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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European Eventing Championship 2021 fundraiser launched to prevent event cancellation

European Eventing Championship 2021 fundraiser launched to prevent event cancellation A European Eventing Championship 2021 fundraiser has been launched to prevent cancellation of the upcoming fixture. Earlier this year, the FEI announced that the European Eventing Championship will take place in Avenches, Switzerland. The venue took on the challenge of hosting the major show as the original stage, Haras du Pin, France, pulled out due to scheduling clashes and the event risked cancellation. The last-minute change in venue means it will allow eventing Olympians and Paralympians to partake in the championship…

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The flying Dutchmen dominate FEI Nations Cup Jumping

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The flying Dutchmen dominate FEI Nations Cup Jumping  FEI Nations Cup Jumping by Louise Parkes The World and European champions from The Netherlands threw down a stunning performance to win the fifth leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping Europe Division 1 League in Rotterdam (NED). And it was a particularly satisfying result, because it was the first time since 2003 that they have reigned supreme on home ground. “It was thrilling!” said team-member Willem Greve after a double-clear performance with Carambole NOP that has confirmed them in the…

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Luhmühlen CCI4* – Can Germany keep Luhmühlen crown at home?

New Zealand’s Andrew Nicholson and Qwanza are among the main contenders at Luhmühlen CCI4*, fourth leg of the FEI Classics™ (Eventing Photo/FEI)

Luhmühlen CCI4* – Can Germany keep Luhmühlen crown at home? By Kate Green The good news for competitors at Luhmühlen CCI4* is that Michael Jung (GER) can’t win it: the runaway series leader, winner of Kentucky and Badminton, does not have a ride at his country’s premier event. However, this doesn’t mean that it won’t be a German victory; although many leading riders, including last year’s winner Ingrid Klimke (GER) are running their Olympic prospects in the CIC3*.Previous winners Andreas Dibowski and Bettina Hoy plus younger riders Julia Krajewski, Claas…

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Tight at the Top for FEI Prix St Georges at Somerford Park

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Tight at the Top for FEI Prix St Georges at Somerford Park FEI Prix St Georges at Somerford Park, Sunday May 29 It was tight at the top for riders of the FEI Prix St Georges at Somerford Park Premier League dressage today, with less than 1% between the top three placings. Gareth Hughes took the top spot riding nine-year-old Cleopatra II finishing with a score of 70.53%. It was Warwickshire based Hughes’ debut ride on board the KWPN mare this May bank holiday weekend, who is owned by Judy Firmston-Williams.…

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Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping 2016 – Round 10

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Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping 2016 – Round 10 Spanish reign supreme at Furusiyya leg in Lisbon  by Louise Parkes Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping 2016 – Marco Fuste’s Spanish team won the tenth leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2016 series in Lisbon (POR) tonight. This was the fourth round of the Europe Division 2 League, and only the winners and the host nation were chasing points towards the 2016 Furusiyya Final which will take place once again in Barcelona (ESP) in September. Tonight’s result sees Spain climb…

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FEI Nations Cup Dressage: Team USA on top again in rainy Compiegne

FEI Nations Cup Dressage - Kasey Perry-Glass and Goerklintgaards Dublet led Team USA to a convincing victory at the third leg of the FEI Nations Cup™ Dressage 2016 series at Compiegne (FRA). (FEI/Christophe Bricot)

FEI Nations Cup Dressage: Team USA on top again in rainy Compiegne  By Louise Parkes Team USA were deemed winners of the third leg of the FEI Nations Cup Dressage 2016 series at CDI5* Compiegne (FRA) where torrential rain led to the cancellation of the day’s Grand Prix Special. An extraordinarily heavy downpour left the arenas under water for some time, and the Ground Jury made the decision to base the result on yesterday’s Grand Prix alone, in which American riders came out on top by a convincing 11-percent margin. “Unfortunately,…

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Jung Creates Eventing History

Michael Jung lifts the Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing Trophy. Image credit Mike Bain

Jung Creates Eventing History Micheal Jung wins Badminton 2016 In a fitting climax to the 2016 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, Michael Jung not only becomes the first German to win the Badminton trophy, but also becomes the second winner of The Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing and create eventing history. In front of a packed crowd on the final day, Jung on board his mount La Biosthetique-Sam FBW gave a pure show jumping masterclass. The 16 year old bay gelding never touched a pole the entire round, and in doing so…

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Jung Remains in the Lead Badminton Horse Trials Day Two

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Badminton Horse Trials Day Two Jung Remains in the Lead – Badminton Horse Trials Day Two Day two of dressage is complete at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, Germany’s Michael Jung remains in the lead as this year’s 77 riders prepare to head out onto the cross country course tomorrow morning. Today’s final dressage rankings saw a shock entry into the top three in the shape of young British rider Emily King coming into second pace. Posting the only other sub-40 test of the entire competition Emily was “over the moon” with her test.…

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Jung in Poll Position on Day One of The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

