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Thank you Esperanza de Rebel

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11Sren-Pedersen-TailormadeSören Pedersen's top horse Tailormade Esperanza de Rebel tragically passed away this weekend. The 11 year old mare by Rebel Z was a wonderful horse, and showed her qualities both at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy this year and at the Europeans in Herning last year – ending 17th individually at both events with Pedersen. Here is a photo tribute to this special horse that will be deeply missed. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

 

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Wout-Jan van der Schans into the Dutch Olympic squad

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Wot-Jan-van-der-Schans-CapeWout-Jan van der Schans and Capetown. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Chef d'Equipe Rob Ehrens has added a new combination to the Dutch Olympic squad; Wout-Jan van der Schans with his horse Capetown. After great success this year the pair has been promoted from the B-squad. Van der Schans and Capetown won the Grand Prix of Paderborn in September, and early in November they were second in the World Cup in Lyon. In addition they have had big wins in Barcelona and Donaueschingen as well as strong team performances for the Netherlands during the summer.

The Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final – The riders in it: Kevin Staut

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Kevin-Staut-Reveur-de-HurteKevin Staut. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The next rider we present for the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final is Kevin Staut. For years, Kevin has been one of the best riders in the world – he won individual gold at the European Championships in 2009, team silver at the European Championships in 2011 and has two team silver medals from the World Championships in 2010 and 2014.

Star studded field of riders heading for CHI Geneva

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IMG_1200It's that time of the year; CHI Geneva is up this weekend! Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.With the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final and the Rolex Grand Prix as two of the major happenings at CHI Geneva, it comes as no surprise that the world's top riders are heading for Switzerland this weekend. Scott Brash, Kent Farrington, Ludger Beerbaum, Daniel Deusser and Marcus Ehning – the highest ranked riders in the world – will all be there, as will legends such as Michael Whitaker, Roger Yves Bost, Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum and Rolf-Göran Bengtsson.

The riders list for La Coruna

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edwinaEdwina Tops-Alexander is on the list for La Coruna. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The coming weekend the five star show in La Coruna takes place, and there will be plenty of top names in action. The Spanish event welcomes riders such as Edwina Tops-Alexander, Jos Lansink, John Whitaker, Marco Kutscher, Jane Richard Philips and Katharina Offel - to mention some.


Click here for the full riders list.

Farewell to Tailormade Esperanza de Rebel

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Sren-Pedersen-Tailormade-EVery sadly, Tailormade Esperanza de Rebel has passed away. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Sören Pedersen's top horse Tailormade Esperanza de Rebel has passed away. The sad news reached the showjumping world yesterday, as it became clear that the 11 year old mare by Rebel Z did not make it through a colic surgery. Pedersen and Tailormade Esperanza de Rebel impressed everybody at this year's World Equestrian Games where they ended 17th individually.

Stephex Stables secures Cornet D'Amour for Daniel Deusser

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daniel-cornetStephex Stables has secured Cornet D'Amour for Daniel Deusser. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Stephex Stables has become sole owner of Cornet D'Amour, after sharing the ownership with Double H Farm since April 2013. Stephan Conter has confirmed to World of Showjumping that he has bought the other half of the Cornet Obolensky-son, to secure his stable jockey Daniel Deusser the ride on the 11 year old gelding in the future.

Martin Fuchs leading rider at Gucci Paris Masters

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Martin-Fuchs-profilMartin Fuchs. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Martin Fuchs was awarded as leading rider at Gucci Paris Masters this weekend. Second best was Constant van Paesschen, while Maikel van der Vleuten was third best overall. All three boys received a Longines watch for their efforts.

Sunday's Grand Prix winners

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felix1Felix Hassmann and Horse Gym's Balzaci won in Poznan. Photo by Malgorzata Frysztak kadraskoki.pl.Felix Hassmann won the CSI3* World Cup Grand Prix in Poznan riding Horse Gym's Balzaci (Balou du Rouet x Landadel). Only three riders managed to be double clear and Felix took home the win after stopping the clock in the jump-off at 36,48 seconds. Michal Kazmierczak with Stakorado (Stakkato Gold x Acorado) needed 37,76 to the finish line and had to settle for the second place. Third place went to Bert Prouve on Cadida van het Provahof (Lux).

