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WoSJ Exclusive; Fast facts for the 2014/2015 World Cup season in the Western European League

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Daniel-Deusser-Cornet-D-AmoIt's World Cup time in Europe! Here last year's Champions Daniel Deusser and Cornet D'Amour. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.True to tradition Oslo – capital of Norway – is the host when the Western European World Cup season for 2014/2015 kicks off this weekend. These are the fast facts you need to know as Europe's best riders will battle it out to qualify for the final in Las Vegas next year!

 

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This week's live streaming

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longines-rankingLots of showjumping will be live streamed this week:

 

The CSI5*-W Longines FEI World Cup (Western European League) in Oslo is live streamed via this link.

 

The CSI3* show in Odense is live streamed via this link.

Farewell to Rodrigo Pessoa's Tomboy

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rodrigo-pessoa-profilRodrigo Pessoa's former super star Tomboy has passed away aged 31.Rodrigo Pessoa's former top horse Tomboy has passed away. "Today my great friend Tomboy left us he was 31 years of age," Rodrigo tweeted yesterday. With Tomboy, Rodrigo Pessoa won the team bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996 and also the team gold medal at the Pan American Games in Buenos Aires in 1995.

 

Our thoughts go out to Rodrigo and his team on the loss of a beloved horse.

The riders list for Kingsland Oslo Horse Show

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Scott_IIScott Brash returns to Kingsland Oslo Horse Show. Last year he won both the Grand Prix and the World Cup class. Photo by World of Showjumping.This weekend the World Cup season kicks off in Oslo as usual. On the riders list we find many big names such as Edwina Tops-Alexander, Gregory Wathelet, Maikel van der Vleuten, Kevin Staut, Marcus Ehning and world number one, Scott Brash just to mention some.

 

Click here to see the full list of riders.

WoSJ Close-Up; VDL Groep Verdi TN N.O.P

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11Maikel-van-der-Vleuten-VDIn this WoSJ Close Up we focus on a true title-collector that has had a fantastic 2014. Meet VDL Groep Verdi TN N.O.P. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Forlap DC to Stephex Stables and Daniel Deusser

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CassioForlapNCForlap DC with Cassio Rivetti in the saddle. Photo by World of Showjumping.Stephex Stables confirm that Daniel Deusser is the new rider of Forlap DC (Querlybet Hero x Heartbreaker). The nine year old gelding was purchased by Alexander Onischenko in June this year, and the sale went through Stephan Conter. The sale to Onischenko followed a successful start to the year for Forlap DC, that with Gregory Wathelet was double clear in the CSIO5* Nations Cup in Lummen and La Baule - as well as second in the Grand Prix in Doha in March. With Rivetti, Forlap DC finished off his outdoor season with a first clear round in the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix at Magna Racino.

Ouaddar and Quickly de Kreisker win the World Cup qualifier in Tetouan

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7Abdelkebir-Ouaddar-QuicklyAbdelkebir Ouaddar and Quickly de Kreisker - here seen this summer in Valkenswaard. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.It was a popular home win for Abdelkebir Ouaddar and Quickly de Kreisker (Diamant de Semilly x Laudanum), as the Moroccan pair won the CSI3*-W Grand Prix of Tetouan on Sunday. The Grand Prix also served as the first World Cup qualifier in the FEI World Cup Jumping Arab League for the 2014/2015 season, and was thus Ouaddar's first step towards the finals in Las Vegas in April next year.

Postcard from the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup in Barcelona

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20141011_214936_LLSOur reader Anna Ringborg send us some photos as a little postcard from the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona last weekend. Thanks Anna for the photos!

VDL Bubalu rounds off successful team career for the Netherlands

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jur-bubaluVDL Bubalu has done his last team performance for the Netherlands. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.It was the best possible end VDL Bubalu could get as he did his last team performance for the Netherlands in Barcelona. The Dutch team won the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final, and VDL Bubalu (Baloubet du Rouet x Nimmerdor) jumped two clear rounds contributing big time to the victory. This was the stallion's last team competition though, as he now moves towards a more relaxed program – and slowly towards retirement.