Jung in Poll Position on Day One of The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials Day One of The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials Michael Jung set himself up in the best possible position today at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, to not only take the lead after the dressage phase, but also to give himself a fighting chance of claiming the Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing that he is chasing this week. Posting the first sub-40 dressage score of the day directly after lunch, Jung of Germany gave his usual masterclass in…

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Michael Jung widens the gap after Cross Country at Kentucky

: Michael Jung (GER) and FischerRocana FST hold onto their lead at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, third leg of the FEI Classics™ 2015/2016, after a breathtaking Cross Country round (Red Bay Group LLC/FEI)

Michael Jung widens the gap after Cross Country at Kentucky by Kate Green Michael Jung (GER) and FischerRocana FST were breathtaking to watch across country at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event (USA), third leg of the FEI Classics™ 2015/2016, and now hold a commanding lead.   The seemingly unstoppable Olympic and European champion has three Jumping fences in hand over Phillip Dutton (USA), who is in second and third places on Fernhill Fugitive and Mighty Nice.   The world number one gave a masterclass in brave, accurate riding in difficult conditions, as pouring rain and wind made Derek…

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Brussels Court denies FEI appeal in GCL case

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Brussels Court denies FEI appeal in GCL case The Brussels Court of Appeal has today denied the FEI appeal on the interim measures imposed by the Belgian Competition Authority which prevent the FEI from imposing its unsanctioned event rule on athletes and horses competing in the Global Champions League. “We are of course disappointed that the Brussels Court of Appeal has denied the FEI’s request for a full annulment of the Belgian Competition Authority decision, but this is only a phase in the process”, FEI President Ingmar De Vos said…

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Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Fifth spot qualified for Great Britain

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Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Fifth spot qualified for Great Britain The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) have confirmed that Great Britain has achieved an individual qualification spot (unnamed) for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The news means that GB will be represented by five athletes in para-equestrian dressage out in Brazil this summer, with four competing in the team competition and one athlete who will compete solely as an individual. Since the World Championships in 2014 the GB squad has been working hard on their strategic competition planning, with all athletes fully…

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Team USA reigns supreme in Furusiyya leg at Ocala

Team USA won the second leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2016 series in Ocala, Florida (USA) today (L to R), McLain Ward, Beezie Madden, Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland, Lauren Hough and Todd Minikus. (FEI/Anthony Trollope)

Team USA reigns supreme in Furusiyya leg at Ocala Team USA won today’s second leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2016 series on home ground at Ocala, Florida (USA), but had to rely on anchor rider, Beezie Madden, to clinch it with a last-to-go effort with Breitling LS. On a day of very mixed fortunes, and with many inexperienced horses and riders facing the biggest challenge of their careers so far, this opening round of the three-leg North and Central American and Caribbean League produced a fascinating contest.…

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French to the fore at opening leg of 2016 Furusiyya season in Al Ain

The French team of Mathieu Billot, Frederic David, Julien Gonin and Jerome Hurel pictured with Chef d’Equipe Philippe Guerdat after victory today in the opening leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2016 series at Al Ain (UAE). (FEI/Richard Juillart)

French to the fore at opening leg of 2016 Furusiyya season in Al Ain by Louise Parkes   Team France were convincing winners at yesterday’s opening leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2016 series at Al Ain (UAE). In a competition that proved tough for some, but which also exposed some very exciting new talent, the side led by Chef d’Equipe Philippe Guerdat cruised to victory ahead of Qatar, while Switzerland slotted into third place.   Ukraine clinched fourth spot ahead of Italy in fifth, while Team Ireland…

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British Eventing Announce New FEI Admission Policy

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British Eventing Announce New FEI Admission Policy New for this year British Eventing have introduced the ‘British Eventing FEI Event Admissions Policy for Owners’, creating an open and clear set of guidelines for owners with horses competing at FEI events. Developed with Event organisers, the Event Horse Owners Association (EHOA) and Event Riders Association UK (ERA) the new Policy aims to standardise the offering throughout the various BE Owner packages. Both BE and the FEI have not previously delivered rules or regulations surrounding the number of individual owners a registered…

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Boyd Exell Pipped to the Post for FEI World Cup Driving Final

IJsbrand Chardon (NED) was extremely happy with his FEI World Cup™ Driving title. Photo: FEI/Eric Knoll.

Boyd Exell Pipped to the Post for FEI World Cup Driving Final Chardon claims FEI World Cup™ Driving title By Cindy Timmer After an amazing battle between the best drivers, IJsbrand Chardon (NED) beat top favourite Boyd Exell (AUS) in the FEI World Cup™ Driving Final 2016 in Bordeaux (FRA) today and re-claimed the title for the first time again since 2006. Winner of the first competition, Koos de Ronde (NED) finished third. The Final of the 15th season of the FEI World Cup™ Driving turned into a true thriller…

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Charlotte and Valegro Lose World No.1 Slot to Kristina Bröring-Sprehe and Desperados FRH

Charlotte and Valegro lose World No.1 Slot to Kristina Bröring-Sprehe and Desperados FRH Charlotte and Valegro loose no.1 slot to Kristina Bröring-Sprehe and Desperados FRH. Germany’s Kristina Bröring-Sprehe (GER) and Desperados FRH, team silver medalists at the London 2012 Olympic Games, have taken over the world Dressage number one slot, relegating British duo Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro. Bröring-Sprehe (29) and the 15-year-old Hannoverian stallion Desperados FRH have jumped to the top of the FEI World Dressage Rankings for the first time in their career, breaking the 30-month reign of Dujardin…

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Boyd Exell ready for action at FEI World Cup Driving Finals

Boyd Exell and his horses are in top form and are the favourites to claim the title once again. Photo: FEI/Eric Knoll.

