Confident Dutch victory on home ground in Rotterdam

A brilliant last-to-go round from Harrie Smolders and Monaco secured victory for the home team at the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ 2022 Europe Division 1 qualifier in Rotterdam, The Netherlands today. (FEI/Shannon Brinkman)

Confident Dutch victory on home ground in Rotterdam Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ 2022, written by Louise Parkes The host nation threw down a definitive victory on home turf on Friday 24th June, when scooping the main honours with a zero scoreline in the third leg of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ 2022 Europe Division 1 series in Rotterdam (NED). As…

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Ireland cruises in Canada

Ireland cruises in Canada Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup 2022,

Ireland cruises in Canada Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup 2022, written by Catie Staszak As the rain began to fall on course for the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Canada, the Irish felt right at home. Langley, British Columbia’s Thunderbird Show Park hosted six teams for the final leg of the North and Central America and Caribbean division of the…

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Swiss team prove age is no barrier in Eventing with Nations Cup win

FEI World Championships Pratoni - Roma 2022 - Podium - Team Switzerland celebrates victory

Swiss team prove age is no barrier in Eventing with Nations Cup win by Eleanore Kelly It was a double victory for the Swiss, when Robin Godel’s Jumping clear round clinched the individual prize and a win for Team Switzerland. This was the first leg of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup and took place in Pratoni del Vivaro (ITA). France,…

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Ingmar De Vos sole candidate for FEI Presidential election

FEI President Ingmar De Vos

Ingmar De Vos sole candidate for FEI Presidential election The FEI has announced that President Ingmar De Vos is set to be re-elected for a third and final four-year term after being confirmed as the sole candidate for the election that will take place during the FEI General Assembly in Cape Town (RSA) on 13 November 2022. “Since being elected…

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Harry Charles, and that winning feeling….

Harry Charles and Stardust and Londone International Horse Show

Harry Charles, and that winning feeling…. Written by Louise Parkes  He is young, talented, ambitious and has a superb string of horses. Could 22-year-old Harry Charles become only the third-ever British rider to claim the coveted Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ title when the 42nd Final gets underway in Leipzig (GER) next week? In the space of a few short…

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Ways to make eventing safer identified in new study

Ingrid Klimke (GER) riding SAP Hale Bob OLD at FEI Eventing European Championships 2021, Avenches, Switzerland (FEI/Richard Juilliart).

Ways to make eventing safer identified in new study Ways to make eventing safer have been identified in a new study by University of Bristol academics. In the first study of horse falls for over 20 years, Bristol academics have identified some simple interventions to make eventing safer.  The new data hopes to guide the reduction of injury and falls.…

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International Showjumper Banned For Using Spiked Boots

Germany’s Jos Verlooy and Jacobien Dwerse Hagen rode to win The Bunn Leisure Salver at the world-renowned Hickstead Showground, in West Sussex this morning.

International Showjumper Banned For Using Spiked Boots NOTE: Images used in this article do in no way represent the type of boots used by Andre Schröder – the images are for decorative purposes only. An international showjumper has been banned for using spiked boots, in the first case of it’s kind. Ukrainian showjumper, Andre Schröder has been banned from FEI…

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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…

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BEF and BD Announce Teams for FEI Senior and U25 Dressage European Championships

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl (GER) riding Zaire-E, third place at the FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2020 - Aarhus (DEN) Photo Copyright © FEI/Ridehesten.com/Annette Boe Østergaard

BEF and BD Announce Teams for FEI Senior and U25 Dressage European Championships British Equestrian (BEF) and the British Dressage (BD) Selectors have announced the athlete and horse combinations that will form the teams tor the FEI Senior and U25 Dressage European Championship, set to take place at Hagen, Germany, on 7–12 September this year. Selected Senior Dressage European Championships team, listed…

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Olympic Trio Among Nominated Entries for FEI Senior and U25 Dressage European Championships

Jeanine NIEUWENHUIS (NED) riding TC ATHENE at FEI Dressage European Championships 2020 - Under 25's Grand Prix Freestyle- Pilisjàszfalu (HUN). Nieuwenhuis finished in silver medal position. Photo Copyright © FEI/Lukasz Kowalski

Olympic Trio Among Nominated Entries for FEI Senior Dressage European Championships Olympic medalists Charlotte Dujardin, Carl Hester and Charlotte (Lottie) Fry have all been nominated to compete in the FEI Senior Dressage European Championships which is set to take place in Hagen, Germany 7-12 September 2021. Still riding high from Team GB’s success at the Tokyo Olympics, British Equestrian and the…

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FEI European Championships 2021 for Young Riders Results

Tabitha Kyle (GBR) Desterly FEI Jumping European Championships for Young Riders, Juniors, Children - Vilamoura 2021 © FEI/Leanjo de Koster

FEI European Championships 2021 for Young Riders Results A hat-trick of Team gold for brilliant Belgians by Louise Parkes Germany’s Mathias Westendarp claimed the Individual Young Rider title, Great Britain’s Ava Vernon topped the Juniors and Hungary’s Gyula Szuhal Jr. was crowned Children’s champion at the FEI European Championships 2021 for Young Riders, Juniors and Children which drew to a…

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Dutch do themselves proud in Rotterdam

Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Rotterdam 2021, (NED) Maikel van der Vleuten and Beauville Z CHIO Rotterdam 2021 © FEI/Leanjo de Koster

