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Beezie Madden and Cortes ‘C’ take Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 12

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beezie-cortesBeezie Madden and Cortes ‘C’. Photo by Sportfot. The 2014 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF) continued with its twelfth week of competition at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) on Thursday with a full schedule of jumper action in the International Arena. The Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Series hosted its final leg of the twelve-week series with a win for Beezie Madden (USA) and Cortes 'C'.

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Darragh Kenny and Prof de la Roque dash to victory in G&C Farm 1,45m

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kenny-pdDarragh Kenny and Prof de la Roque. Photo by Sportfot. A $34,000 G&C Farm 1.45m speed class was held on Thursday with a win for Ireland's Darragh Kenny and Postage Stamp Farm LLC's Prof de la Roque. Seventy-six entries showed in the one round competition with 14 clear rounds. Kenny and the eleven-year-old Selle Francais gelding (Kannan x Damiro B) completed the fastest round in 59.54 seconds for the win.

 

They were over a full second faster than second place finishers, McLain Ward (USA) and Zander, who stopped the clock in 60.57 seconds. Ronan McGuigan (IRL) and Capall Zidane finished third in 61.49 seconds, and Daniel Dessuer (GER) and Stephex Stables' Domingo placed fourth in 61.54 seconds.

The Central Park Celebration of the Horse presented by Rolex is coming to New York City

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CentralParkMark Bellissimo announced today, March 27, that The Central Park Celebration of the Horse presented by Rolex and produced by The Chronicle of the Horse, will be held on Sept. 18-21, 2014, at the Trump Rink (Wollman Rink) in New York City's Central Park. This event will feature the best equestrian sport in the world along with daily exhibitions featuring different breeds and disciplines. Remember the glory of the National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden? The Celebration of the Horse will be a spectacular return for equestrian sport to New York City, showcasing the horses and riders against a backdrop of skyscrapers in one of the world's most iconic venues.

This week's live streaming

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generell-hoppbildThis week live streaming from the following events can be watched online:

 

CSI5* Wellingtonclick here for the Ruby e Violette WEF Challenge Cup and here for the FTI Consulting Finale Grand Prix

 

CSI3* Arezzoclick here

 

CSI2* Oliva Novaclick here

 

Check into the WoSJ calendar for any updates during the week.

Tiffany Foster and Daniel Deusser share victory in Spy Coast Farm 1.45m at FTI WEF

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fosterTiffany Foster and Melody des Hayettes Z. Photo by Sportfot. The final week of competition at the 2014 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF) kicked off on Wednesday with a dual victory for Canada's Tiffany Foster and Germany's Daniel Deusser in the $34,000 Spy Coast Farm 1.45m speed class. Due the large number of entries, the class was held in a 'California Split', and awarded two sets of placings with $34,000 for each section. Foster and Artisan Farms LLC's Melody des Hayettes Z topped Section A and Deusser and Stephex Stables' Domingo were the winners of Section B.

Cella's breeder awarded by the BWP

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ben-cellaCella - here in action at the Europeans last summer. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Ben Maher's top horse Cella performed tremendously in 2013, and now the BWP studbook has awarded her breeder Marc Kluskens. The BWP-KBC award is presented annually to someone who has contributed to the equestrian sport and breeding. Born in June 2002 Marc's filly was named Centoia van't Roosakker, and she went on to become one of the world's best horses under the name Cella.

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.

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.

 

Click here for full results.

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.

Exclusives

Visiting Marcus Ehning in images - part two

Visiting Marcus Ehning in images - part two

Welcome to the Ehning's yard! All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

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