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WoSJ Exclusive; Spruce Meadows - collectors of championship fences

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_K7X4949Jon Garner - Competition Manager at Spruce Meadows. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.Spruce Meadows has a big collection of fences from different championships and Olympic Games - all the way back to the Olympic Games in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Jon Garner is Competitions Manager at Spruce Meadows and thus responsible for all the fences.

 

"We decide during the championships which fences we would like. Sometimes the designer and the organizers donate the fences - which is really nice! Now a lot of the designers and organizers know we have a collection. They like the idea of something they designed to stay here and going to keep getting used. Sometimes we can chose what fences we like and sometimes the organizer wants to keep some fences. For example in London we asked about the double decker bus but they really wanted to keep it. We are really thrilled with the ones we got though, they are iconic of London. And we want the fences to be obvious from where it came from."

 

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Showjumpers then.. Showjumpers now...

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enda3Then: Although no longer an active showjumper himself (not completely true - he was out jumping in Oliva earlier this year), we still find Enda Carroll more than worthy for a presentation in this section. Back in the days Enda was a groom for Cian O'Connor...

Gregory Wathelet starts collaboration with NYBOR Pferde

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_K7X9168Gregory Wathelet. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Gregory Wathelet has started up a collaboration with NYBOR Pferde GmbH & Co. KG, a company which Judith Gölkel – one of Johannes and Marcus Ehning's horse owners – is behind. "This collaboration is based on the development of and investment in young horses for the future," Wathelet comments on his website. Four horses have already been invested in; the seven year old Chanel (by Quinten van't Merelsnest), the six year old Indorado van't Heike (by Darco), the five year old Dame des Brumes (by Cicero) and the four year old Egano des Brumes (by Ugano Sitte).

Oh d’Eole and Kevin Staut to part ways

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kevin-oh-deoleKevin Staut and Oh d'Eole will part ways after a successful year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Oh d'Eole (Kannan x Papillon Rouge) and Kevin Staut have almost been together for a year, but now the pair will go their separate ways. It has been confirmed to World of Showjumping that the 12 year old mare will leave back to Haras de Hus next week, but that she for the moment still is in Staut's stable.

New horse for Pénélope Leprevost

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penelope-profil1Penelope Leprevost. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Pénélope Leprevost has a new ride in Vivaldi du Seigneur (Chellano Z x Darco). The nine year old stallion has been competed by French rider Marine Blondet up to international 1.50 level. It is expected that Leprevost and Vivaldi du Seigneur will start competing together during the autumn.

 

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Wathelet strengthens his string of horses with Eldorado vh Vijverhof & Egano van het Slogenhof

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Dayro-Arroyave-Eldorado-vanEldorado vh Vijverhof - here seen with Dayro Arroyave - goes to Gregory Wathelet. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Gregory Wathelet has some great new additions to his string of horses. Two of the new arrivals are Eldorado vh Vijverhof and Egano van het Slogenhof. Eldorado vh Vijverhof (Thunder van de Zuuthoeve x Omar) jumped at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy with Dayro Arroyave, while Egano van Het Slogenhof (Electro x Nagano) has competed on international Grand Prix level under Eiken Sato.

The riders heading for the Horse of the Year Show

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john-argentoJohn Whitaker is on the list for the Horse of the Year Show. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.It’s a strong field of home riders that head for the CSI3* Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham this week. On the list is world nr one Scott Brash, Ben Maher, as well as John Whitaker. Among the foreign riders, highlights include names such as Bertram Allen, Philippe Le Jeune, Billy Twomey and Daniel Bluman.

Penelope Leprevost to collaborate with Katie and Henri Prudent

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penelope-nice-stephaniePenelope Leprevost. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Studforlife.com reports that Penelope Leprevost has a new collaboration with Katie and Henri Prudent. Henri Prudent will be in Barcelona for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final the upcoming weekend to help Leprevost, while Katie Prudent is still in the US training their other students.

Tiit Kivisild wins World Cup qualifier in Tallinn

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generellOnly three riders managed to be double clear in the 1,60 m FEI World Cup Alexela Grand Prix in Tallinn on Sunday. Estonia's Tiit Kivisild with Cinnamon (Calido I x Arturo) was over a second faster in the jump-off than second placed Kristupas Petraitis from Lithuania with Lordano (Lordanos x Cantus). Third place went to Poland's Michal Kazmierczak with Stakorado (Stakkato Gold x Acorado).

Great field of riders start up the indoor season at CSI3* Kiel

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Jos-Lansink12184Jos Lansink will be competing in Kiel. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The CSI3* event in Kiel – Baltic Horse Show – attracts some great riders. On the list for the show is Rolf-Göran Bengtsson, Jos Lansink, Katharina Offel, Carsten-Otto Nagel, Shane Breen and Albert Zoer – to mention some. For many horses and riders this will be the first international indoor show of the winter season ahead. The full riders list for the event can be found via this link.

Sunday's Grand Prix winners

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BonderOne of this weekend's Grand Prix winners was Maureen Bonder on Alex. Photo by World of Showjumping.The CSI3* Grand Prix in Wiener Neustadt was won by the legendary Hugo Simon on C T (Casall x Claudio). The Austrian rider had the only double clear in the 1.50 Grand Prix with a winning round, and took a very popular home win. Hugo was joined by another nine riders for the winning round, where Turkey's Omer Karaevli ended second on Dadjak Ter Puttenen (Toulpn x Vanitas) with one time penalty from the first round. The same went for Germany's Max Kühner on Cornet Kalua (Conet Obolenksy x Platin) who slotted into third with a slower time in the second round than Karaevli.

 

Back to back international victories for Howard and Tic Tac at Angelstone

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Angelstone_Leslie_Howard_Tic_Tac_2014The winner of the $100,000 World Cup Qualifier Presented by Groupby & Gilt; Leslie Howard & Tic Tac. Photo by tournaments.angelstone.co.On a brisk Saturday evening Leslie Howard and Tic Tac repeated there 2013 International win last night at Angelstone in the $100,000 Groupby World Cup Qualifier. Twenty four hundred spectators braved the cool elements to take in the what could be strongest showjumping field Eastern Canada has ever seen! Thirty three combinations tackled the first round course with ten advancing to the timed jump-off.

The teams and riders for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final

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fei-perpetual-trophy_aNext week the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final takes place in Barcelona. Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Qatar, Spain, Sweden, USA and Venezuela send teams to the final. The full list of teams and riders is now available, click here to access it.

Springpaarden Fonds Nederland keeps Zenith SFN with Dubbeldam for the 2016 Olympics

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Jeroen-Dubbeldam-Zenith-SFNZenith SFN stays in the Netherlands with his rider Jeroen Dubbeldam. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Springpaarden Fonds Nederland (SFN) has decided to keep Zenith SFN and Jeroen Dubbeldam together, at least until the 2016 Olympics. Zenith SFN (Rash R x Fuego du Prelet) and Dubbeldam won both individual and team gold at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, becoming double World Champions – bringing home the ultimate thinkable success for the SFN.

WoSJ Close-Up; Hello Sanctos

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_K7X0324In this WoSJ Close-Up we take a look at the horse that is ranked the world’s best at the moment, topping the FEI WBSFH World Ranking List – we are of course talking about Hello Sanctos. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Exclusives

Impressions from Holsteiner Verband's first presentation of …

Impressions from Holsteiner Verband's first presentation of the Elite auction horses

World of Showjumping was present at the Holsteiner Verband's first presentation of the Elite auction horses that took place in the middle of October – here are a few glimpses of what it all looked like. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

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