Laura Kraut tops the overall standings of the Longines Global Champions Tour 2013
Sunday, 19 May 2013 09:40
Laura Kraut is in the lead after her great win in Wiesbaden. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.After the third leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour, Laura Kraut has taken over the leading position on the overall ranking. With 77 points Laura is two points ahead of Luciana Diniz in second place with 75 points. Alvaro de Miranda is next at 66 points while the winner from Hamburg, Christian Ahlmann is currently rank four together with Hansi Dreher on 65 points.
The winning combination - Margie Engle and Royce. Scope and stride proved to be the key to the win for Margie Engle and Royce during the $75,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix, presented by Audi of Lexington, during the Kentucky Spring Classic. The pair out jumped 12 other horse and rider combinations during the tiebreaker to claim the winning prize with a double clear effort. Charlie Jayne captured the second place award with Chill R Z, while Venezuela's Pablo Barrios galloped into third aboard Zara Leandra.
"Cedric won his 4th GCT today and I'm so proud of him." Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Laura Kraut on the question whether this was the perfect course for Cedric; “You never know with him, sometimes he is afraid of break-away jumps so I was really happy when he jumped the first round. It was a good second course to give confidence. I'm just so pleased. And I was surprised that i beat Edwina and Hansi, because I just didn't feel that I was that efficient in the jump-off. It is different with grass and sand and we can't go as fast on grass.”
Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix in Wiesbaden to Laura Kraut and Cedric
Saturday, 18 May 2013 19:30
The top three in Wiesbaden; Laura, Edwina and Hansi. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix in Wiesbaden went to Laura Kraut and Cedric (Chambertin x Carolus I). The pair produced one of four triple clear rounds, shaving off 0.23 seconds on runner-up Edwina Tops-Alexander’s time – the Australian riding her faithful Cevo Itot du Chateau (Le Tot de Semilly x Galoubet A). Third was home rider Hans-Dieter Dreher on Magnus Romeo (Royal Feu x Hans Anders Z).
Patrice Delaveau and Ornella Mail HDC take the Derby in La Baule
Saturday, 18 May 2013 19:12
Patrice Delaveau and Ornella Mail - here at the Falsterbo Derby two years ago. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The Derby in La Baule Saturday saw a home win from Patrice Delaveau and Ornella Mail HDC (Lando x Alligator Fontaine). Patrice was on of two riders who managed to clear the course consisting of 21 fences. The course had several water trays, natural fences and two combinations - a double at 5a and b and a triple combination as fence 12.
Also second place went to France with Michel Hecart and Nokia de Bekka (Quick Star x Apache d'Adriers) who finished on a clean sheet, but 1.90 seconds slower than Patrice and Ornella. Third place went to a derby expert, Shane Breen on Ominerale Courcelle (Kannan x Caprice d'Elle). Shane produced the fastest time of the day, but with four faults he could not threaten the home win. Steve Guerdat and Sidney VIII secured fourth place, also on four faults, before the following riders had collected 12 faults or more around the demanding Derby course.
Daniel and Mouse won again! Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Daniel Deusser continued his winning ways in Wiesbaden today aboard Stephex Stables' Mouse (Limbus x Grundyman). After showing great form in Hamburg last weekend, the pair continued their super form to take home the 1.45 speed class at the CSI5* event today. With the time of 58.73 seconds this super fast combination were way faster than the rest of their competitors – leaving Maikel van der Vleuten and VDL Groep Eureka (Chin Chin x Quidam de Revel) to second at 61.82 seconds and Emanuele Gaudiano and Chicago (Chambertin x Quinar) to third in 62 seconds.
Switzerland takes the lead in Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 1
Saturday, 18 May 2013 12:33
After the first leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 1 in La Baule, Switzerland has taken the lead of the series with 90 points. France, Ireland and Great Britain follows as joint rank two in the series with 75.67 points. Under the new rules of the Furusiyya series, just four of the teams starting in yesterday’s competition – France, Ireland, Great Britain and Switzerland – could earn points towards the final in September. In yesterday's Nations Cup Switzerland finished 2nd and France, Ireland, Great Britain joint 3rd.
Top Gun 79 with Holger Wenz in the saddle. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Christina Liebherr has got a new ride in the 9 year old Top Gun 79 (Limotas x Corofino). Top Gun 79 has up until now been competed by German rider Holger Wenz, who has showed the Holsteiner gelding up to four star level.
Wisconsin 111 with Sergio Alvarez Moya. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Alexander Onischenko has secured yet another top horse for Ukraine. This time it’s Sergio Alvarez Moya’s Wisconsin 111 that has been bought up by the Ukrainian. Wisconsin – an 14 year old gelding by Darco x Coriolan – has had some great results under Moya, winning big classes in Bordeaux, Gijon, Aachen and Hamburg to mention some.
Kent Farrington and Venus Blaze to Victory in Hagyard Lexington Classic
Friday, 17 May 2013 09:16
Kent Farrington and Venus. Photo by Phelps Media Group, Inc. International.Although thunderstorms disrupted competition throughout the day at the Kentucky Horse Park, the clouds parted as the $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic got underway during the Kentucky Spring Classic. Sixteen horse and rider combinations advanced to the tiebreaker, creating a speed duel for the winning prize. Kent Farrington proved to have all the answers with Venus, blazing an uncatchable clear track that was almost two seconds faster than second place finisher Andrew Bourns of Ireland. Reed Kessler and Mika were the pathfinders to take home the third place honors.
Rodrigo has a new ride in Tinkabell. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The eight year old KWPN mare Tinkabell (Casco x Ekstein) has been purchased by Rodrigo Pessoa. The mare has previously been ridden by the German rider Felix Schneider, and Rodrigo bought her from Lisa Huep through Sergio Neuppmann.
WoSJ Exclusive; from youngster to Grand Prix horse – Lantinu…
"I have hardly ever ridden a horse with that scope," Jocky says about Lantinus. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.In some coming Exclusives we focus in on some of the world's top showjumpers and how they were as youngsters. In this second part of our series we have spoken to German rider Joachim "Jocky" Heyer, who has a long list of top...