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Lorenzo De Luca Wins Grand Prix of Rome CSIO5*27/05/2018
There could have been no more fitting winner of the Grand Prix of Rome than Italy’s hero, Lorenzo De Luca, who finished a perfectly scripted weekend with the most prestigious victory in his home country.

Riding the great Halifax Van Het Kluizebos (Heartbreaker), De Luca was double clear over two rounds of the €350,000 CSIO5* Grand Prix where the top 12 came back for the second round. Ireland’s Bertram Allen placed a hard-fought 2nd with Hector Van D’Abdijhoeve (Cabrio Van De Heffinck...
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Triumphant Italy Wins FEI Nations Cup of Rome CSIO5*25/05/2018
Italy made it an incredible two in a row on home turf at Piazza Di Siena on Friday, May 25, 2018 when they won the Intesa SanPaolo FEI Nations Cup CSIO5*.

Nine nations lined up for the prestigious class in the heart of Rome, Italy on newly resurfaced turf. After Round 1, a three way tie on zero faults between the USA, Switzerland and Italy, setting the stage for a super showdown in Round 2.

It did come down to the very last round for the Italian team of Luca Marziani and ...
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Kent Farrington & Lauren Hough Withdrawn from CSIO5* Rome24/05/2018
After a last-minute change in its team selection, the NetJets U.S. Show Jumping Team is set to compete in Friday’s FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ CSIO5* Rome. U.S. Show Jumping Chef d’Equipe/Technical Advisor Robert Ridland will lead the team of Laura Kraut and Confu, Beezie Madden and Coach, Spencer Smith and Theodore Manciais, and McLain Ward and HH Azur as they vie for a strong finish in the famous Piazza di Siena. Th...
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The Inaugural Vancouver Grand Prix23/05/2018
The downtown core of Vancouver B.C. Canada got an exciting introduction to show jumping on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Right in the heart of the city, the inaugural Vancouver Grand Prix brought the sport of show jumping straight to the people.
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Gregory Wathelet Wins at CSI2* Valkenswaard23/05/2018
Gregory Wathelet was the grand prix winner on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Tops International Arena’s second week of spring CSI2* competition. The Belgian rider won the CSI2* Grand Prix with Sandero (Sandro Boy), an up and coming 9-year-old Holsteiner gelding.

Bertram Allen of Ireland went into second place in the class that saw 12 pairs jump double clear, and 20 return for the jumpoff. Riding the 8-year-old Holsteiner mare Calafrieda (Canto 16), Allen was 0.37 seconds slower than Wathe...
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An Historic First Victory for Brazil in Nations Cup of La Baule20/05/2018
It took nerves of steel for anchorman Pedro Veniss to clinch the honors for Brazil at the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of France in La Baule, France on Sunday, May 20, 2018. In a contest that came right down to the very last ride of the afternoon, he had absolutely no room for error if he was to give his country an historic first-ever win at the Francois Andre Stadium in the beautiful French seaside town, and pin Europe’s elite into the minor placings. But partnering the fabulous 14-year-ol...
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News From America20/05/2018
An unseasonably rainy week across the East Coast of the USA may have spoiled the picture perfect atmosphere of the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Show’s beautiful grass field, which was unusable due to weather this week, but competition proceeded on the venue’s sand arenas, where Switzerland’s Beat Mandli won the $131,000 Empire State Grand Prix CSI3* on Sunday afternoon with Simba (Toulon). Thirty-three pairs entered the grand prix, and with just five in the jumpoff, Mandli had to head off McLain ...
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Rene Lopez Wins Derby Pays de la Loire at La Baule19/05/2018
Nineteen pairs started in the Derby Pays de la Loire region, on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at CSIO5* La Baule in La Baule, France. The 1,000-meter course included 22 obstacles, including two banks and an open water obstacle to ride through.

Colombian René Lopez, a regular at this stop of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup in France, was the first to start on the grass track at Stade François-André with his 10-year-old mare Destiny's Child. They showed all their talent with a fluid roun...
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Patrice Delaveau Edges Out Kent Farrington in Grand Prix of La Baule 18/05/2018
Kent Farrington has almost made his comeback to the sport after three months off from injury completely flawless—but on Friday, May 18th at La Baule CSIO5*, home rider Patrice Delaveau got in the way of the American when he won the €150,000 Longines Grand Prix Ville de La Baule with Aquila HDC (Ovidus).

A beautiful day in France set the stage for the full spectator stands to witness one of the spring’s most prestigious grand prix classes. A start list of 47 tried their best to come ba...
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In Review: The Longines Masters of New York15/05/2018
The best of the inaugural Longines Masters of New York is here. See highlights from the American stage of the world’s most exciting indoor series that reaches across three continents. In the city where dreams are made of, great sport, lots of excitement and big atmosphere touched down in the heart of NYCB Live, a sports arena that has hosted legends of sport, music and entertainment.

Show jumpers brought four days of thrilling drama to the Masters of New York, with Canada’s Erynn Bal...
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Winners of the Weekend14/05/2018
Steve Guerdat added another five-star victory to his record by winning the 75th Anniversary Rolex Grand Prix of the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Bianca (Balou du Rouet) which is the first win for the talented mare at this level! He finished over the USA’s Laura Kraut on Catwalk 22 (Catoki) and Emmanuele Gaudiano on Caspar 232 (Berlin) in 3rd.

Matthew Sampson of Great Britain scored the biggest victory of his career by winning the famed Hamburg Derby with Gloria van Zuuthoeve (Thunder v...
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News from America14/05/2018
At the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Show in North Salem, New York, 25-year-old Adrienne Sternlicht (pictured above) won the $50,000 Old Salem Farm Grand Prix CSI2* with Toulago (Toulon). It was the American rider’s first, career grand prix victory. Fellow American Sydney Shulman was 2nd with Villamoura, and Charlie Jacobs placed 3rd with Cassinja S.

