Boyd Martin steals win from Oliver Townend

Boyd Martin and On Cue © Shannon Brinkman

Boyd Martin steals win and makes history at the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill Three-time Olympian Boyd Martin became the first American to win a CCI5*-L since 2008 when he piloted On Cue to victory at the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill. Boyd Martin and On Cue are the first winners of the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill. © Shannon Brinkman Oliver Townend (GBR) and Cooley Master Class seemed unbeatable throughout the four days of competition with their dressage score of 21.1 and a clear…

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Irish rider, Max O’ Reilly has his first International Grand Prix win

Irish rider, Max O’ Reilly has his first International Grand Prix win! There was a great atmosphere in the stands on the last day of this week’s CSI2*, October Tour here at Dehesa Montenmedio.  Max O’Reilly (IRL) took the top of the podium in the GP, 1.45m, Longines Ranking class, with his 10yr old gelding, Babar de Bussy who has been his partner since January 2019. This is their first international GP victory and was very well earned as they beat 11 top class horses and riders in a very exciting jump off from a class that started with 52 entries. Marcos Nuñez was…

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Spencer Smith Scores In Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix

Podium finish for Spencer smith with Chrisitan Ahlmann 2nd and Jur Vrieling Photo: Longines Global Champions Tour

Spencer Smith Scores In Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Šamorín While Championship Battle Will Go Down To The Wire At Next Week’s Finals In one of the most competitive jump-off’s of the 2021 season, it was Spencer Smith and Theodore Manciais who defied gravity and soared into first place claiming his first-ever Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix win under the lights in the spectacular arena of Šamorín. Smith denied Chrisitan Ahlmann of the win by 0.02s and of the penultimate prestigious golden ticket for the Longines Global…

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Irish bred horses shine at the Sunshine Tour

Sean Monaghan and 8yr old mare, EMS Adelaide ©Moises Basallote / Ahmed Photography

Irish bred horses shine at the Sunshine Tour It’s an Irish victory in the Pavo Trophy Small Grand Prix class at the Sunshine Tour with a first and second placed horses bred from the Emerald Isle. Sean Monaghan (21) may be young but this very experienced Irish rider has a great track record, which includes such events as back in 2016, he was a winning team member of the under 21 Pony Nations cup in Denmark, in May this year he won the Gain National GP in Cavan and he…

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Benoit Cernin scores at double at Hubside Jumping

Benoit Cernin & Uitlanders du Ter ©Sportfot

Benoit Cernin scores at double at Hubside Jumping Friday was a day that the Frenchman Benoit Cernin will certainly remember! Together with Vitalhorse Cekanane de Ushara and Uitlanders du Ter he won, successively, the CSI 2* 1.45m Grand Prix and the CSI 5* 1.55m Grand Prix. However in the 5* speed class, it was the Brazilian national anthem that was heard in Grimaud, thanks to great performance of Eduardo Pereira De Menezes, already 2nd in the previous class. In preparation for Sunday’s big class, the World’s best riders were in…

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Enjoy The Best Seats in Liverpool with the VIP Paddock Club

Liverpool International Horse Show 2021 preview

Enjoy The Best Seats in Liverpool with the VIP Paddock Club The Voltaire Design Liverpool International Horse Show 2021 Lighting up the heart of Liverpool with an unrivalled line up of top level show jumping, family fun and entertainment, The Voltaire Design Liverpool International Horse Show returns to the M&S Bank Arena from 31st December 2021 to 3rd January 2022. Tickets for the ultimate equestrian New Year celebration are now available to purchase at www.liverpoolhorseshow.com. Continuing to raise the bar in all areas, this year’s show sees the launch of…

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This Esme joins industry peers at The London International Horse Show

This Esme joins industry peers at The London International Horse Show

This Esme joins industry peers at The London International Horse Show This Esme, Erin Williams and Teddy the Shetland are among those scheduled to hit the ‘Live Zone’ at this year’s The London International Horse Show. Set in the London Excel arena for this year (16-20 December) the Live Zone presents an exciting opportunity for fans and spectators to meet and interact with their favourite equestrian influencers, riders and celebrities and this year will host talks, Q&A sessions, and interviews. Social media sensation ‘This Esme’ returns to the London International…

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Conor Swail secures second straight Longines victory in Sacramento

