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Three star 1.50 wins for Epaillard and Fredricson on Saturday

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JulienCristalloJulien Epaillard won the 1.50 at the Z-Tour on Cristallo. Photo by World of Showjumping.A lightning fast jump-off from France's Julien Epaillard secured him the win in Saturday's biggest class in Lanaken aboard the Casall-son Cristallo A LM. In usual Epaillard-style, the French rider went full speed around the shortened jump-off track and with an incredible turn to the penultimate combination he set the time at 40.92 seconds. Nobody could do anything about Julien, but closest came Dutch rider Frank Schuttert on Winchester HS (Numero Uno x Nimmerdor) who was almost two seconds behind on the clock. In third followed Oliver Lazarus on Curt (Contendro I x Quinto).

 

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Images | When things don't go quite according to plan...

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 _MG_4985It's not always that we get the photos we planned for! Here's a little selection of photos that turned out to be everything else than useful.

Jarnac turns his career towards breeding

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julio-arias-jarnacJarnac and Julio Arias in action at the Europeans in Madrid in 2011. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The now seventeen year old stallion Jarnac turns his career towards breeding. Studforlife.com reports that the French bred stallion by Ryon d'Anzex x J'T'Adore will stand at stud at Haras des M for the 2014 season, and his owner and rider Julio Arias says to the website that it is likely that the horse now will focus on breeding only – but that a final decision will be taken at the end of the year.

Draw of tickets for the Final 4 of the jumping and the closing ceremony

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SautdobstaclesFEIKitHoughtonPhoto by FEI/Kit Houghton.Open since 4 March, the sales period for individual tickets for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy does not include tickets for the Final 4 of the jumping. This test, which only takes place at the World Equestrian Games, is the very last event of the fortnight and is to be followed by the closing ceremony in Caen's d'Ornano Stadium on 7 September 2014.

 

As those tickets are highly sought after, the Organising Committee sets up a registration period from 11am on 24 April to 11am on 28 April (CET - online registration). A draw will then be made in order to decide the final ticket-holders.

Advertisement; Presentation of the 3 to 6 year old Holsteiner Verband sires in Elmshorn 25.4.14

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New horse for Hans-Dieter Dreher

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Matse-Janssen-Le-Quidam-716Le Quidam with Matthias Janssen at the FEI Zangersheide Sires of the World in Lanaken last year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Hans-Dieter Dreher has a new ride; Le Quidam (Landjunge x Quidam de Revel). The 12 year old Holsteiner stallion has previously been ridden by the German rider Matthias Janssen and the pair has had great success on national level in Germany.

 

Hansi did his first show with Le Quidam in Lanaken where he jumped some 1,35 - 1,40 m classes on the stallion.

The top five at the Gene Mische American Invitational in images

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BeezieThe winners of the Gene Mische American Invitational: Beezie Madden and Coral Reef Via Volo. All photos by The Book LLC.

Montreal to Zangersheide

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zangersheideThe 21 year old Montreal (Athlet Z x Cor de la Bruyere) was during the Eurocommerce auction bought for the Zangersheide Stud. Judy-Ann Melchior says on Zangersheide's website that Montreal was one of the most successful horses in his time, and that he has an excellent pedigree. The plan is thus to clone the gelding to be able to offer breeders his bloodlines.

The riders list for the Longines FEI World Cup Final is official

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beezie-stllningWill Beezie and Simon be able to defend their title? Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.41 competitors from 20 different countries will take part in the Longines FEI World Cup Final 2014. The final takes place in Lyon on the 17-21 of April. Last year's winning couple Beezie Madden and Simon will be there to defend their title, and the US has as many as eleven riders who will try to make sure that the title goes home to America for a third year in a row.

 

Marcus Ehning - three times World Cup Final winner - has the possibility to be the first rider ever to win the final four times. He is bringing Cornado NRW  - who has been in top form lately - to Lyon. Marcus will celebrate his 40th birthday during the event; will he get the birthday present in the form of winning the final?

Images | Noltes Küchengirl enjoys her retirement!

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_K7X9161In February it was decided to retire Marcus Ehning's super star Noltes Küchengirl. The amazing 17 year old mare by Lord Z x Cambridge Cole now enjoys life in the fields at home in Borken, Germany. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Longines Global Champions Tour Paris Eiffel Jumping Presented by Gucci

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_19A6872The event was presented on a press conference at Hôtel de Ville in Paris yesterday. The Esplanade of the Champ de Mars will welcome the 40 best showjumping riders worldwide, renowned amateurs and close to 120 000 people for the first edition of the Longines Global Champions Tour Paris Eiffel Jumping, presented by Gucci from the 4-6th of July 2014. The Longines Global Champions Tour Paris Eiffel Jumping, presented by Gucci, is jointly organized by Virginie Coupérie-Eiffel and Jan Tops. Virginie Coupérie-Eiffel, Champion French equestrian rider and descendant of Gustave Eiffel, is the President of Paris Eiffel Jumping.

Seoul also goes to Saudi Arabia

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gerco-seoulGerco Schröder with Seoul. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Gerco Schröder's ride Seoul also goes to Saudi Arabia. The 13 year old gelding by Thunder van de Zuuthoeve x Lancer II was among the horses auctioned off during the Eurocommerce online auction, and it was initially reported that Seoul would be back with his previous rider Wout-Jan van der Schans - but in the end this was unfortunately not to be. 

Rolex 10:10 – Catching up with Rodrigo Pessoa, Eric Lamaze and Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum

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rodrigo-rolexRolex Testimonee Rodrigo Pessoa. As the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival came to an end one week ago, World of Showjumping got the opportunity to catch up with Rolex Testimonees Rodrigo Pessoa, Eric Lamaze and Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum in an exclusive Rolex 10:10 call. Pessoa, Lamaze and Michaels-Beerbaum all shared their thoughts on the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival, it's future, the coming outdoor season as well as their plans and thoughts on the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014.

Dakota goes to Abdel Said – Vingino to Said's supporter Mr. Mansour

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abdel-profilAbdel gets the ride on Dakota. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.It will be Egypt's Abdel Said who gets to ride Dakota (Cento Lano x Intermezzo) in the future. Together with Vingino (Voltaire x Cassini I) the two horses were bought by Said's supporter and friend Mr. Mansour during the Eurocommerce auction, and Mr. Mansour plans to ride Vingino himself. "I am very grateful for Mr. Mansour's support, he is a man I can always count on," Said says to World of Showjumping. "Mr. Mansour is not only a great supporter for me, but also for Egyptian showjumping in general. It is incredible to get a horse of Dakota's caliber in the stable, and I look forward to start competing her."

Wout-Jan van der Schans keeps Capetown

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Wout-Jan-van-der-Schans-CapLuckily Capetown stays with Wout-Jan van der Schans. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Wout-Jan van der Schans confirms to World of Showjumping that he keeps the ride on Capetown. The 11 year old gelding by Oklund x Carlino was one of the Eurocommerce horses auctioned off online – but will luckily remain in the Netherlands with his current rider. The pair was placed 6th in the Longines FEI World Cup in Gothenburg in February to mention one of many good recent results.

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Visiting Marcus Ehning in images - part two

Visiting Marcus Ehning in images - part two

Welcome to the Ehning's yard! All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

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