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European Arrival of Horses for Longines Masters of New York23/04
A first class flight with 20 VIPs aboard landed over the weekend at JFK International Airport in New York, New York ahead of the Longines Masters of New York, April 26-29, 2018.

On their 8 ½ hour flight from Belgium to New York, the horses were accompanied by their grooms and on online vet to monitor their comfort. Such large equine cargo arrivals are not common at JFK, and the arrival took place under optimum conditions, with the horses landing early in the morning and immediately pr...
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Winners of the Weekend 22/04
At CSIO5* Coapexpan in Mexico, Team Canada strengthened their lead in the Longines FEI Nations Cup Series when they won the Nations Cup of Mexico on Sunday. Canada’s team of Jonathon Millar, Laura Jane Tidball, and Jenn Serek won decisively on 16 faults, and fourth rider Keean White didn’t have to jump the second round. The United States came 2nd, and Mexico was 3rd.

On Saturday at CSIO5* Coapexpan, Eduardo Menezes of Brazil won the €149,933 Longines Grand Prix of Mexico with his long...
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Gregory Wathelet & Coree Win LGCT Grand Prix of Shanghai21/04
Less than a year after their magnificent win ing the €1 million CHIO Aachen Grand Prix, Grégory Wathelet and the super mare Coree (ex Hus, Cornet Obolensky x Liberty Life) won the Longines Global Champions Tour €610,000 Shanghai Grand Prix in Shanghai China on Sautrday, April 21, 2018. The Belgian rider was best over a big jumpoff of 12 pairs, and seven double clears among those.

Great Britain’s Ben Maher placed 2nd with new mount Explosion W (Chacco Blue) and Daniel Deusser was 3rd ...
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FEI & Global Champions Tour Sanctioned by BCA for Invitation System Violat20/04
Does the Global Champions Tour allow for unequal sport equity with its FEI-approved invitation system? The Belgian Competition Authority has indicated that it does, in this latest turn of events of a longtime conflict.

As the Belgian Competition Authority [BCA] sees it, and as announced on April 16, 2018, the Federation Equestre Internationale [FEI] and Global Champions Tour [GCT] will have to pay daily See more
Lucy Deslauriers is Set to Step Up at Longines Masters of New York19/04
The youngest entry in the CSI5* Riders Masters One division at next week's Longines Masters of New York is Lucy Deslauriers. She speaks about her recent comeback from injury, training with McLain Ward, and more.
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Ashlee Bond Changes Flags from USA to Israel 19/04
Lifestyle and career goals are just two of the reasons that American rider Ashlee Bond of California will no longer ride for the United States, instead switching flags to Israel this year. Because Bond’s last international appearance with Team USA was in 2014, she is exempt from the FEI’s required two-year waiting period before competing under a new flag.

In short, that means that Team Israel Show Jumping, already of interest ahead of this September’s World Equestrian Games Tryon, ha...
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Laura Jane Tidball & Concetto Son to Make Team Canada Debut at CSIO5* Coapexpan19/04
North America’s second of three critical Longines FEI Nations Cup competitions is currently underway this week at CSIO5* Coapexpan, Mexico , with the all-important Nations Cup coming up on Sunday afternoon. With Canada currently leading after a February win at CSIO5* Ocala, and the third and final qualifier in the North and Central America & Caribbean League coming up this summ...
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The Results of the Weekend18/04

CSIO***** NC Coapexpan, Mexico
CSI***** Shanghai
CSI** MET Oliva

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Star Studded Field Set for Inaugural Longines Masters of New York18/04
It’s all in place for a stunning weekend of elite show jumping sport as the world’s best riders, including the two most recent U.S. winners of the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final, will come together at the NYCB LIVE, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, in New York on April 26-29. This is the debut of the innovative Longines Masters Series in New York as the third leg joins Paris and Hong Kong on the calendar with four days of thrilling jumping sport showcasing the best riders and...
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Thank You Winningmood ! 17/04
Luciania Diniz's spectacular stallion retired in style at the AccorHotels Arena during the 2018 Longines FEI World Cup Finals
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The Riders Masters Cup Adds a Twist to Tradition 16/04
For the first time in North America, the Longines Masters will present a new kind of team competition: the Riders Masters Cup.

