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Monday, 21 Apr 2014


No Longines FEI World Cup Final for Roger-Yves Bost

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bostyprofileBosty will not compete at the Longines FEI World Cup Final. Photo by World of Showjumping. Roger-Yves Bost has withdrawn from the Longines FEI World Cup Final. Bosty was meant to compete Castle Forbes Myrtille Paulois (Dollar du Murier x Grand Veneur) in the final, but on his official Facebook account it is now reported that as the mare is not completely fit the French rider has decided to withdraw – especially with the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games later this year in mind.


Stoeterij Duyselshof acquires Zagreb

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gerco-zagrebVDL Groep Zagreb with Gerco Schröder in the saddle. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson. Stoeterij Duyselshof acquired Zagreb (Querlybet Hero x Heartbreaker) at yesterday’s online auction of the Eurocommerce horses. The horse has been jointly owned by Stoeterij Duyselshof and Gevi International B.V., and before that by Stoeterij Duyselshof and Eurocommerce together. During yesterday’s auction the Dutch stud bought the other half of the ten year old stallion, who in the future will be ridden by Leopold van Asten who already rides many of the stud’s horses.


USET Foundation presents 2014 Maxine Beard Award to Jessica Springsteen

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Jessica_Springsteen_Gucci_riding_jacket_IMG_0393Jessica Springsteen. Photo © by Ken Braddick/ Springsteen has been honoured for her achievements in the sport with the 2014 Maxine Beard Award. The United States Equestrian Team Foundation made a special presentation to one of the country's most talented young showjumping riders during the American Invitational in Miami, FL, on April 5, 2014. The 22-year-old Springsteen received the prestigious award based on her competitive record and potential to represent the United States in international competition.

Images from the Mediterranean Equestrian Tour - part two

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MadeleineBacaratMadeleine with Marc Houtzager's handsome ride Baccarat enjoying the sun in Oliva! Photos by World of Showjumping.

Images from the Mediterranean Equestrian Tour - part one

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RibbonsAs the Mediterranean Equestrian Tour concluded this weekend in Oliva Nova, Spain - plenty of ribbons were handed out with two Grand Prix classes - one on Saturday and one on Sunday. The sun was shining, it was warm, people were happy and it was great sport. What more can you ask for as a tour comes to an end? Photos by World of Showjumping.

The bidding for the Eurocommerce horses closed

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gerco-seoulThe final bid for Gerco Schröder's ride Seoul stopped at 307.500 Euro. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The online auction of the Eurocommerce horses has now been closed. As reported earlier today the bid for London (Nabab de Reve x Chin Chin) stopped at 8.6 million Euro. It remains to be seen who the new owner of the stallion is. The bid for of Gerco Schröder's ride Seoul (Thunder van der Zuuthoeve x Lancer II) – stopped at 307.500 Euro, Vingino's (Voltaire x Cassini I) bid stopped at 305.000 Euro, New Orleans (Colbert x Carthago) stopped the sum at 210.000 Euro, while Callahan (Contendro x For Pleasure) – another of Schröder's top horses – saw the bid stop at 180.000 Euro. reports that in total the auction of the horses brought in 11.126.151 Euro.

Bid for London stops at 8,6 million Euro

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Gerco-Schrder-E.-LondonGerco Schröder with London. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The online auction for all the Eurocommerce horses is on the last day, and the bidding for London (Nabab de Reve x Chin Chin) stopped at 8,6 million Euro when the clock was 12.30. The bid for the chestnut started at 4 million and rapidly increased. It is still possible for one bidder to buy the entire lot of the auction all together, so which buyer that has purcased the Olympic horse is not decided until later.

WoSJ visits Stal de Sjiem - the guided tour

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Take a look at this video as Jeroen Dubbeldam takes WoSJ around Stal de Sjiem during our visit in February 2014.

