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Bertram Allen nominated for Irish Independent Young Sports Star of the Year Award

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bertram-molly-maloneBertram Allen. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Bertram Allen has been nominated for the Irish Independent Young Sports Star of the Year award.  The nomination reads: "Bertram is, unquestionably, the biggest sensation in international showjumping right now. The 19-year-old from Wexford lies 19th in the World rankings following a sensational year during which he won a qualifier for the 2015 World Cup in Las Vegas as well as the Grand Prix in Belgium and Dublin Horse Show before joining the Irish team for the World Equestrian Games in Caen, where he finished seventh in the individual."

 

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Advertisement; In The Spotlight – Graaf v. Veecaten selling at Brightwells Elite Auction

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Lot 5 Graaf v. Veecaten 2011 gelding by Zapatero VDL – Equador - Ixion

Showjumpers nominated for awards at Dutch Olympic Committee & Dutch Sport Federation's Sport Gala

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_K7X9996The Dutch gold winning team from Normandy. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The Dutch World Champions have been nominated for awards at the Dutch Olympic Committee & Dutch Sport Federation's Sport Gala. Double World Champion Jeroen Dubbeldam is nominated as 'Sportsman of the Year', the gold winning showjumping team consisting of Dubbeldam, Jur Vrieling, Maikel van der Vleuten and Gerco Schröder is nominated as 'Sports Team of the Year', while Dutch coach Rob Ehrens in nominated as 'Coach of the Year'. The Sports Gala takes place on the 16th of December.

 

Thank you Mylord Carthago!

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_MG_2959Mylord Carthago *HN has been a horse of a life time for his rider Penelope Leprevost, and went on to become one of the biggest stars in the sport. The lovely grey stallion by Carthago x Jalisco B was team silver medallist at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky in 2010 and at the Europeans in Madrid in 2011 as well as jumping at the Olympic Games in London in 2012. He won Grand Prix classes in Paris, Helsinki and Vienna during his career – and was also on the winning Nations Cup team in Aachen and Gijon. Here is our photo tribute to Mylord Carthago *HN as he retires from the sport. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

HITS Ocala to host Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup in 2015

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fur_logoHITS, Inc., has announced the inclusion of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup CSIO-4* during the Ocala Winter Festival, February 10-15, 2015, the fifth week of the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit. Throughout the week, international equestrian riders will compete for more than $400,000 in prize money and the chance to represent their country in Barcelona, Spain, at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Finals in September.

Advertisement | Success made by P.S.I. - our vision and mission

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Chacdo_sprungChacdo (Chacco-Blue - Lando – Landadel), grey gelding born *06/2008, size XL, ready for 1,30 m (apprx. 4.3 ft.), qualified for the World Championships for young horses 2014. Successful relatives: Colande, Chacciana, Chactinue.The World Equestrian Games in Normandy demonstrated the extent to which the equestrian sport world has expanded, and many new nations are now represented at top-level international championships. At the WEG, 100 Grand Prix-level riders from 32 nations competed in the discipline of dressage alone, and there were an impressive 153 riders from 53 nations in the show jumping ring. To sustain this trend in future, P.S.I. remains committed to selecting the best young dressage and show jumping horses and to "placing them in the right hands."

Images - Agility at Sweden International Horse Show

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Michael-Whitaker-61115Sweden International Horse Show is all about entertaining the audience, and the agility show for sure did. Michael Whitaker also looked like he enjoyed himself! All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Gucci Paris Masters with great field of riders

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_MG_5626This weekend it is again time for the Gucci Paris Masters. Photo (c) World of Showjumping.It will be an exciting weekend ahead at the CSI5* event Gucci Paris Masters. The world's best riders are heading to the prestigious French event, and on the list is seven of the world's ten highest ranked riders; Scott Brash, Ludger Beerbaum, Kent Farrington, Kevin Staut, Patrice Delaveau, Daniel Deusser and Maikel van der Vleuten.

Markus Stock wins the Grand Prix at the CSI2* event in Budapest

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StockMarkus Stock won the Grand Prix at the CSI2* event in Budapest. Photos (c) Lulu Kyriacou.The seventh running of UNIQA CSI** Budapest, began with the announcement of a new agreement to establish cooperation between the Hungarian Equestrian Federation and the Ministry of Agriculture citing the show as the market place of all equestrian businesses in Hungary. This was a first for the European horse world as the government in Hungary have specifically decided that using horses as a marketing tool in the way forward to promoting both agriculture and country pursuits. Dr Jármy Miklós, who is the veterinary member of the board at the Federation explained that the newly signed document would help the show, founded by the carriage driving Lazlo brothers, grow for future years.

