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WoSJ Exclusive; Looking back at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Final 2010 - 1

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_MG_5321They didn't know it in this moment, but these two would end up as World Champions - Philippe Le Jeune and Vigo d'Arsouilles! The other riders in the final were Rodrigo Pessoa with HH Rebozo, Eric Lamaze with Hickstead and Abdullah Al Sharbatly with Seldana di Campalto. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

 

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Images from the Baltica Tour

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Baltica_Life_Style_2014_3Happy faces at the Baltica Tour! This was the first edition of the tour, that attracted several top riders to it.

Dreher on the disqualification in London; "I am very sad that something like that happened"

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IMG_5166Hans-Dieter Dreher and Embassy II in action in London. Photo by Lulu Kyriacou. After being clear in both rounds of the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix in London with Embassy II, Hans-Dieter Dreher was disqualified from the competition. The reason; a spur mark that was spotted during the mandatory boot check following the second round. The president of the FEI ground jury commented on the case to Horse & Hound, saying that there was no indication of horse abuse referring to the fact that "(...) things like that can happen, but FEI jumping rules are very strict on such things." World of Showjumping asked the rider himself to comment on the case.

Images | Visiting Ashford Farm - part two

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_K7X0155WoSJ went to visit Angelica Augustsson and Marlon Zanotelli at Enda Carroll's newly built Ashford Farm during the spring - here is more photos that shows what the beautiful new yard in Belgium looks like. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Max Kühner's Clintop 2 sold to Paige Johnson

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max-clintopClintop 2 with his long-time rider Max Kühner in the saddle. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Max Kühner's top horse Clintop 2 has been sold to the American rider Paige Johnson. Together with Kühner, the 11 year old gelding by Clinton x Calvaro has had great results at international Grand Prix level and in December last year the pair won the 1.55 Gaston Glock's Championat von Salzburg. "Clintop has been one of my top horses over the last years, and during this winter and summer season he has been very consistent in every Grand Prix he has jumped. This has also brought with it a lot of interest in him, and when you as a rider also have a business to run there eventually comes a time where you have to sell," Max Kühner comments to World of Showjumping.

Jayne substitutes for Engle as traveling reserve for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

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Jayne2Charlie Jayne and Chill R Z will be travelling reserves for the US team. Photo by World of Showjumping.The United States Equestrian Federation has announced a change in their showjumping squad for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Due to an injury to her collarbone, Margie Engle has withdrawn herself as traveling reserve for Normandy and has been substituted by Charlie Jayne and Chill RZ.

 

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Images | Visiting Ashford Farm - part one

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_K7X0168WoSJ went to visit Angelica Augustsson and Marlon Zanotelli at Enda Carroll's newly built base for Ashford Farm during the spring - here is what the beautiful new yard in Belgium looks like. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Vinton Karrasch and Coral Reef Follow Me II lead the way in World Cup qualifier

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vinton2Vinton Karrasch with Coral Reef Follow Me II. Photo by Thunderbird Show Park.Fans gathered at Thunderbird Shop Park for Sunday’s $100k CSI***-­‐W Facet Advisors World Cup Qualifier were treated to high flying action from Olympians, Nation’s Cup contenders and some of the fastest riders on the continent. In a field of thirty competitors, seven would advance to the jump off, with California’s Vinton Karrasch putting in the winning round aboard his new mount, Coral Reef Follow Me II.

Images from Longines Global Champions Tour in London - part three

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BackdropIn the heart of London - at the Horse Guards Parade - horses and riders were present for the Longines Global Champions Tour. Photos by Lulu Kyriacou.

Images from the Longines Global Champions Tour in London - part two

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NickSkeltonNick Skelton was busy despite not riding at the Longines Global Champions Tour in London. Here are some more of the faces seen at the Horse Guards Parade. Photos by Lulu Kyriacou.

Manuel Torres guides Cinderella to second Grand Prix win

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cinderellaManuel Torres and Cinderella. Photo by ©ESI Photography.The clock didn't strike midnight on Cinderella and Manuel Torres at HITS Culpeper this weekend. The eight-year old Westphalian mare carried Torres (Leesburg, Virginia) to top honors in the $40,000 Grand Prix presented by Zoetis.

 

With only a handful of grand prix in her repertoire, Cinderella picked up her second high-performance blue on Sunday. "She's peaking really young," said Torres of the mare his daughter Andrea Torres Guerreiro purchased as a five-year old. "We started moving her up this year and she won her first grand prix just a few weeks ago. We couldn't be happier with how quickly she is finding success."

The Polish team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

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Piotr-Morsztyn-Osadkowski-vPiotr Morsztyn with Osadkowski van Halen. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The Polish showjumping team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games has been announced. The team will consist of; Jaroslaw Skrzyczynski with Crazy Quick, Piotr Morsztyn with Osadkowski Van Halen, Radoslaw Zalewski with Duke of Carneval, Marek Lewicki with Abigej and Mściwoj Kiecoń with Urbane. 

The Belgian team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

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Olivier-Philippaerts--CabriOlivier Philippaerts with Cabrio van de Heffinck. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The Belgian showjumping team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games has been announced. The team will consist of; Pieter Devos with Dream of India Greenfield, Jos Lansink with Ensor de Litrange LXII, Olivier Philippaerts with Cabrio van de Heffinck and Gregory Wathelet with Conrad de Hus. Jos Verlooy with Domino is reserve. 

The French team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

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Patrice-Delaveau-Orient-ExpPatrice Delaveau is on the team with Orient Express*HDC. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The French team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games has been announced. The team will consist of; Patrice Delaveau with Orient Express*HDC, Simon Delestre with Qlassic Bois Margot, Jérôme Hurel with Quartz Rouge, Pénélope Leprévost with Flora de Mariposa and Kevin Staut with Rêveur de Hurtebise*HDC.

Advertisement; Collection Dutch Sport Horse Sales 2014 online

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dshsThe collection of the Dutch Sport Horse Sales 2014 in online as of today. Anyone who wishes to see it can visit www.dutchsporthorsesales.com to view pictures, pedigrees and videos of the 31 young talented showjumpers.

 

In total 31 4-, 5-, and 6-year-old horses will be auctioned on September 23rd. The preview of the horses will be held one day prior to the auction. Last years edition was a great success; the horses found their way into the world from the auction location in the Dutch city of Weert. The annual Dutch Sport Horse Sales already brought many horses that now act on Grand Prix level.

Exclusives

WoSJ Exclusive; My dream top four final – Sergio Alvarez Moy…

WoSJ Exclusive; My dream top four final – Sergio Alvarez Moya

  In the week ahead of the kick-off for the showjumping at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, WoSJ asks some of the world's best showjumpers: If you end up in the top four final, which three horses do you dream of riding. Here's what Sergio Alvarez Moya answered.

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