Conor Swail (IRL) and Vital Chance de la Roque winners of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Sacramento (USA) on Saturday, 9 October 2021. (FEI/Julia B Photography)

Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2021/2022 North American League Conor Swail (IRL) and Vital Chance de la Roque establish commanding North American lead Written by Catie Staszak Conor Swail (IRL) and his mount Vital Chance de la Roque are beginning to develop a winning reputation. After opening the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ North American League season with a victory in Vancouver (CAN), the duo recorded a second straight World Cup victory in Sacramento (USA). Swail and the enthusiastic 12-year-old gelding topped a thrilling four-horse jump-off in front of a packed…

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Five time Olympian Peder Fredricson (SWE) sensational rise to World number one

Five time Olympian Peder Fredricson (SWE) has risen to the top of the Longines World Rankings. (FEI/Christophe Taniere)

Five time Olympian Peder Fredricson (SWE) sensational rise to World number one Five time Olympian Peder Fredricson (SWE) has secured the number one spot of the Longines World Ranking for the first time in his career, taking the reins from Olympic bronze medallist, Daniel Deusser (GER) who took over the position for the third time back in June 2021 and now sits in second position. Fredricson (49), who shot up the rankings last month from number 17 into second position, one that he has held frequently, is now at the…

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LGCT and GCL Championship Battle Set To Reach Fever Pitch

LGCT and GCL Championship Battle Set To Reach Fever Pitch At Penultimate Stage Of The Season

LGCT and GCL Championship Battle Set To Reach Fever Pitch At Penultimate Stage Of The Season The thrilling final stages of the Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL 2021 season will be staged in the beautiful setting of Šamorín on the shores of the River Danube. The X-Bionic Sphere resort will host the 14th stage next week 15 – 17 October ahead of the big showdown at the season Finals of the Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL championships the week after. The stakes will be high with a power-packed…

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Dutch deliver another magnificent victory in Barcelona 

The Dutch team in celebration mood after their superb victory in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final 2021 at the Real Club de Polo in Barcelona, Spain today. (FEI/Lukasz Kowalski)

Dutch deliver another magnificent victory in Barcelona Written by Louise Parkes For the third time since the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final was staged back in 2013, The Netherlands reigned supreme at the Real Club de Polo in Barcelona, Spain on Sunday. With the stoicism and quiet determination that has long been their trademark, the side of Maikel van Vleuten, Willem Greve, Sanne Thijssen and Harrie Smolders held firm to take the coveted title that never loses its sparkle. It was Smolders who clinched it with his anchorman ride,…

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Brilliant British young guns clinch Challenge Cup Trophy

Team Great Britain won the Challenge Cup Trophy tonight at the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final 2021 at the Real Club de Polo in Barcelona, Spain. (L to R) Jack Whitaker, Harry Charles, Emily Moffitt, Chef d’Equipe Di Lampard, John Whitaker and Holly Smith. (FEI/Lukasz Kowalski)

Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final 2021 Brilliant British young guns clinch Challenge Cup, written by Louise Parkes It was a night for the next generation as the British claimed the Challenge Cup Trophy at the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final 2021 at the Real Club de Polo in Barcelona, Spain. Clear rounds from 22-year-old Harry Charles riding Romeo 88 and 23-year-old Emily Moffitt partnering Winning Good anchored the British scoreline. So the four faults picked up by team pathfinders, 32-year-old Holly Smith and Denver, was all they had…

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Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final 2021

World number one, Daniel Deusser, helped Team Germany top the first round of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final 2021 at the Real Club de Polo in Barcelona, Spain today with a superb clear round from Killer Queen VDM. (FEI/Łukasz Kowalski)

Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final 2021 Germans show their strength in thrilling opening round written by Louise Parkes   But for the newly-crowned European champions from Switzerland it was an entirely different experience when they finished 12th of the 15 competing nations, missing the cut into the top eight who will battle it out for the title on Sunday afternoon. Instead they go into tomorrow night’s Challenge Cup in which they won’t just be hoping to restore their supremacy. They will also need to ensure they finish ahead of Norway,…

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FEI WBFSH Jumping World Breeding Championships 2021 Young Horses

The KWPN mare Just a Dream (VDL Zirocco Blue/Carano), bred by the Nooren family, lived up to her name to take the 7-Year-Old title for German athlete Harm Lahde and owners Gestut Eichenhain at the FEI WBFSH Jumping World Breeding Championship for Young Horses 2021 at Zangersheide Stud in Belgium yesterday. (FEI/Hippo Foto - Sharon Vandeput).

