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Marcus Ehning untouchable in Longines Global Champions Tour of Vienna Grand Prix

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MarcusViennaMarcus Ehning celebrates his win on Plot Blue. Photos by Stefano Grasso/Longines Global Champions Tour. The Longines Global Champions Tour of Vienna Grand Prix presented by Icuras was won by Marcus Ehning and 17-year-old Plot Blue (Mr. Blue x Pilot) who looked untouchable from the start and finished with the only treble clear round, following a roller-coaster class filled with thrills and spills. Second place went to Simon Delestre with Qlassic Bois Margot (L'Arc de Triomphe x Galoubet A) and third to Portugal's Luciana Diniz with Winningmood (Darco x Cassini). Tour leader Ludger Beerbaum finished 5th, one place ahead of his close ranking rival Rolf-Göran Bengtsson, enabling him to maintain his lead.

 

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Jur Vrieling wins the Lenz Moser Trophy in Vienna

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JurGCTJur Vrieling won the Lenz Moser Trophy in Vienna. Photo by Stefano Grasso/LGCT.The CSI5* Lenz Moser Challenge Trophy in Vienna was won by 2014 World Equestrian Games team gold medallist Jur Vrieling with Flash Dance V. Kalevallei (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Gottwald). The pair produced a neat and classy round in the two-phase competition to push Pius Schwizer with Rafale Des Forets (Arc de Triomphe) and Samuel Parot with Sensation 21 (Welcome Sympatico x Acord II) into 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Yesterday's double winner Denis Lynch finished 4th with Double O Seven (Equest Carnute x Irco Mena) having led the way for a good portion of the class.

Gilles Dunon - new Belgian Champion!

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belgiskGilles Dunon. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Saturday afternoon the final of the Belgian Championship took place in Lanaken. Giles Dunon ended up as the winner riding Fou De Toi vd Keihoeve (Toulon x Melkior du Montois). The championship goes over four days with three days of jumping and today on the final day the riders had to jump two rounds.

Bruggink unbeatable in Championat of Donaueschingen

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GertJan2Gert-Jan Bruggink and Vampire was in top form in Donaueschingen on Saturday. Photo by World of Showjumping.It was another big Dutch win in Donaueschingen on Saturday as Gert-Jan Bruggink won the Championat der Stadt Donaueschingen on Vampire (Marome Nw x Voltaire). Thirteen riders went on to the jump-off, where eight produced a second clear round. Fastest of all was Bruggink though, who in his true showman-style stuck his hands in the air as Vampire bucked his way through the finish line to celebrate his performance.

Fantomas de Muze wins the FEI Zangersheide Sires of the World

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hingstar-topp-treThe top three riders in the FEI Zangersheide Sires of the World. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Karline de Brabander and Fantomas de Muze (Sandro Boy x For Pleasure) won the 1,50 m FEI Zangersheide Sires of the World in Lanaken after an exciting jump-off on Saturday. 49 stallions took part in the prestigious class, but only 11 of them made it back for the jump-off. The faults kept coming against the clock as well, and it was only the top four that delivered a double clear round.

The WoSJ guest blogger from the Asian Games; Samantha Lam

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Adonis2Next weekend the showjumping kicks off at the Asian Games in Incheon, Korea and World of Showjumping is so lucky as to have Hong Kong showjumper Samantha Lam guest blogging from the championships. Lam will compete with her horse Adonis, a nine year old gelding by Pino x Lancer II. Flying from Europe to Incheon, Lam gives a first brief update on their arrival. The jumping competitions will be on from the 28-30th of September.

Farewell to Glory Days

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_MG_5920Glory Days and Katie Dinan. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Very sadly, Katie Dinan's Glory Days has passed away at the age of thirteen. The Swedish bred gelding by Cardento x Diamond Serpent came to Katie in the beginning of 2013, after being successfully competed by Sweden's Daniel Zetterman. With Dinan, Glory Days continued to pick up top results and in November last year the pair won the $50,000 Weston Canadian Open in Toronto. In an interview with World of Showjumping in August 2013, Katie said she felt "very lucky to have him".

"NYC vs. The World" Speed Challenge presented by Donald J. Trump goes to Suncast® World Team

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NY1Team Captains Georgina Bloomberg and Kent Farrington in their presentation with Kim McCullough, Vice President of Marketing Jaguar Land Rover North America, Terry Allen Kramer, Paige Bellissimo, Mr. Donald Trump, Amy Klein of Suncast, and Katherine and Mark Bellissimo. Photos © Kit Houghton/Rolex.Central Park's Trump Rink was alight with excitement Friday night as the inaugural Central Park Horse Show (CPHS), presented by Rolex and produced by The Chronicle of the Horse, continued with its second day of showjumping competition under the beautiful New York City skyline. The evening featured a $50,000 "NYC vs. The World" Team Speed Challenge, presented by Donald J. Trump, with a win for Suncast® Corporation's World Team. Representing his home nation of Ireland, Conor Swail won the competition overall with the leading round aboard Lansdowne.

