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Thursday, 31 Jul 2014


Big Star out with injury

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_K7X7882Nick Skelton with Big Star in Aachen last year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Nick Skelton's fantastic Big Star (Quick Star x Nimmerdor) is injured and will probably be out for about a year. According to Horse & Hound the 11 year old stallion has torn his lower suspensory. Big Star sustained a similar injury in September 2013 and was out for nine months before he made a super comeback being third in the Longines Global Champions Tour in Estoril two weeks ago. This means that Nick and Big Star will miss out on the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy later this year.


Darragh Kenny wins his first CSI5* Longines GCT class

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kenny-dDarragh Kenny with Piccolo. Photo by Stefano Grasso/LGCT.Ireland's Darragh Kenny was thrilled with his first big CSI5* Longines Global Champions Tour win of his career this afternoon as he took first place in the Prix Equidia Life with Piccolo in a time of 67.43s. Second place went to Luca Maria Moneta (ITA) and Connery in 68.71s, and third to Jane Richard Philips (SUI) with Dieudonne de Guldenboom - her second 3rd place of the day!

Emilie Martinsen wins the opening CSI5* class of Chantilly

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emilieEmilie Martinsen with Pacome Des Plains. Photo by Stefano Grasso/LGCT.Emilie Martinsen (DEN) and Pacome Des Plains won the opening class of Longines Global Champions Tour of Chantilly by just 0.07s from Alexis Borrin (FRA) and Ruby de la Fosse in 2nd. Jane Richard Philips (SUI) and Pablo de Virton took 3rd. Only six riders jumped clear in the introductory class of the show as riders familiarised themselves with the huge grass arena ahead of the feature Grand Prix tomorrow afternoon.

Images from Aachen Speed Derby - part one

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1Andre-Thieme-Voigtsdorfs35Saturday evening it was time for speed derby action in Aachen. Here Andre Thieme with Voigtsdorfs Quonschbob. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Geisha van Orshof to HDC and Patrice Delaveau

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Andre-Oliveira--Campos-FreiGeisha van Orshof with Andre Freire in Den Bosch earlier this year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Haras des Coudrettes has purchased the promising 8 year old Geisha van Orshof (Cabrio van de Heffinck x Parco) for Patrice Delaveau. The mare started her international career with Olivier Philippaerts before Andre Freire took over in October 2013. At the end of June this year Geisha van Orshof competed in Bonheiden with Stephex stable's Petronella Andersson in the saddle.

Switzerland announces their team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

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Steve-Guerdat-Nino-des-BuisSteve Guerdat and Nino des Buissonnets in Aachen. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Switzerland is next country out in announcing their team for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy.The five riders going to Normandy will be:


Romain Duguet with Quorida du Treho, Paul Estermann with Castlefield Eclipse, Steve Guerdat with Nino des Buissonnets or Nasa, Jane Richard with Pablo de Virton, Pius Schwizer with Toulago or Quidam du Vivier

Pablo Barrios reigns with Zara Leandra in Hagyard Lexington classic at Kentucky Summer Horse Show

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pablo-leandraPablo Barrios and Zara Leandra. Photo by Rebecca Walton/Phelps Media Group, Inc. International.Pablo Barrios will soon be crowned king of the Kentucky Horse Park, and Zara Leandra will be his queen. Tonight, the dynamic duo notched yet another $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic victory.


The Venezuelan native won both of the events during the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows, and that was following his domination of the series in 2013. It appears to be a repeat year, as Barrios grabs a firmer hold on the 2014 Hagyard Challenge Series, which awards a $50,000 Leading Rider Bonus to the top finisher following the culmination of the series in September.

New horse for Edwina Tops-Alexander

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edwinaEdwina Tops-Alexander. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The 8 year old Ramiro Cruise (Ramiro B x Cruising) will in the future be seen under Edwina Tops-Alexander. The Irish Sport Horse gelding has previously been competed by David and Sharon Quigley up to 1,55 m classes. The breeder Patrick Connolly says to that he is delighted that Ramiro Cruise has gone to one of the world's top international showjumpers.



Aachen Grand Prix in images - Part two

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 Kent-Farrington-Voyeur-3370Kent Farrington was very happy with his horse and his first time competing at the CSIO Aachen after his second place in the Rolex Grand Prix . All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Aaron Vale and Quidam's Good Luck kick off Kentucky Summer Horse Show with open jumper win

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good_luckAaron Vale and Quidam's Good Luck. Photo by Shawn McMillen Photography.The Kentucky Summer Series got underway today, with familiar names at the top of the leader board at the Rolex Stadium. The 1.40m Open Jumper classes were the feature events, with Aaron Vale and Pablo Barrios each taking home a win. Vale closed out the day with a victory aboard Quidam's Good Luck in the jump-off class, while Venezuela's Pablo Barrios sped to the lead earlier with Lascana. Molly Hale also took home a blue ribbon, riding Kahula to the fastest double clear effort in the 7 & 8-Year-Old Jumpers.

Aachen Grand Prix in images - Part One

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 Christian-Ahlmann-Codex-OneThe only combination to post three clear rounds in the Rolex Grand Prix in Aachen; Christian Ahlmann and Codex One. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

This week's live streaming

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generell-bildThe following events will be live streamed this week:

The European Championships for Young riders, Juniors & Children in Arezzo can be watched via this link.


The CSI5* Longines Global Champions Tour in Chantilly can be watched For the via this link. To see the broadcast schedule click here.

Aachen images | Behind the scenes of the Mercedes-Benz Nations Cup - part two

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_K7X4709That's a clear round from Aachen debutant Frank Schuttert who impressed all on the fantastic Winchester HS. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

The Irish, British and Swedish teams for Hickstead announced

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Bertram-Allen-Molly-Malone-Bertram Allen and Molly Malone V are on the Irish team for Hickstead. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Ireland, Great Britain and Sweden have announced their teams for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 1 at Hickstead.


The British team will consist of Jessie Drea with Touchable, Ben Maher with Wings Sublieme, Robert Whitaker with Catwalk IV, William Whitaker with Fandango and Guy Williams with Zaire.

Aachen images | Behind the scenes of the Mercedes-Benz Nations Cup - part one

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_K7X4344A happy Pénélope Leprevost gives Mylord Carthago *HN a big hug after he only has a pole down and a tiny time fault over the two enormous rounds. Pénélope's groom Julie can do nothing but smile. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.


WoSJ Close-Up; Cella

WoSJ Close-Up; Cella

In this WoSJ Close-Up, we take a look at Ben Maher’s amazing success-mare Cella. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

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