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A fall forces Onischenko to take a few weeks off

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AhaAleksander Onischenko is out after a fall. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.It's not been the best week for the Ukrainian rider and billionaire Aleksander Onischenko. According to horses.nl Onischenko fell off his horse Ledgepoint during a training session at the Mediterranean Equestrian Tour in Oliva Nova, Valencia. As a consequence Onischenko has to take a few weeks out of the saddle, and will not be able to ride. Yesterday it was also known that Belgian authorities have seized three horses belonging to Onischenko, whereas two will be sold at a public auction.

 

Source: horses.nl

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Magic moment from Gothenburg 2011

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As the last Rolex FEI World Cup qualifier in the Western European league gets closer, WoSJ takes a look back at the magic moment created in Scandinavium last year when Angelica Augustsson won the qualifier on home soil.

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Change of plans for H&M Actrice W

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MalinNinaMalin Baryard Johnsson. Photo by Hanne Christensen.Yesterday the reports were that H&M Actrice would make an international comeback at the CSI5* event in Gothenburg. There has been a change of plans though, and Malin Baryard-Johnsson will not be taking the 13 year old mare anyway. Instead Malin is bringing along a relatively new horse; Laledy.

New Chef d’equipe for the US team

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christine-mccrea-RomantovicThe US team - here represented by Christine McCrea - has a new Chef d'equipe from 2013. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The United States Equestrian Federation reports that Robert Ridland is the new Chef d’equipe for their showjumping team. Ridland will follow the legendary George Morris, who retires in 2013 after six years of service. The Federation's Executive Committee has approved the recommendation of Ridland as the next Chef d' Equipe/ Technical Advisor pending the successful negotiation of a contract. Ridland was recommended to the Executive Committee by the Show Jumping Eligible Athlete Committee and the Show Jumping High Performance Committee.

 

On their website the US federation states that Ridland has a vast scope of knowledge and experience. He represented the United States on two Olympic teams, he is a course designer, competition manager and has served on the FEI Jumping Committee and on the USEF Board of Directors. His company, Blenheim EquiSports, manages horse shows in California in addition to having run three Rolex/FEI World Cup Finals in Las Vegas.

Three horses belonging to Onishchenko seized

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Aleksander-Onishchenko-NifTwo of Aleksander Onishchenko's horses will be sold at a public auction. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.According to studforlife.com various Belgian newspapers report that three horses belonging to Ukrainian billionaire Aleksander Onishchenko have been seized by Belgian authorities. The horses were originally seized in 2007, following a decision from Belgian courts. One of the three horses that were seized was Katharina Offel’s former ride Nike, who unfortunately broke his leg in Brussels recently and had to be put down. The other two horses that have been seized - Belfast Knight and Bario van't Martendonkerf - will now be sold at a public auction by the Belgian authorities.

Nicola Fitzgibbon new ambassador for JustWorld International

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nicola-fitzgibbonNicola Fitzgibbon at the Europeans in Madrid. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The young and talented Irish rider Nicola Fitzgibbon has become an ambassador for JustWorld International. Fitzgibbon joins famous riders such as Kevin Staut, Luciana Diniz, Laura Kraut and Philippe Rozier – to mention some of the charity’s already existing equestrian ambassadors. On her Facebook-page Fitzgibbon writes; “Delighted to have become a Rider Ambassador for JustWorld International! A very worthy cause which I hope I can really contribute to.”  

Sergio Alvarez Moya and Marta Ortega Perez married

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sergio profilSergio married his longtime girlfriend Marta this weekend. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Spanish showjumpers Sergio Alvarez Moya and Marta Ortega Perez tied the knot on Saturday. The ceremony took place at a lovely country house – belonging to the bride’s family – in the Spanish town of Anceis. The couple – who have been together for almost three years – celebrated together with about 200 guest consisting of close family and friends. The bride’s beautiful dress was according to Spanish media made by the famous designer Narciso Rodríguez. The Spanish media attention around the wedding has been big; Marta is heiress to the Inditex-empire and very popular with the Spanish press.

