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Julie Welles and Shane Sweetnam jumps to victory on opening day of 2014 American Gold Cup CSI4*-W

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julieJulie Welles and Twan. Photo by Emily Riden/Phelps Media Group.The 2014 edition of the American Gold Cup CSI4*-W kicked off today at Old Salem Farm, and from the perfectly manicured jump field to the phenomenal weather and the equally phenomenal competition, there was no place better to be horse showing today - particularly if you were Julie Welles or Shane Sweetnam.

 

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Hello Sanctos, Cornado NRW and Quickly de Kreisker the best horses in the world for another month

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scott-sanctosLike his rider, he is the world's number one: Hello Sanctos. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.For a second consecutive month, Hello Sanctos, Cornado NRW and Quickly de Kreisker top the FEI WBFSH World Ranking. Scott Brash's Hello Sanctos (Quasimodo vd Molendreef x Nabab de Reve) is still on top of the ranking, this month with 1690 points. Marcus Ehning's Cornado NRW (Cornet Obolensky x Acobat) stays as rank two with 1419 points, while rank three is Abdelkebir Ouaddar's Quickly de Kreisker (Diamant de Semilly x Laudanum) on 1403 points. Ludger Beerbaum's Chiara 222 (Contender x Coronado) is just like last month rank four, and then follows McLain Ward's Rothchild (Artos x Elegeant de I'lle) as the new number five.

Photos from a snowy Tuesday at Spruce Meadows - part two

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_K7X2944At Spruce Meadows they have a good sense of humor so it was no surprise to find this snowman on the showground. Yesterday we were listening to Christmas carrols and saw Christmas lights in the trees. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Photos from a snowy Tuesday at Spruce Meadows - part one

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_K7X2805Aragon Z, Terri, Caroline and Cornado II posing for a photo in the snow at Spruce Meadows. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games | The World Championship from A to Z in images

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Abdelkebir-Ouaddar-Quickly-We continue to sum up the World Championship - and what better than to start with this happy rider! Abdelkebir Ouaddar had an incredible week in Normandy with Quickly de Kreisker and really jumped into our hearts. On Thursday - when the third individual qualifier and team final took place - Ouaddar picked up only one single time penalty and this is how he celebrated. Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Spruce Meadows | Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

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_K7X2753No, it's not Christmas yet - but that was what it looked like when our photographer and reporter Jenny arrived at Spruce Meadows today directly from Normandy! The weather forecast still seems to offer some snow, before it is supposed to get back to more normal weather conditions considering it is September and not December. But Jenny will cope! After all, the entire crew at World of Showjumping is from Scandinavia. Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

This week's live streaming

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Patrick-Sthlmeyer-Chasmo-2Lots of great showjumping events will be live streamed this week:


The CSIO5* Masters event at Spruce Meadows (CAN) click on this link.

 

The CSI5* Longines Global Champions Tour in Lausanne (SUI)click on this link.

Who's climbing on the Longines Ranking?

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JessicaVindicatJessica Springsteen is climbing on the Longines Ranking after some great results in August, and goes from rank 125 to 81. Photo (c) World of Showjumping.With the latest Longines Ranking out, it's time to take a look at which riders is climbing it. Germany's Christian Ahlmann is getting closer and closer to the Top 10, going from rank 19 to 15 following another great Grand Prix win in August. Canada's Eric Lamaze is now within the top twenty in the world as he goes from rank 23 to rank 19. Outside the top twenty, there are quite a few riders making some good climbs within the world's 100 best riders.

Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games | The World Championships from A to Z in images

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Canada-42001Moving on from Tuesday, it was time for the team competition to begin on Wednesday. Just to illustrate the team spirit some of the countries show, and how they stick together - lets focus in on the Canadian team as Yann Candele rode a beautiful clear round with Showgirl. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Advertisement | ET Auction 7.9.2014: Darco out of dam line Glock's London & VDL Groep Eureka

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ETAuctionET Auction is a brand new online platform that gives a new dimension to the acquisition of embryos from top horses. The next online auction is an embryo out of the dam line of Olympic Silver Medallist Glock's London and Dutch Champion VDL Groep Eureka, which starts on the 7th of September. The stallion Darco makes this embryo a unique opportunity; a pedigree with top results both in sport and in breeding!

Farewell to Cruising

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RichCruising sired many top showjumpers including Rich Fellers' World Cup Champion Flexible. Photo by Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com.The McCann family and Hartwell Stud have sadly announced the death of their fantastic showjumping stallion Cruising. The legendary stallion passed away on Sunday the 7th September 2014 at the age of 29, peacefully in the stable he was born in.

Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games | The World Championships from A to Z in images

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peder-sibonThe World Championships started with a table c speed class last Tuesday, and it was a lot of fast riding as any rails down were converted into time. Here's Sweden's Peder Fredricson who gave full gas on H&M Sibon to start off the championships with a 9th place after a clear and quick round. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games | Rolex highlights film

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After 14 days of intense competition, the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy, France have drawn to a close. To commemorate this landmark Rolex - Official Timepiece and Partner to the Games - has made a short news film, containing highlights from showjumping, eventing and dressage from the Games.

Top riders head for the Longines Global Champions Tour in Lausanne

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patrice-orientVice World Champion Patrice Delaveau will travel to Lausanne. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Several of the world's best riders take the trip to the third last leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour this weekend, which takes place in Lausanne. World nr. one and two Scott Brash and Ludger Beerbaum will both be there, as will Vice World Champion Patrice Delaveau and reigning European Champion Roger Yves Bost. Other great names on the list includes Lucy Davis - last year's Grand Prix winner at the event, McLain Ward, Rolf-Göran Bengtsson, Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum and Edwina Tops-Alexander.

Spruce Meadows 'Masters' to welcome the world's best

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DevosLast year's CP International, presented by Rolex winner Pieter Devos. Photo by Spruce Meadows Media Services.The Spruce Meadows 'Masters' Tournament is set for an exciting CSIO5* competition on September 10-14, 2014. The feature competition of the week is the $1.5 Million CP International, presented by Rolex, one of the most prestigious grand prix events in the world and part of the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping. There will be $2.8 million CAD on the line over the five days, an increase of more than half a million dollars from 2013. The top riders in the world, many having just competed at the FEI World Equestrian Games, will be on hand to thrill crowds as they compete for top prizes. Spruce Meadows welcomes team silver medalists Kevin Staut and Penelope Leprevost of France and team bronze medalists of the United States, McLain Ward, Kent Farrington, and individual bronze medalist Beezie Madden.

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Thank you Castle Forbes Vivaldo van het Costersveld!

Thank you Castle Forbes Vivaldo van het Costersveld!

In August it was announced that both Castle Forbes Vivaldo van het Costersveld and Castle Forbes Cosma and would retire from the sport. Owned by Lady Forbes, and ridden by France’s Roger Yves Bost for the past three years – the two horses have been like win machines. Castle Forbes Vivaldo van het Costersveld had no less than 58 international...

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