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Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014


Belgium are best in nail biting Mercedes-Benz Nations Cup in Aachen

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belgienThe Belgian team celebrating their Nations Cup win in Aachen. Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.After two rounds that included every ingredient needed for a Nations Cup thriller – with unexpected twists and turns – Belgium stood as winners in Aachen. The Belgian boys – Pieter Devos, Olivier Philippaerts, Jos Verlooy and Gregory Wathelet – were unbeatable, and held everything together in the second round after leaving the first round on a clean sheet tying on top of the score board with Germany.


Philipp Weishaupt with popular home win in the Stawag-Preis in Aachen

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philipp-weishaupt-caladCalado 2 flying towards and over the final vertical in the Stawag-Preis with Philipp Weishaupt. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.As second last-to-go home rider Philipp Weishaupt, snatched the victory from yesterday's Europa Preis winner Kent Farrington in the 1.50 Stawag-Preis in Aachen. It did not look nearly as fast as it rode, but with extremely tight turns and taking a stride out on the last line from the wall to a vertical – Weishaupt and Calado 2 (Calando I x Landgraf I) did the seemingly impossible shaving off 0.22 seconds on Farrington's blazing fast round. The home crowd made the roof lift as they saw the time on the score board, and it was a very happy Weishaupt that left the ring.

The Sparkassen-Youngster-Cup in Aachen to Darragh Kenny and Chin Quidam VDL

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darragh-kenny-Chin-Quidam-vDarragh Kenny won Thursday's Sparkassen-Youngster-Cup in Aachen riding Chin Quidam VDL. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.It was Ireland's Darragh Kenny that was the best in Thursday's Sparkassen-Youngster-Cup in Aachen riding Chin Quidam VDL (Chin Chin x Quidam de Revel). Coming in towards the end of the class, Kenny and the eight year old KWPN stallion jumped a beautiful clear round to cut the time down to 68.54 seconds – a time that was no less than 2.83 seconds faster than that of runner-up Eric Lamaze on Check Picobello Z (Cardento x Orlando). The latter pair was initially the best in Tuesday's first youngster competition, but was later disqualified due to wearing wrong boots. This time around all was in order though, and the grey eight year old gelding impressed again.

Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy to be broadcast in over 200 territories worldwide

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1d64c7da8a0e668b2e69bfa062fTelevision coverage of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 will be broadcast in more than 200 territories worldwide, conveying the drama and excitement of equestrian sport as well as the picture-postcard setting of host region Normandy to a truly global audience. Official Sponsor France Televisions and Media Partner Equidia Life will provide French viewers with an unprecedented level of broadcast coverage of the biggest sporting event in France this year.

The starting order for the Mercedes-Benz Nations Cup in Aachen

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aachenAt 19.30 Thursday night it is time for the Mercedes-Benz Nations Cup in Aachen. The starting order will be as follows: 1. Belgium, 2. Ireland, 3. France, 4. Netherlands, 5. Germany, 6. Canada, 7. USA and 8. Switzerland.

Prize of StädteRegion Aachen to Darragh Kenny and Picolo

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darragh-kenny-picoloDarragh Kenny and Picolo won Wednesday's 1.50 class in Aachen. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Ireland's Darragh Kenny won Wednesday's 1.50 Prize of StädteRegion Aachen in memory of Landrat Hermann-Josef Pütz aboard Picolo (Diamant De Semilly x Alme). Coming in half way in this two-phased fifty riders class – Kenny rode a blistering fast second round to a time of 29.78 seconds pushing Doda de Miranda and AD Nouvelle Europe Z (Nelson Z x Jimtown) down to runner-up position with their time of 30.68 seconds. Third place went to Eric Lamaze on Fine Lady 5 (Forsyth x Drosselklang II) 31.13.

Kent Farrington and Voyeur outclass their competitors in the Turkish Airlines – Preis von Europa

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kent-farrington-voyeurKent Farrington and Voyeur outclassed their competitors in the Turkish Airlines – Preis von Europa in Aachen. Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson. They were just in a class of their own in Aachen today, Kent Farrington and Voyeur (Tolano Van´t Riethof x Goodwill). The American couple rode a jump-off that blew the socks off their competitors – outclassing runner-up Luciana Diniz with a round that was an incredible 3.24 seconds faster in Wednesday's biggest class, the Turkish Airlines – Preis von Europa. "Voyeur is naturally fast, so I just let him go in his own speed," Kent said following his win. "He is a special horse, and I have a lot of trust in him – and now he is also getting more experienced at this level."

