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ET Auction is back. 01/08
The Mixed Summer Edition is there to amaze you, 13 exceptional embryos and 19 strictly selected 2 and 3 year old horses!
No less than 5 sires of the top 10 WBFSH Sire Ranking are directly represented: Chacco Blue, Diamant de Semilly, Cornet Obolensky, Kashmir van Schuttershof and Kannan, but also the rare remaining products of Cumano and Quick Star. All this completed with the top progenitors of tomorrow.

A good dam line is the basis for an exceptional horse, both in our embryo...
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Kassander van't Roosakker11/06
Kassander van't Roosakker (Echo van't Spieveld x Carthago x Darco x Chin Chin) is still unknown to the general public but he is well known to professionals. His breeding speaks for itself.
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Lorenzo De Luca Wins Grand Prix of Rome CSIO5*27/05
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
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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Spencer Smith to Make Team USA Debut at CSIO5* Nations Cup of Rome24/05
“My goal is to jump on a Nations Cup team for sure. Hopefully by the end of the year, maybe. If there is a Nations Cup I can be a part of—that is what I really want to do.”

Little did Spencer Smith know that less than two weeks after he spoke those words in a friendly interview, he would receive the call-up to represent his country in one of the world’s most prestigious Nations Cup competitions.

Twenty-one-year-old Smith will compete in the ...
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Kent Farrington & Lauren Hough Withdrawn from CSIO5* Rome24/05
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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Gregory Wathelet Wins at CSI2* Valkenswaard23/05
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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Results of the Weekend23/05

CSIO***** Rome
CSIO*** Uggerhaine
CSI**** Bourg En Bresse
CSI*** Tryon

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The Inaugural Vancouver Grand Prix23/05
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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Development of the Sport Pt3: The Young Rider's Academy22/05
It is no small achievement to be selected to participate in the educational and practical opportunities that the Young Rider's Academy offers, as we found out when we spoke to Ireland’s Jenny Rankin.
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New Potential: Darragh Kenny & Balou Du Reventon21/05
Darragh Kenny is very arguably the most talented rider in the sport at forging winning connections with brand new horses. He’s done it with Imothep, with Prof De La Roque, with Red Star D’Argent and Sans Souci Z. And now, he’s done it with his newest partner, Balou Du Reventon (Cornet Obolensky). After competing together for just two weeks, they picked up the biggest prize of the Kentucky Spring CSI3* at the Kentucky Horse Park.

But the Irish rider is modest when this fact is pointed ...
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News From America20/05
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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An Historic First Victory for Brazil in Nations Cup of La Baule20/05
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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Rene Lopez Wins Derby Pays de la Loire at La Baule19/05
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
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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Development of the Sport Pt2: Six Stars & Nations Cups18/05
The ideas that were brought up at Cesar Hirsch’s “Jumping Into the Future” forum in Wellington, Florida in March continue to take hold and inspire more discussion for improvement of show jumping in North America. We asked Hirsch about the follow up to several of the topics that are forefront in the sport today.

As show jumping grows into a busier and busier calendar, with CSI5* events all but common throughout the entire year, there is the notion that a new, higher rating may emerge. ...
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Carly Anthony Keeps Winning on the West Coast17/05
If you’re looking to make a name for yourself, placing—and winning—in a few big grand prix classes certainly helps. For Carly Anthony, it’s been the best possible way to start her spring season on the West Coast of the USA.
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Results of the Weekend16/05

CSIO*****La Baule
CSI****Wiesbaden
CSI***Lexington
CSI***North Salem

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In Review: The Longines Masters of New York15/05
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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Development of the Sport Pt115/05
In the six weeks since FEI judge and steward Cesar Hirsch hosted a public forum in Wellington, Florida called “Jumping Into the Future: A Discussion About Our Top Sport”, follow up has persisted, and quickly developed into real steps to change the future.
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Matthew Sampson Describes Winning the Hamburg Derby14/05
“I’ve never been to a show like it in my life, it was like being in a football stadium.”
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For the Future: Domino van de Valhoeve14/05
What do you get when you combine a freaky good jumper with a rider that has big-time stickability? At the moment, that combination describes Conor Swail and Domino van de Valhoeve.

The Irish rider paired with Domino, a 10-year-old KWPN gelding (Lord Z x Concorde), last fall after seeing him with Emma Augier de Moussac of the Czech Republic. Swail and his business partner Vanessa Mannix inquired with de Moussac’s trainer Vincent Voorn if the bay gelding was available, and from the min...
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News from America14/05
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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Winners of the Weekend14/05
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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Harrie Smolders Wins LGCT Grand Prix of Hamburg12/05
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
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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Results of the Weekend09/05

CSI***** LGCT Hamburg
CSI***** Windsor
CSIO*** Drammen
CSI*** Eindhoven
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Vivarno de Boisy moves to Switzerland 09/05
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
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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