Sharn Wordley and Popstar Lozonais top $10,000 Equiline Open Stake at ESP's Holiday & Horses

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WordleyManciniSharn Wordley and Popstar Lozonais. Photo (c) Mancini Photos, www.manciniphotos.com.Equestrian Sport Productions' Holiday & Horses competition concluded on Sunday at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL, with a win for Sharn Wordley (NZL) and Popstar Lozonais in the $10,000 Equiline Open Stake class. Catsy Cruz of Mexico has been the course designer for international jumper competition all week and concluded with a challenging track for Sunday's exhibitors. Fifty entries showed in round one with 17 clear rounds to advance to the jump-off.

Epaillard on top in Deauville, Rivetti wins in Neeroeteren

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DeauvilleJulien Epaillard won the two star Grand Prix in Deauville this weekend. Photo © Pixels Events.The two star Grand Prix in Deauville had an all French podium, and was won by home rider Julien Epaillard after a long nineteen horse jump-off. Veteran Gilbert Doerr on Quito de Kerglenn (Diamant de Semilly), took an early lead and set a target time in the jump-off at 38.88 seconds – a time that lasted until the final couple entered the ring. Epaillard left Doerr no chance aboard Safari d'Auge (Diamant de Semilly) taking the win well over a second faster. Third place went to Tony Hanquinquant on Oxygene d'Eglefin (Calisco du Pitray) with a time of 39.33 seconds.

Advertisement | Holger Hetzel's 10th Sport Horse Sales - only days to go

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ConquestLot nr. 11 at Holger Hetzel’s 10th Sport Horse Sales; Conquest (stallion by Caretino).Nations Cup rider Holger Hetzel and his team are putting the final touches to the organisation of the 10th Sport Horse Sales. On Wednesday 3 December 2014, 21 extraordinary young horses aged between four and eight will be auctioned off at the equestrian centre in Goch. "This is an exiting few days for us and we've all got butterflies because the event so close now, but everything's more or less in place," said the famous show jumper, enthusiastically.

Steve Guerdat keeps his top position in the Longines FEI World Cup Western European League

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Steve-Guerdat-Nino-des-BuisSteve Guerdat leads the Western European League. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.After six legs are done with in the Longines FEI World Cup Western European League, Steve Guerdat is still on top. Having collected a total of 57 points, Steve can start to pack for Las Vegas. Rank two is Harrie Smolders on 47 points, rank three Kevin Staut on 40 points, rank four Edwina Tops-Alexander on 37 points and rank five is Jur Vrieling on 33 points.

Carlos Lopez claims the win in the Longines FEI World Cup in Madrid

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Carlos_Lopez_and_Miguel_Angel_PalmerACarlos Lopez receives his Longines watch after his win. Photos (c) Herve Bonnaud/FEI.Colombia's Carlos Lopez claimed the win in today's sixth leg of the Longines FEI World Cup Western European League in Madrid. Riding Prince de la Mare (Bequin de Moens x Socrate de Chivre), Lopez proved unbeatable in an eleven horse jump-off. Closest came Edwina Tops-Alexander on Lintea Tequila (Campbell x Corrado II), while the only 23 year old Alexandre Fontanelle ended third on Prime Time des Vagues (Diner's Time).

Quotes after the Sweden Grand Prix

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peder-sibon"He is an amazing horse to have in the stable," Peder said about his partner H&M Sibon after their win. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Peder Fredricson on his partner H&M Sibon: "He is an amazing horse to have in the stable. He is a real fighter. He doesn't have the biggest canter but he manages anyway and is very fast and careful. I won two cars here last year and I told Sibon's owner Astrid that if I won a car this year she would get it."

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Thank you AD Camille Z

Thank you AD Camille Z

Tragedy struck the showjumping world last Thursday, when Athina Onassis de Miranda's amazing mare AD Camille Z had to be put to sleep after a fall in Geneva. Here is our tribute to this fantastic horse, who was so special and so loved – and who will be deeply missed by us all. Together Athina and AD Camille Z achieved...

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