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The UB Grand Prix in Helsinki goes to Martin Fuchs

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FuchsHelsinkiMartin Fuchs won the five star Grand Prix in Helsinki on PSG Future. Photo by UB Horse Show/Satu Pirinen.The audience burst into applause when Martin Fuchs and his 10 year old bay gelding PSG Future (Cashandcarry x Lorentin I) crossed the finish line as winners of the CSI5* UB Grand Prix at Helsinki International UB Horse Show on Saturday. Bart Bles on Lord Sandro Ddh (Lordanos x Sandro) from the Netherlands was second and Henrik von Eckermann on Crespo PKZ (Cornet Obolensky) third in the fully charged arena, on the third competition day.

 

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A daughter for Jens Fredricson

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jens-fredricson-profilJens Fredricson. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Jens Fredricson and his girlfriend Isabelle Bernhardsson became parents to a little girl Friday afternoon. 

 

We wish the family all the best!

Cassio Rivetti and Alexander Onischenko part ways

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Cassio-Rivetti-Vivant-41675Cassio Rivetti - here on Vivant at the WEG - has ended his collaboration with Alexander Onischenko. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Cassio Rivetti has decided not to continue his collaboration with Alexander Onischenko. Rivetti – originally from Brazil – has been riding for Ukraine since 2009, when he made his championship debut for the country at the European Championships at Windsor. This year he was the best of the Ukrainian riders at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, finishing eight individually on Vivant. "I had a great time riding for Mr. Onischenko, and I have to thank him – he gave me the chance to compete in the top sport," Cassio says to World of Showjumping. "I don't regret anything, this has brought me so much experience and also the possibility to ride at the Olympic Games and the World Championships twice."

New horses for Roger Yves Bost

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bosty-profilRoger Yves Bost. After retiring three of his best horses during the summer, Roger Yves Bost has now strengthened his string with two new arrivals. Studforlife.com reports that Bosty now has the ride on Pegase du Murier – an eleven year old son of Adelfos x Le Tot de Semilly – previously seen with great success under French rider Sebastien Duplant. With Duplant, Pegase du Murier won no less than ten international 1.40-1.50 classes this year – and will for sure make a very good addition for the reigning European Champion.

Springsteen jumps great heights in $25,000 Puissance Presented by The Boeing Company at WIHS

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SpringsteenWIHS3Jessica Springsteen and Lisona. Photos © Shawn McMillen Photography, www.shawnmcmillen.com.The $25,000 International Jumper Puissance at Washington International Horse Show, presented by The Boeing Company, was the highlight class of the evening on Friday with a win for 21-year-old Jessica Springsteen (USA) aboard Stone Hill Farm's Lisona after clearing the wall up to 6'10" (2.08m). Anthony D'Ambrosio of Red Hook, NY, is the course designer for the jumpers at WIHS this week and fittingly holds the 31-year indoor Puissance record for his win at 7' 7 1/2" aboard Sweet 'N Low in 1983. He set the wall for the evening's $25,000 Puissance presented by The Boeing Company, starting at 5'6" (1.70m) in height, and continuing up to 6'10" (2.08m) in four rounds of competition.

Olivier Philippaerts and Carlito C top $50,000 International Jumper Speed Final at WIHS

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OlivierWIHSOlivier Philippaerts and Carlito C in their winning presentation. Photos © Shawn McMillen Photography, www.shawnmcmillen.com. The 56th annual Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) continued on Friday. The $50,000 International Jumper Speed Final was held in a faults converted format with 22 entries and a victory for Olivier Philippaerts (21) of Belgium riding Franz Lens's 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding Carlito C (by Kannan). The pair was one of five entries to clear the course without fault and finished with a time of 54.79 seconds.

Amy Graham steals the win in Friday's Grand Prix qualifier in Saint-Lô

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amy_bella_sAmy Graham won Friday's Grand Prix qualifier in Saint-Lô. Photo by Pixizone PR Agency.As last to go in Friday's Grand Prix qualifier in Saint-Lô, Australia's Amy Graham stole the win from home rider Penelope Leprevost. Coming in as the final rider in the jump-off in this 1.45 class, Graham and Bella Baloubet (Baloubet du Rouet x Landadel) shaved off 0.03 seconds on the leading time - which was enough to earn the € 6,000 promised to the winner of the Chaux St Pierre - Pigeon Group Trophy. Leprevost had to settle for second on Sultane des Ibis (Quidam De Revel x Elan De La Cour *HN), while third went to another French rider – Jerome Hurel on Ohm du Ponthual (Voltaire x Calypso d'Herbiers).

