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Thursday, 23 Oct 2014


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 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.

Who's climbing on the Longines Ranking?

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bertram-mollyIreland's Bertram Allen moves from rank 32 to 17 on this month's Longines Ranking. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.With the latest world ranking out, it's time to take a look at which riders are climbing upwards. First of all, new in the Top 10 are McLain Ward (USA) and Maikel van der Vleuten (NED) who have pushed Ben Maher (GBR) and Gregory Wathelet (BEL) out. One that is getting closer to the ten best riders in the world is Bertram Allen (IRL), who goes from rank 32 to 17 this month. Two female riders making a proper climb, are Lauren Hough (USA) who goes from 44 to 30 and Jane Richard Philips (SUI) who moves from 58 to 35.

Millar bests massive field in prelude to the 'International'

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iandixsonIan Millar with Dixson. Photo by jets have landed, the horses have settled in and the final week of showjumping competition is under way at Angelstone. Attracting a huge field of 47 horses, the 'International' has emerged as one of the marquee events on the North American FEI circuit, with riders representing five countries.


If Thursday night's $33,500 'Gilt' Open Welcome was an indicator of the intensity of competition that will be seen on Saturday afternoon, it's clear that the thousands of spectators who will make their way to Angelstone this weekend will be in store for one of the most intense show jumping displays to ever take place in Eastern Canada.

The Norwegian team withdraws from the final in Barcelona

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geir-edesaGeir Gulliksen and Edesa S Banjan will not compete in Barcelona as the horse has not been a hundred percent fit after Normandy. Photo by World of Showjumping. The Norwegian Team has withdrawn from the Furusiyya Nations Cup final in Barcelona next weekend. The Norwegians were going to Barcelona to fight for a place in Division 1 for 2015, but due to injured and inexperienced horses they now have to look forward to the opening leg of the World Cup in Oslo in two weeks instead. 

Canada's team for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final

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Eric-Lamaze-Zigali-P-S-3353Eric Lamaze and Zigali P S will be on the Canadian team in Barcelona. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Jump Canada has announced the Canadian showjumping team for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona. The final takes place next week. The team will consist of the following combinations: Ben Asselin on Makavoy, Yann Candele on Showgirl, Tiffany Foster on Melody des Hayettes Z and Eric Lamaze on Zigali P S.


Scott Brash number one in the world for the eleventh month in a row

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scott-sanctosScott Brash is still ranked the best rider in the world. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.This month's Longines Ranking is the eleventh in a row with Great Britain's Scott Brash on top (3150 points). Germany's Ludger Beerbaum is still rank two (2819 points), while another German rider climbs up one spot as Marcus Ehning is rank three this month (2710 points). USA's Kent Farrington is down to rank four (2693 points) followed by Kevin Staut who stays as rank five (2595 points).

Bassem Hassan Mohammed takes over the ride on Palloubet d’Halong

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PalloubetPalloubet d'Halong goes from Qatar’s Ali Yousef Al Rumaihi to Bassem Hassan Mohammed.Qatar’s top ranked rider Bassem Hassan Mohammed has taken over the ride on Palloubet d’Halong (Baloubet du Rouet x Muguet du Manoir). Bassem and the 11 year old chestnut gelding made their international show debut together today at CSI Salland in the Netherlands, where they jumped a two star 1.35 class with a time penalty. Janika Sprunger’s former top horse has since he was sold last autumn been seen under Qatar’s Ali Yousef Al Rumaihi, but will now be competed by his compatriot Bassem Hassan Mohammed.

Armani the Gun CH to Pius Schwizer

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Maiju-Mallat-Armani-the-GunArmani the Gun CH with Maiju Mallat at the World Equestrian Games 2014. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Pius Schwizer has two new horses in his stable; Armani the Gun CH (Abanos x Ramiro Z) and Clear Round II (Colman x Landlord). Both horses are owned by Eva and Heinz Senn, and has been competed successfully at international level by Finnish rider Maiju Mallat – with Armani the Gun CH taking part in the World Championships in Normandy. "I am very happy about these two new additions to my stables, and to be able to strengthen my string of horses with them," states Pius on his own website. "Toulago has done a lot lately, is only nine and deserves a break."

Thank you Castle Forbes Myrtille Paulois!

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_K7X1008-redYesterday it was announced that Roger Yves Bost's super partner Castle Forbes Myrtille Paulois (Dollar du Murier x Grand Veneur) will be retired from the sport. Castle Forbes Myrtille Paulois has had a very successful career, first under Jessica Kürten and from 2011 under Roger Yves Bost. The highlight of her career was the individual gold medal she won with Bosty at the European Championships in Herning last year. Myrtille Paulois had numerous international wins, and was one of the fastest horses on the circuit. In 2012 she recorded three huge wins with her French rider; in the CSI5* World Cup in Helsinki, the CSI5* Equita Masters in Lyon and in the CSI5* Grand Prix in Basel. This year she was on the winning French Nations Cup team in Rotterdam. Now she has done her job, and we wish Myrtille a very happy retirement and hope to see her babies on top of the sport in the future. Here's a photo tribute to one of the world's best horses. Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

The WoSJ guest blogger from the Asian Games; Samantha Lam

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photo-2Hi everybody,


Well the final day for show jumping has arrived! As usual we had an early wake up so that we could get to the competition venue on time. The course walk opened at 9:00. The first round of the individual final was a flowing course over 1.50m. The time was more generous than in the team competition. In total 29 horses and riders were slated to jump over the track built by John Vallance. Adonis and I were 10th on the start list. I felt confident after the course walk and even more so during the warm up. He was fresh and relaxed and jumping really well.

Castle Forbes Myrtille Paulois to be retired from the sport

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_K7X1574Castle Forbes Myrtille Paulois will be retired from the sport. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Roger Yves Bost's reigning European Champion Castle Forbes Myrtille Paulois is to be retired from the sport. The official retirement ceremony for the 14 year old mare by Dollar du Murier x Grand Veneur will take place at Equita Lyon, the first weekend in November. Castle Forbes Myrtille Paulois has had a very successful career, winning the individual gold medal for France at the Europeans in Herning last year as the highlight.


Together with Bosty the mare also won the CSI5* World Cup in Helsinki in 2012, the CSI5* Equita Masters in Lyon in 2012, the CSI5* Grand Prix in Basel in 2012 as well as being on the winning French Nations Cup team in Rotterdam this summer – to mention just a few of her many successes.

The Dutch World Champions head for Barcelona

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_K7X9996These are the Dutch guys heading for Barcelona. Photo by Jennny Abrahamsson.The gold medal winning Dutch team from the World Championships in Normandy are heading for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup final in Barcelona. Chef d'Equipe Rob Ehrens sends Jur Vrieling with VDL Bubalu, Maikel van der Vleuten with VDL Groep Verdi TN N.O.P., Gerco Schröder with Glock's London N.O.P. and Jeroen Dubbeldam with Zenith SFN to Spain. Frank Schuttert with Winchester HS is reserve.


Images | Visiting Jos Lansink - part two

Images | Visiting Jos Lansink - part two

A room with a view: King Julio and Zerlin M enjoying life at Stal Lansink. Photos by World of Showjumping.

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