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Saturday, 01 Nov 2014


This week's live streaming

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IMG_0600A few showjumping events will be live streamed this week:


The CSI5*-W show in Lyon will have classes live streamed via this link.


The Longines FEI World Cup in Lyon will be live streamed via this link.




Upperclass to Artisan Farms

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william-whitaker-upperclassUpperclass - here seen at Spruce Meadows with William Whitaker in the saddle. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Carlene and Andy Ziegler's Artisan Farms LLC has purchased William Whitaker's Upperclass. Whitaker has enjoyed great success with the 13 year old KWPN gelding by Concorde x Indoctro over the last years. The pair won the 1.60 Tourmaline Oil Cup at Spruce Meadows in September this year, and was also placed second in the 1.55 Longines Cup of the City of Barcelona in the middle of October. The pair also recorded wins in Le Touquet, St. Gallen, Bethune, Bolesworth, Dinard and Hickstead during 2014.

Star line-up for the CSI4*-W National Horse Show in Lexington

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McLain-Ward-Rotchild-41735McLain Ward will compete in Lexington for the CSI4*-W 2014 National Horse Show. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.America's best showjumpers head for the National Horse Show that takes place at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington on October 28 -November 2, 2014. Among the riders competing at the CSI4*-W event is team bronze medallists from the World Equestrian Games Beezie Madden, McLain Ward and Kent Farrington. They will be joined by young stars such as Katie Dinan, Jessica Springsteen, Brianne Goutal and Georgina Bloomberg as well as big names featuring Peter Wylde, Leslie Howard, Laura Kraut, Charlie Jayne, Todd Minikus and Margie Engle.

The riders heading for Equita Lyon

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patrice-delaveau-lacrimosoOne of the many good riders that will compete in Lyon: Patrice Delaveau, here on Lacrimoso HDC. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The third leg of the Longines FEI World Cup in the Western European League takes place this weekend, and Lyon is the city that hosts it. It is a strong field of riders that travel to the five star event, and on the list are names such as Rodrigo Pessoa, Eric Lamaze, Scott Brash, Ludger Beerbaum, Marcus Ehning, Daniel Deusser and Steve Guerdat – in addition to all the best French riders that will compete on home soil.

Olivier Robert wins the World Cup Grand Prix at the CSI3*-W Morocco Royal Tour

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olivier-robertOlivier Robert. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Olivier Robert won the World Cup Grand Prix at the CSI3*-W Morocco Royal Tour in El Jadida. Riding Quenelle du Py (Tresor du Renom), the French rider secured the win with one of four double clear rounds in this class that counted almost forty riders. 0.77 seconds separated Robert from runner-up Emmanuele Gaudiano on Admara (Padinus x Murano), representing Italy – while Belgium's Dominique Hendrickx was third on Cayen van het Hobos (Cornet Obolensky x Corrado), five seconds behind the winner. The last double clear round belonged to Sheikh Ali Bin Khalid Al Thani on his new ride First Devision (Andiamo x Perhaps vh Molenvondel).

Advertisement; Holsteiner Elite Riding Horse Auction 2014

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The Holsteiner elite riding horse auction is just around the corner: from 30 October to 1 November breed and equestrian enthusiasts from all over the world come together at the Neumünster Holstenhalle.

Sunday's Grand Prix winners

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Jorg-Oppermann---Che-GuevarJörg Oppermann with Che Guevara - here seen in Hagen. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The CSI2* Grand Prix of Wiener Neustadt was won by Jörg Oppermann with Che Guevara (Concept x Rebel Z). Oppermann was one of only two riders that managed to ride a double clear round - the other one was Armin Himmelreich with Clenur (Carinue x Fernando), putting to German riders on top. Third place went to Ireland's Daren Hopkins with Mister Cruise (Cruising x Clover Hill) after four fault in the jump-off. Only the top three that made it to the jump-off, and Andrey Holly with James (Acros x Dietward) - who had one time fault in the first round - took the fourth place.

Popular home win for Roger Yves Bost in the Grand Prix of the City of Saint-Lô

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bosty_prixRoger Yves Bost won the CSI3* Grand Prix of the City of Saint-Lô. Photo © Herpin.Reigning European Champion Roger Yves Bost won the CSI3* Grand Prix of the City of Saint-Lô on Sunday. Riding Qoud'Coeur de la Loge – a son of the French rider's former top horse Ideal de la Loge – Bosty took a very popular win ahead of Vice World Champion Patrice Delaveau with Ornella Mail*HDC (Lando x Alligator Fontaine). The two were properly celebrated by the packed house of French spectators who stayed throughout the prize giving to celebrate the home heroes.

