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Castle Forbes Vivaldo vh Costersveld to be retired from the sport

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bosty-costerveldCastle Forbes Vivaldo vh Costersveld has had a long and succesful career. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Castle Forbes Vivaldo vh Costersveld will be retired from the sport. Roger Yves Bost's 16 year old partner by Clinton x Randel Z will, like Bosty's mare Cosma, enjoy a peaceful retirement but combine it with breeding duties. Castle Forbes Vivaldo vh Costersveld has had a great career with the French rider in the saddle – and before him with Jessica Kürten.

 

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The definitive entries for the World Equestrian Games

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wegThe definitive entries for the showjumping at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are now available. The total national federations are 54, and 34 of them have teams. Nineteen national federations have individuals only. In total 184 athletes and 199 horses will participate in the jumping. 158 combinations will start in the first competition on 2 September.

Pierre Durand FEI president candidate

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fei-loggaThe French Federation has announced that Pierre Durand will run as candidate for the post as FEI's new president. Durand, who has been European Champion, team World Champion and individual gold medalist at the Olympic Games, was president of the French Federation from 1993-1998. Switzerland's Pierre Génécand and Denmark's Ulf Helgstrand have also been announced as candidates. The election will take place on December 14th and each national federation will have one vote.

Karl Cook and Farrari race to the win in the Markel Insurance Grand Prix

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karlKarl Cook and Farrari. Photo by CapturedMomentPhoto.com.Kicking off the spotlight classes at Showpark Summer Festival, the $25,000 Markel Insurance Grand Prix welcomed an impressive 51 entries to compete for the top prize. With both green and seasoned horses in the class, course designer Linda Allen built a technical track that asked many questions at the 1.40m height. Featuring 17 efforts in a time allowed of 90 seconds, the intricate track required both speed and endurance from competitors to jump clean while staying within the tight time.

WoSJ Exclusive; Looking back at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Final 2010 - 2

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_MG_5589Vigo d'Arsouilles and Hickstead got to know each other during the final - both behaving as it was any given day. Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

This weekend's live streaming

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generell-hoppbildThe following events will be live streamed this weekend:

 

The CSI3* show Stephex Masters - click here.

 

The CSI2* show in Allershel - click here.

 

The CSI2* show in Langley - click here.

The Belgian team for the World Equestrian Games unchanged

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4Constant-van-Paesschen-CitNot included on the team after all; Constant van Paesschen and Citizenguard Toscan de Sainte Hermelle. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The Belgian Equestrian Federation will not change the team selected for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, despite Thursday's decision from the Belgian Arbitration Court for Sport (CBAS). Yesterday's CBAS decision stated that Constant van Paesschen and Citizenguard Toscan de Sainte Hermelle should be included on the Belgian team, following original non-selection for the Games.

CBAS decision puts Constant van Paesschen on the Belgian team for the World Equestrian Games

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Constant-van-Paesschen-toscConstant van Paesschen and Citizenguard Toscan de Sainte Hermelle are on the Belgian team for Normandy. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Today's decision from the Belgian Arbitration Court for Sport (CBAS) has given Constant van Paesschen a spot on the Belgian team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Van Paesschen was originally not selected, and together with his horse owner Imminvest he took legal steps to challenge the selection for the Games. CBAS made a decision on Thursday afternoon, putting Van Paesschen on the team with Citizenguard Toscan de Sainte Hermelle.

Citizenguard Cadjanine Z goes to the World Equestrian Games with new rider

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Constant-van-Paesschen-CitiCitizenguard Cadjanine Z with Constant van Paesschen - here seen in Aachen. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Regardless of making his show debut with the horse this week, Amre Saber Hamcho takes Citizenguard Cadjanine Z to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The 12 year old mare is usually seen under Constant van Paesschen, but this week Cadjanine Z can be seen at the CSI3* show in Verbier under the Syrian rider. Van Paesschen himself has been named as second reserve for the Belgian team with Citizenguard Toscan de Sainte Hermelle, a decision that has been challenged legally by the rider and his horse owner.

Luciana Diniz pulls out from participation at the World Equestrian Games

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Luciana-Diniz-Fit-for-Fun-2Luciana Diniz will not ride in Normandy. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.According to equisport.pt Luciana Diniz has decided to pull out from competing at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Diniz was on the long list for the Games with no less than five horses – Fit For Fun 13, Lacontino, Lennox, Upper Star and Winningmood – but has opted not to ride any of them in Normandy.

Constant van Paesschen challenges the Belgian selection for the World Equestrian Games

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Constant-van-Paesschen-CitiConstant van Paesschen and Citizenguard Toscan de Sainte Hermelle. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Legal action has been taken by Constant van Paesschen and the owner of his horse Citizenguard Toscan de Sainte Hermelle – Imminvest – to challenge the Belgian selection for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. This has been confirmed by the Belgian Equestrian Federation on their website. The Belgian team for Normandy was announced on Monday, but the squad did not include the 20 year old Van Paesschen.

WoSJ Exclusive; Looking back at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Final 2010 - 1

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_MG_5321They didn't know it in this moment, but these two would end up as World Champions - Philippe Le Jeune and Vigo d'Arsouilles! The other riders in the final were Rodrigo Pessoa with HH Rebozo, Eric Lamaze with Hickstead and Abdullah Al Sharbatly with Seldana di Campalto. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Images from the Baltica Tour

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Baltica_Life_Style_2014_3Happy faces at the Baltica Tour! This was the first edition of the tour, that attracted several top riders to it.

Dreher on the disqualification in London; "I am very sad that something like that happened"

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IMG_5166Hans-Dieter Dreher and Embassy II in action in London. Photo by Lulu Kyriacou. After being clear in both rounds of the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix in London with Embassy II, Hans-Dieter Dreher was disqualified from the competition. The reason; a spur mark that was spotted during the mandatory boot check following the second round. The president of the FEI ground jury commented on the case to Horse & Hound, saying that there was no indication of horse abuse referring to the fact that "(...) things like that can happen, but FEI jumping rules are very strict on such things." World of Showjumping asked the rider himself to comment on the case.

Images | Visiting Ashford Farm - part two

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_K7X0155WoSJ went to visit Angelica Augustsson and Marlon Zanotelli at Enda Carroll's newly built Ashford Farm during the spring - here is more photos that shows what the beautiful new yard in Belgium looks like. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Exclusives

WoSJ Exclusive; Our top ten favorites for the World Champion…

WoSJ Exclusive; Our top ten favorites for the World Championship title

Beerbaum, Ludger (GER): Ranked as number two in the world it is not possible to leave the ‘maestro’ of showjumping out. Although his WEG-partner Chiara’s results have been somewhat up and down during the summer season, there have been some undoubtable highlights such as the couple’s double clear round in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup in Rome, and more recently...

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