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Thursday, 24 Jul 2014


The starting order for the Mercedes-Benz Nations Cup in Aachen

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aachenAt 19.30 Thursday night it is time for the Mercedes-Benz Nations Cup in Aachen. The starting order will be as follows: 1. Belgium, 2. Ireland, 3. France, 4. Netherlands, 5. Germany, 6. Canada, 7. USA and 8. Switzerland.


Prize of StädteRegion Aachen to Darragh Kenny and Picolo

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darragh-kenny-picoloDarragh Kenny and Picolo won Wednesday's 1.50 class in Aachen. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Ireland's Darragh Kenny won Wednesday's 1.50 Prize of StädteRegion Aachen in memory of Landrat Hermann-Josef Pütz aboard Picolo (Diamant De Semilly x Alme). Coming in half way in this two-phased fifty riders class – Kenny rode a blistering fast second round to a time of 29.78 seconds pushing Doda de Miranda and AD Nouvelle Europe Z (Nelson Z x Jimtown) down to runner-up position with their time of 30.68 seconds. Third place went to Eric Lamaze on Fine Lady 5 (Forsyth x Drosselklang II) 31.13.

Kent Farrington and Voyeur outclass their competitors in the Turkish Airlines – Preis von Europa

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kent-farrington-voyeurKent Farrington and Voyeur outclassed their competitors in the Turkish Airlines – Preis von Europa in Aachen. Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson. They were just in a class of their own in Aachen today, Kent Farrington and Voyeur (Tolano Van´t Riethof x Goodwill). The American couple rode a jump-off that blew the socks off their competitors – outclassing runner-up Luciana Diniz with a round that was an incredible 3.24 seconds faster in Wednesday's biggest class, the Turkish Airlines – Preis von Europa. "Voyeur is naturally fast, so I just let him go in his own speed," Kent said following his win. "He is a special horse, and I have a lot of trust in him – and now he is also getting more experienced at this level."

Doda de Miranda wipes out the competition in Preis des Handwerks in Aachen

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Doda_Miranda_IMG_9122Brazil's Doda de Miranda won the Preis des Handwerks in Aachen on Wednesday. Photo by Ken Braddick/ are always dangerous against the clock, and today was no exception: Doda de Miranda and AD Amigo B (Tadmus x Heartbreaker) pushed all competition aside in the 1.45 speed class Preis des Handwerks in Aachen. It was a case of fast, faster and fastest in the class – with Marcus Ehning taking an early lead on Comme il faut 5 (Cornet Obolensky x Ramiro), just to be pushed down one rider later as Julien Epaillard put Pigmalion du Rozel (Le Tot De Semilly) in full speed around the eleven fence track in the huge grass ring in Aachen to take over the nr. one position.

Online embryo auctions to be launched

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_K7X8473A new online platform – ET-Auction – will soon be launched, and offers the possibility to trade embryos. ET-Auction is developed in cooperation with Joris De Brabander – the man behind Stal de Muze – so that everybody has the opportunity to gain advantage from his breeding. Furthermore, Keros, the biggest ET centre in Europe, and Equinta, the promising ET centre in De Bie Ward, guarantee that a wide range is assured on ET-Auction. Each embryo, gestation guaranteed, will be sold in an online auction.

Counselor to Vladimir Tuganov

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jeroen-counselorCounselor with Jeroen Dubbeldam in Amsterdam. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.After a few successful months with Jeroen Dubbeldam in the saddle, Counselor has moved on to be competed by Russia's Vladimir Tuganov. The promising nine year old gelding by Judgement x Farmer has already done his first shows with his new rider, but might be back with Jeroen in the saddle for a short time during the summer months as Tuganov is injured. Counsleor competed up to 1.50 level with Jeroen, who said he had a "great feeling" with the horse when World of Showjumping interviewed him earlier this year – before Counselor went on to a new ownership.

Taloubet Z out for the rest of the season

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ChristianTaloubetTaloubet Z seen at Zangersheide earlier this year - now the stallion is out for the rest of the season. Photo by World of Showjumping.Christian Ahlmann's World Cup Champion from 2011 Taloubet Z will be out for the rest of the season. It is reported that after sustaining an injury, the 14 year old stallion by Galoubet A x Polydor has had to undergo surgery on his elbow. Taloubet Z will need the rest of the year to recover, and will sadly not be able to compete during the rest of the season.