In Lexington, KY, the Kentucky Spring Horse Show saw Kevin Babington take the Sunday grand prix aboard Super Chilled (Gelvin Clover). The...
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Harrie Smolders Wins LGCT Grand Prix of Hamburg12/05/2018
The newly crowned World Number One, Harrie Smolders of The Netherlands, won the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Hamburg on Saturday, May 12, 2018 with Don VHP Z (Diamant de Semilly). Smolders was best in an 8-horse jumpoff and only one of two double clears, the other being that of 2nd placed Maurice Tebbel with Chacco’s Son (Chacco Blue). Martin Fuchs completed the podium with Chaplin (Verdi Tn); in the qualifier that preceded the grand prix, Tebbel and Fuchs took the top two spots....
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H&M Harley VD Bisschop Continues Top Form in Hamburg10/05/2018
The 11-year-old BWP gelding H&M Harley VD Bisschop (Dulf Van Den Bisschop) rewarded his rider handsomely on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Longines Global Champions Tour of Hamburg, Germany.

With Nicola Philippaerts of Belgium, Harley VD Bisschop has now jumped clear rounds to a top finish in four of the five 2018 LGCT legs thus far. A double clear for 5th place at the first leg in Mexico; four clear rounds in Miami; and three clear rounds for a big 2nd place result in last weekend’s G...
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Vivarno de Boisy moves to Switzerland 09/05/2018
The 9-year-old Selle Français gelding Vivarno de Boisy (Adrier's Lauterbach x Apache) has joined the stables of the 20-year-old Swiss rider, Mathilde Cruchet, a member of the Swiss team at the 2017 European Championships for Young Riders.

Until now, Vivarno de Boisy was owned by his breeder Gerard Turrettini of Haute Savoie near Lake Geneva. He started his career under the saddle of Jacques Bonnet, who also rode his dam Kedwige de Boisy, as well as his grandsire and granddam. At the ...
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Casall ASK in Retirement: An Inside Look08/05/2018
It has been almost exactly one year since the great Casall ASK took his final victory gallop with Rolf-Goran Bengtsson in Hamburg, retiring after a spectacular international career that spanned an incredible nine years. The 19-year-old Holsteiner stallion (Caretino 2) that is such a prolific sire in the sport of show jumping is spending his retirement at Holsteiner Verband in Germany, where he is kept in light work and receives the best of care. The team at Holsteiner Verband put together ...
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Equador van’t Roosakker to Kevin Staut.07/05/2018
Starting this weekend at Royal Windsor CSI5*, Equador van’t Roosakker (Dream Nabob x Chin Chin), owned by Al Asayl Management, will be seen under the saddle of Kevin Staut. The 14-year-old BWP gelding was previously with Frederic David, who rides the horses of Al Asayl Management.

The new partnership between France’s number one rider Staut, and the Al Asayl team will for now be limited to the one ride, which David will continue to ride the other horses in the string.

Equad...
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The Next Ekestrian Auction is Coming Up on June 18-1907/05/2018
Ekestrian revolutionizes the purchase of horses on the internet thanks to virtual reality

Next online Elite auction of 3 year-old, foals, embryos: June 18-19, 2018

For its next elite show jumping auction of foals, 3-year-old horses and embryos on June 18 and 19, 2018, Ekestrian presents the chance to immerse yourself in the environment of the lots of the catalog in order to choose your future champions wisely.

The 3-year-old horses will appear in front of you ...
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Results of the Week06/05/2018
In addition to Ben Maher having a spectacular weekend at LGCT Madrid CSI5* in Spain over the weekend—he won both of Saturday’s feature classes, including the LGCT Grand Prix—Sunday’s King’s Cup resulted in a good memory for Denis Lynch. The Irish rider rode RMF Echo to win the 100,250 King’s Cup Volvo Trophy ahead of seven others that were double clear in the jumpoff. Belgium’s Pieter Devos, who placed 4th in the LGCT Grand Prix with Espoir, rode Apart to 2nd place in the King’s Cup. And Irela...
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Ben Maher & Explosion W Sweep LGCT Madrid05/05/2018
Ben Maher stood out on the Longines Global Champions Tour of Madrid with a spectacular day on Saturday, May 5, 2018 that finished with victory in the LGCT Grand Prix of Madrid CSI5* aboard new mount Explosion W. The British rider has been on an upswing as of late, with strong results that included 2nd place in last month’s LGCT Grand Prix of Shanghai with the 9-year-old KWPN gelding (Chacco Blue) that is owned by his sponsor, Poden Farms.

It was a close victory ahead of a rare, joint...
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Harrie Smolders is the Number One Rider in the World04/05/2018
It is official – Harrie Smolders has become the number one rider in the world, for the first time in his career. With the results from April tallied and updated on the Longines FEI World Rankings, as expected the Dutch rider closed in on former world number one Kent Farrington, who has been out of the sport due to injury since February. Farrington held the world number one position for just over one year, and is expected to return to competition this month.

Smolders now leads on 3,158...
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Dino W to Abdelkebir Ouaddar02/05/2018
Bertram Allen’s longtime mount Dino W (Berlin) will next be seen under the saddle of Abdelkebir Ouaddar of Morocco.

Ouaddar announced on Tuesday, May 2, 2018, that the 10-year-old KWPN stallion had been purchased for him by his sponsor, his Majesty King Mohammed XI of Morocco. Dino W has already arrived in the stables of Ouaddar, and the new pair will make their competition debut at Fontainebleau in two weeks.

Ridden by Ireland’s Allen since 2013, Dino W was owned by the A...
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