Sole double clear secures Epaillard’s crown at Horse of the Year Show

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EpaillardHOYS Julien Epaillard won the Leading Show Jumper of the Year Grand Prix. Photo by HOYS.Frenchman Julien Epaillard added his name to an illustrious honours list when he won the Leading Show Jumper of the Year Grand Prix at Horse of the Year Show on Sunday night. Julien delivered the 22-rider competition's only two clears - in round one and the jump-off - aboard the Casall-son Cristallo A LM to win £13,300. Their time of 39.76 seconds, despite going second of six jump-off combinations, provided a target that no-one else could match, including in-form British star John Whitaker.

Marc Houtzager takes a home win in the CSI2* Grand Prix in Assen

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UppityMarc Houtzager and Sterrehof's Uppity. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.It was a home win in the CSI2* Grand Prix in Assen as Marc Houtzager went out on top riding Sterrehof's Uppity (Guidam x Epilot). Houtzager had one of three double clear rounds in the competition that counted almost sixty riders, and had almost a second down to runner-up Constant van Paesschen riding Citizenguard Toscan De Sainte Hermelle (Surcouf d'Elle x Bayac De Sainte Hermelle) in the jump-off. Third place went to another Dutch rider: Stefanie van den Brink on Ace (Berlin x Irco Polo).

Wout-Jan van der Schans seals successful weekend for the Dutch in Barcelona to win the Queen's Cup

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WoutJanBarcelonaWout-Jan van der Schans and Capetown made it another Dutch win in Barcelona. Photo by CSIO Barcelona.Wout-Jan van der Schans rounded off a tremendous weekend for the Dutch riders in Barcelona by winning Sunday's Queen's Cup. With Capetown (Oklund x Carlino), Wout-Jan was reserve for the Dutch team that won Saturday's Furusiyya FEI Natins Cup Final – and today the sympathetic rider made sure to give the Dutch the best possible end on the event by winning the 1.50 class and also recording his third big win in one month with the 11 year old gelding.

Jörg Naeve wins the Grand Prix of Schleswig-Holstein in Kiel

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NaeveKielJörg Naeve and Cashflow won the Grand Prix in Kiel. Photo (c) Karl-Heinz Frieler/Baltic Horse Show. After a nine horse jump-off, it was home rider Jörg Naeve who stole the win in the CSI3* Grand Prix of Schleswig-Holstein in Kiel. Riding the 10 year old stallion Cashflow (Cash and Carry x Quinar), Naeve – who is based close to Kiel – produced two clear rounds to take a popular win on home soil. Denis Lynch ended second on Quote Zavaan (Quasimodo Z x Armstrong) with 0.20 seconds separating him from Naeve in the jump-off. "It's just something special to win here at home," smiled Naeve afterwards. "And sometimes during a course I really think 'Cash' can read."

Untouchable Dutch in Barcelona's Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final

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Team_NED-BARC14X4329The Dutch team celebrate victory in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona. Photos (c) FEI/Dirk Caremans.The newly-crowned world champions from the Netherlands added another big title to their tally, when they won yesterday's Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona. With three brilliant clear rounds from their first three riders – Jeroen Dubbeldam on Zenith SFN (Rash R x Fuego du Prelet), Maikel van der Vleuten on VDL Groep Verdi TN N.O.P (Quidam de Revel x Landgraf I) and Jur Vrieling on VDL Bubalu (Baloubet du Rouet x Nimmerdor) – the Dutch were in a class own their own.

Le Jeune celebrates 30 Years with a decisive win at Horse of the Year Show

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LeJeuneHOYSPhilippe Le Jeune and Loro Piana Once De Kreisker won the Thistledown Stakes. Photo by HOYS.Former World champion Philippe Le Jeune celebrated 30 years of competing at Horse of the Year Show by winning the Thistledown Stakes after a thrilling battle with Great Britain star John Whitaker. Philippe, who is based near Brussels, struck exactly the right note on his 12-year-old stallion Loro Piana Once De Kreisker (Papillon Rouge) to claim victory 30 years on from his first HOYS appearance, when the show was staged at Wembley.

Exclusives

Images | Visiting Jos Lansink - part two

Images | Visiting Jos Lansink - part two

A room with a view: King Julio and Zerlin M enjoying life at Stal Lansink. Photos by World of Showjumping.

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