Sparkassen Youngsters-Cup to Nielsen after disqualification of Lamaze in Aachen

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Eric_Lamaze_-_Check_Picobello_IMG_8998Eric Lamaze went in as the winner of the youngster class in Aachen on Check Picobello Z, but was afterwards disqualified. Photo by Ken Braddick/ showjumping classes took place in Aachen on Tuesday; the Sparkassen Youngsters-Cup and the Stawag Opening Class. The youngster class was open for seven and eight year old horses, and initially it was the impressive grey eight year old gelding Check Picobello Z (Cardento x Orlando) that went to the top with Eric Lamaze in the saddle. After the prize giving Lamaze was disqualified though – due to using boots not allowed in the youngster classes. Hence the winner was Germany's Denis Nielsen that went up from second on the eight year old stallion Special One 2 (Stakkato x Escudo I) ahead of Marcus Ehning on the eight year old gelding Gaudi (Ogano Sitte x Calvaro). Third went to Denis Lynch on the seven year old stallion Ho Go van de Padenborre (Darco x Chin Chin).

The Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup in Falsterbo in pictures

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Sergio-Alvarez-Moya-Zipper-Four Nations Cups for Spain this season - four double clear rounds. That's Sergio Alvarez Moya's record. Here on Zipper - who has been his partner in three of them. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Nimble to Scott Brash

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Stein-Endresen-Nimble-22063Nimble with Stein Endresen in Odense earlier this year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Scott Brash has a new promising stallion in his stable; the seven year old Nimble (Krake Ask x Crelido). The stallion has been partly owned by the Danish Stud Katrinelund, which reports about the sale on their website. It's been Norway's Stein Endersen competing Nimble, and together the couple won the Championat for six year olds in Falsterbo, Sweden last year. The pair also competed at the World Breeding Championship at Zangersheide last year.

Live streaming from CSIO5* Aachen

E-mail Print PDF provides live streaming from CSIO5* Aachen this week. For the broadcast plan please click here. Horse & Country TV also broadcasts the Rolex Grand Prix in Aachen live, for more info click in here.


Graham and Kermond join in on the Australian team for Normandy

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GrahamAmy Graham has been nominated for the Australian showjumping team for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Photo by World of Showjumping.Amy Graham and Jamie Kermond have been nominated for the Australian showjumping team for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Equestrian Australia has announced that Graham and Kermond are the top two ranked riders after Australia's two round nomination series. As the top two ranked riders, Graham and Kermond join early nominated rider Edwina Tops-Alexander on Australia's team. National jumping selectors will choose a further two combinations to make up the Australian team of five with an announcement expected shortly.

The WoSJ guest blogger from Falsterbo Horse Show; Alexander Zetterman

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_K7X2061"It has been an unforgettable week in Falsterbo.


It started with Flecu's great result in the 1.50 Grand Prix qualifier on Thursday, where he ended second. I thought I would try and go for it, as a good result would be quite important for the rest of the weekend – and I was very happy about the outcome. Cafino jumped the 1.45 on Thursday, and he felt relaxed – which is quite difficult to achieve with him the first time he is in a ring that is new to him. So I was happy with our start.


The Nations Cup on Friday was of course very exciting! This was my second Nations Cup on home soil, my first time was in 2009 on Isaac. I was clear in the first round, and it was a good one – but he touched a few poles and as I was well within the time allowed we agreed to try and give him a bit more time in the second round. I felt I rode really well in round two sticking to my plan, but I came a bit slow into the triple combination and had to push a little coming in – then the a-element fell. It felt like Cafino had a double clear in his body though, so the mistake I will take on me. To end second on home soil was a great result though!

Congratulations Alexander and Cafino!

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_K7X2016It was a fantastic Grand Prix class in Falsterbo yesterday – as the 24 year old Alexander Zetterman wrote some showjumping history jumping two incredible clear rounds on the Swedish-bred Cafino to take the win on home soil. The pair has had some great results this season, but yesterday they simply nailed it in front of an ecstatic home crowd – and Alexander’s emotions brought tears in our eyes and smiles on his competitors' faces. It's safe to say that everybody was happy for Alexander! Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Images | Course walking in Falsterbo

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_K7X0965There was plenty of course walking to be done the past weekend in the huge grass ring in Falsterbo. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.


The flying Fibonacci

The flying Fibonacci

This is the horse that is on everybody's lips at the moment; Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum's Fibonacci 17 - a nine year old gelding by For Feeling x Corland - jumps incredible with the German rider, and to sit on this horse must be like flying! Here is a little photo series from Friday's 1.55 class to illustrate. Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.   

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