With speed and show jumping powers the main ingredients, the Riders Masters Cup will ask a new kind of question.

What if a team leader could select his rider based on the strength or weaknesses of a direct opponent? What kind of battle would that set the stage for?

Christophe Ameeuw of EEM World designed the Riders Masters Cup around th...
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The Winners of the Weekend15/04
Alongside the biggest news of the weekend in Paris, it was French rider Olivier Perreau with Dolce Deceuninckwho won the CSI2* Grand Prix in the division that ran alongside the World Cup Final at the AccorHotels Arena.

At Spring MET IV in Oliva Nova, Valencia, home rider Mikel Aizpurua Quiroga won the CSI2* Grand Prix presented by CHP, as last to go in the jumpoff with Roxane de la Beranger.

The Zangersheide Z Tour, Week 3 closed out in Lanaken, Belgium with a CSI3* Grand...
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Beezie Madden and Breitling LS Win World Cup Final 201815/04
“I hoped to do well, but I certainly didn’t expect this. To have Breitling dig in and do well today in a championship format, he proved himself. It was really exciting to bring him here.”

Beezie Madden stayed cool on Sunday, April 15, 2018 to win her second Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final trophy at AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France. She also won the tile in 2013 with Simon. True to form, Madden gave the credit to her horse in his first championship appearance. She led the standi...
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Beezie Madden is Untouchable in Paris: Strengthens Lead in World Cup Jumping Final13/04
On a day full of surprises at the 2018 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final, there was one constant element, and her name was Beezie Madden. The American rider didn’t just maintain her overall lead aboard Breitling LS, she strengthened it, jumping foot perfect and will go into Sunday’s Jumping Final III with a fence in hand, and a certain peace of mind.

“It’s always nice to have a rail in hand, but we’re only halfway through,” Madden said. “We’ve done two rounds and a jumpoff, and we ...
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Retirement Announced for Kevin Staut's Reveur De Hurtebise HDC12/04
Kevin Staut and his owners at Haras du Coudrettes stud made a sudden announcement on the evening of Thursday, April 12, 2018 that their champion horse Reveur de Hurtebise HDC would be retired from the sport.

The announcement followed Staut’s appearance in Round 1 of the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final with the 17-year-old SBS gelding (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Capricieux des 6 Censes). The horse pulled uncharacteristic rails all over the course, leaving Staut out of contention f...
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Beezie Madden Leads 2018 World Cup Final After Round 112/04
Beezie Madden gave an absolute master class to win Round 1 of the 2018 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final in Paris, France on Thursday, April 12 with the 12-year-old SLS stallion Breitling LS (Quintero x Acord II).

True to form, Madden gave the credit to her horse: “"He was fantastic. He was right there for me every time I called on him,” she told US Equestrian.

The USA’s Madden was the only rider to break the 61 second mark in the single round, speed class, and she did...
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Kent Farrington & HH Azur Recognized as 2017 Longines FEI World's Best Jumping Rider & Horse11/04
In Paris on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, Longines and the FEI presented two awards during the World Cup Final draws, held in the Mairie de Paris (Paris City Hall).

The Longines FEI World’s Best Jumping Horse and Rider Awards were established last year, as a recognition of the world’s highest officially rated jumping horse and rider.

The recipients of the awards were HH Azur, owned by Francois Mathy and Double H Farm, and the USA’s Kent Farrington.

The two awards a...
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2018 Longines FEI World Cup Final: Will History Be Made?11/04
With HH Azur clearing the top of the standards today in her warmup jumps, all eyes are on the favorites this week going into the 2018 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final.

Mclain Ward of the USA has returned with his superstar mare as the reigning champion and clear favorite to gun for a second World Cup Championship title, held this year at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France.

Most riders used Wednesday's Longines ranking opening class, a €26,000 prize money two-phase...
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The Results of the Weekend11/04

CSI***** / CSI** Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final
CSI** MET Oliva
CSI*** Lanaken - Z Tour 3
CSI*...

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Nationality Change for a Greater Goal: Team Israel09/04
The arc of Team Israel reached a new high over the winter, when riders representing the country rode to numerous successes in Wellington, Florida, USA at the Winter Equestrian Festival.

