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Millar bests massive field in prelude to the 'International'

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iandixsonIan Millar with Dixson. Photo by angelstone.com.The 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.

 

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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 The Norwegian Team has withdrawn from the Furusiyya Nations Cup final in Barcelona next weekend.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.

Showjumpers then... Showjumpers now...

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JeroenThenThen: Jeroen Dubbeldam aged 10 years old, together with his sister Marijn - practicing and fine tuning his riding skills.

This weekend's live streaming

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generell-hoppbildA few shows are live streamed this weekend:

 

The CSI3* show in Wiener Neustadt. Click here for the streaming.

 

The CSI2* show in Marienheem - CSI2* Salland. Click here for the streaming.

 

The CSI2* Rancho Murieta CA. Click here for the streaming.

Advertisement; Top quality youngsters for the course

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QuasiShuraQuasi Shura by Quasimodo van de Molendreef-Cardento-Grannus.Jumper fans can discover their future firecrackers at the Fall Elite Auction on October 4th Oldenburg Horse Center Vechta. Talented sport horses and foals with first class, international pedigrees will make the hearts of show jumping riders beat faster.

 

In the sport horse collection there will be 13 talented jumper youngsters. Blessed with super reflexes and lots of ability is the five-year old Cool Girl by Casinos-Cordalmé-Sandro. Her close relationship to Marcus Ehning's World Cup winner Sandro Boy as well as the many advanced level ribbons collected by her dam White Light are good reasons to expect that she will also have a brilliant future on the course.

Asian Games | Qatar takes team gold, Saudi Arabia's Al Sharbatly claims the individual title

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Indiv_JumpingThe podium at the Asian Games 2014 in Incheon today: Silver medallist Satoshi Hirao, gold medallist Abdullah Al Sharbatly and bronze medallist Taizo Sugitani. Photo FEI/www.horsemovethailand.comThe showjumping at the Asian Games 2014 in Incheon took centre stage at the Dream Park Equestrian Centre these past days, where Qatar claimed the team gold medal on Sunday and Saudi Arabia's Abdullah Al Sharbatly took the individual title today. The Qatari team victory was clean and clear-cut as they completed on a zero score. Saudi Arabia had to settle for silver with a total of just four faults while Japan slotted into bronze medal position on a total of 12.

Educational Rolex course walk with Eric Lamaze at Spruce Meadows

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eric-lamazeRolex organized a very educational course walk during the Masters tournament at Spruce Meadows - this time is was not about in which order the fences should be jumped or the distances in between. Instead Eric talked about why some fences are more difficult to jump just from the way they look. Get to learn all about it in this photo series! Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

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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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