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Cellagon Lambrasco to be retired from the sport

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_MG_6386Janne Friederike Meyer celebrating her Rolex Grand Prix win in Aachen on Cellagon Lambrasco in 2011. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Janne Friederike Meyer has decided to retire her success horse Cellagon Lambrasco from the sport. The 16 year old gelding sustained a tendon injury last year during a hard landing at the very end of the Grand Prix course in Dublin. Meyer has now decided that she does not want to expose Lambrasco to the risk of re-injury.

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Andre Thieme returns to million-dollar stage, wins $1 million Grand Prix

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andreAndre Thieme and Contanga 3. Photo by ©ESI Photography.After a commanding performance under the lights of the all-new Ocala Horse Properties Stadium in front of a sold-out crowd, Andre Thieme of Plau am See, Germany planned a trip home to Europe $350,000 richer. Thieme claimed his first million-dollar victory in 2011 and returned to familiar territory Monday night to take the blue in the debut of the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix with his 10-year-old Oldenburg mare Contanga 3.

Eurocommerce horses put online for auction

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gerco-callahanOne of the horses auctioned off online is Gerco Schröder's ride Callahan. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The Eurocommerce horses that will be auctioned off has been put online. London (Nabab de Reve x Chin Chin), New Orleans (Colbert x Carthago), Callahan (Contendro x For Pleasure), Seoul (Thunder van de Zuethoeve x Lancer II), Capetown (Oklund x Carlino) and Tobalio (Numero Uno x Jacorde) are among the horses in the auction – and the start-up bid on the double silver medallist from the 2012 Olympic Games London has been set to 4 000 000 Euro. The auction opens on April 4th and closes on April 7th.

The WoSJ show review; Joe Clee on Indoor Brabant

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Joe-Clee-Diablesse-de-Muze-This weekend Joe Clee does the WoSJ show review on the fantastic event Indoor Brabant in Den Bosch. Clee has been on fire lately, and this weekend he continued his superb form to end forth in the prestigious Rolex Grand Prix with Diablesse de Muze. And as Joe concludes after a weekend in Den Bosch; this is one of the nicest indoor shows there is!

 

"I had a great weekend in Den Bosch, and my horses Diablesse de Muze and Utamaro D Ecaussines were both on form.

Images from the Rolex Grand Prix in Den Bosch - part two

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prisutdelning-17253The winners enter the ring in Den Bosch! Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Images from the Rolex Grand Prix in Den Bosch - part one

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Kevin-Staut-Silvana-HDC-176His smile says it all; the winner Kevin Staut was very happy with his mare Silvana HDC after she cleared the first round. Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Same, same but different in the Rolex Grand Prix in Den Bosch

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Jur-Vrieling-Zirocco-Blue-VHere is how it looked as the riders in the Rolex Grand Prix in Den Bosch approached one of the most difficult lines in the competition; the oxer at nine followed by the open wall at ten and then the oxer at eleven that came on a very forward distance. Jur Vrieling and Zirocco Blue VDL was clear until this line, and just a brick on the wall kept them away from the jump-off. Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

The weekend's Grand Prix winners

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william-wihitaker-fandangoWilliam Whitaker and Fandango - here seen in Rotterdam. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The CSI3* Grand Prix at the Sunshine Tour went to William Whitaker and Fandango (Last Liberty 988 x Krocket 651). The Grand Prix had no less than four British riders on top, with William Funnell in second riding Billy Congo (Vechta x Animo), Robert Whitaker in third on Catwalk IV (Colman x Corleone) and Robert Bevis in fourth aboard Courtney Z (Chellano Z). It was William who was the fastest of all though, with over one second down to Funnell.

 

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Ben Maher and Diva II top Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic

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ben_maherBen Maher with Diva. Photo by Sportfot. Ben Maher has been unstoppable lately and added another victory to his tally with a win in Sunday afternoon's $84,000 Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic at the FTI WEF. The class was held on the grass derby field at The Stadium at the PBIEC with 53 entries over the Olaf Petersen, Jr. (GER) designed course. Petersen saw ten clear rounds to advance to the jump-off with six double clear rounds. Maher was once again the winner, this time with a new mount in Tatiana Korsakova's Diva II. The pair jumped the fastest track without fault in 43.20 seconds for the win.