FEI WBFSH Jumping World Breeding Championships 2021 Young Horses Written by Louise Parkes The BWP, WESTF and KWPN Studbooks shared the glory at the 2021 edition of the FEI WBFSH Jumping World Breeding Championship for Young Horses at Lanaken in Belgium which drew to a close with German riders claiming victory in all three categories. Christian Ahlmann steered the Belgian-bred Querido VG Z to win the 5-Year-Old category, Philip Weishaupt topped the 6-Year-Olds with the Westphalian, Coros, and Harm Lahde and the Dutch-bred mare Just a Dream galloped home to…

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Holly Smith on a roll in Saint Tropez

Holly Smith & Denver ©Sportfot

Holly Smith on a roll in Saint Tropez with a double win in hand of Sunday’s Grand Prix Holly Smith widens the gap at the Hubside Jumping Grimaud – Golfe de Saint Tropez and sees hers odds increase before Sunday’s Grand Prix! Holly and Denver, left her competitors no chance. Already a winner in yesterday’s 1.50m, she once again dominated, winning the day’s big class, the CSI 5* Grand Prix over a 1.55m track. The CSI 5* 1.50m speed class went to the Italian Emanuele Gaudiano and Carlotta 232. CSI…

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Holly Smith Unbeatable at Hubside Jumping

Holly Smith & Denver @Sportfot

Holly Smith Unbeatable at Hubside Jumping Success for Great Britain and France in major classes at Hubside Jumping Grimaud Holly Smith fights off world class talent to take the CSI5* 1m50 class win Guy Williams scoops second behind Frenchman, Julien Epaillard in CSI5* 1m45 The Union Jack flew in the Gulf of St Tropez as Great Britain’s Holly Smith and Denver gave an outstanding performance to win the 1m50 CSI 5* speed class, at Hubside Jumping Grimaud yesterday (23/09/2021). In the CSI 5* 1.45m speed class, it was France’s Julien…

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FEI launch Time to Beat campaign to recognise riders for their hard work

FEI Longines Time to Beat Campaign image

FEI launch Time to Beat campaign to recognise riders for their hard work The FEI have launched their Time To Beat campaign which is designed to highlight the hard work, dedication and perseverance of equestrian athletes who dedicate their lives to reaching World level sporting success. Launched at the start of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2021-2022 season, the cross-media campaign brings together the FEI, its Top Partner Longines and the Organising Committees of the North American League and Western European League to celebrate the human and equine athlete journey…

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Ben Maher and Olivier Robert Make History in Rome

Ben Maher and Olivier Robert Make History with Joint Lead - image Ben Maher and Olivier Robert Make History with Joint Lead - Ben Maher and Olivier Robert. Photo: Longines Global Champions Tour

Ben Maher and Olivier Robert Make History in Rome Longines Global Champions Tour Championship Race Shifted Into A New Gear As Ben Maher and Olivier Robert Make History with Joint Lead Great Britain’s gold medalist Ben Maher and Frenchman Olivier Robert have made history in Rome as the first pair to ride into joint position on the Longines leader board as the competition moves into its final stages of the 2021 season. Both Maher and Robert level up on 228 points, dramatically knocking Edwina Tops-Alexander off top spot. However, it was…

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Female Firepower Rockets in LGCT Grand Prix of Rome

Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Rome

Female Firepower Rockets as Malin Baryard-Johnsson Secures Golden Ticket In Breathtaking Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Rome The sensational combination of Malin Baryard-Johnsson and H&M Indiana took Rome by storm winning their first Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix in the picturesque Circus Maximus, Italy. Under intense pressure, Baryard-Johnsson produced fireworks in a scintillating LGCT Grand Prix jump-off to snatch the win from Shanghai Swans teammate Christian Ahlmann on the 9-year-old Mandato van de Neerheide. The final place on the podium went to LGCT Grand Prix of Hamburg…

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Final Stages of LGCT moved to Šamorín

The thrilling final stages of the Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL 2021 season will be staged in the beautiful setting of Šamorín on the shores of the River Danube.