Boyd Exell ready for action at FEI World Cup Driving Finals FEI World Cup Driving Finals – On 6th and 7th February, the renowned French show Le Jumping International de Bordeaux will play host to the Final of the 15th season of the FEI World Cup™ Driving, one of the highlights on the international equestrian calendar, for the fifth time in a row. Six of the world’s best four-in-hand drivers representing four nations have earned their tickets to what is set to be a breathtaking event. The qualification phase of the…

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Leida Collins-Strijk Rides Don Tignanello to Victory on Final Day of AGDF 1 With Win in FEI Intermediaire I Freestyle

Leida Collins-Strijk Rides Don Tignanello to Victory on Final Day of AGDF 1 With Win in FEI Intermediaire I Freestyle After competition was postponed in the early morning due to continued inclement weather surrounding Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC), Leida Collins-Strijk (NED) and Don Tignanello made the most of their afternoon in the Global International Ring at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) as competition resumed at 10am. The pair received a 73.700% to take the win in the FEI Intermediaire I Freestyle presented by The Axel Johnson Group…

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Creative Sports Awards – FEI celebrated in Creative Sports Awards

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Creative Sports Awards – FEI celebrated in Creative Sports Awards Creative Sports Awards The winners of the prestigious Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Awards have been honoured in Dubai (UAE). HE Sheikh Khalid Bin Abdulla Al Khalifa (BRN), FEI 2nd Vice President, member of the FEI Executive Board and President of FEI Regional Group VII, was awarded the Arab Administrator Award – Kingdom of Bahrain. HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, FEI Honorary President and Goodwill Ambassador, was also honoured, taking the Local Sports Figure award in recognition…

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Andres Rodriguez In Memoriam: Pan-Am Games silver medallist Andres Rodriguez (VEN), 1984-2016

Andres Rodriguez In Memoriam: Pan-Am Games silver medallist Andres Rodriguez (VEN), 1984-2016 Andres Rodriguez – Venezuelan Jumping athlete Andres Rodriguez, individual silver medallist at the 2015 Pan-American Games, has died in hospital of injuries sustained in a car crash in Wellington, Florida (USA) on 4 January. He was 31. Andrew Rodriguez (VEN) and Darlon Van Groenhove A passenger in the car, Sophie Walker (30), died at the scene of the crash. Ms Walker was a talented amateur rider on the US national circuit. Andres Rodriguez’s career highlight came at the 2015…

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FEI Secretary General voices support for Officials at London Olympia

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FEI Secretary General voices support for Officials at London Olympia FEI Secretary General Sabrina Ibáñez has today voiced her full support for the actions of FEI Officials at London Olympia on Monday night (21 December) when Irish rider Bertram Allen was disqualified after blood was found on the flank of his horse, Quiet Easy. “I have absolutely no doubt that the protocols regarding blood on the horse were followed correctly at London Olympia on Monday night”, Sabrina Ibáñez said.   “Of course this incident has created a considerable amount of…

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Emanuele Gaudiano Gallops to Victory in Longines Thriller in London

Italy’s Emanuele Gaudiano and Admara produced a devastating turn of speed in the jump-off to win the seventh leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2015/2016 Western European League at Olympia, London (GBR) today. (FEI/Jon Stroud)

Emanuele Gaudiano Gallops to Victory in Longines Thriller in London by Louise Parkes Victory for Emanuele Gaudiano! The Christmas show at the Grand Hall in Olympia is always something special, and the seventh leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2015/2016 Western European League more than lived up to expectations today when Italy’s Emanuele Gaudiano produced a sensational victory at the London (GBR) venue.  Emanuele Gaudiano ITA (1st): “London is a very nice show, if you have the opportunity to win or do well it’s great and there are a lot of…

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Boyd Exell wins FEI World Cup Driving in Geneva for the eighth time

Boyd Exell won the FEI World Cup™ Driving Leg in Geneva for the eighth time in his career (FEI/Eric Knoll)

Boyd Exell wins FEI World Cup Driving in Geneva for the eighth time Boyd Exell, reigning FEI World Cup champion from Australia, won the FEI World Cup Driving Leg in Geneva for the eighth time in his career this morning (13/12/2015). He finished over 11 seconds faster than runner up Sébastien Mourier from France who competed with a wild card while Dutch driver, Koos de Ronde, claimed the third place. Dutch Level 4 Course Designer Johan Jacobs laid out a long course in the largest indoor arena in the world. The…

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