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Bosty best again in Bordeaux

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BostySundayRoger Yves Bost and Castle Forbes Vivaldo vh Costervelds took another win in Bordeaux on Sunday. Photo by World of Showjumping.Roger Yves Bost and Castle Forbes Vivaldo vh Costervelds (Clinton x Randel Z) were yet again unbeatable in Bordeaux – winning Sunday’s 1.50 speed class. It was the pair’s second win in two days – they also ended on top in yesterday’s 1.45 class. Bosty came in as ninth to go, and went all in from the beginning around the track that counted a joker option at the final challenge. With incredible turns everywhere, and not pulling back once – also doing seven strides on the last line were most riders went on eight or nine – the popular French rider took home the win with a full score and a time of 43.07.

 

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Jur Vrieling wins the Murauer Bier Championat in Graz

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jurJur Vrieling won in Graz. Photo by © Fotoagentur Dill.Jur Vrieling won Saturday's three star 1.50 class in Graz aboard Tum-Tum (Haarlem x Contango). The class had 54 riders in it, and went on with a very exciting eleven horse jump-off where one rider after another chased the previous ones. The Dutch rider went all in from the start, and crossed the finish line on a time of 33.49 seconds to take the win. A little bit more than half a second slower than Vrieling was Oliver Lazarus on Catan (Catoki x Exorbitant) that ended second. Then followed Ireland's Bertram Allen with Molly Malone V (Kannan Cavalier) in the time of 34.66 seconds.

Ben Maher and Cella top another British showdown in Saturday’s FEI World Cup™ Grand Prix

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bencellaBen Maher with Cella. Photo by Sportfot. Scott Brash and Ben Maher proved once again why they are the number one and two ranked riders in the world on Saturday night as the British superstars battled it out for top prize in the $370,000 FEI World Cup™ Grand Prix CSI-W 5*, presented by Rolex, at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF). Competing in front of a large, enthusiastic crowd at the Palm Beach Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL, the FEI World Cup Qualifier saw an exciting victory for Maher and Cella, with Brash and Ursula XII finishing second, and up-and-coming U.S. star Lucy Davis guiding Barron to the third place prize.

Francie Steinwedell-Carvin and Taunus dream big money dreams, win SmartPak Grand Prix

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francie2Francie Steinwedell-Carvin and Taunus. Photo by ©Flying Horse Photography.Francie Steinwedell-Carvin admits that her goal for the 2014 HITS Desert Circuit is to qualify and excel in the AIG $1 Million Grand Prix on March 16 with her 14-year old gelding Taunus. They got one step closer to the highlighted class with a win in Friday's $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis, at HITS Thermal – a qualifier for the big-money event.

Sarah Segal and Tilghman ride to victory at the Ridge at Wellington's Grand Prix at Wolfstone Stable

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sarahSarah Segal and Tilghman. Photo by Kendall Bierer/Phelps Media Group.McLain Ward and Dulien Van De Smeets returned to the Ridge at Wellington's 1.40m Invitational Grand Prix to defend their turf, but they were met with a challenger as the fifth week of the series got underway. Sarah Segal and Tilghman rose to the test today, riding the jump off round with blazing speed. They rode to a double clear effort in 32.574 seconds, proving untouchable and taking the victory.

Marcus Ehning takes over the lead in the Western European League

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CornadoMarcusMarcus Ehning - here on Cornado NRW in Bordeaux. Photo by World of Showjumping.With only one World Cup qualifier remaining in the Western European League, Marcus Ehning has taken over the lead in the series. The German rider has altogether collected 64 points. Rank two is France’s Patrice Delaveau on 61 points, then follows Switzerland’s Pius Schwizer on 54 points, Great Britain’s Scott Brash on 52 points and Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat on 61 points.

Marcus Ehning works his magic to win the Longines FEI World Cup in Bordeaux

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EhningPG1Marcus Ehning won the Longines FEI World Cup in Bordeaux on Cornado NRW. Photos by World of Showjumping.It looked like it would be another home win to celebrate for the French crowds in the Longines FEI World Cup in Bordeaux on Saturday night, but Germany’s Marcus Ehning wanted it differently though – and a magical jump-off round from the German rider made him the winner on the wonderful Cornado NRW (Cornet Obolensky x Acobat). Although Marcus pushed crowd favourite Roger Yves Bost and Castle Forbes Myrtille Paulois (Dollar du Murier x Grand Veneur) down to second with his breath taking performance – the Bordeaux audience celebrated his round as he was one of their own riders, which made the night even more special. Ending third did the World Cup winner from Zürich – Pius Schwizer – proving yet again what a super star he has in Toulago (Toulon x Carthago).