Final Stages of LGCT moved to Šamorín 2021 Update Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL The thrilling final stages of the Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL 2021 season will instead be staged in the beautiful setting of Šamorín on the shores of the River Danube. The move to the European venue in Slovakia follows the difficult decision not to stage the events in New York and Shanghai due to multiple ongoing restrictions and logistical complications related to Covid-19 and the Delta variant. The X-Bionic Sphere resort will host the…

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Daniel Bluman Blazes to Victory in the $300,000 Grand Prix

Daniel Bluman and Gemma W won the $300,000 LONGINES Hampton Classic Grand Prix Presented by Land Rover © Kind Media

Daniel Bluman Blazes to Victory in the $300,000 LONGINES Hampton Classic Grand Prix Presented by Land Rover Israel’s Daniel Bluman soared to victory with a blistering time of 34.750 seconds in Sunday’s $300,000 LONGINES Hampton Classic Grand Prix Presented by Land Rover. Bluman, two-time Olympic veteran and 2017 Hampton Classic Grand Prix champion, piloted Blue Star Investments’ Gemma W, a 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare, around the ring after five-time U.S. Olympian McLain Ward took the lead, finishing in a time of 36.790 seconds. Bluman had the advantage of watching Ward’s…

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Alex Matz Wins the $73,000 LONGINES Cup at the 45th Hampton Classic Horse Show

Alex Matz and Erdento Van De Leeuwerk soared to victory in the $73,000 LONGINES Cup © Kind Media

Alex Matz Wins the $73,000 LONGINES Cup at the 45th Hampton Classic Horse Show Alex Matz (USA) cruised to victory on Saturday in the Hampton Classic’s $73,000 LONGINES Cup. He piloted Erdento Van De Leeuwerk, Horseshoe Trail Farm LLC’s 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion, to the only double-clear ride in a field of 29 riders. The challenging 15-effort, 1.60m course designed by Ireland’s Alan Wade set a tight time allowed of 76 seconds, and only two entries returned to jump off for the win. Daniel Bluman (ISR) was the first to…

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British jumping team finish amongst Europe’s ten best

Emily Moffitt. image credit British Equestrian / Adam Fanthorpe

British jumping team finish amongst Europe’s ten best In a thrilling climax to the team competition at the LONGINES FEI Jumping European Championships in Riesenbeck, Germany, Britain’s young quartet of Emily Moffitt, Joe Stockdale, Georgia Tame and William Whitaker secured ninth in Europe’s toughest company. The final course set by Frank Rothenberger was a true championship test; many fences full up 1.60m, a range of new bright fences, technically demanding lines and it used every inch of the beautiful green grass carpeted arena. First in once again for Britain was…

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Super Swedes lead the teams, Germany’s Will wins opening Speed class

Longines FEI Jumping European Championship Riesenbeck 2021

Longines FEI Jumping European Championships 2021: Super Swedes lead the teams, Germany’s David Will wins opening Speed class by Louise Parkes With three fast and fabulous clear rounds, the newly-crowned Olympic champions from Sweden established the lead in the opening Speed class at the Longines FEI Jumping European Championships 2021 in Riesenbeck, Germany today. But Peder Fredricson (Catch Me Not), Rolf-Goran Bengtsson (Ermindo W), Douglas Lindelow (Casquo Blue) and Angelica Augustsson Zanotelli (Kalinka van de Nachtegaele) have only a narrow two-point advantage over the hosts from Germany going into tomorrow’s…

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Longines FEI Jumping European Championship 2021

FEI Jumping European Championship 2021 - Sweden’s Rolf-Goran Bengtsson and Ermindo W waiting to take their turn at today’s horse inspection at the FEI Jumping European Championships 2021 in Riesenbeck, Germany. (FEI/Christoph Taniere)

Longines FEI Jumping European Championship 2021 – All ready for action at Riesenbeck… Written by by Louise Parkes: The Horse Inspection and first training session were staged yesterday ahead of today’s opening competition of the Longines FEI Jumping European Championship 2021 at Riesenbeck International in Germany. The exciting new equestrian centre created by international showjumping star Ludger Beerbaum in conjunction with Baron Constantin Heereman will be home to athletes and horses from 22 nations over the next five days as the medal race is played out. A total of 15 countries…

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