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Thursday, 02 Oct 2014


Nina Fagerström moves to Canada

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nina-glad-ghsNina Fagerström. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Finnish rider Nina Fagerström will move to Canada, after being based at Haras de Beufour in Normandy. Nina moved to Haras de Beufour in May 2013, and during the summer she was successful with Quebracho Semilly that later on was sold to Alexander Onischenko.


Nina and her partner Alexander Rohling will first go to the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington for three months, where Nina will compete with their three horses during the festival. After WEF the couple moves to Canada and Alexander's barn. Alexander is Canadian, but has been spending the last six years in Europe.


Nina will also get the ride on Delgado van't Neerhof (Nagano x Darco) that previously has been ridden by Jean-Nicholas Goyette.




Alexandra Fricker out for two months

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Alexandra-Fricker---Albfuehrens-Memphis-_MG_5829Alexandra Fricker and Albfuehrens Memphis. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Alexandra Fricker's 2014 started very unlucky. The Swiss rider had a bad fall on the first day of the CSI5* event in Basel, and must now take a two months break from competition. The Swiss rider suffered two fractures on the vertebrae and a tear in the thigh muscle.


The WoSJ-team wishes Fricker a speedy recovery!



Farewell to Contender

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sergio-carloCarlo 273 is one of many amazing offspring by Contender. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Contender - one of the sport’s greatest sires - has passed away at the age of 30. One of the Holsteiner Verband’s true super stars leaves his mark on the sport with offspring such as Carlo 273, Chiara, Checkmate and Colore representing him in the international rings around the world.



New website for IJRC

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IJRClogoThe International Jumping Riders Club has a new website. The website features the latest news and results, the Top 10 ranking and has information for members and supporters. On the new website you can also access relevant downloads, and documents from the IJRC assemblies.


Click here to take a look at the new website.

This week's live streaming

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leipzigOnce again Clipmyhorse will be busy broadcasting live both from the CSI5* Partner Pferd in Leipzig as well as from the CSI3* show in Drachten.


The only class from Leipzig clipmyhorse won't show is the Longines FEI World Cup. That class can be seen here - on - at 14.25 CET on the 19th of January.


Horse-live will broadcast the second phase of the Belgian Stallion approval during Thursday until Saturday.

Showjumpers then...Showjumpers now...

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cassio-thenThen: Aged seven years old Cassio Rivetti is riding a sheep at his father's farm.

Ashford Farm starts co-operation with Eric and Richard Levallois

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DSC_0842Enda Carroll, Marlon Zanotelli and the rest of the team at Ashford partner up with the Levallois'. Enda Carroll’s Ashford Farm will as of 2014 start up a partnership with Eric Levallois and his partner Julie Pellerin – as well as Eric’s brother Richard Levallois. Levallois' and Pellerin’s sporthorses aged seven years or older will come to Ashford Farm to be competed at international level, for sale-purposes and for stallion promotion. For the breeding season the stallions will come back to France to fulfil their very busy breeding duties.

“We at Ashford Farm are very excited about this new partnership, and think it’s a co-operation that will benefit all involved – also of course our clients. To join yet another top partnership in France – a country known for breeding some of the world’s best horses – is something we are very proud of,” Enda Carroll says.

Baltik Sitte to Gudrun Patteet

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gudrun-patteet-profilGudrun Patteet. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Sea Coast has bought the seven year old Baltik Sitte (Ogano Sitte x Clinton) for Gudrun Patteet to ride. The stallion has previously been ridden by Dirk Demeersman, and the two won the Masters for 6 years old horses in Mechelen in December 2013 at their last show together.



Images from Longines CSI5* Basel - Part Three

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rolfringA relieved Rolf-Göran Bengtsson leaves the ring on Casall Ask after a clear and very fast second round to take the lead - and eventually the win. Photos by World of Showjumping.

Simon named 2013 USEF International Horse of the Year

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_MG_6699Simon: the 2013 USEF International Horse of the Year! Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Beezie Madden’s top horse Simon was named International Horse of the Year at the USEF Year End Awards Gala on Saturday night. Simon (Mr. Blue x Polydox) – owned by Abigail Wexner – was rewarded for his tremendous results throughout 2013 with support from voters.


With rider Beezie Madden, who was named 2013 USEF Equestrian of the Year on Friday, Simon jumped fault free as a member of the victorious U.S. team at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup presented by G&C Farm at the beginning of 2013. Simon's biggest win of the year, and of his career so far, came in April at the Rolex FEI World Cup Final in Gothenburg, Sweden. At the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona, Simon and Madden anchored the team and helped it earn the Consolation Round win.

Harrie Smolders leading rider in Basel

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Emerald_HarrieHarrie Smolders was leading rider in Basel - here on Emerald. Photo by World of Showjumping.After a fantastic weekend in Basel, Harrie Smolders ended as leading rider of the five star event. Picking up a total of 806 points after being in the money in almost every class he was in – also winning Friday’s 1.50 class – Harrie ended on top of the standings. Second was home rider Paul Estermann on 777 points, and third Pius Schwizer on 737 points.

Top riders will make their way to Leipzig

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daniel-cornetOn the list for Leipzig; Daniel Deusser. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.This week it is time for another leg of the Longines FEI World Cup Western European League - now in Leipzig, Germany. Edwina Tops-Alexander, Judy-Ann Melchior, Roger Yves Bost, Kevin Staut, Christian Ahlmann, Daniel Deusser, Hans-Dieter Dreher, Marcus and Johannes Ehning, Billy Twomey, Maikel van der Vleuten, Johan and Geir Gulliksen, Luciana Diniz, Pius Schwizer, Rolf-Göran Bengtsson, Malin Baryard-Johnsson and Katharina Offel will all try to gain World Cup points.

Ben Maher and Kavanagh IV triumph in Mar-a-Lago Club Grand Prix

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benBen Maher and Kavanagh IV. Photo by Sportfot.Week one of the 2014 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF) concluded on Sunday with a victory for Great Britain's Ben Maher and Kavanagh IV in the $30,000 Mar-a-Lago Club Grand Prix at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC).


For Sunday's highlight competition, course designer Eric Hasbrouck saw 47 combinations jump the first round, with ten entries advancing to the jump-off. Only two were able to clear the short course without fault, and Ben Maher and Kavanagh IV had the winning time of 35.017.

McVean and McIntosh share the spoils at WC Final in the New Zealand series

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mcintoschSamantha McIntosh and Estina. Photo by Kampic.Story by Diana Dobson


It promised to be a battle of the ladies in the Bayer FEI World Cup final (NZ series) and Katie McVean and Samantha McIntosh didn't disappoint at Woodhill Sands this afternoon.


McVean – a three time series winner – won the final aboard Dunstan Springfield, with McIntosh taking the series at the Waitemata World Cup Final Festival.


Showjumpers then... Showjumpers now...

Showjumpers then... Showjumpers now...

Then: Jeroen Dubbeldam aged 10 years old, together with his sister Marijn - practicing and fine tuning his riding skills.

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