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Barnike and Bertram Allen do it again at the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championship

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podium-7Bertram Allen was joined by Christian Ahlmann and Niklas Arvidsson on the podium in Lanaken. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Last year Bertram Allen won the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championship for 6 year olds with Barnike (Baldwin B x Animo). This year the young couple repeated their win in Lanaken, taking home the championship final for 7 year old horses after two convincing clear rounds - also the only double clear round of the final.

 

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Hui Buh and Ahlmann unbeatable in the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championship final for 6 year olds

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podium-6Carola Wegener, Christian Ahlmann and Patrick Lemmen were on top of the podium. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.It was quite a debut for Christian Ahlmann and Hui Buh in Sunday's final of the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championship for 6 year olds. Christian bought the gelding by Cornado I x Paramo K from Westfahlen two weeks ago, and made his show debut with the horse at the championship in Lanaken. After making a double clear round in the final, and finishing the jump-off track in 33,45 seconds no one could beat the couple that were flying the Zangersheide-colors with style.

Earley and Maikel van Mierlo win the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championship for 5 year olds

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podium-5-ringarThe top three riders: Maikel van Mierlo, Angelica Augustsson and Marlon Mondolo Zanotelli. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Sunday's final of the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championship for 5 year olds was a fast affair. In a jump-off that turned into a race against the clock, Maikel van Mierlo made it to the top of the podium with the KWPN gelding Earley (Harley VDL x Indorado). Most of the 5 year olds looked amazingly fresh after a long week with competing in Lanaken, and as many as 13 of them made it to the jump-off.

Toni Hassmann on top in the Grand Prix of Donaueschingen

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ToniToni Hassmann won the Grand Prix in Donaueschingen on Classic Man V. Photo by World of Showjumping.It was a popular home win in the CSI3* Grand Prix in Donaueschingen on Sunday, as Toni Hassmann went to the top on Classic Man V (Cornet Obolensky x Gralshüter). The German rider had one of only three double clears in the class, and set an early target time in the jump-off when he stopped the clock on 40.23 seconds around the shortened track. None of those to come could catch the German rider, closest came Kristaps Neretnieks on Conte Bellini (Cornet Obolensky x Ramiro) who as last to go in the ring was 0.49 seconds behind Hassmann on the clock – but who nevertheless was very happy with his horse leaving the ring.

Ludger stays in the lead of the Longines Global Champions Tour

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LudgerViennaIn the lead: Ludger Beerbaum, here seen on Chiara 222. Photo by Stefano Grasso/Longines Global Champions Tour.Ahead of the final round of the 2014 Longines Global Champions Tour Ludger Beerbaum is still in the lead overall. Beerbaum has collected 242 points in the series, and twelve points behind follows Rolf-Göran Bengtsson. Scott Brash is rank three on 210 points, and then follows Edwina Tops-Alexander on 208 points and Henrik von Eckermann on 201 points. The last round of the tour will be hosted by Doha from the 13-15th November.

Marcus Ehning untouchable in Longines Global Champions Tour of Vienna Grand Prix

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MarcusViennaMarcus Ehning celebrates his win on Plot Blue. Photos by Stefano Grasso/Longines Global Champions Tour. The Longines Global Champions Tour of Vienna Grand Prix presented by Icuras was won by Marcus Ehning and 17-year-old Plot Blue (Mr. Blue x Pilot) who looked untouchable from the start and finished with the only treble clear round, following a roller-coaster class filled with thrills and spills. Second place went to Simon Delestre with Qlassic Bois Margot (L'Arc de Triomphe x Galoubet A) and third to Portugal's Luciana Diniz with Winningmood (Darco x Cassini). Tour leader Ludger Beerbaum finished 5th, one place ahead of his close ranking rival Rolf-Göran Bengtsson, enabling him to maintain his lead.

Jur Vrieling wins the Lenz Moser Trophy in Vienna

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JurGCTJur Vrieling won the Lenz Moser Trophy in Vienna. Photo by Stefano Grasso/LGCT.The CSI5* Lenz Moser Challenge Trophy in Vienna was won by 2014 World Equestrian Games team gold medallist Jur Vrieling with Flash Dance V. Kalevallei (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Gottwald). The pair produced a neat and classy round in the two-phase competition to push Pius Schwizer with Rafale Des Forets (Arc de Triomphe) and Samuel Parot with Sensation 21 (Welcome Sympatico x Acord II) into 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Yesterday's double winner Denis Lynch finished 4th with Double O Seven (Equest Carnute x Irco Mena) having led the way for a good portion of the class.

Gilles Dunon - new Belgian Champion!

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belgiskGilles Dunon. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Saturday afternoon the final of the Belgian Championship took place in Lanaken. Giles Dunon ended up as the winner riding Fou De Toi vd Keihoeve (Toulon x Melkior du Montois). The championship goes over four days with three days of jumping and today on the final day the riders had to jump two rounds.