Andres Rodriguez picks up his second victory of the week in Sunday’s $50,000 HITS Grand Prix

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RodriguesCaballitoESIPhotographyAndres Rodrigues & Caballito are on fire. Photo by ESI Photography.Venezuelan rider Andres Rodriguez had an unbelievable week at HITS Ocala. On Thursday, he won the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix, presented by Pfizer Animal Health, and came back three days later to take first again in Sunday’s $50,000 HITS Grand Prix, presented by Pfizer Animal Health. Both wins came aboard Caballito, owned by ARAO Enterprises LLC. Rodriguez seems to have his sights locked on making it to this year’s Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix.

See the jump-off from Neumünster!

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Take a look at the jump-off from CSI3* in Neumünster were Andreas Kreutzer wins before Ludger Beerbaum, Marcus Ehning, Carsten-Otto Nagel, Gerco Schröder and several more.

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H&M Actrice back in action

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Malin-Baryard-Johnsson---HH&M Actrice will be back at the international circuit in Gothenburg. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Malin Baryard-Jonhsson's H&M Actrice is back in action. The CSI5*-W show in Gothenburg the coming weekend will be the 13 year old mare's first international show after nearly a year away from the showjumping scene. H&M Actrice (Ars Vivendi x Nobelpreis) twisted a front leg in the spring of 2011 and was put back to work last autumn, but only did her first show a couple of weeks ago at a national event in Sweden. After the comeback Malin was so pleased with Actrice that she decided to take the mare to Gothenburg.

Bosty is the boss at the Mediterranean Equestrian Tour

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roger-yves-bost-nippon-dllRoger Yves Bost & Nippon d'Elle won the GP in Oliva; here in Basel in January. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.It was Roger Yves Bost who reigned at the Mediterranean Equestrian Tour in Oliva Nova, Valencia, this weekend. Bosty showed great form throughout the weekend – on Saturday he won the Diamond Tour’s 3 class on Nikyta d’Elle, while he took both second and third in the Diamond Tour’s 2 class with Opaline Sange and Qoud Coeur de la Loge – before he won the Diamond Tour Grand Prix on Nippon d’Elle on Sunday. Niall Talbott and Nicos de la Cense were second in the Grand Prix, while Giulia Martinengo was third on Loro Piana Ballyleck.

Bezzie Madden and Prima take the Speed Derby in Wellington

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Beezie Madden and Prima Derby Sportfot loBeezie Madden and Prima racing for victory. Photo by Sportfot. The FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival closed out week 6 competition today with Beezie Madden and Prima winning the $50,000 G&C Farm Jumper Derby for the second year in a row. Richard Jeffery had a challenging track set on the derby field that featured 20 numbered obstacles, including the new derby bank, table bank, open water, devil's dyke, hedges, and more. There were no clear rounds in the class, but with the faults converted format, it was all about speed.

Victoria grabs the Arctic Equestrian Games Grand Prix

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victoria-billy-bVictoria & Billy Buttercup in Oslo in October 2011. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.It was the young talent Victoria Gulliksen that took home the 2* Grand Prix at the Arctic Equestrian Games in Vestfold, Norway. Aboard Billy Buttercup (Vechta x Clover Hill) the 19 year old Norwegian rider was over a second faster in the jump-off than the experienced Dutch rider Jur Vrieling on VDL Bubalu (Baloubet du Rouet x Nimmerdor), who ended as runner up. Mike Patric Leichle was third on Clausewitz N.


Victoria was this week featured in our WoSJ Exclusive-section, click here to read our interview with her.


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Andreas Kreutzer won his first international Grand Prix!

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 MG 5923Andreas Kreutzer and Chacco-Blue - here in Aachen. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The young German rider Andreas Kreutzer, that works for Stall Schockemöhle, won his first international Grand Prix ever at the 3* show in Neumünster. As start number 7 in the jump-off Andreas rode the first clear round and kept the lead to the end of the class. The win came together with Chacco-Blue (by Chambertin), the same horse that Andreas also got the third place with in Aachen Grand Prix this summer.

 

David McPherson takes a double in Wellington

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David McPherson Silver Exchange Suncast Sportfot loSeems like the British riders like it in Wellington. This time it was David McPherson who secured top two in Saturday's GP. Photo by Sportfot.As the sixth week of the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival begins to wrap up, the $25,000 Suncast® 1.50m took place today in the Mogavero ring. David McPherson of Great Britain rode Silver Exchange II for the win and Leonitas for second place. Nicolas Pizarro (MEX) and Saskia finished in third place. The course designer this week is Anthony D'Ambrosio. There were 7 clear rounds over his course that began with 27 entries.

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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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