Simone Blum & DSP Alice

Simone Blum and Alice “in Wonderland”: Gold for Germany

Simone Blum had not wanted to be the last rider at the last day. At least she said that after winning bronze with the team. But then, she joked, she was just too good, and stayed too good. The rider from Zolling near Munich and her DSP mare Alice by Askari/Landrebell performed well under pressure […]

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Simone Blum & DSP Alice

First Round of the Final: Simone Blum Keeps Her Nerves

There is a lot of tension in the final of the show-jumpers at the WEG in Tryon: the bars fell by the dozen. But all riders who were in the top places before the final stayed there: Simone Blum leads with DSP Alice by Askari/Landrebell ahead of Austrian Max Kühner with 11-year-old Holsteiner stallion Chardonnay […]

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WEG Tryon

Ich bin dann mal WEG: Break Even and Apologies

The World Equestrian Games are almost over. Today we are looking at the marathon of the drivers, who have a shortened round and therefore can evade climbing the hill the eventing riders feared. Having a look at the heat this decision certainly was a good one. The para riders still have their individual competitions just […]

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McLain Ward, Adrienne Sternlicht, Laura Kraut, Davin Ryan

Exciting Battle for Gold: USA Ahead of Sweden and Germany

The team decision of the show-jumpers at the WEG in Tryon became a nerve-wrecking one: after three unexpected clear rounds of the Swedish McLain Ward and Clinta would have had to stay clear in order to save gold for the USA. However, at fence 7, a water ditch, the bar fell.  That meant a jump-off between […]

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Lorenzo de Luca & Irenice Horta

Lorenzo de Luca Leads the Competition – Marcus Ehning falls Back

The first round of the Nations Cup show-jumping competition at the World Equestrian Games is finished and after two competition Switzerland leads with 11,64 points ahead of the US with 12,59 points and Germany with 18,09 points. In the individual rating Lorenzo de Luca (ITA) and 10-year-old BWP mare Irenice Horta by Vigo d’Arsouilles/Diamant de […]

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Maurice Tebbel & Don Diarado

Too Many Turbulences for Tebbel

Maurice Tebbel and only 9-year-old stallion Don Diarado by Diarado/Lord Lancer finished the first round of the team competition at the WEG with nine penalty points. He came too close to the triple bar at the finishing line, Tebbel said and then he chose to take six canter strides instead of five just as Laura […]

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Laura Klaphake & Catch Me If You Can

Laura Klaphake with more Focus

After Laura Klaphake and 10-year-old Catoki daughter Catch Me If You Can had a stop at the wall yesterday it was clear that she wanted to avoid this mistake today. “I was very focused on the wall and as you could see it worked. Catch Me never had problems with walls. It was my mistake […]

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Simone Blum & DSP Alice

DSP Alice Gives Everything for her Rider

Today the first round of the Nations Cup at the WEG in Tryon takes place and Simone Blum was the first rider for Germany again. The course, so much could be said about it before Blum’s performance- has extremely difficult tasks and until the first break nobody had a clear round…. except Simone Blum and […]

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Anna Freskgard & Box Qutie

Statement on Box Qutie (SWE)

It is with great regret that we confirm that the horse Box Qutie (FEI ID 103ZC00), ridden by Sweden’s Anna Freskgård (FEI ID: 10047105) in the Eventing Championship at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, was euthanised at 16.21 this afternoon.   The 12-year-old mare pulled up lame after the finish of the cross […]

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Maurice Tebbel & Don Diarado

Maurice Tebbel Needs to Analyse the Video

The third German pair Maurice Tebbel and only 9-year-old Rhinelander stallion Don Diarado by Diarado/Lord Dancer had bad luck at the water. “I thought I had a good distance,” so Tebbel said. “I do not know if I came too close or did not go straight at the fence – I will have to take a […]

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