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Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014


Sunday's Grand Prix winners

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09360_HBOne of the weekend's GP winners: Canada's Tatiana Dzavik won the Baltica Tour Grand Prix riding Delphine DH. Photo © Herve Bonnaud.The CSI3* Mercedes Grand Prix in Beervelde, was won by Simon Delestre on the only eight year old Stardust Quinhon (Calvaro x Cabdula du Tillard). The French rider had one of three double clear rounds in the 1.50 competition, and left home rider Gilles Dunon on Wesselina (Cumano x Mytens) behind him in second place – over two seconds behind on the clock. Third – with the last double clear of the class – was Neriske Prinsloo on Effect van den Bischop (Clinton x Landetto).




Cameron Hanley leading rider at Dublin Horse Show

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hanleyamiraCameron Hanley was awarded as leading rider in Dublin. Photo by World of Showjumping.Cameron Hanley was awarded the leading rider prize at Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show. The top of the statistics were totally dominated by home riders, with Hanley being the best at 27 points, Bertram Allen and Ryan Thomas rank two with 17 points and Billy Twomey rank four with 16 points and Capt. Michael Kelly rank five on 15 points.

Holger Wulschner tops the DKB-Riders Tour

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holger-wulschner-fine-ladyHolger Wulschner leads the DKB-Riders Tour. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.With two legs remaining, it's Germany's Holger Wulschner that leads the DKB-Riders Tour. Wulschner has collected a total of 47 points, while his compatriot Toni Hassmann is rank two with 28 points. Then follows Carsten-Otto Nagel (GER) with 26 points, Angelina Herröder (GER) with 24 points and Andre Plath (GER) with 22 points.

Damien Halloran - best groom in Münster

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john-aragonAragon was one of the horses that Damien took care of in Münster. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Damien Halloran was awarded as the best groom at the CSI4* event in Münster. Halloran works for John Whitaker, and made sure that his horses were turned out to the highest standard. Second place went to Madeleine Broek who grooms for Marc Houtzager and third place to Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum's groom Anu Harrila.

Bertram Allen and Molly Malone V make it a home win in the Longines Grand Prix in Dublin

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BertramAllenMollyMalone-nyBertram Allen and Molly Malone V took a very popular home win in the Longines Grand Prix win in Dublin. Photo by World of Showjumping.Bertram Allen won the prestigious Longines Grand Prix at the Dublin Horse Show on Sunday. This was Allen and Molly Malone V's (Kannan x Cavalier) second Longines Grand Prix win for the season, the pair also rode to victory in Lummen in May. As the only Irish combination to make it through to the eight horse jump-off, the pressure was on for Bertram, who just turned 19 earlier this month, – but as always the hugely talented rider stayed cool as ice to set the fastest time of the final round.

"It was fantastic to win here" - Quotes after the Grand Prix in Münster

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steve-prisutdSteve Guerdat was very happy with Nino's win in Münster. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson."It was fantastic to win here," said a happy Steve after the Grand Prix. Steve and Nino des Buissonnets will now do a smaller show in Belgium in two weeks, and Steve hopes that they will keep their good form for the World Equestrian Games.


Steve praised the show in Münster: "Our sport is more and more about money, and the emotions and the connection to the world is getting lost. But here in Münster it is all different and it is one of the few shows that is organized with the heart, and you can feel that. The sport is in focus and not just the big numbers. I support these kind of shows with 200 %, and I really want to thank and congratulate the organizers of these kind of shows."

Steve Guerdat and Nino des Buissonnets show top form in Münster

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steve-ninoSteve Guerdat and Nino des Buissonnets showed off in Münster. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Steve Guerdat and Nino des Buissonnets (Kannan x Narcos II) showed top form in Münster. The Olympic Champions won Sunday's CSI4* 1.60 DKB-Riders Tour Grand Prix easily against almost fifty competitors. Thirteen of these riders qualified for the jump-off, and more than half of them were German riders.

Felix Hassmann and Horse Gym's Balance secure the Youngster Cup Final in Münster

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felix-hassmann-balanceFelix Hassmann with his new trailer. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Felix Hassmann and Horse Gym's Balance (Balou du Rouet x Ex Libris) were outstanding in the Poresta Youngster Cup Final in Münster. They were second in Friday's qualification, ninth in Saturday morning's second qualification and won the Saturday evening's final.

A selection of photos from Valkenswaard - part two

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4Maikel-van-der-Vleuten-VDLMaikel van der Vleuten's VDL Groep Verdi TN N.O.P. makes a little show as he finishes his round in the Grand Prix. Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Leslie Howard and Tic Tac top $100,000 CSI2* Synoil Energy Services Cup

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tictacLeslie Howard with Tic Tac. Photo by Ben Radvanyi Photography.U.S. Olympic gold and silver medalist Leslie Howard topped an international starting field to win the $100,000 CSI2* Synoil Energy Services Cup at the CSI2* Summer Festival held August 6 to 10 at the Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park in Palgrave, ON.


1976 Canadian Olympic individual silver medalist Michel Vaillancourt, who will handle course designing duties at next year's Pan American Games, set the tracks throughout the week. In Thursday's $35,000 CSI2* Henry Equestrian Plan Open Welcome, Vaillancourt's course produced six clear rounds from the 33-horse starting field. In a thrilling jump-off, Canadian Equestrian Team veteran Hugh Graham of Schomberg, ON, chased down the time of 39.66 seconds set by Leslie Howard and Tic Tac, narrowly taking the win with Julie Firestone's Airborne in 39.63 seconds.

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.


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