Second win of the day for Lynch in Gaston Glock's Championat Vienna

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DenisThe man of the day in Vienna: Denis Lynch. Photo by Stefano Grasso/LGCT.The Friday night feature class at the Longines Global Champions Tour in Vienna – the Gaston Glock's Championat Vienna – was won by Denis Lynch and All Star 5 (Argentinus x Alme). This was Denis' second win of the day, as he also won the opening class on Double O Seven (Equest Carnute x Irco Mena). The Irishman threw everything he had at the challenging course set by Frank Rothenberger to push Germany's Hans-Dieter Dreher with Embassy II (Escudo I x Silvio I) and Ludger Beerbaum with Chaman (Baloubet du Rouet x I Love You) into 2nd and 3rd, respectively. A rare smile broke across Lynch's face as he accepted his prize before the packed VIP and the title sponsors family Glock.

Italians earn promotion to Europe Division 1 with superb victory at last qualifier in Arezzo

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caselloPiergiorgio Bucci and Casallo Z were double clear for the winning team. Photo by FEI/Stefano Secchi.There were great celebrations in Arezzo today when the host nation won the last round of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 2 series. The result was not only a much-sought-after victory on home ground, but it also earned a place at next month's Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona, Spain and has promoted Italy to Europe Division 1 for the 2015 season.

Wout-Jan van der Schans and Capetown continue fantastic form in Donaueschingen

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WoutJan1On a winning streak: Wout-Jan van der Schans and Capetown. Photo by World of Showjumping.They came straight from a Grand Prix win in Paderborn last weekend, and today Wout-Jan van der Schans and Capetown added another win to their record when they were victorious in the 1.50 class at the CSI3* show in Donaueschingen. The Dutch rider and the 11 year old gelding by Oklund x Carlino has been on tremendous form this summer, and continued to impress today at the German event.

Thank you Castle Forbes Vivaldo van het Costersveld!

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_MG_5567In August it was announced that both Castle Forbes Vivaldo van het Costersveld and Castle Forbes Cosma and would retire from the sport. Owned by Lady Forbes, and ridden by France’s Roger Yves Bost for the past three years – the two horses have been like win machines. Castle Forbes Vivaldo van het Costersveld had no less than 58 international podium appearances during his career including 27 wins! Here’s a photo tribute to Bosty’s success horse, and we wish Vivaldo a happy retirement! Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Advertisement | Increasing number of dressage foals in Limburg Foal Auction

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LimburgThe Limburg Foal Auction will be held in Weert for the 14th time on Wednesday September 24th. The auction is being organised by Stal Hendrix. It is traditionally the last foal auction of the season where, before, mostly jumper foals got sold. However, the number of dressage foals is getting more equal party due to the involvement of Gertjan van Olst as a member of the dressage selection committee.

Georgina Bloomberg wins inaugural $210,000 Central Park Grand Prix CSI 3* presented by Rolex

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BloombergNYGeorgina Bloomberg rode Juvina to victory in the Central Park Grand Prix, presented by Rolex. Photos © Kit Houghton/Rolex.The first annual Central Park Horse Show (CPHS), presented by Rolex and produced by The Chronicle of the Horse, hosted its opening night in New York City's Trump Rink on Thursday. Twenty-three of the world's best horses and riders jumped in the inaugural $210,000 Central Park Grand Prix CSI 3*, presented by Rolex, with an exciting victory for New York's own Georgina Bloomberg riding Juvina. The Central Park Grand Prix, presented by Rolex was televised live on NBC Sports Network as the first live primetime broadcast of equestrian sport on a major sports network.

Thank you Castle Forbes Cosma!

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_K7X2142In August it was announced that both Castle Forbes Cosma and Castle Forbes Vivaldo van het Costersveld would be retired from the sport. Owned by Lady Georgina Forbes, and ridden by France’s Roger Yves Bost for the past three years – the two horses have been real winners. Castle Forbes Cosma picked up 67 podium prizes including no less than 36 speed class wins during her career. Here’s a photo tribute to one of the fastest horse on the scene: We wish you a happy retirement Cosma! Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

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WoSJ Exclusive; Fast facts for the 2014/2015 World Cup seaso…

WoSJ Exclusive; Fast facts for the 2014/2015 World Cup season in the Western European League

It's World Cup time in Europe! Here last year's Champions Daniel Deusser and Cornet D'Amour. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.True to tradition Oslo – capital of Norway – is the host when the Western European World Cup season for 2014/2015 kicks off this weekend. These are the fast facts you need to know as Europe's best riders will battle it out...

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