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.
Stefanie Bistan's success horse Bogegaardens Apollonia has been sold to France. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Stefanie Bistan's success horse Bogegaardens Apollonia (Bogegaardens Apollo x Bogegaardens Capello) has been sold to Ecurie de Meautry, France. With Bistan,Â Bogegaardens Apollonia made a huge impression at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, where they were clear in Wednesday's and Thursday's qualifiers making it into Saturday's top thirty round.
The WoSJ guest blogger from the Asian Games; Samantha Lam
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 16:41
Day four here in Incheon included Team Hong Kong doing our first full training day; we all rode in the morning. Adonis was very very fresh! He obviously has recovered fully from the long trip and was very happy in Incheon. I worked him for around 45 mins and then went for a nice walk. Lunch time was a rather quiet time and seeing as the athletes village was 45 minutes away, we decided to relax and eat lunch at the venue. We played poker substituted poker chips with potato chips. Then we all took the horses out again in the afternoon. I decided to lunge Adonis. He felt like he needed to get some bucks out of his system.... Oh boy was I right! I ended the day with another interval training followed by a Hong Kong Team dinner at a Korean BBQ.
Concorde sired many top horses, such as the late Presley Boy (pictured). Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The legendary sire Concorde has passed away, at the age of 30. Concorde was born 10th of May 1984, and was by Voltaire x Marco Polo. Together with Jos Lansink, Concorde won the Grand Prix of Nordrhein-Westfalen in Aachen, as well as becoming Dutch Champion in 1994. Concorde has many approved sons and manifested himself as sire of countless of Grand Prix jumpers, such as Audi's Jikke, Kathja, Conquest, Larino, Viktor, Marius Claudius â€“ and many more.
Emotions at the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships in Lanaken
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 07:06
The 19 year old Bertram Allen is not a man that puts his emotions on display, but it was easy to see his relief and happiness when crossing the finish line in the jump-off aboard Barnike in the final for seven year olds repeating his gold medal from last year on the mare. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.
The Swedish team for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 18:28
Niklas Jonsson is on the Swedish team for Barcelona. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The Swedish Chef d'Equipe Sylve SÃ¶derstrand has announced his squad of five riders for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona that takes place from 9-12 October. The team will consist of the following riders; Malin Baryard-Johnsson, Peder Fredricson, Niklas Jonsson, Henrik von Eckermann and Alexander Zetterman.
The British team heading for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 09:20
On the team: William Whitaker and Fandango. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The squad of five riders that have been selected by Rob Hoekstra, Great Britain's World Class Showjumping Performance Manager, for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona are as follows; Joe Clee with Utamaro d'Ecaussines, Spencer Roe with Wonder Why, William Whitaker with Fandango, Robert Whitaker with Catwalk IV and Michael Whitaker with Elie van de Kolmen or Cassionato.