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The top five at the Gene Mische American Invitational in images

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BeezieThe winners of the Gene Mische American Invitational: Beezie Madden and Coral Reef Via Volo. All photos by The Book LLC.

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Montreal to Zangersheide

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zangersheideThe 21 year old Montreal (Athlet Z x Cor de la Bruyere) was during the Eurocommerce auction bought for the Zangersheide Stud. Judy-Ann Melchior says on Zangersheide's website that Montreal was one of the most successful horses in his time, and that he has an excellent pedigree. The plan is thus to clone the gelding to be able to offer breeders his bloodlines.

The riders list for the Longines FEI World Cup Final is official

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beezie-stllningWill Beezie and Simon be able to defend their title? Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.41 competitors from 20 different countries will take part in the Longines FEI World Cup Final 2014. The final takes place in Lyon on the 17-21 of April. Last year's winning couple Beezie Madden and Simon will be there to defend their title, and the US has as many as eleven riders who will try to make sure that the title goes home to America for a third year in a row.

 

Marcus Ehning - three times World Cup Final winner - has the possibility to be the first rider ever to win the final four times. He is bringing Cornado NRW  - who has been in top form lately - to Lyon. Marcus will celebrate his 40th birthday during the event; will he get the birthday present in the form of winning the final?

Images | Noltes Küchengirl enjoys her retirement!

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_K7X9161In February it was decided to retire Marcus Ehning's super star Noltes Küchengirl. The amazing 17 year old mare by Lord Z x Cambridge Cole now enjoys life in the fields at home in Borken, Germany. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Longines Global Champions Tour Paris Eiffel Jumping Presented by Gucci

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_19A6872The event was presented on a press conference at Hôtel de Ville in Paris yesterday. The Esplanade of the Champ de Mars will welcome the 40 best showjumping riders worldwide, renowned amateurs and close to 120 000 people for the first edition of the Longines Global Champions Tour Paris Eiffel Jumping, presented by Gucci from the 4-6th of July 2014. The Longines Global Champions Tour Paris Eiffel Jumping, presented by Gucci, is jointly organized by Virginie Coupérie-Eiffel and Jan Tops. Virginie Coupérie-Eiffel, Champion French equestrian rider and descendant of Gustave Eiffel, is the President of Paris Eiffel Jumping.

Seoul also goes to Saudi Arabia

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gerco-seoulGerco Schröder with Seoul. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Gerco Schröder's ride Seoul also goes to Saudi Arabia. The 13 year old gelding by Thunder van de Zuuthoeve x Lancer II was among the horses auctioned off during the Eurocommerce online auction, and it was initially reported that Seoul would be back with his previous rider Wout-Jan van der Schans - but in the end this was unfortunately not to be. 

Rolex 10:10 – Catching up with Rodrigo Pessoa, Eric Lamaze and Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum

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rodrigo-rolexRolex Testimonee Rodrigo Pessoa. As the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival came to an end one week ago, World of Showjumping got the opportunity to catch up with Rolex Testimonees Rodrigo Pessoa, Eric Lamaze and Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum in an exclusive Rolex 10:10 call. Pessoa, Lamaze and Michaels-Beerbaum all shared their thoughts on the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival, it's future, the coming outdoor season as well as their plans and thoughts on the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Gamesâ„¢ 2014.

Dakota goes to Abdel Said – Vingino to Said's supporter Mr. Mansour

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abdel-profilAbdel gets the ride on Dakota. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.It will be Egypt's Abdel Said who gets to ride Dakota (Cento Lano x Intermezzo) in the future. Together with Vingino (Voltaire x Cassini I) the two horses were bought by Said's supporter and friend Mr. Mansour during the Eurocommerce auction, and Mr. Mansour plans to ride Vingino himself. "I am very grateful for Mr. Mansour's support, he is a man I can always count on," Said says to World of Showjumping. "Mr. Mansour is not only a great supporter for me, but also for Egyptian showjumping in general. It is incredible to get a horse of Dakota's caliber in the stable, and I look forward to start competing her."

Wout-Jan van der Schans keeps Capetown

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Wout-Jan-van-der-Schans-CapLuckily Capetown stays with Wout-Jan van der Schans. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Wout-Jan van der Schans confirms to World of Showjumping that he keeps the ride on Capetown. The 11 year old gelding by Oklund x Carlino was one of the Eurocommerce horses auctioned off online – but will luckily remain in the Netherlands with his current rider. The pair was placed 6th in the Longines FEI World Cup in Gothenburg in February to mention one of many good recent results.

Sharbatly buys Callahan, Sacramento and Tobalio

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gerco-callahan-ljusGerco Schröder with Callahan. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Unsurprisingly, Abdullah Sharbatly acquired more than one horse during the Eurocommerce auction. According to horses.nl it will be Gerco Schröder's ride Callahan (Contendro x For Pleasure), Wout-Jan van der Schans' ride Sacramento (Leendert x Corlando) and Albert Voorn's ride Tobalio (Numero Uno x Jacorde) that sadly part ways with their riders to be seen under the Saudi rider. All three horses have had successful careers under their Dutch riders; Callahan won the 5* Grand Prix in Stockholm in November 2013 with Schröder, Sacramento won several classes last year under van der Schans, as did Tobalio for Voorn – the pair was also on the winning Dutch Nations Cup team in La Baule in May 2013.

Berlin stays in Dutch ownership

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berlinBerlin stays in Dutch ownership.The stallion Berlin – Gerco Schröder's gold medal winning horse from the World Equestrian Games 2006 and European Championships in 2007 – stays in the Netherlands. Horses.nl reports that it is Wim van der Leegte from VDL Groep and Stoeterij Duyselshof that bought the stallion, who thus will stay in the Netherlands to continue his breeding career.

Glock secures London for Gerco Schröder

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gerco-londonLondon - the double silver medalist from the 2012 Olympic Games - has been secured for Gerco Schröder. Photo by Ken Braddick/www.dressage-news.com. Gaston and Kathrin Glock have secured London for Gerco Schröder. After much uncertainty and speculation, it has now been confirmed on Glock Horse Performance's website that the double silver medalist from the 2012 Olympic Games by Nabab de Reve x Chin Chin stays with his Dutch rider. Gaston and Kathrin Glock are already big supporters of the Dutch dressage sport, sponsoring Edward Gal and Hans Peter Minderhoud. Now Team Glock has stepped up and saved London for Schröder, and Dutch showjumping.

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/dressage-news.com.Jessica 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.

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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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