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An indoor cross country class at CSI5* Geneva

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geneve1The CHI Geneva is once again on an innovative streak! Next December, Switzerlandʼs first and only indoor cross country course will welcome some top notch eventing riders, a couple of Olympic champions and a selected few Swiss participants in the arena in Geneva. The class will be solely constructed of natural fences. A fabulous opportunity for the worldʼs largest interior arena to exploit its lake, its bank as well as its training paddock.

 

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Presley Boy has passed away

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khaled-presley-boyThe wonderful Presley Boy with Khaled Al Eid in Aachen. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.At the age of 17 the wonderful stallion Presley Boy (Concorde x Damiro) has passed away. After suffering from colic soon before the Olympic Games in London 2012 the black stallion never made it back to the sport. The colic was followed by laminitis and Presley Boy never fully recovered.

Goodin will represent New Zealand at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

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Bruce-Goodin-Centina-10-236Bruce Goodin with Centina in Odense earlier this year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Bruce Goodin has been named as New Zealand's sole showjumper at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy together with the 10 year old mare Centina 10 by Cento. Goodin has competed at four Olympic Games, but this will be his debut in the World Championships.

A selection of photos from Valkenswaard - part three

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WoSJ-36839The World of Showjumping saddle pads. Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

The British team announced for World Equestrian Games

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Spencer-Roe-Wonder-Why-3221Spencer Roe with Wonder Why is part of the British team. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.British showjumping has announced the team that will represent Great Britain at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Gamed in Normady. The selected squad in alphabetical order is: Scott Brash with Hello Sanctos, Joe Clee with Utamaro d'Ecaussines, Ben Maher with Cella, Spencer Roe with Wonder Why and Michael Whitaker with Amai and Viking.

The Irish team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games announced

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Bertram-Allen-Molly-Malone-Bertram Allen is on the Irish team with Molly Malone V. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Irish Chef d'Equipe Robert Splaine has confirmed the five horse and rider combinations that will represent Ireland at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy. The squad of five riders in alphabetical order is: Bertram Allen with Molly Malone V, Cameron Hanley with Antello Z, Darragh Kenny with Imothep, Denis Lynch with All Star 5 and Conor Swail with Lansdowne. 

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Star studded field of riders heading for London

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ScottLondonWorld no.1 showjumper and Olympic gold medallist Scott Brash photographed at Horse Guards Parade Ground in London, the venue for the London leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour series.London will host the eleventh leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour this week, and the host venue for this season is the Horse Guards Parade Ground. Plenty of great riders are on the list such as tour leader Rolf-Göran Bengtsson, as is world number one, two and three Scott Brash, Ludger Beerbaum and Ben Maher.

Hello Sanctos takes over the number one position on the FEI WBFSH World Ranking

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Scott-Brash-Hello-Sanctos-3Hello Sanctos is the best horse in the world at the moment. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.After being rank three last month, world number one Scott Brash's Hello Sanctos (Quasimodo vd Molendreef x Nabab de Reve) now tops the FEI WBFSH World Ranking. The Belgian bred gelding has collected 1450 points. Cornado NRW (Cornet Obolensky x Acobat) stays as rank two with 1374 points, while rank three is last month's leader Quickly de Kreisker (Diamant de Semilly x Laudanum) on 1343 points. Chiara 222 (Contender x Coronado) is rank four this month as well, a spot she shares with Cornet d'Amour (Cornet Obolensky x Damiani).

Mo Chroi retires from the sport

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Capt-Michael-Kelly-Mo-ChroiMo Chroi with Capt. Michael Kelly. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.It was a fitting farewell, for the famous 17 year old Irish Sport Horse Mo Chroi (Cruising x Mister Lord) in Dublin yesterday. Together with her rider Capt. Michael Kelly the mare won her final competition before retirement when finishing first in the Speed Championships at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show. Mo Chroi has had huge success together with Capt. Michael Kelly and before than with David O'Brien, winning numerous international classes for Ireland.

Sunday's Grand Prix winners

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09360_HBOne of the weekend's GP winners: Canada's Tatiana Dzavik won the Baltica Tour Grand Prix riding Delphine DH. Photo © Herve Bonnaud.The CSI3* Mercedes Grand Prix in Beervelde, was won by Simon Delestre on the only eight year old Stardust Quinhon (Calvaro x Cabdula du Tillard). The French rider had one of three double clear rounds in the 1.50 competition, and left home rider Gilles Dunon on Wesselina (Cumano x Mytens) behind him in second place – over two seconds behind on the clock. Third – with the last double clear of the class – was Neriske Prinsloo on Effect van den Bischop (Clinton x Landetto).

Cameron Hanley leading rider at Dublin Horse Show

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hanleyamiraCameron Hanley was awarded as leading rider in Dublin. Photo by World of Showjumping.Cameron Hanley was awarded the leading rider prize at Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show. The top of the statistics were totally dominated by home riders, with Hanley being the best at 27 points, Bertram Allen and Ryan Thomas rank two with 17 points and Billy Twomey rank four with 16 points and Capt. Michael Kelly rank five on 15 points.

Holger Wulschner tops the DKB-Riders Tour

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holger-wulschner-fine-ladyHolger Wulschner leads the DKB-Riders Tour. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.With two legs remaining, it's Germany's Holger Wulschner that leads the DKB-Riders Tour. Wulschner has collected a total of 47 points, while his compatriot Toni Hassmann is rank two with 28 points. Then follows Carsten-Otto Nagel (GER) with 26 points, Angelina Herröder (GER) with 24 points and Andre Plath (GER) with 22 points.

Damien Halloran - best groom in Münster

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john-aragonAragon was one of the horses that Damien took care of in Münster. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Damien Halloran was awarded as the best groom at the CSI4* event in Münster. Halloran works for John Whitaker, and made sure that his horses were turned out to the highest standard. Second place went to Madeleine Broek who grooms for Marc Houtzager and third place to Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum's groom Anu Harrila.

Bertram Allen and Molly Malone V make it a home win in the Longines Grand Prix in Dublin

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BertramAllenMollyMalone-nyBertram Allen and Molly Malone V took a very popular home win in the Longines Grand Prix win in Dublin. Photo by World of Showjumping.Bertram Allen won the prestigious Longines Grand Prix at the Dublin Horse Show on Sunday. This was Allen and Molly Malone V's (Kannan x Cavalier) second Longines Grand Prix win for the season, the pair also rode to victory in Lummen in May. As the only Irish combination to make it through to the eight horse jump-off, the pressure was on for Bertram, who just turned 19 earlier this month, – but as always the hugely talented rider stayed cool as ice to set the fastest time of the final round.

Exclusives

WoSJ Exclusive; Looking back at the Alltech FEI World Equest…

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

They 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.

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