Abu Dhabi season-opener launches Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup 2022 series

The winning Dutch team at the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final 2021 in Barcelona, Spain - (L to R back) Willem Greve, Kevin Jochems, Harrie Smolders and Maikel van der Vleuten, (L to R front) Sanne Thijssen and Chef d’Equipe Rob Ehrens. (FEI/Lukasz Kowalski)

Abu Dhabi season-opener launches Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup 2022 series Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates will host the first leg of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup 2022 series next Sunday and, 113 years after it all began, this historic and evergreen tournament is all set for yet another super season. The appeal of the Nations Cup concept never grows old as horses and riders proudly fly their national flags in the battle for the most precious team title of them all. There will be 10 qualifiers…

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Richard Vogel Notches His First FEI Win at 2022 WEF

Richard Vogel Notches His First FEI Win at 2022 WEF The series of Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup classes continued on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at the 2022 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. Richard Vogel (GER) sped to the win in the $37,000 Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup Round One CSI3* with Caramba 92, owned by Horse Management GMBH.   In addition to top national hunter, equitation, and jumper competition, WEF Week One showcases CSI3* classes through Sunday, January 13. The featured classes this week…

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Badminton Horse Trials Tickets NOW ON SALE!

Badminton Horse Trials tickets for 2022 now available

Badminton Horse Trials Tickets NOW ON SALE! Badminton Horse Trials 2022 – the countdown is officially on! With open arms, we welcome back Badminton Horse Trials for 2022, and the even better news is organisers have now announced the Badminton Box Office has officially opened! Tickets are now on sale! The promise of a thrilling return to top-class competition in Britain will no doubt add smiles-a-plenty, as we can officially start planning our spring fix of top-class equestrian competition. There will not only be the opportunity to watch the Olympic and European…

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“It’s my career highlight” says Harry Charles after winning the 6th Round of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup

Harry Charles and Stardust The London International Horse Show

“It’s my career highlight,” says Harry Charles after winning the 6th Round of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup The crowning glory of Sunday’s performances at The London International Horse Show was The Longines FEI Jumping World Cup (round 6) which concluded with yet another win from Great Britain’s Tokyo Olympian, Harry Charles. Young Charles took the gold with a time of 35.91 seconds and 0 faults in the jump-off, on the 11-year-old bay mare, Stardust. He beat the Netherlands’ Harrie Smoulders on Monaco by just under one second; John Whitaker…

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Conor Swail continues dominance in Longines FEI Jumping World Cup

Conor Swail (IRL) riding Count Me In - winners of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2021/2022 North American League - Fort Worth TX (FEI/Josh Winslow)

Conor Swail continues dominance in Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Written by Catie Staszak Conor Swail (IRL) proved his Longines FEI Jumping World Cup North American League dominance Saturday night before a packed crowd in Fort Worth, Texas (USA), securing his third victory of the NAL season by way of an eight-horse jump-off. Tiffany Foster (CAN) and Figor finished second, with 24-year-old Ailish Cunniffe (USA) and Vivaldi du Theil third. Swail took victories at the league’s opening two events at Vancouver (CAN) and Sacramento (USA) with Vital Chance de la…

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Showjumping Day Three London International

Showjumping London International Horse Show Lemieux Six Bar Challenge

Showjumping Day Three London International Horse Show This news piece forms an overview of the showjumping class results from day three of The London International Horse Show, The Longines Christmas Cracker, The Global Herbs Snowflake Stakes and The Lemieux Six Bar. With exhilarating riding, skills and determination, all riders who compete in these events deserve celebrating, including their horses’, grooms and all who work towards making showjumping at this level possible.   The Longines Christmas Cracker Nine combinations went through to the jump-off of The Longines Christmas Cracker. Eager to…

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A “Delighted” Harry Charles proves quicker than Marcus Ehning at London International Horse Show