Ursula XII tops the FEI WBFSH World Ranking List

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Scott-Brash-Ursula-14341The world's number 1 rider with the world's number 1 horse - Scott Brash with Ursula XII. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Not only is Scott Brash on top of the Longines Ranking; his horses Ursula XII (Ahorn x Papageno) and Hello Sanctos (Quasimodo vd Molendreef x Nabab de Reve) have taken hold of the two top spots on the FEI WBFSH World Ranking List. The latest ranking constist of result from the 1 of October 2013 until the 31 of March 2014.

The weekend's Grand Prix winners

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HolgerGPHolger Wulscnher and Fine Lady won the Grand Prix in Oliva on Sunday. Photo by World of Showjumping.Holger Wulschner and Fine Lady (Forsyth x Drosselklang II) were outstanding in the CSI3* Grand Prix in Oliva Nova on Sunday. Wulschner had one of four double clears in the class, and was more than four seconds faster than runner-up Rene Tebbel with Cooper (Colman x Limbus) securing double German on top in the Grand Prix that concluded the tour in Oliva in 25 degrees and sun. Great Britain's Tim Stockdale ended third riding the promising Fresh Direct the Toymaker (Casall x Joost) ahead of Cameron Hanley on Living the Dream (Toulon) in fourth with the final double clear of the day. Fifth was Katharina Offel on Charlie (Cornet Obolensky x Potsdam) who had a pole on the final oxer down in the jump-off.

Some speedy snapshots from Den Bosch

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Betram-Allen-Wild-Thing-L-1Every year an indoor derby takes place at Indoor Brabant in Den Bosch. Here are some moments of speed from the class, and first out is Bertram Allen with Wild Thing L. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Beezie Madden and Coral Reef Via Volo capture first victory for $200,000 American Invitational

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coralBeezie Madden and Coral Reef Via Volo. Photo by V.Valenti/The Book LLC.Tonight, history was made as the 42nd Gene Mische $200,000 American Invitational, presented by G&C Farm, found its new home at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, FL. The class has become a landmark of the showjumping world, and tonight was no exception as 29 horse and rider combinations gathered on the field to compete in a battle of the best. It was an electrifying night as spectators looked on to the stadium turf, but it was with swiftness and accuracy that Beezie Madden was able to emerge as the victor tonight. Aboard Coral Reef Via Volo, Madden rode to her third American Invitational victory, a feat few can claim.


Madden navigated Coral Reef Via Volo to a double-clear effort during a five-horse jump off. They tripped the timers in 35.91 seconds after completing a clear short course, while Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum and Atlanta rode to the second place for the only other double clear effort. Lauren Hough and Ohlala were the third place finishers, taking the honors as the fastest of the four faulters after lowering the height of obstacle 17, an oxer set near the in gate.

Edwina Tops-Alexander captain for the Australian showjumping team

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edwinaEdwina Tops-Alexander. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Edwina Tops-Alexander has been appointed as captain of the Australian showjumping team by Equestrian Australia. High Performance Manager Chris Webb says; "Edwina's contribution to the sport is something to be marvelled at. We have been engaging with Edwina since we have restructured the High Performance program and have been impressed by her eagerness to be involved and influence the direction of the sport for the Australian Team. Tapping into that knowledge, professionalism and experience will benefit riders and horses alike as we take the next steps to where Australian Show Jumping needs to go."

Visiting Stal de Sjiem in images - part two

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_K7X2365Sjaak Sleiderink pictured together with his new future star Barista SFN - an eight year old mare by Harley VDL x Emilion. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Two bid cities sign host agreements in FEI World Equestrian Gamesâ„¢ 2018 bid process

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fei-loggaThe FEI has received signed host agreements from two of the Canadian and US cities bidding to host the FEI World Equestrian Gamesâ„¢ 2018. The bid teams from Bromont/Montreal (CAN) and Lexington, Kentucky (USA) have both confirmed their continued interest in hosting the Games in 2018.


Visiting Marcus Ehning in images - part two

Visiting Marcus Ehning in images - part two

Welcome to the Ehning's yard! All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

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