $100,000 Groupby World Cup Qualifier. Twenty four hundred spectators braved the cool elements to take in the what could be strongest showjumping field Eastern Canada has ever seen! Thirty three combinations tackled the first round course with ten advancing to the timed jump-off.

The teams and riders for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final

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fei-perpetual-trophy_aNext week the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final takes place in Barcelona. Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Qatar, Spain, Sweden, USA and Venezuela send teams to the final. The full list of teams and riders is now available, click here to access it.

Springpaarden Fonds Nederland keeps Zenith SFN with Dubbeldam for the 2016 Olympics

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Jeroen-Dubbeldam-Zenith-SFNZenith SFN stays in the Netherlands with his rider Jeroen Dubbeldam. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Springpaarden Fonds Nederland (SFN) has decided to keep Zenith SFN and Jeroen Dubbeldam together, at least until the 2016 Olympics. Zenith SFN (Rash R x Fuego du Prelet) and Dubbeldam won both individual and team gold at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, becoming double World Champions – bringing home the ultimate thinkable success for the SFN.

WoSJ Close-Up; Hello Sanctos

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_K7X0324In this WoSJ Close-Up we take a look at the horse that is ranked the world’s best at the moment, topping the FEI WBSFH World Ranking List – we are of course talking about Hello Sanctos. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Who's climbing on the Longines Ranking?

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bertram-mollyIreland's Bertram Allen moves from rank 32 to 17 on this month's Longines Ranking. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.With the latest world ranking out, it's time to take a look at which riders are climbing upwards. First of all, new in the Top 10 are McLain Ward (USA) and Maikel van der Vleuten (NED) who have pushed Ben Maher (GBR) and Gregory Wathelet (BEL) out. One that is getting closer to the ten best riders in the world is Bertram Allen (IRL), who goes from rank 32 to 17 this month. Two female riders making a proper climb, are Lauren Hough (USA) who goes from 44 to 30 and Jane Richard Philips (SUI) who moves from 58 to 35.

Millar bests massive field in prelude to the 'International'

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iandixsonIan Millar with Dixson. Photo by jets have landed, the horses have settled in and the final week of showjumping competition is under way at Angelstone. Attracting a huge field of 47 horses, the 'International' has emerged as one of the marquee events on the North American FEI circuit, with riders representing five countries.


If Thursday night's $33,500 'Gilt' Open Welcome was an indicator of the intensity of competition that will be seen on Saturday afternoon, it's clear that the thousands of spectators who will make their way to Angelstone this weekend will be in store for one of the most intense show jumping displays to ever take place in Eastern Canada.

The Norwegian team withdraws from the final in Barcelona

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geir-edesaGeir Gulliksen and Edesa S Banjan will not compete in Barcelona as the horse has not been a hundred percent fit after Normandy. Photo by World of Showjumping. The Norwegian Team has withdrawn from the Furusiyya Nations Cup final in Barcelona next weekend. The Norwegians were going to Barcelona to fight for a place in Division 1 for 2015, but due to injured and inexperienced horses they now have to look forward to the opening leg of the World Cup in Oslo in two weeks instead. 

Canada's team for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final

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Eric-Lamaze-Zigali-P-S-3353Eric Lamaze and Zigali P S will be on the Canadian team in Barcelona. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Jump Canada has announced the Canadian showjumping team for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona. The final takes place next week. The team will consist of the following combinations: Ben Asselin on Makavoy, Yann Candele on Showgirl, Tiffany Foster on Melody des Hayettes Z and Eric Lamaze on Zigali P S.



WoSJ Close-Up; Cornet d'Amour

WoSJ Close-Up; Cornet d'Amour

This time around, the WoSJ Close-Up goes to one of our favourite horses! Meet the lovely Cornet d’Amour! All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

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