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Friday, 29 Aug 2014


A selection of photos from Valkenswaard - part one

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1Leopold-van-Asten-VDL-GroeLeopold van Asten races through the finish line on VDL Groep Zidane after going clear in the first round of the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.




Daniel Deusser and Fyloe V. Claeyssenhof take the JLT Dublin Stakes

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DanielFyloe-nyDaniel Deusser and Fyloe V. Claeyssenhof won Saturday's JLT Dublin Stakes. Photo by World of Showjumping.Germany's Daniel Deusser won Saturday's biggest class in Dublin; the JLT Dublin Stakes. Riding Fyloe V. Claeyssenhof (Burggraf x Heartbreaker), Deusser produced one of only five clears in the first round in this 1.50 class that brought with it a lot of faults for the combinations in it with no less than seven riders choosing to retire. It was especially the final line from the combination at 10a and b to two oxers at 11 and 12 followed by a vertical as the final challenge that fell frequently.

Angelica Augustsson wins in Münster

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Angelica-Quick-EasyAngelica, Quite Easy and Louise in front of the castle. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Angelica Augustsson won the 1,50 m class at the CSI4* show in Münster on Saturday after an amazing jump-off with Quiet Easy (Quidams Rubin x Zapateado). The Swedish rider was half a second faster than second placed Karim El Zoghby with Amelia (Cantos) even though the latter took a much shorter turn after fence four.

The Swedish team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games announced

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alex-cafinoAlexander Zetterman and Cafino will be a part of the Swedish team. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson. Swedish Chef d'Equipe Sylve Söderstrand has announced the five riders that will travel to Normandy to represent Sweden. The team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in the beginning of September will consist of Rolf-Göran Bengtsson with Casall Ask, Malin Baryard-Johnsson with H&M Tornesch, Peder Fredricson with H&M Sibon, Alexander Zetterman with Cafino and Henrik von Eckermann with Gotha FRH.

Jessica Kürten stops riding Louis, Croesus & Cool and Easy

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Jessica-Krten-Louis-19885Jessica Kürten with Louis in Hagen earlier this year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Jessica Kürten has stopped her co-operation with Paul Bücheler, and will no longer ride his horses Louis, Croesus and Cool and Easy that she has been riding for a little under half a year. According to the reason is that Kürten and Bücheler have different opinions about the goals for the horses. Jessica says that she really enjoyed riding the horses, but that she now looks forward to the future with new horses.

Norway still on top of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 2

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fur_logoWith only one leg to go in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 2, Norway still tops the series. The Norwegian riders have collected a total of 345 points. Then follows Italy with 270 points and Slovakia with 245 points. The last leg of the series takes place in Arezzo in the middle of September.

Germany wins the CSIO3* Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup in Bratislava

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Prize-GivingThe winning German team in Bratislava. Photo by Anton Martinec/FEI.While their compatriots were struggling in the Europe Division 1 in Dublin, the German team in the Europe Division 2 in Bratislava made it to the other end of the score board and won the Nations Cup. Thirteen teams took part in the Nations Cup, but it was the Germans that were the strongest with a total score of four faults. In the first round the three first riders – Jörg Oppermann on Che Guevara 17 (Concept x Rebel Z), Thomas Klein on For Success (For Pleasure x Stakkato) and Lawrence Green on Arrivederci 7 (Asti Spumante x Pilot) – all produced clear round and anchor rider Heiko Schmidt did not even have to ride.

Quotes following the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup in Dublin

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CharlieJayneTrophy"This is my third time here, and one of my favorite shows in Europe," said Charlie Jayne after the win in Dublin.Chef d'Equipe Robert Ridland on the sixth Aga Khan win for US in the Royal Dublin Society Showground's history; "For us, Dublin is very special – we are always honored to be here. It's been a long time (since winning). We took ten riders on the short list, and every Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup we had a different team. We only have one rider from last weekend here, that's Beezie and all four horses are new. We have been shuffling the deck, and have been getting incredible experience over here. We are very fortunate at the moment with the depth that we have and the future that we have. It was a great day for us."

No Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games for Castle Forbes Myrtille Paulois

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bosty-myrtilleRoger Yves Bost and Castle Forbes Myrtille Paulois. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The French Equestrian Federation has announced that Roger Yves Bost's top horse Castle Forbes Myrtille Paulois will not be able to compete at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. A further explanation has not been given in the announcement. This unfortunately means that the reigning European Champions will miss out on the chance to compete for another medal in Normandy.

France is the best team overall in Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 1

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Kevin-Staut-Reveur-de-HurteKevin Staut has contributed to France ending on top in the Europe Division 1. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.After all eight legs have been completed in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 1, France tops the standings. The French riders have picked up a total of 345 point, which is the same amount of points as the Netherlands has collected to be placed as rank two overall. Third is Germany on 305 points. To the final in Barcelona these three top teams get company by Sweden, Belgium, Great Britain and Spain from Europe Division 1.

Another American win in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 1

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USteamKatie Dinan, Jessica Springsteen, Charlie Jayne and Beezie Madden with Chef d'Equipe Robert Ridland. Photos by World of Showjumping.The amazing crowd at Dublin Horse Show witnessed the American riders doing exactly what they did last weekend in Hickstead and Gijon; taking to the winners' podium in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup. This was the last leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 1, before the final takes place in Barcelona in October – and with the fantastic form the US riders have shown lately they are high up on the list of favorites to take the overall title of the series. With two out of four of Friday's double clear rounds belonging to American riders – courtesy of Charlie Jayne and Jessica Springsteen, none of the other teams could do anything with Robert Ridland's crew.

Same, same but different in the LGCT Grand Prix in Valkenswaard - part two

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Maikel-van-der-Vleuten-VDL-Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most stylish of them all? Here's part two of our 'Same same but different'-series with a twist. Lets take the entire jumping curve and see the differences bewteen the horses and riders: Maikel van der Vleuten and VDL Groep Verdi TN N.O.P is first out. Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Farrington and Springsteen’s speed makes it all about stars and stripes in Dublin

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KentBlueAngelKent Farrington racing through the finish line on Blue Angel. Photo by World of Showjumping.The American riders were on fire in the two biggest classes at Dublin Horse Show on Thursday, as Kent Farrington won the 1.50/1.60 competition against the clock and Jessica Springsteen the 1.50 winning round class. It all started with Farrington who aboard Blue Angel (Luidam x Ascendant) was in a class of his own in the Serpentine Speed Stakes sponsored by TRI Equestrian, and left forty other riders behind him as he a little over half way in the competition set the target time at 64.93 seconds.

Germany will lead the way in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 1 in Dublin

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fei-perpetual-trophy_aEight teams will compete in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 1 in Dublin on Friday. Germany is first to go, then Ireland will follow before Great Britain, Netherlands, USA, Ukraine, France and Sweden are next in the ring. Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Ukraine and Sweden will collect points in this eight leg of the series.

The starting order for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 2 in Bratislava

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Furusiyya2014Thirteen teams will compete in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 2 in Bratislava on Friday, and the starting order will be as follows: 1. USA, 2. Turkey, 3. Czech Republic, 4. Germany, 5. Slovenia, 6. Hungary, 7. Brazil, 8. Switzerland, 9. Austria, 10. France, 11. Slovakia, 12. Finland, 13. Canada.


WoSJ Exclusive; My dream top four final – Sergio Alvarez Moy…

WoSJ Exclusive; My dream top four final – Sergio Alvarez Moya

  In the week ahead of the kick-off for the showjumping at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, WoSJ asks some of the world's best showjumpers: If you end up in the top four final, which three horses do you dream of riding. Here's what Sergio Alvarez Moya answered.

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