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Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014


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 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.

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

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 IMG_4843The riders all lined up for course walk at the Longines Global Champions Tour in London. Here are some of the faces at the British event that what staged at the Horse Guards Parade. All photos by Lulu Kyriacou.

Juan Carlos Garcia on top in the CSI3* Grand Prix in San Giovanni In Marignano

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Juan-Carlos-Garcia-profilJuan Carlos Garcia. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Home rider Juan Carlos Garcia made it to the top in the CSI3* Grand Prix in San Giovanni in Marignano yesterday. On Moka de Mescam (Melkior du Montois x Quouglof Rouge), Garcia produced one of three double clear rounds to win with a time of 44.07 seconds in round two. Runner-up was Austria's Stefan Eder on Opus PSG (Contender x Landego) with a time of 44.32, while third place went to Francesco Franco on Banca Popolare Di Bari Cassandra (CashandCarry x Calato) who stopped the clock on 45.15 seconds.

Star studded field of riders to Stephex Masters

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_K7X7152Daniel Deusser and Cornet d'Amour are of course on the list for the Stephex Masters, which is the home of these two stars. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The CSI3* Stephex Masters makes its debut this coming weekend, and the show attracts some excellent riders and horses. The Germans come strong in force with riders such as Marcus Ehning, Daniel Deusser, Christian Ahlmann and Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum, while legendary brothers John and Michael Whitaker are among the Brits presents. Other names on the list includes Rolf-Göran Bengtsson, Maikel van der Vleuten, Sergio Alvarez Moya, Rodrigo Pessoa, Lucy Davis and Kent Farrington. For some of the riders and horses this will be the final event before the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy.

Kevin Babington and Shorapur Take Top Honors in Agero Grand Prix at Silver Oak Jumper Tournament

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kevin_babingtonKevin Babington and Shorapur. Photo by Anne Gittins.As the 2014 Silver Oak Jumper Tournament drew to a close on the final Sunday, Irish rider Kevin Babington celebrated one of the most special days in what has been a long and highly decorated career.


First, during the pre-game ceremonies, his great mount Carling King, who recently passed away, was honored with a wonderful video production on the big video screen ringside. Put together by Jeff Papows and his staff, there wasn't a dry eye in the house as the career of the legendary Carling King played out on the video board for all to see. Once the video was complete, it was announced that going forward, the Leading Rider trophy at Silver Oak will always be known as the Carling King Leading Jumper award.

Thomas Ryan and Quite Zero make it a home win in the Millstreet Grand Prix

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Thomas-Ryan-Quite-Zero-3383Thomas Ryan with Quite Zero in Aachen. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Despite a strong British presence in the top ten at the CSI3* 1.55 Millstreet Grand Prix on Sunday it was Ireland's Thomas Ryan who eventually took the 16,500 euro prize when he outpaced UK challenger Ellen Whitaker by a comfortable three seconds in the final round. The 29 year-old rider was piloting the bay stallion Quite Zero (Quite Capitol x Landgraf I) to the only double clear of the class, as runner-up Whitaker had a time fault against the clock aboard Le Beau. Ellen's compatriot Holly Gillot continued her superb form on Dougie Douglas (Ard Vdl Douglas x High Roller) to end third, with the fastest time of the class but on the expense of a rail down.

Jesper Romp rides to victory on home soil in the CSI3* Ommen Grand Prix

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Jesper-Romp-Balouska-13547Jesper Romp and Balouska - here seen in Paris earlier this year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson. It was a case of total domination by the home riders in the CSI3* Ommen Grand Prix, with four out of the top five riders being Dutch. Best of them all was 19 year old Jesper Romp riding Balouska (Stakkato Gold x Pluspunkt), a horse that also was Jesper's partner at the European Championships for Young Riders in Arezzo earlier this summer. A German rider sneaked into second as Tim Rieskamp-Gödeking and Lauterman (Lauterbach x Liberty Life) finished off 0.13 seconds behind Romp in the jump-off. Third place went to Gerco Schröder on Cognac Champblanc (Clearway), Willem Greve ended fourth on Carambole (Cassini I x Concerto Ii) and Nathalie van der Mei was fifth on Africa (Guidam x Voltaire).

The CSI3* Baltica Tour Grand Prix to Abdullah Sharbatly

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Sharbatly2Abdullah Sharbatly. Photo by Sylwia Mądrzejewska.Two weeks of showjumping concluded at the Baltica Tour on Sunday, with Abdullah Sharbatly winning the 1.50 competition on Callahan (Contendro x For Pleasure). A tricky track, built by course designer Louis Konickx, resulted in seven riders with clear rounds that were joined by another six for the winning round. After two victories on Friday and Saturday the Saudi rider won again with two clear rounds and time of of 44.45 seconds. Runner-up was Piergiorgio Bucci from Italy on Renata Du Theil (Quidam de Revel x Papillon Rouge), while third was Sweden's Mariano Maggi on Easy Contact Humlan (Quite Easy x Electro). The best polish showjumper who took fourth place was Jarosław Skrzyczyński.

Advertisement; Foal Auction Borculo offers 44 jumper-foals for sale

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Cat-Nr-3-Mr-Blue-x-VoltaireCat. Nr. 3 Mr Blue x Voltaire.On Thursday August 21st Elite Foal Auction Borculo in The Netherlands offers 44 top-class jumperfoals and 3 pregnancies for sale. Many Grand Prix showjumpers were sold in Borculo as a foal. Woklahoma ridden by Roberto Teran for Colombia is one of them and will compete at the WEG in Normandy next month. Other famous athletes from the auction are: Tyson (Leon Thijssen),Makavoy (Ben Asselin), Wiesielottie (Peter Wylde), Babylotte (Bart Bles), Z Canta (Catherine Pasmore), Ace (Stefanie van den Brink), La Vie 49 (Emil Orban). The auction is the number 1 for jumper foals.

Castle Forbes Cosma to be retired

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bosty-cosmaCastle Forbes Cosma with Roger Yves Bost in the saddle. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.After a fantastic career with 67 international trips to the podium including no less than 36 speed class wins, Castle Forbes Cosma will be retired from the sport. The 14 year old mare by Couleur-Rubin x Peter Pan has been Roger Yves Bost's faithful partner for nearly three years bringing in numerous wins for the French rider, and before Bosty took over the reins Jessica Kürten campaigned Cosma successfully.


WoSJ Exclusive; My dream top four final – Daniel Deusser

WoSJ Exclusive; My dream top four final – Daniel Deusser

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? Daniel Deusser could have chosen many horses that he has been on the back of before – Evita...

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