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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. "

 

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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.

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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.

Playboy and Charlie Jayne win $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix

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chalriye_jayneCharlie Jayne and Playboy jump to victory in the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix. Photo (c) ESI Photography.The first Grand Prix of the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit took place Thursday in the Ocala Horse Properties Stadium. The $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix is a qualifier for the Hits Triple Crown of Show Jumping, which includes three $1 million classes later this year.

 

Riders vied for the prize money, sponsored by SmartPak, and a chance to qualify for the Triple Crown over Doug Russell’s course, which included a triple and a double combination. The footing was excellent despite showers during the day and faults were evenly scattered throughout. Two riders were unseated in Round 1. Six horses were clear over the course, but Derek Petersen, from Archer, Florida, aboard Maddie Skimming’s Cassevel had one time fault just missing an opportunity to compete in the jump-off and placing sixth.

Lamaze continues hot streak at the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival

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47898801-0be2-4ac3-936a-533ffe57c018Eric Lamaze and Fine Lady 5. Photo © Sportfot.The 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) continued on Friday with the $6,000 Spy Coast Farm 1.40m Speed Challenge featured in the International Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL. Continuing his top form throughout the first two weeks of the circuit, Canada's Eric Lamaze raced to victory aboard Artisan Farms LLC's Fine Lady 5 over teammate Tiffany Foster and Artisan Farms' Melody des Hayettes Z.

Luciana Diniz continues to win - this time in Leipzig

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Luciana-LennoxLuciana Diniz and Lennox. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.After her fantastic weekend in Basel, where Luciana Diniz won two classes with Fit for Fun and Winningmood - Luciana continued her winning streak in Leipzig. Riding the 14 year old Lennox (Lifestyle x Grammus) Luciana won Friday night's qualification for Sunday's Longines FEI World Cup.

Forlap DC and Vivant back with Cassio Rivetti

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Cassio-Rivetti-Vivant-30813Reunited: Cassio Rivetti and the amazing Vivant. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.After a few months apart, Forlap DC and Vivant are now back with their former rider Cassio Rivetti. It was in October last year that Rivetti announced his decision to not continue his collaboration with the owner of the horses Alexander Onischenko, at the same time stating that "I had a great time riding for Mr. Onischenko". To World of Showjumping, Rivetti comments that he is very happy to be back on the Ukrainian team.

Epleaser van't Heike to Christian Ahlmann

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frank-schuttert-epleaserEpleaser van't Heike has been sold, and will be seen under Christian Ahlmann in the future. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Epleaser van't Heike (For Pleasure x Nabab de Reve) will in the future be seen under Christian Ahlmann. The 11 year old stallion, who is out of Jos Lansink's former top mare Valentina van't Heike, has had top results this year with Lansink's stable jockey Frank Schuttert in the saddle. Together the two won the Prize of Aachen Münchener this summer as well as ending fourth in the Grand Prix in Maastricht and third in the Grand Prix in Liege.

Eric Lamaze and Rosana du Park win second round of Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Series

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fa5d5433-44c8-4974-8b99-851ba57eda51Eric Lamaze and Rosana du Park. Photo © Sportfot.Canada's Eric Lamaze and Rosana du Park are now two for two in this year's Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Series at the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). After winning the $25,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 1 in the first week of competition, the pair stepped up to win Thursday's $34,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 2 in week two at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL.

Exclusives

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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