Luca Maria Moneta makes it to the top in Friday's biggest class in Helsinki

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MonetaHIUBHSThe winners - Luca Maria Moneta and Connery. Photo Satu Pirinen.Friday's biggest class at the Helsinki International UB Horse Show was a tight affair. Out of 46 riders 20 managed to produce clear rounds, and the top four finished within 13 hundreths of a second. The fastest of them was Luca Maria Moneta from Italy with Connery (Cordobes II x Polydor).

 

"I am very pleased with my horse Connery. He has gotten older and knows his job better. Earlier he was too much in a hurry: if I let him go, he was too excited and not really careful with what he was doing. Now, he finally knows his job and fights for me against the fences. It's nice because I can let him do the job and it is very easy for me," Moneta said after his win.

CSI3*/1* of Saint-Lô - Selle Français Stallion Championships: Let the sport begin!

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StLoThe 2014 edition of the CSI3*/1* of Saint-Lô (Normandy, France) has joined forces with the Selle Français Stallion Championships for the second time in a row to offer a fantastic opportunity to watch both top sport and breeding participants jumping in the heart of the French sport horse breeding land, Normandy. The event started on Thursday at 8:30am with 2 years old Selle Français stallions at the free jump workshop, followed by the 3 year olds. The final results will be published Friday and the top five will be presented to the audience on Saturday evening.

Todd Minikus and Quality Girl win $34,000 Welcome Stake at the Washington International Horse Show

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MinikusWIHSTodd Minikus and Quality Girl won the WIHS Welcome Stake. ‏Photos © Shawn McMillen Photography, www.shawnmcmillen.com. The 2014 Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) continued on Thursday. The International Open Jumpers had two classes on beginning with a win for Todd Minikus (USA) and Quality Girl in the $34,000 International Jumper Welcome Stake. Top honors in the $20,000 Gambler's Choice costume class went to Jessica Springsteen (USA) aboard Lisona.

Jessica Springsteen and Davendy S win WIHS International Jumper Speed‏

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SpringsteenWIHSJessica Springsteen and Davendy S en route to their win in Washington. Photo Credit: Photos © Shawn McMillen Photography, www.shawnmcmillen.com. Jessica Springsteen of Colts Neck, NJ, kicked off the first day of international jumper competition at the 2014 Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) with a win riding Davendy S at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The day also saw victories for Taegen Long riding Pocohontas and Katherine Pontone aboard Belladonna in the WIHS Children's and Adult Jumper Championships. With six days of world-class competition, WIHS continues through Sunday, October 26, featuring hunter, jumper, and equitation highlights.

Images | Visiting Jos Lansink - part two

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JulioZerlinA room with a view: King Julio and Zerlin M enjoying life at Stal Lansink. Photos by World of Showjumping.

Images | Visiting Jos Lansink - part one

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Foal_Valentina2Valentina van't Heike's super cute baby who is by the equally cute King Julio - out enjoying the last taste of summer at Jos Lansink's yard in Meeuwen, Belgium. Photos by World of Showjumping.

WoSJ Exclusive; Jos Lansink – "When things don't go right, go back to the basics"

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JosCumano4Jos Lansink pictured at his yard in Belgium with his 2006 World Champion Cumano - now aged 21 and enjoying his retirement. Photos (c) World of Showjumping.

 

Jos Lansink has a busy day when we arrive at his yard in Meeuwen, Belgium a Thursday afternoon. Still in his riding gear after numerous sessions on the horse back, he is now fully occupied with saying good bye to and welcoming clients, trying out possible new horses to add to his stables, helping out his riders as well as building jumps. Lansink – former World Champion, Olympic and European team gold medallist, as well as World Cup Champion – runs a big dealing yard and sports stable. There are over fifty horses in his barn, and three additional international riders next to Jos – nevertheless you cannot detect any stress in the stables. Perhaps it is due to the fact that most of the horses are turned out in the surrounding paddocks and fields unless they are busy being hacked out or flatted. Because as we are soon to discover as we sit talking on a cavaletti in the middle of Lansink's beautiful outdoor ring, Jos is all about the happiness of the horses.

First Devision to Qatar

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Yuri-Mansur-Guerios-First-DFirst Devision - here seen with Yuri Mansur Guerios. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Yuri Mansur Guerios' First Devision (Andiamo x Perhaps vh Molenvondel) will in the future defend the Qatari colours. The nine year old gelding – that was reserve for the Brazilian team at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games with Mansur Guerios – could the past weekend be seen at the Moroccan Royal Tour in Rabat, with Sheik Ali Bin Khalid Al Thani in the saddle.

Exclusives

New combinations out and about at Jumping Indoor Maastricht

New combinations out and about at Jumping Indoor Maastricht

Some new combinations showed up at Jumping Indoor Maastricht this weekend – here are some of them, and let’s start with Lauren Hough and Street Hassle. This eight year old stallion has been competed by Paris Sellon during 2014, but made an appearance with Hough – who trains Sellon – this weekend. Street Hassle is by Quick Star x...

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