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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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Great Britain is proclaimed the winner of the Nations Cup.

Great Britains Nations Cup Team

Great Britain Scoop  Cup in Spain Team GB were thrilled with the result on Friday after winning the CSIO3* Nations Cup during the October (Sunshine) Tour held at Dehesa Montenmedio showground, Spain. The Nations Cup team consisted of Joseph (Joe) Clayton riding Gentleman VH Veldhof; Alex Thompson riding Cathalina S; Karl Robins riding Equine America G Camille HBF and Matthew Sampson riding Geneve R. at It was Joe Clayton’s first round which closed on 8 from two poles that ended him on the team’s discard score. The remaining GB combinations…

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Liverpool International announces cancellation of 2021 event

Lilly Atwood, Liverpool International Horse Show

Liverpool International Horse Show announces cancellation of 2021 event Yesterday evening, the Voltaire Design Liverpool International Horse Show organisers announced the cancellation of the 2021 event, which was scheduled to go ahead between Christmas and New Year, 2021. The annual equestrian extravaganza, hosted by the Bolesworth Estate, Cheshire, features a feast of top sporting action culminating in a celebration like no other, as the event sees in the new year spectacularly. However, sadly this year, it was not meant to be due to the impact of the ongoing pandemic. The following statement…

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A ‘very very happy’ Peder Fredricson scoops the 2021 Longines Global Champions Tour Title

Image of Peder Fredricson holding Longines Global Champions Tour Title

A ‘very very happy’ Peder Fredricson scoops the 2021 Longines Global Champions Tour Title It was ‘game, set and match’ on Saturday after Peder Fredricson wrote his name in history taking his first Longines Global Champions Tour title just hours after helping to secure the GCL team series crown for Valkenswaard United. The championship battle turned out to be a superlative showdown with a script that sporting dreams are made of. Spectators filled the arena positioned in every inch of space as the equestrian world watched on as the knife-edge…

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French produce perfect prelude to LGCT Tour Finals

French produce perfect prelude to LGCT Tour Finals Under the bright lights of the spectacular indoor arena at the X-Bionic Sphere, Samorin, Olivier Robert claimed his second win of the week as he proved his flying form ahead of the super Saturday showdown. The French champion’s win was a perfect prelude to the dramatic and tense Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL Finals, where the 2021 season champions of champions will be crowned. Robert smiled: I think Bosty helped me a lot as at the beginning, I didn’t want to…

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October Tour Big Class sees last minute podium shake-up

October Tour Big Class sees last minute podium shake-up The La Equine Longines Ranking Big Class, set at 1.45m and run under table A (FT), at this week’s October Tour was designed by Cédric Longis and consisted of 12 fences with 14 jumping efforts. Overall, the course rode well with faults spread throughout and with many riders using the class as a preparation for next weeks Nations Cup round. Early to go in this class was Laura Kraut, who was part of the Silver medal winning USA team in this year’s Tokyo Olympics.  It was…

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Elite equestrian sport and family thrills, it’s Liverpool International Horse Show 2021

Harry Charles riding Doulita Liverpool International Horse Show

Elite equestrian sport and family thrills, it’s Liverpool International Horse Show 2021! Bringing the best names in showjumping along with a whole host of family entertainment to the heart of the city, the Voltaire Design Liverpool International Horse Show is back. Returning to the M&S Bank Arena for the ultimate new year celebration (31st December 2021 to 3rd January 2022), the world-class event will stage a fusion of elite level showjumping, captivating displays and performances to thrill the whole family. Headlining the incredible line up of sport, the highly competitive…

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LGCT Two of the world’s greatest set to go head to head

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

LGCT Two of the world’s greatest set to go head to head It’s Ben Maher vs Peder Fredricson as the Longines Global Champions Tour heads into Championship decider at Šamorín This weekend from 21 – 23 October the 2021 Longines Global Champions Tour Champion of Champions will be crowned at the X-Bionic Sphere, Šamorín. The season Finals are set to be an unmissable showdown with Peder Fredricson and Ben Maher battling it out one last time this year. The fight for the LGCT crown is on a knife-edge in one…

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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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