Alexander Zetterman wins Young Rider Grand Prix Final; Victoria Colvin takes overall victory

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alex-flecuAlexander Zetterman and Flecu. Photo by Sportfot.Week eleven of the 2014 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF), sponsored by Artisan Farms LLC, concluded on Sunday with jumper action on the grass derby field at The Stadium at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC). Sweden's Alexander Zetterman and Flecu topped the $50,000 Artisan Farms Young Rider Grand Prix Series Final. Victoria Colvin of Loxahatchee, FL, was the winner of the series overall. Great Britain's Ben Maher won the $84,000 Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic with Diva II. The ASPCA Maclay sponsored by Sidelines Magazine was held in two sections at the main showgrounds, with wins for Rachael Barnes and Tye Donaldson.

Quotes after the Rolex Grand Prix in Den Bosch

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kevin-citatKevin Staut and Silvana HDC celebrating the win in the Rolex Grand Prix. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The winner Kevin Staut: "Silvana has a great experience by now, and I know she can be fast. I had a little problem in the class here the first day in a right turn; she misunderstood me and stopped so when I was going in the ring for the jump-off I didn't want to take all the risk – but each turn was great and I could find the best distances possible so it was my day! [...] I am very happy for my mare! [...] Normally I wanted only to jump her in the big class the first day and maybe yesterday, but then I had the misunderstanding in the big class the first day and as it was one of her last rounds before the World Cup Final I decided on Friday night to put her in the Grand Prix and I can't say that was a bad decision," Kevin laughed.

Kevin Staut and Silvana HDC shine in the Rolex Grand Prix in Den Bosch

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kevin-silvanaKevin Staut and Silvana HDC won the Rolex Grand Prix in Den Bosch. Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.It was a difficult task that faced the 39 riders in the Rolex Grand Prix in Den Bosch on Sunday afternoon, but that did not get to France's leading rider Kevin Staut – who after two fantastic clear rounds took home the win by the tiniest of margins with 0.01 seconds down to runner-up Marco Kutscher. It was a good day for the French, as Kevin's long time girlfriend Penelope Leprevost ended third.

Jessica Kürten takes the accumulator class in Den Bosch

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jessica-arezzoJessica Kürten and Arezzo VDL en route to their win in Den Bosch. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Ireland's Jessica Kürten took the win in the 1.50 accumulator class in Den Bosch on Sunday, riding the lovely Arezzo VDL (Chin Chin x Heartbreaker). With a full score, and a time of 43.17 seconds Kürten was over a second faster than runner-up Albert Zoer on Abra Kadabra (Vancouver x Calvados). Another Dutch rider followed in third; Friday's 1.40 winner Sjaak Sleiderink continued his great form on W Zarah (Rubert R x Germus R) with a full score but was over two seconds behind the winner.

Lauren Hough and Böckmanns Lazio lead the way in Engel & Völkers Grand Prix

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lazio-houghLauren Hough and Böckmanns Lazio. Photo by Sportfot. Lauren Hough led the victory gallop in an exciting top four finish for the women of USA in Saturday night's $100,000 Engel & Völkers Grand Prix CSI 4* at the 2014 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF). Hough and Böckmanns Lazio topped a six-horse jump-off over Laura Kraut and Nouvelle (2nd), Lucy Davis and Barron (3rd), Lillie Keenan and Pumped Up Kicks (4th), Ben Maher and Urico (5th), and Kent Farrington and Blue Angel (6th).

Simon Delestre steals the win as last to go in Den Bosch

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simon-napoliThe winners of the Audi Prijs: Simon Delestre and Napoli du Ry. Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.As the last rider in the ring in Saturday night's 1.55 class in Den Bosch, Simon Delestre took the win aboard Napoli du Ry (Baloubet du Rouet x Silvio I). It was an incredibly fast jump-off in the class – that together with yesterday's big class served as the qualifier for Sunday's Rolex Grand Prix. In total fourteen riders went on to the jump-off after producing magnificent clear rounds over the thirteen fence first round track. Loaded with top riders, it was bound to be a fast second round.

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Visiting Marcus Ehning in images - part one

Visiting Marcus Ehning in images - part one

Marcus Ehning's super star Cornado NRW shows off in the field at home in Borken. Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

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