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Sunday, 25 Jan 2015


Top riders to CSI3* Drachten

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Jeroen-Dubbeldam-Zenith-SFNWorld Champion Jeroen Dubbeldam will be in Drachten. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The CSI3* event in Drachten attracts a great field of riders the coming weekend. On the list are big names such as Jeroen Dubbeldam, Marc Houtzager, Jur Vrieling, Marco Kutcher, Marlon Zanotelli, Joe Clee as well as Olivier and Nicola Philippaerts.


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The world's best riders heading for Zürich

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2Ludger-Beerbaum-Chaman-580Ludger Beerbaum is one of many top riders heading for Zürich. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The CSI5* World Cup event in Zürich this coming weekend welcomes the world's best riders. On the list are the top four on the Longines Ranking; Scott Brash, Ludger Beerbaum, Marcus Ehning and Daniel Deusser. Three more riders from the Top 10 will also be present; Kevin Staut, Patrice Delaveau and Penelope Leprevost - in addition to several other famous names.

Beezie Madden USEF Equestrian of the Year - Cortes 'C' USEF Horse of the Year

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beezie-cortesBeezie Madden and Cortes 'C' have been awarded by the USEF. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Beezie Madden has been named the USEF Equestrian of the Year for the 2nd year in a row and a fourth time overall. Beezie is the first person to have won this top honor four times having won the title in 2005, 2006 and 2013 previously. Madden started 2014 in the US with multiple victories at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival and a win for the third time of the American Invitational in Miami, Fl., alongside a win in the Gran Premio Veracruz at the CSIO4* Coapexpan in Mexico.

Cabrio van de Heffinck stays in Belgian hands and under Olivier Philippaerts

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OlivierCabrio2Olivier Philippaerts will keep on riding Cabrio van de Heffinck. Photo by World of Showjumping.As the HOPA Online Auction came to an end yesterday, it was announced that Cabrio van de Heffinck (Cassini I x Calato) willl stay in Belgian hands. The stallion's current rider Olivier Philippaerts will continue to compete him also in the future. It is a Belgian investor that has bought Cabrio van de Heffinck, but the identity remains unknown as he has asked for discretion in this regard. 


Conor Swail and Martha Louise victorious in Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic

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marthaConor Swail and Martha Louise. Photo by 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) concluded its second week of competition, sponsored by Wellington Equestrian Realty, on Sunday with a win for Ireland's Conor Swail and Martha Louise in the $34,000 Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic. Earlier in the day, Kelli Cruciotti and Chamonix H were victorious in the $25,000 Artisan Farms Under 25 Grand Prix, presented by Equine Couture/TuffRider.

Sanne Thijssen wins the CSI2* Grand Prix in Drachten

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Sanne_Thijssen_wint_Grote_Prijs_van_ICNN_Drachten._Foto_www.digishots.nlSanne Thijssen won the Grand Prix in Drachten. Photo (c) entire top three in the CSI2* Grand Prix in Drachten was dominated by the same stable. Leon Thijssen's daughter Sanne Thijssen won, stable jockey Jelmer Hoekstra was second and Leon himself third. Thirteen riders came back for the 1.45 TVM Insurance Grand Prix. "It was a beautiful but tricky test," Leon Thijssen said afterwards. "But for our stable it came out good with three of the four riders placed."

Quotes after the World Cup in Leipzig | "Today it all worked out!"

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hansi-dreher-embassyHans-Dieter Dreher with Embassy. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The winner Hansi Dreher: "I'm really, really happy to win here. The last two months I was really not in form, and had a lot of bad luck with one down and two down, but today it all worked out!" 


Second place went to Geir Gulliksen with Edesa S Banjan: "This is a prestigious event and I really wanted to win, but my horse isn't as fast as Hansi's horse. I'm lucky to be second, my horse really tried hard and I will be back to win another year. "

Steve Guerdat still on top of the Longines FEI World Cup Western European League

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Steve-Guerdat-Nino-StuttgarSteve Guerdat with Nino des Buissonnets - here seen in Stuttgart. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Steve Guerdat still tops the Western European League with his 57 points. Kevin Staut is rank two, also on 57 points - but as Steve has won one leg he is in front. Harrie Smolders, who has collected his points in the US, is rank three while Marco Kutscher is rank four with 44 points. Daniel Deusser is fifth with 43 points while Lucy Davis has 42 points. Douglas Lindelöw has climbed up to rank seven with 41 points. Normally all the riders with over 40 points can be pretty sure that they will make it to the World Cup Final in Las Vegas in the end of April.