Advertisement; "E74 is the alternative to Omeprazole for me" - Interview with Rasmus Lüneburg

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_DSC2885-RASMUS-LUNEBURG--Rasmus Lüneburg. Photo by Janne Bugtrup.Rasmus Lüneburg is managing the ´Holsteiner' breeding and training stable of his parents, Hof Idenburg in Hetlingen, Northern Germany. Apart from training young horses and ambitious riders, the 32 year old is an internationally successful show jumping rider. And he puts his trust in Equine 74.

 

Several studies have shown that around 60% of all horses have stomach problems. How would you describe your experience with that matter?


Rasmus Lüneburg: ' In our stable we have come across this subject as well. The most severe symptoms were shown by a young mare. She would hardly accept being ridden, she was rebellious towards the rider´s leg and as a result bucked and showed other forms of bad habits. Because of that, we suspected that she may suffer from a painful gastric ulcer. ´

Martin Fuchs wins the Gucci Grand Prix in Paris

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martin-fuchsMartin Fuchs with PSG Future. Photo by (c) Tiffany Van Halle.Switzerland's hugely talented Martin Fuchs won the Gucci Grand Prix in Paris this afternoon riding PSG Future (Cashandcarry x Lorentin). The only 22 year old rider beat a star studded field of riders, defeating seasoned names such as Ludger Beerbaum, Steve Guerdat, Daniel Deusser and Scott Brash in the thirteen horse jump-off. Beerbaum had to settle for second place aboard Zinedine (Guidam x Heartbreaker), while another young talent ended third – Constant van Paesschen on Citizenguard Toscan de Sainte Hermelle (Surcouf de Revel x Bayac de Sainte Hermelle).

Style & Competition for Amade - Great entertainment for a good cause

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AmadeCameron Hanley all dressed up in the Style & Competition for Amade. Photo by (c) Tiffany Van Halle.As usual at the Gucci Paris Masters, the Style & Competition for Amade class brought with it lots of fun! Penelope Leprevost and Marie André-Ravaut were wrestlers for Equidia, Philippe Rozier and Electra Niarchos were characters from "Les Bronzés font du ski" (a cult French comedy film) under the watchful eye of Thierry Lhermitte, Jane Richard Philips and Jennifer Gates were inspired by the Christmas spirit for Longines, Pius Schwizer and Tamara Zahid were Daft Punk, Kevin Staut came as the Little Prince and Céline Nebout as the Rose for Esthederm - and so it continued. In the end Cameron Hanley and Morgane Dassio, who were dressed as Minions from "Despicable Me" for Euroasia, won the class.

The Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final – The riders in it: Patrice Delaveau

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patrice-orientPatrice Delaveau. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The fifth of the ten riders that we present for the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final is Patrice Delaveau. Patrice is one of three French riders in the final, and after being second last year in Stockholm he will for sure be keen to make it to the top this time around. Delaveau has had an amazing year, and won both team and individual silver at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy.

Girl power in Battle of the Sexes at the Gucci Paris Masters with Leprevost, Hough and Offel on top

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PenelopeUnbeatable; Penelope Leprevost on Flora de Mariposa. Photo by (c) Tiffany Van Halle.The girls pushed the boys aside in tonight's Battle of the Sexes at the Gucci Paris Masters, as Penelope Leprevost won, Lauren Hough ended second and Katharina Offel third. The three girls made history, as it was the first time this has ever happened. With four girls and seven boys going clear in the first round of this 1.55 class, to move on to the second one – the lady riders had a tough task though. But with fighting spirit and some serious fast riding they still managed to push the boys to the side.

Swiss riders show top form at Gucci Paris Masters

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steveSteve Guerdat fixed one of two wins for Switzerland at the Gucci Paris Masters on Saturday. Photo by (c) Tiffany Van Halle.Saturday's two first five star classes at the Gucci Paris Masters went to Swiss riders; Steve Guerdat and Martin Fuchs. Guerdat won the 1.45 Prix Le Figaro aboard Albfuehren's Memphis (Quinar x Carthago), a second ahead of home rider Laurent Goffinet on Qantar des Etisses (Quick Star). In third followed Gerco Schröder on Glock's Prince de Vaux (Flipper D' Elle x Super De Bourriere).

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Thank you AD Camille Z

Thank you AD Camille Z

Tragedy struck the showjumping world last Thursday, when Athina Onassis de Miranda's amazing mare AD Camille Z had to be put to sleep after a fall in Geneva. Here is our tribute to this fantastic horse, who was so special and so loved – and who will be deeply missed by us all. Together Athina and AD Camille Z achieved...

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