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Monday, 26 Jan 2015


Advertisement; Omeprazole or Equine 74? ´My horses just feel better with Equine 74 Gastric`

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Vincent-Voorn-Quinlan-56699Vincent Voorn riding Quinlan at the CSI3* show in Maastricht. Ten years ago the Dutch show jumper Vincent Voorn was competing in the circuit of the young riders. And he did so very successfully. In 2005 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland the son of Olympic medalist Albert Voorn became European Champion of his age group. Only two years later he was competing as an international show jumper and became Team European Champion in Mannheim in 2007. In order to protect the well-being of his sport horses continuously, especially their sensitive stomachs, Vincent Voorn relies on Equine 74 Gastric.




Devos, Saurugg and Bruynseels on top in Mechelen on Sunday

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Pieter-Devos-Dream-of-IndiaPieter Devos with Dream of India Greenfield in Geneva a couple of weeks ago. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Pieter Devos won Sunday's biggest class in Mechelen. The home hero was riding Dream of India Greenfield (Gem of India x Night and Day) to the fastest clear round in the jump-off. The two of them ended the shortened track in 35,24 seconds and were slightly faster than Marlon Zanotelli on Malou (Maloubet de Pleville x Carthago) that crossed the finish line in 35,56 seconds.

Varo M to Abdullah Al Sharbatly

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Daniel-Neilson-Varo-M-14180Daniel Neilson with Varo M in Paris in 2014. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Daniel Neilson's Varo M (Pierrot x Weinfurst) has been sold to Abdullah Al Sharbatly. Daniel and Varo M have been successful up to CSI5* level and have several times been part of the British team at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cups - the pair was on the winning Nations Cup team in St. Gallen this year, and last year they also finished third in the World Cup at Olympia to mention some of their many top results together.

Great start to Jumping Mechelen for Vrieling

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jur-zirocco-blueJur Vrieling with VDL Zirocco Blue N.O.P. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Jur Vrieling had a great start to the CSI5*-W Jumping Mechelen yesterday, as he opened the show with winning the Land Rover Masters and ended second in the 1.45 Zangersheide competition. The Dutch rider's partner in the Master class was VDL Zirocco Blue N.O.P (Mr. Blue x Voltaire), and the pair left behind them Simon Delestre in second and Olivier Philippaerts in third to take the home the car that was the first prize.

WoSJ Close-Up; Cortes 'C'

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_K7X5258There are so many highlights in the career of this horse. Cortes ‘C’ has been an outstanding athlete in the world of showjumping, and is next up in our WoSJ Close-Up series. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

Farewell to Ukato

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greve-ukatoUkato with Willem Greve in the saddle. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Very sadly the 13 year old stallion Ukato (Stakkato x Literat) has passed away. "Ukato passed away suddenly today. A stallion with a golden character and attitude. He was for us and many others very special! We will never forget him," are the words his owners at Stal Brinkman writes on Facebook. With Willem Greve in the saddle, Ukato has been very successful – winning the Grand Prix in Hagen was one of his major results during his career.





Merry Christmas!

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_K7X2944Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all our readers!

Rene Tebbel to ride for Team Ukraine

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rene-light-onRene Tebbel is returning to competitions, but now under the Ukrainian flag. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson. The Ukrainians have strengthened their forces as the showjumping team's current trainer Rene Tebbel will be seen flying their flag from 2015 together with riders such as Alexander Onischenko, Katharina Offel, Cassio Rivetti, Oleg Krasyuk and Ferenc Szentirmai. It is not yet known which horses Tebbel will be riding.


Ben Maher H&M Leading Rider in London

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ben-maherBen Maher. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Ben Maher was awarded as H&M Leading Rider in London after a successful week of competing at Olympia. The British rider picked up a total of 84 points. Rank two was Maikel van der Vleuten with 61.5 points, while Robert Whitaker was third on the standings with 48.5 points.

Ronan McGuigan and Capall Zidane win $25,000 Nutrena Holiday III Grand Prix

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McGuiganRonan McGuigan and Capall Zidane. Photo (c) Mancini Photos, Sport Productions (ESP) hosted its Holiday Festival III this week on December 19-21, 2014, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. Friday featured the $10,000 Equiline Open Stake with a win for Nina Fagerstrom and Flower. Sunday highlighted the $25,000 Nutrena Holiday III Grand Prix with victory for Ronan McGuigan and Capall Zidane.

The Olympia Grand Prix to Ben Maher

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Ben-Maher-Diva-II-65807Ben Maher and Diva II, here seen in Geneva. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Ben Maher saved the best until last to win the Grand Prix at Olympia on Monday evening. Riding Diva ll (Kannan x Berlioz), the British rider was the best in the five-horse jump-off in this 1.60 class. Dutch rider Maikel Van der Vleuten, who has had a good show with five places and two wins, finished second on VDL Groep Arera C (Indoctro x Voltaire) while third was France's leading rider Kevin Staut on Ayade de Septon HDC (Wandor van de Mispelaere x Belle d'Avril du Mazy). These three were the only riders who were able to produce double clear rounds in the class that closed off the Christmas show in London.

Bertram Allen wins Young Sport Star of the Year award in Ireland

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bertram_allen-belmondeBertram Allen has won the Young Sport Star of the Year award. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The Irish Independent Young Sport Star of the Year is Bertram Allen. He collected his award at a star-sudded lunch on Monday in the Westbury Hotel in Dublin.


His citation read: "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 event."

A summary from the seventh leg of the Longines FEI World Cup Western European League in London

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A selection of photos from Geneva - part three

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 Hinder-64147The show in Geneva always has a beautiful decorated arena. This year they had a Christmas forest theme with owls and spiders on the fences. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

The riders list for Jumping Mechelen

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daniel-cornetDaniel Deusser is on the list for Mechelen. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Some of the world's best riders will take no Christmas holiday, but head for the CSI5*-W event Jumping Mechelen instead. On the list of competitors are Scott Brash, Daniel Deusser, Christian Ahlmann, Kevin Staut, Penelope Leprevost, Jur Vrieling and Henrik von Eckermann.


Looking back | The showjumping year of 2014 in images - part…

Looking back | The showjumping year of 2014 in images - part one

Guess the face? Patrice Delaveau does his best to hide away Scott Brash, who was virtually untouchable all year – closing off 2014 with winning the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final in Geneva as the world’s no. one. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

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