Hans-Dieter Dreher is the hero of the day in the Longines FEI World Cup in Leipzig

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hansi-embassyHans-Dieter Dreher and Embassy II took a popular home win in Leipzig. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Hans-Dieter Dreher and Embassy II could celebrate victory on home soil in the Longines FEI World Cup in Leipzig on Sunday afternoon. As last to go in a five horse jump-off, the popular Hansi left Geir Gulliksen behind him in second and Luca Moneta in third.

Mario Stevens and Laurin win the Youngster Cup Final in Leipzig

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mario-laurinMario Stevens and Laurin. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Mario Stevens won the Poresta Youngster Tour Final in Leipzig. Stevens rode the 8 year old Laurin (Lazio x Grannus). He was one second faster in the jump-off than Katharina Offel with the 8 year old Lord Larry (Lord Pezi x Cordalme) who ended second ahead of Christian Ahlmann with the 7 year old Hui Buh (Cornado I x Paramo K) - the winner of the World Championships for 6 year olds last year in Lanaken.

Ian Millar and Dixson win $50,000 Wellington Equestrian Realty Grand Prix CSI 2*

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unnamed1Ian Millar and Dixson. Photos (c) Sportfot.Canada's Ian Millar was the proud winner of Saturday night's $50,000 Wellington Equestrian Realty Grand Prix CSI 2* aboard Ariel and Susan Grange's Dixson during week two of the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). In a five-horse jump-off, Millar and Dixson topped the class by two one-hundredths of a second over Brianne Goutal (USA) and Remarkable Farms LP's Zernike K.

Will Simpson and The Dude win HITS Thermal $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix

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unnamedWill Simpson and The Dude took first place in the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix. Photo (c) ESI Photography.With no faults and a time of 42.815 seconds, Will Simpson and The Dude, owned by Monarch International, won the first Grand Prix of the season at the HITS Desert Circuit. One of only three riders to go clear, Simpson prevailed in the jump-off with a time almost three seconds faster than his nearest competitor, Susan Artes and Zamiro, owned by Alix Fargo.

Christian Ahlmann takes the Championat von Leipzig

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christian-aragonChristian Ahlmann is on a good flow in Leipzig. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.After a jump-off full of action Christian Ahlmann and Aragon Z (Askari x Kolibri) won the Championat von Leipzig on Saturday afternoon. As many as seventeen combinations qualified for the jump-off, but only six of them cleared the shortened track.


Second place went to Denis Lynch and Abbervail van het Dingeshof (Nonstop x Jus de Pomme) while Philipp Weishaupt secured third place with Cordalme-son Chico.

Advertisement; Cavalor® feed available at the Southern European and American tours

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Good news for our clients all over the world: Cavalor® feed, supplements and care products will be available at the various tour locations in southern Europe and the USA in the next coming weeks!


These are the tours in Southern Europe where Cavalor® will be available:


  • Mediterránea Tour – Oliva Nova, Valencia (27.01 – 07.04)
  • Costa del Sol Tour – Mijas, Malaga (17.01 – 15.03)
  • Sunshine Tour – Vejer de la Frontera, Cadiz (12.02 – 17.03)
  • Vilamoura – Portugal (17.02 – 09.03)
  • Barrocca d'Alva– Portugal (26.02 – 05.03)
  • Barcelona Dressage Tour (17-29.03)
  • Winter Tour – Madrid (01.05 – 20.05)

Connor Swail continues winning streak at Wellington Turf Tour 1.40m Grand Prix

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connorswailConnor Swail and Dillinger win $15,000 1.4m Grand Prix at The Ridge at Wellington Turf Tour. Photo (c) Phelps Media Group. The second Friday of the Ridge at Wellington's Turf Tour hosted by the International Polo Club saw a number of talented horse and rider pairs trying their hand at Chris Jones' courses. Connor Swail picked up the victory in the 1.40m Grand Prix on Dillinger, owned by Susan Grange.


The International Polo Club provided a lively backdrop for the talented show jumpers, with tennis and polo taking place on either side of the grass fields.   A bit of drizzle held off some of the competitors, but the afternoon saw a strong showing once the weather brightened up.


Looking back | The showjumping year of 2014 in images - part…

Looking back | The showjumping year of 2014 in images - part one

Guess the face? Patrice Delaveau does his best to hide away Scott Brash, who was virtually untouchable all year – closing off 2014 with winning the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final in Geneva as the world’s no. one. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

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