Harry Charles and 15 year old gelding, Borsato

A “Delighted” Harry Charles proves quicker than Marcus Ehning at London International Horse Show British riders dominated the second day at London International Horse Show which was made extra special by Olympian, Harry Charles who took a win in the Champagne Taittinger Ivy Stakes CSI5* class. Charles was awarded the prize after beating the odds riding 15 year old gelding, Borsato (Contendro 1 x Nijinski). This comes on top of the pair’s win at CHI Geneva last weekend. With a time of 34.07 seconds, Charles left Germany’s Marcus Ehning riding…

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Charlotte and Gio delight once again at London International

Charlotte Dujardin (GBR) riding Gio, winners at the FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2021/2022 Western European League - London (GBR) Copyright ©FEI/Jon Stroud

Charlotte and Gio delight once again at London International Written by Louise Parkes As three-time Olympic gold medallist Charlotte Dujardin said, there’s nothing quite like a big win in front of the home crowd. The 36-year-old athlete and the brilliant little gelding Gio certainly gave spectators a treat when securing a last-to-go victory at the fourth leg of the FEI Dressage World Cup 2021/2022 Western European League at The London International Horse Show on Friday 17th December. The pair were reunited for their final performances together at their home fixture…

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Puissance: Guy Williams and Mr Blue Sky Fly High at London International

puissance guy williams London International Horse Show 2021

Puissance: Guy Williams and Mr Blue Sky Fly High at London International Guy Williams and Mr Blue Sky win the 2.10m Le Mieux Puissance at London International Horse Show 2021 The grand finale on the opening night of the London International Horse show welcomed the LeMieux Puissance wall. Spectators and fans alike were treated to a spellbinding finish which saw Guy Williams and prolific winner, Mr Blue Sky, take victory where the wall reached 2.10m. Williams and his mount were the only pair to jump without fault, with French riders…

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Martin Fuchs unbeatable on opening day of London International

Martin fuchs London International Horse Show 2021

Martin Fuchs unbeatable on opening day of the London International Horse Show The CSI5* Show Jumping got underway at London International Horse Show yesterday afternoon. The 1.50m Santa Stakes jump-off class, was won by World No. 4, Martin Fuchs, from Switzerland, riding The Sinner. The combination picked up where they left off at the Show, returning to London following their win in the FEI Jumping World Cup in 2019. Out of a field of 26 horse and rider combinations, a total of 12 made it through for the scintillating jump-off against…

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Charlotte Dujardin sets a new personal best in London riding Gio

Charlotte Dujardin and Gio and London International horse show 2021

Charlotte Dujardin sets a new personal best in London riding Gio Opening the 2021 edition of The London International Horse Show in style, Charlotte Dujardin set a new personal best on Thursday morning riding her 2020 Tokyo Olympic ride, Gio in The FEI Dressage World Cup Grand Prix (2021 Short Test). The early morning test welcomed 15 dressage competitors into the London ExCeL arena, with a total prize fund of 15.000 euros. It was Great Britain’s Gareth Hughes who took the early lead, scoring 69.605 riding KK Dominant. Compatriot Richard Davison was…

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How to watch London International Horse Show 2021

2016 Mini Major winner Annie Gibson (aged 11 from the Iveagh Branch) and Anna Power. Image credit Kit Houghton.

How to watch London International Horse Show 2021 Wondering how to watch London International Horse Show 2021 from the comfort of your own home? Find out more on how and when here. As excitement for the London International Horse Show hits fever pitch, competition finally gets underway today (16 December) in a new venue for 2021, the London ExCeL. Formerly known as Olympia, The London International Horse Show, the extravaganza is visited by thousands of spectators who flock to see their equestrian heroes in action, and boy do they turn…

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Martin Fuchs Crowned Rolex Grand Prix Champion at CHI Geneva

Rolex Testimonee Martin Fuchs riding Leone Jei

Martin Fuchs Crowned Rolex Grand Prix Champion at CHI Geneva Rolex Testimonee Martin Fuchs riding Leone Jei claimed the final equestrian Major of 2021, winning the prestigious Rolex Grand Prix at the Concours Hippique International de Genève (CHI Geneva). An incredible feat, the 29-year-old became the first rider in the history of the competition to win consecutive editions, following his victory in Geneva in 2019. The world’s elite competitors gathered at the Palexpo arena for the Geneva International Horse Show, of which Rolex has been the Main Sponsor since 1996.…