Steve Guerdat takes over the lead in the Longines FEI World Cup Western European League

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steve-nino-stllningSteve Guerdat is in the lead of the Western European League. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.After Sunday's World Cup victory in Helsinki, Steve Guerdat has taken over the lead in the Longines FEI World Cup Western European League. With 35 points, the Swiss rider is two points ahead of Jur Vrieling who is ranked second. Then follows Marlon Zanotelli as rank three with 21 points, Kevin Staut as rank four with the same amount and then Pius Schwizer as rank five with 18 points. The next leg of the Longines FEI World Cup Western European League takes place in Lyon next weekend.

Swiss sweep it clean in Helsinki as Guerdat, Fuchs & Schwizer take top three World Cup spots

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Nino_des_Buissonnets_Guerdat_SteveSteve Guerdat and Nino des Buissonnets won the Longines FEI World Cup in Helsinki. Photo Tapio Maenpaa/FEI.The Swiss riders took full control in Sunday's Longines FEI World Cup in Helsinki, as Steve Guerdat, Martin Fuchs and Pius Schwizer claimed first, second and third in the second qualifier in the Western European League. Guerdat partnered up with his Olympic gold medallist Nino des Buissonnets (Kannan x Narcos II), and bettered his third place from Oslo last weekend to go all the way to the top.

Harrie Smolders wins the $125,000 Villas at Rancho Valencia World Cup Grand Prix of Del Mar

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HarrieReginaHarrie Smolders and Regina Z (archive photo). Photo (c) World of Showjumping.Harrie Smolders made sure that the Dutch success spreads out around the globe, when he won yesterday's $125,000 Villas at Rancho Valencia World Cup Grand Prix of Del Mar. Riding Regina Z (Rex Z x Savoy Hanover), Smolders secured the win ahead of home rider rich Fellers riding the 18 year old Flexible (Cruising x Safari). Not only did he win, Smolders also recorded the third place on Enjoy Louis (Coriano x Kannan). It was a good day for Smolders' boss Axel Verlooy as he also saw his son Jos, who recently won the Longines Grand Prix in Los Angeles, placing tenth on Domino (Thunder van de Zuuthoeve x Azur Depaulstra).

Jessica Springsteen Leading International Jumper Rider at WIHS

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JessicaLeadingRiderJessica Springsteen accepting her leading rider awards. Photos © Shawn McMillen Photography, Springsteen was presented with the $15,000 Leading International Jumper Rider Award, sponsored by The Boeing Company, at Washington International horse Show yesterday. Springsteen also got the Margaret Chovnick Memorial Trophy, and the $10,000 Leading Rider 25 Years of Age and Under Award, sponsored by Sleepy P Ranch. The Springsteen Family's Stone Hill Farm was the Leading Jumper Owner sponsored by The Reid Family. Belgium's Olivier Philippaerts was named Leading Foreign Rider after winning Friday's $50,000 Speed Final.

McLain Ward and HH Carlos Z capture President's Cup Grand Prix CSI 4*-W

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carlosMcLain Ward with HH Carlos Z. Photos © Shawn McMillen Photography, McLain Ward (USA) and HH Carlos Z raced to victory Saturday night in the $125,000 President's Cup Grand Prix CSI 4*-W, presented by Events DC, at the 56th annual Washington International Horse Show (WIHS). Competing at Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C., Ward will have his name etched in WIHS history for now winning the coveted President of the United States Perpetual Cup four times in his illustrious career. The Longines FEI World Cup qualifying grand prix was the highlight event of the week at WIHS as competition concludes on Sunday with the Pony Hunters, WIHS Pony Equitation Finals, and WIHS Regional Finals.

Vrieling continues his fierce form in Helsinki

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VrielingHelsinkiA happy top three in Helsinki. Photo by UB Horse Show/Satu Pirinen.Saturday's 1.50 speed class in Helsinki went to Jur Vrieling, who seems to be in an unstoppable winning mood at the moment. Riding Esprit Ds (Darco x Capitol I), the World Cup winner from Oslo was fractions faster than runner-up Gregory Wathelet on Egano van het Slogenhof (Electro x Nagano). Third place went to Grand Prix winner Martin Fuchs on Picsou du Chene (Le Tot de Semilly x Caloubet du Bois). All three riders stopped the clock on the 51-second mark.

The UB Grand Prix in Helsinki goes to Martin Fuchs

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FuchsHelsinkiMartin Fuchs won the five star Grand Prix in Helsinki on PSG Future. Photo by UB Horse Show/Satu Pirinen.The audience burst into applause when Martin Fuchs and his 10 year old bay gelding PSG Future (Cashandcarry x Lorentin I) crossed the finish line as winners of the CSI5* UB Grand Prix at Helsinki International UB Horse Show on Saturday. Bart Bles on Lord Sandro Ddh (Lordanos x Sandro) from the Netherlands was second and Henrik von Eckermann on Crespo PKZ (Cornet Obolensky) third in the fully charged arena, on the third competition day.


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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