Bruggink unbeatable in Championat of Donaueschingen

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GertJan2Gert-Jan Bruggink and Vampire was in top form in Donaueschingen on Saturday. Photo by World of Showjumping.It was another big Dutch win in Donaueschingen on Saturday as Gert-Jan Bruggink won the Championat der Stadt Donaueschingen on Vampire (Marome Nw x Voltaire). Thirteen riders went on to the jump-off, where eight produced a second clear round. Fastest of all was Bruggink though, who in his true showman-style stuck his hands in the air as Vampire bucked his way through the finish line to celebrate his performance.

Fantomas de Muze wins the FEI Zangersheide Sires of the World

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hingstar-topp-treThe top three riders in the FEI Zangersheide Sires of the World. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Karline de Brabander and Fantomas de Muze (Sandro Boy x For Pleasure) won the 1,50 m FEI Zangersheide Sires of the World in Lanaken after an exciting jump-off on Saturday. 49 stallions took part in the prestigious class, but only 11 of them made it back for the jump-off. The faults kept coming against the clock as well, and it was only the top four that delivered a double clear round.

The WoSJ guest blogger from the Asian Games; Samantha Lam

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Adonis2Next weekend the showjumping kicks off at the Asian Games in Incheon, Korea and World of Showjumping is so lucky as to have Hong Kong showjumper Samantha Lam guest blogging from the championships. Lam will compete with her horse Adonis, a nine year old gelding by Pino x Lancer II. Flying from Europe to Incheon, Lam gives a first brief update on their arrival. The jumping competitions will be on from the 28-30th of September.

Farewell to Glory Days

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_MG_5920Glory Days and Katie Dinan. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Very sadly, Katie Dinan's Glory Days has passed away at the age of thirteen. The Swedish bred gelding by Cardento x Diamond Serpent came to Katie in the beginning of 2013, after being successfully competed by Sweden's Daniel Zetterman. With Dinan, Glory Days continued to pick up top results and in November last year the pair won the $50,000 Weston Canadian Open in Toronto. In an interview with World of Showjumping in August 2013, Katie said she felt "very lucky to have him".

"NYC vs. The World" Speed Challenge presented by Donald J. Trump goes to Suncast® World Team

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NY1Team Captains Georgina Bloomberg and Kent Farrington in their presentation with Kim McCullough, Vice President of Marketing Jaguar Land Rover North America, Terry Allen Kramer, Paige Bellissimo, Mr. Donald Trump, Amy Klein of Suncast, and Katherine and Mark Bellissimo. Photos © Kit Houghton/Rolex.Central Park's Trump Rink was alight with excitement Friday night as the inaugural Central Park Horse Show (CPHS), presented by Rolex and produced by The Chronicle of the Horse, continued with its second day of showjumping competition under the beautiful New York City skyline. The evening featured a $50,000 "NYC vs. The World" Team Speed Challenge, presented by Donald J. Trump, with a win for Suncast® Corporation's World Team. Representing his home nation of Ireland, Conor Swail won the competition overall with the leading round aboard Lansdowne.

Second win of the day for Lynch in Gaston Glock's Championat Vienna

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DenisThe man of the day in Vienna: Denis Lynch. Photo by Stefano Grasso/LGCT.The Friday night feature class at the Longines Global Champions Tour in Vienna – the Gaston Glock's Championat Vienna – was won by Denis Lynch and All Star 5 (Argentinus x Alme). This was Denis' second win of the day, as he also won the opening class on Double O Seven (Equest Carnute x Irco Mena). The Irishman threw everything he had at the challenging course set by Frank Rothenberger to push Germany's Hans-Dieter Dreher with Embassy II (Escudo I x Silvio I) and Ludger Beerbaum with Chaman (Baloubet du Rouet x I Love You) into 2nd and 3rd, respectively. A rare smile broke across Lynch's face as he accepted his prize before the packed VIP and the title sponsors family Glock.

Italians earn promotion to Europe Division 1 with superb victory at last qualifier in Arezzo

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caselloPiergiorgio Bucci and Casallo Z were double clear for the winning team. Photo by FEI/Stefano Secchi.There were great celebrations in Arezzo today when the host nation won the last round of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 2 series. The result was not only a much-sought-after victory on home ground, but it also earned a place at next month's Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona, Spain and has promoted Italy to Europe Division 1 for the 2015 season.

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Thank you Castle Forbes Vivaldo van het Costersveld!

Thank you Castle Forbes Vivaldo van het Costersveld!

In August it was announced that both Castle Forbes Vivaldo van het Costersveld and Castle Forbes Cosma and would retire from the sport. Owned by Lady Forbes, and ridden by France’s Roger Yves Bost for the past three years – the two horses have been like win machines. Castle Forbes Vivaldo van het Costersveld had no less than 58 international...

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