Daniel Bluman placed in every CSI grand prix of the season, and won two, CSI5* grands prix with two different mounts. Danielle Goldstein also won a CSI5* grand prix at WEF, marking unprecedented results under the flag of Israel (Bluman is pictured above at left, Goldstein at right.)

Several...
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World Cup Rider Jamie Barge is Ready for Paris09/04
Jamie Barge is proof that the horse is a great equalizer. To watch her ride capably over the sport’s most advanced tracks, one would never know that she overcomes a unique challenge every time she enters the ring.

The 32-year-old rider from the United States and her horse Luebbo are among the roster of qualified athletes, which include 11 Americans, competing in this week’s Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final at AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France.

“Luebbo is unique in ma...
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Edwina Tops-Alexander and California Star in LGCT Grand Prix of Miami Beach CSI5* 08/04
This time last year, Edwina Tops Alexander of Australia wore beach clothes to the Grand Prix of Miami Beach and watched from the sidelines. Pregnant at the time, she spend much of the 2017 out of the tack, but on Saturday, April 8, 2018 it was quite a different story, as the mother to Chloe Tops rode to the best finish in this year’s edition of the €300,000 Grand Prix of Miami Beach ...
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New FEI Jumping Nations Cup Youth series begins in Belgium06/04
With the first event already well underway in Opglabeek, Belgium, the FEI this week announced the new, FEI Jumping Nations Cup Youth 2018 series for youth, child and pony divisions. It also announced championships for dressage, eventing and reining as part in a follow up to last week’s first ever youth session at the annual FEI Sports Forum in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The new, FEI Jumping Youth Nations Cup Final will be held in early September at Sentower Park in Opglabeek, and the se...
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The Results of the Weekend03/04

CSI***** Miami Beach
CSI**** Arezzo
CSI*** Lanaken - Z Tour 2
CSI*** Morselle
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Year Three of the Global Champions League Begins03/04
Amid the busy calendar of international show jumping sport, the Global Champions League is striving to stand out and attract new spectators this year. During its opening leg in Mexico City two weeks ago, the CSI5* rated series debuted with several, noticeable changes that went beyond a new logo; format and scoring have also been tweaked.

Those changes are welcome ones for a series that aims to mold show jumping into a faster paced, easy to follow team format. With the addition of two ...
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Winter Equestrian Festival Finale Grand Prix02/04
A night in pictures. . .
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California Raises the Level at San Juan Capistrano01/04
The West Coast of the United States added a new, internationally rated week of show jumping to its calendar this past week in San Juan Capistrano, California. Springtime through the summer season in the Western US usually means a complete lack of FEI show jumping classes, but the Blenheim Equisports marked a positive change from March 28 – April 1, 2018 at its Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park location with a new CSI3* week of competition.

The biggest class of the week, the $80,000 CSI...
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Margie Engle Celebrates 60th Birthday as Rolex Grand Prix CSI5* Winner31/03
“He’s always had raw talent, but the rideability was an issue. Now he’s riding great. He just feels like he’s getting better and better.”

Margie Engle’s small stature and the massive size of her mount Royce might sometimes seem at odds. But with increased focus over the last year on his flatwork with the help of dressage rider Lisa Wilcox, the 11-year-old KWPN stallion (Verdi x Heartbreaker) showed a new level of rideability in the See more
Andrew Ramsay on his Horse for the Future: Gerlos29/03
“He’s sound, he’s careful, he’s fast. And on top of that, the brain is there.”

The USA’s Andrew Ramsay doesn’t hide his admiration for his seven-year-old partner Gerlos (Der Senaat III x Cicero Z van Paemel), nor his belief that the young horse has a big future.

Last week, Ramsay and the KWPN gelding won the Seven Year Old section of the Winter Equestrian Festival’s championship division for young horses, the See more
Lucy Deslauriers Comes Back Big at WEF CSI5*29/03
Watch out, Lucy Deslauriers is back! The 18-year-old American rider made a big impression on Thursday, March 29, 2018 when she won the biggest class of her short career, during the Winter Equestrian Festival’s last and biggest week of competition.

Deslauriers had to take two months away from riding at the end of 2017 to heal from a shoulder injury and hand surgery. She has been slowly competing again in Wellington, Florida since February, and chose the See more
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