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The Eventing Spring Carnival 2022

The Eventing Spring Carnival 2022, So Much To Look Forward To! LOOKING for a great staycation while enjoying top-class equestrian sporting action next year? Then the Eventing Spring Carnival 2022 has everything you need to get your eventing season underway in a historic and beautiful location! Save the date: The Eventing Spring Carnival – April 1 to 3, 2022 Camping and caravanning will be available at the event held at Thoresby Park on the prestigious Nottinghamshire country estate. Enjoy all the fun of the evening entertainment, while you’re able to chill out…

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Horse & Country to Livestream London International Horse Show

John Whitaker Horse and Country livestream London International Horse Show

Horse & Country to Livestream London International Horse Show Livestream London International Horse Show available over five days On-demand coverage to cover dressage, showjumping, driving and more Members of Horse & Country’s streaming service, H&C+, have a treat in store this Christmas, with extensive live and on-demand coverage from every day of this year’s London International Horse Show (LIHS). The live action starts on the morning of December 16th with the FEI Dressage World Cup Short Grand Prix featuring top riders including Charlotte Fry, Gareth Hughes and Charlotte Dujardin, who…

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Hickstead announce early bird ticket offer for 2022

The 60th Al Shira'aa Derby will take place at Hickstead in West Sussex next June.

Hickstead announce early bird ticket offer for 2022 Early bird ticket offer announced Celebrations will mark 60th running of the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby The Box Office for Hickstead’s international shows has opened, with the organisers looking forward to a full return to competition for next summer. The Covid-19 pandemic led to Hickstead cancelling two of their major calendar events, the Derby Meeting and the five-star Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Great Britain for two years running. But now, following the return of crowds at large sporting events, the organisers are…

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Helen Langehanenberg and Annabelle turn on the magic in Madrid

Germany’s Helen Langehanenberg and Annabelle won the third leg of the FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2021/2022 Western European League in Madrid, Spain. (FEI/Stefano Grasso)

Helen Langehanenberg and Annabelle turn on the magic in Madrid Written by Louise Parkes It was a very particular triumph for German star Helen Langehanenberg and Annabelle when topping the third leg of the FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2021/2022 Western European League in Madrid, Spain this weekend. The 39-year-old athlete is a former winner of the prestigious series, an Olympian and this summer became a European team gold medallist. But today’s success was all the sweeter because her brilliant but sensitive mare Annabelle really showed what she can do when…

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Henrik von Eckermann and King Edward Crowned €1.25 million Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix Champions

Henrik von Eckermann and King Edward Crowned €1.25 million Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix Champions Henrik von Eckermann and King Edward were declared winners of the third edition of the spectacular Longines Global Champions Tour after they faced down extraordinary pressure. The €1.25 million showdowns took place in front of a sell-out crowd at the O2 Arena in Prague with victory for von Eckermann greeted with a standing ovation after the Swedish rider and his amazing gelding clinched victory. Celebrating his win Henrick smiled: To be back in…

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“Anything can happen this week,” says Fredricson ahead of GC Prague Playoffs

GC Prague Playoffs press conference

“Anything can happen this week,” says Fredricson ahead of GC Prague Playoffs The world’s best show jumping stars declared the 2021 GC Prague Playoffs officially open with current Longines Global Champions Tour Championship winner Peder Fredricson revealing: “Anything can happen this week which is why it is such an interesting format.” Excitement and anticipation has been building for the third edition of the GC Prague Playoffs, which kicks off today, Thursday 18 November, with the GCL Super Cup Quarter Finals.Many of the equine stars of showjumping have already arrived in…

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Santiago Lambre and Comtess 202 Claim Victory in $100,000 1.50m Grand Prix CSI3* at SRJT Aiken International

