The riders list for the CSI3* Sweden International Horse Show
Bosty is heading for Stockholm Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.A small group of international riders will be present at the CSI3* show in Stockholm this coming weekend. With riders like John and Michael Whitaker, Jur Vrieling and Roger Yves Bost on the list Sweden's best showjumpers will have to battle it out for the top prizes.
On the list for Madrid: Ludger Beerbaum and Chiara. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The coming weekend, Madrid hosts a Longines FEI World Cup event. Plenty of good riders are of course heading for the Spanish five star show; Western European League leader Steve Guerdat is on the list, as is world nr two Ludger Beerbaum, and French super stars Kevin Staut and Patrice Delaveau are also among those going.
Irish showjumping breeders honoured at the Horse Sport Ireland Breeders Awards 2014
Ard Ginger Pop brought her breeder an award for her performances at the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Irish showjumping breeders were among the recipients at the Horse Sport Ireland Breeders Awards 2014 yesterday. Special Lux's breeders Des and Seamus Judge (Co Mayo) were awarded for the 'Highest placed showjumping rookie in the WBFSH rankings 2014' and Ard Ginger Pop's breeder Heather Dean Wright (Meath) was awarded for the 'Highest Placed ISH at the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses, Lanaken 2014'.
Alex with Maureen Bonder in the saddle. Photo (c) World of Showjumping.Maureen Bonder's Alex has been sold, and will in the future be seen under Audrey Coulter. The ten year old gelding by Arpeggio x Mon Cheri has had a great season, impressing with a single time fault in the second round of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup in St. Gallen as well as ending fourth in a 1.50 class at the same event. In October Bonder and Alex won the CSI2* Grand Prix in Marienheem, and ended second in the CSI2* Grand Prix in Lier.
Lando sired many top jumpers, such as the one in the picture: Ornella Mail HDC. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The Danish warmblood stallion Lando has passed away, at the age of 26. Lando (Lancier x Raimondo) took his final breath at his home at Beligneux le Haras, where he enjoyed his retirement. Lando had a successful career under Dutch showjumper Albert Voorn who won Olympic silver with the stallion in Sydney in 2000. Following the Olympics, Lando was sold to Paul Schockemöhle and Otto Becker took over the reins.
Lando was also successful as a sire, and is the father of famous showjumper such as Ornella Mail HDC, Lacan and Oscar des Fontaines.
Pius Schwizer. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Pius Schwizer strengthens his string of horses with the arrival of PSG Opus and PSG Junior. The latter is a talented eight year old by Cornet Obolensky x Lando, while PSG Opus is a fourteen year old by Contender x Landego. Both horses have until recently been competed by Austria's Stefan Eder, and are owned by Peter Schildknecht.
Cassini I sired many top showjumpers, one of the most famous is the one pictured here: Cavalor Cumano. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The legendary Cassini I has passed away at the age of 26. The son of Capitol I x Caletto II has sired numerous top showjumpers such as Cavalor Cumano, Cabrio van de Heffinck, Juvina, Vienna Olympic, Carambole and Berlin. Cassini I was also a very successful showjumper, first with Bo Kristoffersen in the saddle and then later under Franke Sloothaak.
Jeroen Dubbeldam and Daniel Deusser on the shortlist for Reem Acra Best Athlete at the FEI Awards
Jeroen Dubbeldam is one of two showjumpers on the shortlist for the Reem Acra Best Athlete at the FEI Awards. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Two showjumpers can be found on the shortlist for the Reem Acra Best Athlete at the FEI Awards; Jeroen Dubbeldam and Daniel Deusser. Dubbeldam was crowned double World Champion in Normandy in September, and was also on the winning Dutch team in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona. Daniel Deusser won the World Cup Final in Lyon in April.
Kurt Gravemeier with his winning Belgian team in Aachen this year. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.The Belgian Equestrian Federation is in the search for a new Chef d'Equipe. Kurt Gravemeier's contract has come to an end, and a group consisting of three showjumpers – Pieter Devos, Philippe Le Jeune and Wilm Vermeir – are now looking into possible candidates. Gravemeier has been chief in charge of the Belgian team since 2013, and this year he brought his team to Nations Cup victories in Rome and Aachen.
Coming to Stuttgart: Steve Guerdat and Nino des Buissonnets. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Plenty of the world's best riders head for the CSI5*-W Stuttgart German Masters this weekend. On the list is of course all the German super stars including Ludger Beerbaum, Marcus Ehning and Daniel Deusser. They will get company from the World Cup winner from Verona, Bertram Allen as well as double World Champion Jeroen Dubbeldam. Rolf-Göran Bengtsson comes fresh from his Grand Prix win in Doha, and Olympic Champion Steve Guerdat is also on the entry list.
Comanche 28 - here seen with Angelica Augustsson in the saddle. Photo (c) www.tempsdeposes.be/provided by Ashford Farm.Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum has a new talent in her stable; Comanche 28 (Coupe de Coeur x Baloubet du Rouet). The eight year old gelding – also known under the name Coupido 2 – has for the past months been competed successfully by Angelica Augustsson. The pair had two very good Grand Prix rounds during the last month; first in the CSI3* Grand Prix in Vilamoura and then in the CSI3* Grand Prix in Liege.
Kannan tops WBFSH showjumping sire ranking for 2014
One of Kannan's most famous offspring is Nino des Buissonnets. Photo by Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com.The WBFSH showjumping sire ranking for 2014 has been released, and this year Kannan is on top. Kannan has numerous top offspring in the sport, one of the most famous ones being the 2012 Olympic Champion Nino des Buissonnets. Other famous names that the stallion has sired is Molly Malone, Oh d'Eole, Quabri de L Isle, Albfuehren's Paille, Adventure De Kannan, Diva II and Carlito C – to mention just a few.