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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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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Train like Scott Brash with this new exciting platform …

Scott Brash MBE with horses and dog

Train like Scott Brash with this new exciting platform … Did you know Olympic showjumper and well respected equestrian Scott Brash MBE has been busy during lockdown building a training platform to help riders like you with training at home? In this article, Scott talks about how the idea of the training app came about, what to expect as a member, his future aspirations for the platform and more. Experts in their field know that giving back to those who aspire to become better at what they do gives people…

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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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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 competition after sharp pressure points were found inside of the boots of his competing horse in May. Riding 13-year-old gelding, Allegro at the CSI* in Samorin, Slovakia, the points inside…

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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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World’s most expensive foal sold at auction

Luciana Diniz (POR) riding Fit For Fun 13 at Rio Olympics 2016 (Comité Olímpico Portugal)

World’s most expensive foal sold at auction The world’s most expensive foal has sold at auction. Colt foal, Especially for Fun Z, sold at Zangersheide Quality Auction for a massive €160,000.  An auction night that will ‘go down in history’, the world record-breaking price knocked the previous record out of the park. Sold to a German buyer, the foal is out of Portuguese rider Luciana Diniz’s Olympic ride. Diniz’s took 17-year-old mare, Fit For Fun 13, to the Rio Olympic’s in 2016. The Hannoverian chestnut mare has also made many Nations Cup team…

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Arko III clone born announce Gemini Genetics

Arko III Clone

Arko III clone born announce Gemini Genetics Arko III – International Showjumping Legend Is Reborn To Continue His Worldwide Legacy! An Arko III clone was born in August 2021 following the combined efforts of UK based genetic preservation company, Gemini Genetics, and their partner and world leader in animal cloning, ViaGen Pets and Equine. A truly remarkable moment for the equine industry, Arko’s clone will enable his legacy to continue after his sad passing earlier this year. By the world famous Argentinus, out of Unika, Arko III was the Number 1…

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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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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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Spruce Meadows Masters Welcomes Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping Leg

Rolex Testimony Scott Brash Riding Hello Sanator at CSIO Spruce Meadows Masters in 2019. Image copyright Rolex/Ashley Neuhof

CSIO Spruce Meadows Masters Takes Centre Stage for Second Leg of Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping The prestigious showgrounds of Spruce Meadows in Canada will once again welcome the world’s top horse and rider combinations for the CP ‘International’, presented by Rolex. The esteemed 5* competition, which forms part of the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping, will take place on Sunday 12 September 2021, providing a spectacular finale to the five-day CSIO Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ Tournament. Staged in the foothills of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, the event is widely…

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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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Shane Breen turns up the heat in Hamburg

Shane Breen turns up the heat in Hamburg

Shane Breen turns up the heat in Hamburg Shane Breen Turns Up The Heat In Thrilling Final Day at Longines Global Champions Tour of Hamburg The final day of competition at the Longines Global Champions Tour of Hamburg saw lightning-fast Irishman Shane Breen pull out a stellar round with Z7 Ipswitch, much to the local spectators’ delight in the Idee Kaffee Championat of Hamburg. Breen finished half a second ahead of his nearest competitor Tobias Meyer and Greatest Boy – H, with third going to the experienced Denis Lynch and…

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Daniel Deusser Rides Lightening Fast Round for the Valkenswaard LGCT Grand Prix

Daniel Deusser

Daniel Deusser Rides Lightening Fast Round for the Valkenswaard LGCT Grand Prix In an afternoon of non-stop sporting drama, last to go German star Daniel Deusser pulled off an extraordinary win in the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Valkenswaard upon 10 year old Bingo Ste Hermelle. Second place went to the young Dutch talent Sanne Thijssen and Con Quidam Rb while leading lady Edwina Tops-Alexander rounded off the podium with Fellow Castlefield. It was to be one of the most entertaining jump-offs of the turbo-charged season with each…

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Championship Fever Intensifies in GCL Valkenswaard Round 1

Global Champions League Round 1 Valkenswaard II

Championship Fever Intensifies as New York Empire Storm to the Top in GCL Valkenswaard Round 1 Denis Lynch and Spencer Smith of New York Empire showcased enormous grace under pressure to claim pole position for this Saturday’s showdown in Global Champions League (GCL) Valkenswaard. Smith and Quibelle set off with purpose, the pair determined to help New York Empire rise back up the rankings. They flew around the arena, taking each challenge perfectly in their stride and keeping forward momentum throughout for a fast clear. With Lynch and GC Chopin’s…

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LGCT Valkenswaard gets set to host second event for the 2021 series 

LGCT Valkenswaard

LGCT Valkenswaard gets set to host second event for the 2021 series  The Longines Global Champions Tour of Valkenswaard (LGCT Valkenswaard) is set to host a star-studded line up of competitors this weekend (20 – 22 August) as the race to the final leg of this year’s Tour heats up.The 10th leg of this year’s series will be held at the beautiful Tops International Arena, which will see Edwina Tops-Alexander make the most of 2021 season’s leader, Peder Fredricson’s, absence. Currently sat in second, Tops-Alexander sits only 10 points behind Fredricson…

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