Santiago Lambre and Comtess 202 Photo: Winslow Photography

Santiago Lambre and Comtess 202 Claim Victory in $100,000 1.50m Grand Prix CSI3* at SRJT Aiken International Crowds gathered Saturday at Bruce’s Field to watch the venue’s second-ever FEI Grand Prix as the Split Rock Jumping Tour (SRJT) returned to Aiken to host the $100,000 1.50m Grand Prix CSI3*. The feature event also marked the conclusion of the week’s FEI competition as thirty combinations set forth to challenge Peter Holmes’ (USA) technical track. It was once again an international victory at the SRJT Aiken International as Brazil’s Santiago Lambre raced…

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Santi Serra to showcase at The London International Horse Show

Santi Serra

Santi Serra to showcase at The London International Horse Show Organisers of The London International Horse Show have announced that world-renowned, Santi Serra, will bring a new, never seen before in London, performance to the spectacular schedule of equestrian action across the five-day Show, taking place from 16 – 20 December 2021 at ExCeL London. Born in Spain, Serra, who has a natural affinity with animals, is famed for his thrilling performances as he communicates to his beloved horses and dogs through mind and body. This year Santi Serra brings…

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Hermes Ryan, the little French lion, wins Verona qualifier for Delestre

The brilliant 16-year-old geldings Hermes Ryan galloped to victory for French rider Simon Delestre at the third leg of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2021/2022 Western European League in Verona, Italy today. (FEI/Massimo Argenziano)

Hermes Ryan, the little French lion, wins Verona qualifier for Delestre Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2021/2022 Western European League – Written by Louise Parkes The brilliant little Hermes Ryan showed horses half his age how it should be done when galloping to victory for Simon Delestre in the third leg of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup 2021/2022 Western European League series at Verona in Italy. The 16-year-old gelding has provided the 40-year-old Frenchman with some of the greatest moments in his career. And the weekend’s success ranks up…

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Strategy brings Kent Farrington to the top in Lexington

Kent Farrington (USA) riding Gazelle, winners of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ North American League 2021/2022, Lexington, KY (USA). (FEI/Andrea Evans)

Strategy brings Kent Farrington to the top in Lexington Kent Farrington and Gazelle cruise in star-studded jump-off with sole double-clear Written by Catie Staszak As a thrilling nine-horse jump-off unfolded in the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Lexington (USA), Kent Farrington (USA) changed his plan. The World No. 7 had put the pressure on his competitors before he had even entered the arena. Knowing he, along with championship athletes Daniel Bluman (ISR), McLain Ward (USA), Tiffany Foster (CAN) and Margie Engle (USA) made up the final half of the lineup…

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Martin Fuchs seals second-leg win with cracking performance from Chaplin

Martin Fuchs and Chaplin galloped to victory in front of a full house at the second leg of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2021/2022 Western European League at Lyon in France today. This was the Swiss rider’s third consecutive time to win the Lyon leg of the prestigious series. (FEI/Christophe Taniére)

Martin Fuchs seals second-leg win with cracking performance from Chaplin Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2021/2022 Western European League – Written by Louise Parkes “My horse gave me his all today – he has such a big heart!”, said Switzerland’s Martin Fuchs after winning the second leg of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2021/2022 Western European League in Lyon, France partnering the 14-year-old stallion Chaplin. Spectators were treated to a real edge-of-the-seat thriller, with an 11-horse jump-off that saw Brazil’s Eduardo De Menezes finish second with H5 Chaganus while…

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Tiffany Foster’s patience pays off with 11-year-old Figor

Tiffany Foster (CAN) riding Figor, winners of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2021/2022 North American League - Washington (FEI/Andrea Evans)

Tiffany Foster’s patience pays off with 11-year-old Figor Written by Catie Staszak When Tiffany Foster (CAN) and Figor topped the CSI4*-W Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Washington (USA) on Saturday night at the Tryon International Equestrian Center, it marked the successful execution of a long-term plan. Foster wanted the competition to be her horse’s first big test following his recovery from an injury sustained at the end of the winter season. The 11-year-old gelding exceeded expectations, topping a four-horse jump-off that was not lacking surprises. Foster’s winning time was 35.73…

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