Sergio Alvares Moya is one of the top riders you find in Gijon this weekend. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.This weekend Gijon holds the CSIO5* Nations Cup for the Promotional League. As we still don’t know how next year’s Nations Cup system will be organized, the excitement around the Nations Cup in Gijon is not as big as one normally would expect. Gijon is still hosting a great show though and we find several top riders present such as Eric Lamaze, Sergio Alvares Moya, Laura Kraut, Michel Robert and Kevin Staut.
See the Elite Foal Auction Borculo live over internet
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:23
On Thursday it is time for the big Elite Foal Auction Borculo in Holland and you can follow it live over internet. 75 foals will be sold and here you can find foals by Verdi, Action Breaker, Tornesch, Monte Bellini, Plot Blue, Casall, Bubalu and several other famous showjumpers.
To read about the foals, the auction and to follow it live on Thursday - click here.
Saer Coulter - here with her horse Springtime. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The promising stallion Don VHP Z (Diamant de Semilly x Voltaire) has been sold to American rider Saer Coulter. The eight year old Zangersheide-stallion has up until now been owned by Brendon Stud in Great Britain, and competed successfully by British rider Louise Pavitt. During the five star show at Hickstead in July the pair really made their mark, and ended fourth in the Grand Prix. The two also won the Grand Prix at Windsor earlier this year. Don VHP Z will in the future be seen under Coulter, who trains for Markus Beerbaum.
H&M Tornesch is back in work. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.After sustaining a light tendon injury in the middle of July, H&M Tornesch (Lux x Libero H) is now back in work. This is reported by his rider Malin Baryard-Johnsson on her Twitter-account. It was after the Nations Cup in Falsterbo that Malin decided to have the stallion examined as she did not feel he jumped as normal. The minor injury that was discovered sadly kept Malin and H&M Tornesch out of Olympic contest, but luckily the wonderful bay is now back in work.
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Shane Sweetnam Takes the Lead in the 2012 Hagyard Challenge Series
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 07:14
Shane Sweetnam took the lead in the 2012 Hagyard Challenge Series during the $10,000 Hagyard Welcome Stake at the KHJA Horse Show. Photo by Shawn McMillen Photography.It was a thrilling Welcome Stake for the final week of the Kentucky Summer Series, during the KHJA Horse Show. It was Shane Sweetnam who rode to the top of the standings for the 2012 Hagyard Challenge Series. Sweetnam's first place finish knocked Kaitlin Campbell into the second place position, with Reed Kessler holding strong in the third place position.
Consisting of seven grand prix classes to be held during the 2012 show series at the Kentucky Horse Park, the Hagyard Challenge Series, sponsored by the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, offers a $50,000 Leading Rider Award. The rider accumulating the most points throughout the series will be presented with the bonus during the $50,000 World Cup Qualifier at the Kentucky National Horse Show in September 2012.
Katrin Eckermann - here in Munich last year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.After four legs of the DKB-Riders Tour, it’s Katrin Eckermann who is in the lead. The German rider has picked up 30 points, while Christian Ahlmann is breathing her in the neck with his 26 points as three legs of the tour remain. Nisse Lüneburg is rank three with 20 points, a spot he shares with Ludger Beerbaum and Luciana Diniz who have the same amount of points. The next leg takes place in Paderborn, before the tour moves on to Hannover and finally Munich.
Coming off a successful week at HITS Culpeper, Tracy Magness of Hughsville, Maryland was first to ride and posted the first clear round aboard Mr. & Mrs. John Bartko’s Tarco Van Ter Moude. She and Tarco Van Ter Moude also rode to the blue in Thursday’s Level 7 Jumper class. Ragan Roberts of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania guaranteed a jump-off with a clear round seven trips later on Quipit Group’s Quipit L.F. They were eventually joined by five more horses, two of which had Fenney in saddle.
Star Studded Line-up for 2012 American Gold Cup at Old Salem Farm
Monday, 27 August 2012 21:46
Beezie Madden and Coral Reef Via Volo win 2010 American Gold Cup. Photo by Kenneth Kraus/PhelpsSports.com.When the American Gold Cup makes it much anticipated return this year at Old Salem Farm in North Salem NY, it will be a star-studded lineup of world-class show jumpers that will compete for the 2012 title. The show, now just a couple of weeks away, is scheduled for September 12th through the 16th, 2012, with the famed $200,000 American Gold Cup as the highlight event on the final Sunday.
This year's event has been designated an FEI CSI 4*-W, with Sunday American Gold being an East Coast League World Cup qualifying event for the 2012/2013 show jumping season. With over $30 million dollars in improvements, Old Salem Farm, in New York's Westchester County, is a premier equestrian venue, offering state-of-the-art facilities, surrounded by 120 gorgeous acres.
The Rolex FEI World Cup kicks off in Oslo in a little under seven weeks. Maybe we will see Marco Kutscher and Cash make a comeback? Here the two are seen during the WC final in Leipzig in 2011.The Rolex FEI World Cup calendar for the Western European league for the 2012/2013 season is ready. So is the complete FEI World Cup™ Jumping Calendar for all the leagues. In the Western European league the season kicks off in Oslo, Norway – true to tradition – on the 14th of October, before it continues on to Helsinki, Finland. Then follows ten more legs before the final takes place in Gothenburg on the 24-28 of April 2013.
Swedish Champion: Daniel Zetterman with Glory Days. Here in Aachen. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Daniel Zetterman and Glory Days (Cardento x Diamond Serpent) won this weekend's Swedish Championship. Daniel was in the lead ahead of the final and kept his nerves under control to win the gold medal. Second place went to Linda Heed with Bee Wonderful (Cagliostro x Indus) and third place to Viveca Lundbäck with the second Cardento offspring among the top three - Canthara.
Michel and Nenuphar'Jac were today's winners in Verbier - here seen in Paris last year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Michel Robert took the win at the CSI 3* in Verbier today. The French veteran and Nenuphar’Jac (Cumano x Pidayack) were double clear and more than a second faster than runner up Katie Prudent riding V (by Landstreigher). Alain Jufer secured third place with Casha vd Kornelishoeve (by Toulon). The Grand Prix was quite though as nine riders retired and two got eliminated. 13 out of the 59 riders competing in the class still made it through to the jump-off though were seven of them produced yet another clear round.
Best rider and best female rider of the show - Christian Ahlmann and Janika Sprunger. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Christian Ahlmann was the best rider of the show in Münster and won a gold bar worth 10.000 Euro. Second best was Ludger Beerbaum who got a horse trailer and Janika Sprunger was third and received 5.000 Euros in gold.
That was not the only prize that Janika Sprunger won, she also got a watch worth 4.200 Euros fas the best lady rider during the show in Münster.
Even the grooms got prizes and Celia Rijntjes from Rolf-Göran Bengtsson got the prize as the best groom.
WoSJ Exclusive; From tour to tour – a review by the riders
Which tour - or tours - to choose? We asked the riders! Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.During early spring there are plenty of showjumping tours to choose from around Europe. Some of the biggest and most popular this year have been the Z-Tour in Lanaken, the Toscana Tour in Arezzo, the Sunshine Tour in Vejer de la Frontera, the Mediterranean Equestrian...