Bost and Williams best against the clock in Bordeaux

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BostyVivaldoBosty and Castle Forbes Vivaldo vh Costervelds won in Bordeaux. Photo by World of Showjumping.Saturday’s two speed classes in Bordeaux were won by France’s Roger Yves Bost and Great Britain’s Guy Williams. Williams opened his day with a win in the 1.45 table A against the clock – riding the super quick 10 year old Zaire (Indoctro x Marlon) that is turning into a real ribbon collector for the British rider. Guy was over a second faster than runner-up Edwina Tops-Alexander on a very well jumping Lintea Tequila (Campbell x Corrado II). Third was Steve Guerdat on Sidney VIII (Carry x Quidamderevel), who was just a few fractions slower than Edwina.

Austrian riders dominate on home soil in Graz

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PuckGerfried_Bionda_10_CSI3_GrazMasters_FrGerfried Puck and Bionda 3 en route to their win in Graz. © Photo Agency Dill The Austrian riders dominated on home soil in the Graz Masters yesterday, with Gerfried Puck winning aboard Bionda 3 (Phin Phin x Tangelo Van De Zuuthoeve) and Hugo Simon ending up third on Freddy (For Pleasure x Contender) ahead of Maiju Mallat in second. Skilfully, Puck piloted the only 8-year-old mare over 1.50 m course to leave the rest of his competitors behind in this sixty rider class after a very fast clear round at 67.25 seconds. "I am speechless. This is one of my biggest successes, and with such a young horse! I'm very happy," said Puck after his win.

Penelope Leprevost leads the lap of honor in Bordeaux

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Bordeaux-1.50-fredag-141Penelope Leprevost and Nice Stephanie won the biggest class in Bordeaux on Friday. Photo by World of Showjumping.It was a very popular home win for Penelope Leprevost at the five star event in Bordeaux on Friday night, as France's leading lady rider went all the way to the top in the evening session's 1.50 class. Aboard Madame Geneviève Megret's success horse Nice Stephanie (Cardento x Ralme Z), Penelope came in as second last to go in the eighteen horse jump-off to steal the win after incredible sharp turns absolutely everywhere on the very quick 10 year old mare – who is a real winner for Penelope. When Penelope crossed the finish line the packed stands of spectators exploded in celebration as she shaved off no less than 0.39 seconds on Denis Lynch's time of 32.32 seconds.

Shane Sweetnam and Cyklon 1083 get the winning edge in $34,000 G&C Farm 1.45m

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shanecyclonShane Sweetnam and Cyklon 1083. Photo © Sportfot.Shane Sweetnam (IRL) and Spy Coast Farm LLC's Cyklon 1083 earned their second FEI world ranking win of the 2014 season in Friday's $34,000 G&C Farm 1.45m speed class during week five of the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF). The pair beat out Darragh Kenny (IRL) and Prof de la Roque and Beezie Madden (USA) aboard Vanilla, who placed second and third respectively.

Germany stays in Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 1 for 2014

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podiumGermany won 2013's leg in Rotterdam. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.

 

After months of speculation the FEI has announced that Germany will get to compete in the first division of the 2014 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup. After the Germans withdrew from the competition in St. Gallen last year due to bad conditions, the team was originally not qualified for this years league.

The Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup in Al Ain to Ukraina

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xFURUSIYYA-1-2.jpg.pagespeed.ic.JK9CTwpNlvUlrich Kirchhoff and Chacclan for the Ukrainian team. Photo: FEI/Neville Hopwood.The Ukrainian team won the opening leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup 2014 series at Al Ain Thursday evening. The win came after a jump-off between Ukraine and Qatar, were Cassio Rivetti and the 16-year-old Vivant secured the victory for Ukraine after a clear round that was 0.72 seconds quicker than that off Sheikh Ali Bin Khalid Al Thani who rode against the clock for Qatar aboard Vienna Olympic. 

 

Ben Maher and Urico, Tiffany Foster and Victor share top honors in Ruby et Violette at WEF

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benuricoBen Maher and Urico. Photo by Sportfot.Week five of the 2014 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF) continued on Thursday afternoon with a shared victory for Ben Maher (GBR) aboard Urico and Tiffany Foster (CAN) riding Victor in the $125,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 5. Held in a "California Split" due to the large number of entries, the competition awarded two sets of placings, each with $125,000 distributed.

Antares F and Super Trooper de Ness now seen under Beat Mändli

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mclain-super-trooperSuper Trooper de Ness in action under McLain Ward during the WC-final in Gothenburg. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson. Antares F (Araconit x Cento) and Super Trooper de Ness (Vigo d’Arsouilles x Polydor) can now be seen under Switzerland's Beat Mändli. The two horses have had great success under McLain Ward – Antares F was McLain’s partner at the Olympic Games in 2012, while Super Trooper de Ness jumped to 5th place overall at the World Cup Final in Gotherburg last year. Mändli now trains Katie Dinan – whose family’s Grant Road Partners owns both horses.

 

Mändli has already competed the horses at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, and did two good rounds with both in yesterday's 1.45 class.

 

Katie Dinan has confirmed to WoSJ that Beat will ride the two horses this circuit.

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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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