Two weeks ago it was announced that Quintero Ask would be retired from the sport. The stallion - who has a fantastic personality - will for sure be missed. Here is a collection of photos from Quintero Ask's successful career, and we start with a picture from his win at the Gucci Masters in Paris in 2009 where his fantastic character shines through. All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.
Kent Farrington and Blue Angel. Photo by Sportfot. It was a win for Kent Farrington (USA) and Blue Angel in the $34,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 6. Held as a speed class, the pair topped the two fastest times both held by Ireland's Kevin Babington, who finished second and third respectively with Shorapur and Mark Q.
There are several shows that will be broadcasted online this weekend. The CSI3* show in NeumÃ¼nster can be watched here, while the CSI2* show in Magna Racino can be watched here. Also the second part of the Mediterranean Equestrian Tour in Oliva Nova will be broadcasted online with start on Friday. Click here to follow the CSI2* show in Spain.
Emanuel Andrade and Reve du Paradis win Spy Coast Farm 1.40m Speed
Thursday, 13 February 2014 07:47
Emanuel Andrade and Reve du Paradis. Photo by Sportfot. The 2014 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF) kicked off its sixth week of competition on Wednesday with a $6,000 Spy Coast Farm 1.40m speed class held in the International Ring at The Stadium at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) with a win for Venezuela's Emanuel Andrade and Reve du Paradis.
Electra van't Roosakker in Hagen last year with Janika Sprunger in the saddle. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Electra van't Roosakker (Carthago x Darco) is back with Jos Lansink after two and a half years together with Janika Sprunger. According to studforlife.com Sprunger has offered Lansink the ride on the 10 year old mare. Sprunger explains that the decision to give Electra back for Jos to ride, was made in everybody's interest and that she believes that the mare has all the power and quality needed â€“ but that she as a rider does not have the strength that it takes to ride the mare at Grand Prix level. Janika believes that Jos will be able to give the horse the riding and confidence needed to perform at the very top level. Jos Lansink will start the mare up for the outdoor season at the Z-Tour, and then take things from there.
Scott Brash back on top in the Longines FEI World Cup Western European league
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 15:59
Scott Brash is back in the lead of the Western European league. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.After ending second in the past weekendâ€™s World Cup qualifier in Wellington, Scott Brash is back on top in the Longines FEI World Cup Western European league. The British rider has collected a total of 69 points. The winner from Bordeaux, Marcus Ehning, is rank two on 64 points and then follows Patrice Delaveau on 61 points, Pius Schwizer on 54 points and Steve Guerdat on 51 points.
Daniel Deusser had a fantastic year in 2013! Here at home at Stephex Stables on Cornet d'Amour. Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.According to Stephex Stables' owner and founder Stephan Conter, hiring Daniel Deusser was the best decision he made during the last two years. And it's not hard to understand Conter's enthusiasm. Deusser â€“ described by his boss as extremely talented, incredibly driven, organized and severe â€“ holds all these qualities. In addition he has a boyish spark in his eye and a sense of humour that makes it very hard not to find it fun being around him; during our interview Daniel makes us crack up in laughter at least a dozen times with his stories. "Daniel is always in search of perfection and puts the bar really high. It is almost impossible for him not to score because he does not leave anything to chance. He deserves this," Stephan says of the huge success his German stable jockey has experienced over the last year.
Allocation of teams to Furusiyya European events confirmed
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 19:19
The allocation of teams to Europe Division 1 and Europe Division 2 events has been confirmed for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup 2014 series. The following indicates the venues where eligible teams will be chasing Nations Cup points, but the starting field at these events will not be restricted to those countries alone. Other nations can also compete in legs of the Furusiyya series throughout both the Europe Division 1 and Europe Division 2 seasons.
Hanley claims top Irish Field Award - Allen named Star of the Year
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 16:53
All award winners at the Irish Field Award - with Bertram Allen and Cameron Hanley winning awards for their showjumping performances. Photo by Carol Dunne/Irish Farmers Journal.Cameron Hanley returned to Ireland on Mondayto accept his prize at the prestigious The Irish Field Awards in The K Club in Straffan, Co Kildare. Hanley, who made a remarkable return from injury in 2013, was presented with the senior showjumper of the year accolade.
Noltes KÃ¼chengirl with Marcus and Kay after winning the Rolex FEI World Cup in ZÃ¼rich in 2011. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.At 17 years of age Marcus Ehning's success horse Noltes KÃ¼chengirl will be retired from the sport. She has won 11 international Grand Prix classes, among them the Aachen, La Baule and ZÃ¼rich Grand Prixs. In 2010 she won the Rolex FEI World Cup Final in Geneva alongside Plot Plue. Noltes KÃ¼chengirl has also been on winning Nations Cup teams in Rotterdam, Aachen and twice in La Baule. Another big win came when she ended on top in the Grand Prix in Rio de Janeiro, and gave Marcus the overall win in the Global Champions Tour.
Images from Bordeaux | A few good men, and one extremely good girl
Monday, 10 February 2014 07:42
A lot of what happened in Bordeaux this weekend, was centred around this man: Roger Yves Bost. The reigning European Champion was on fire - winning a 1.45 speed class on Saturday, then finishing second in the World Cup - before he won the 1.50 speed class on Sunday. Here on Castle Forbes Myrtille Paulois in the World Cup. Photos by World of Showjumping.
Then: Maikel van der Vleuten aged twelve years old competing his pony Super Brat. Maikel's father Eric bought the pony quite young for his son to ride. The pair started up in small classes, but worked their way up and went on to jump two European Championships for ponies.