Dutch do themselves proud in Rotterdam Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup, Rotterdam Written by Louise Parkes In the presence of the former Queen of the Netherlands, Princess Beatrix, Rob Ehrens’ Dutch team did themselves proud when coming out on top in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup in Rotterdam (NED). There was a super-sharp edge to the fourth and last…

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NEW eGame FEI Equestriad World Tour Version Released this May

FEI Equestriad World Tour

NEW eGame FEI Equestriad World Tour Version Released this May FEI Equestriad World Tour takes equestrian eGaming to next level Fans can expect a new and totally authentic look to their equestrian eGame experience with the release of the official FEI Equestriad World Tour version in May. The game, which targets horse lovers of all ages, has a potential global…

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FEI Explain Testing for EHV-1 Return to Competition

2022 FEI Dressage and Eventing European Championships for Young Riders & Juniors

FEI Explain Testing for EHV-1 Return to Competition The FEI have announced the key areas for testing for EHV-1 that will be covered by the Return to Competition protocols following the outbreak. The rollout, which was launched on 30 March, includes advance PCR testing (for certain designated events only), temperature monitoring of horses as well as enhanced Examination on Arrival…

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FEI Extends Shutdown of International Events in Mainland Europe due to EHV-1 Outbreak

FEI extends shutdown of international events in mainland Europe due to EHV-1 outbreak

FEI Extends Shutdown of International Events in Mainland Europe due to EHV-1 Outbreak The FEI has imposed a further two-week extension of the shutdown of all international events in mainland Europe until 11 April 2021 due to the ongoing outbreak of the neurological form of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1). The FEI had previously announced a 28-day shutdown on 1 March…

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EHV-1 Outbreak Forces FEI to Cancel All European Mainland Events

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EHV-1 (neurological form) Outbreak Forces FEI to Cancel All European Mainland Events The FEI has cancelled international events in 10 countries on the European mainland with immediate effect and until 28 March 2021 due to the rapid evolution of a very aggressive strain of the neurological form of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1), which originated in Valencia (ESP) and has already resulted in…

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PETA Demands Equestrian Authorities Probe After Competitor Beats Horse for Refusing Fence

competitive jumper beats horse in show ring

PETA Demands Equestrian Authorities Probe After Competitor Beats Horse for Refusing Fence Group Also Seeks Cruelty-to-Animals Investigation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have called on Tom O’Mara, president of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), and Ingmar De Vos of the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) to investigate the vicious whipping of a horse at a…

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Bredow-Werndl Storms to Victory While Werth Settles for Second in Salzburg

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and TSF Dalera BB led the German domination of the FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2020/2021 Western European League qualifier in Salzburg, Austria today (FEI/Lukasz Kowalski)

Bredow-Werndl Storms to Victory While Werth Settles for Second in Salzburg Written by Louise Parkes Defending champions Werth and Weihegold have to settle for second as Germans scoop top four placings Watch the highlights video below   It has been a long wait since the first leg was staged last October, but the resumption of the 2020/2021 FEI Dressage World…

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Team Allocation Gives Sporting Fans Hope for 2021

Team Ireland celebrate win Longines FEI Nations Cup Final 2019 - Barcelona

Team Allocation Gives Sporting Fans Hope for 2021 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup 2021 Europe Division 1 Team Allocations Confirmed Allocation of teams to Europe Division 1 events for the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup 2021 series have been confirmed, giving equestrian sports fans something really positive to look forward to next season following a year of significant disruption to…

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FEI Announce the UAE National Federation will Remain Suspended

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FEI Announce the UAE National Federation will Remain Suspended The FEI has announced the United Arab Emirates National Federation will remain suspended from FEI membership until the end of 2020 (31st December) following the outcome of an appeal. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) confirmed the decision on the 17th November via videoconference following an appeal by the UAE…

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FEI WBFSH Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses 2020

Germany's Ingrid Klimke and the Westphalian mare Cascamara won the 6-Year-Old title at the FEI WBFSH Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses 2020 at Le Lion d'Angers (FRA). (FEI/Solène Bailly)

FEI WBFSH Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses 2020 Westphalian Cascamara tops 6-year-olds, Trakehner Sweetwaters Ziethen T wins 7-year-old title at Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses Guest Post: Written by Louise Parkes There was an exciting conclusion to the FEI WBFSH Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses 2020 at the Haras National at l’Isle de Briand…

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FEI Pledges Millions in Funding Through FEI Solidarity

FEI Pledges Millions in Funding Through FEI Solidarity The FEI will make available close to CHF (Swiss Franc) 3 million for further development funding through FEI Solidarity, including just over CHF 1 million through the newly created FEI Covid-19 Relief Fund for National Federations that have been severely impacted by the ongoing pandemic. The new Relief Fund was approved by…

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Kaley Cuoco Helps Launch #ForTheLoveOfEquestrian with Heartwarming Video

Kaley Cuoco ForTheLoveOfEquestrian

Kaley Cuoco Helps Launch #ForTheLoveOfEquestrian with Heartwarming Video American actress and avid equestrian Kaley Cuoco is the voice of the FEI’s latest digital campaign, #ForTheLoveOfEquestrian, as she shares her enthusiasm, passion and love for the sport that has been at the core of the Olympic Movement for over a century. The campaign features an exclusive heart-warming video narrated by the…

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