Doda de Miranda wipes out the competition in Preis des Handwerks in Aachen

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Doda_Miranda_IMG_9122Brazil's Doda de Miranda won the Preis des Handwerks in Aachen on Wednesday. Photo by Ken Braddick/ are always dangerous against the clock, and today was no exception: Doda de Miranda and AD Amigo B (Tadmus x Heartbreaker) pushed all competition aside in the 1.45 speed class Preis des Handwerks in Aachen. It was a case of fast, faster and fastest in the class – with Marcus Ehning taking an early lead on Comme il faut 5 (Cornet Obolensky x Ramiro), just to be pushed down one rider later as Julien Epaillard put Pigmalion du Rozel (Le Tot De Semilly) in full speed around the eleven fence track in the huge grass ring in Aachen to take over the nr. one position.

Online embryo auctions to be launched

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_K7X8473A new online platform – ET-Auction – will soon be launched, and offers the possibility to trade embryos. ET-Auction is developed in cooperation with Joris De Brabander – the man behind Stal de Muze – so that everybody has the opportunity to gain advantage from his breeding. Furthermore, Keros, the biggest ET centre in Europe, and Equinta, the promising ET centre in De Bie Ward, guarantee that a wide range is assured on ET-Auction. Each embryo, gestation guaranteed, will be sold in an online auction.

Counselor to Vladimir Tuganov

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jeroen-counselorCounselor with Jeroen Dubbeldam in Amsterdam. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.After a few successful months with Jeroen Dubbeldam in the saddle, Counselor has moved on to be competed by Russia's Vladimir Tuganov. The promising nine year old gelding by Judgement x Farmer has already done his first shows with his new rider, but might be back with Jeroen in the saddle for a short time during the summer months as Tuganov is injured. Counsleor competed up to 1.50 level with Jeroen, who said he had a "great feeling" with the horse when World of Showjumping interviewed him earlier this year – before Counselor went on to a new ownership.

Taloubet Z out for the rest of the season

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ChristianTaloubetTaloubet Z seen at Zangersheide earlier this year - now the stallion is out for the rest of the season. Photo by World of Showjumping.Christian Ahlmann's World Cup Champion from 2011 Taloubet Z will be out for the rest of the season. It is reported that after sustaining an injury, the 14 year old stallion by Galoubet A x Polydor has had to undergo surgery on his elbow. Taloubet Z will need the rest of the year to recover, and will sadly not be able to compete during the rest of the season.

Sparkassen Youngsters-Cup to Nielsen after disqualification of Lamaze in Aachen

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Eric_Lamaze_-_Check_Picobello_IMG_8998Eric Lamaze went in as the winner of the youngster class in Aachen on Check Picobello Z, but was afterwards disqualified. Photo by Ken Braddick/ showjumping classes took place in Aachen on Tuesday; the Sparkassen Youngsters-Cup and the Stawag Opening Class. The youngster class was open for seven and eight year old horses, and initially it was the impressive grey eight year old gelding Check Picobello Z (Cardento x Orlando) that went to the top with Eric Lamaze in the saddle. After the prize giving Lamaze was disqualified though – due to using boots not allowed in the youngster classes. Hence the winner was Germany's Denis Nielsen that went up from second on the eight year old stallion Special One 2 (Stakkato x Escudo I) ahead of Marcus Ehning on the eight year old gelding Gaudi (Ogano Sitte x Calvaro). Third went to Denis Lynch on the seven year old stallion Ho Go van de Padenborre (Darco x Chin Chin).

The Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup in Falsterbo in pictures

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Sergio-Alvarez-Moya-Zipper-Four Nations Cups for Spain this season - four double clear rounds. That's Sergio Alvarez Moya's record. Here on Zipper - who has been his partner in three of them. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Nimble to Scott Brash

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Stein-Endresen-Nimble-22063Nimble with Stein Endresen in Odense earlier this year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Scott Brash has a new promising stallion in his stable; the seven year old Nimble (Krake Ask x Crelido). The stallion has been partly owned by the Danish Stud Katrinelund, which reports about the sale on their website. It's been Norway's Stein Endersen competing Nimble, and together the couple won the Championat for six year olds in Falsterbo, Sweden last year. The pair also competed at the World Breeding Championship at Zangersheide last year.

Live streaming from CSIO5* Aachen

E-mail Print PDF provides live streaming from CSIO5* Aachen this week. For the broadcast plan please click here. Horse & Country TV also broadcasts the Rolex Grand Prix in Aachen live, for more info click in here.



Aachen images | Emotions & tears at Corradina's retirement c…

Aachen images | Emotions & tears at Corradina's retirement cermony

There were few dry eyes during the emotional retirement ceremony of Carsten-Otto Nagel’s fantastic partner Corradina 2 in Aachen on Thursday. Corradina 2 jumped to individual silver and team bronze at the Europeans at Windsor in 2009, to team gold at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky in 2010, to team gold and individual silver at the Europeans in...

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