Japanese Racing Association Supports 2020 Olympic Games

The Japanese Racing Association (JRA), has offered his official support for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. In contrast to official sponsors, official contributors are non-profit organisations, who promise their help for the Olympic Games. The JRA will provide the Equestrian Park for the Games for free – and also renovate the buildings. Furthermore the […]

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Niels Bruynseels & Cas de Liberté

Bruynseels’ Championship Horse Cas de Liberté Sold to the US

Cas de Liberté was Belgian Niels Bruynseels’ top horse. The 12-year-old Zangersheide mare and the rider were part of the EC team in Gothenburgh, as well as part of the team for the WEG in Tryon. The Cracky Z daughter delivered numerous clear rounds for Belgium and her rider. In 2016 they won the grand […]

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Isabel Freese & Bordeaux

KWPN Stallion Bordeaux to Japan

In the future KWPN stallion Bordeaux by United/Gribaldi, owned by Paul Schockemöhle and Joop van Uytert, will be ridden by Japanese Akane Kuroki. The 12-year-old, who received his stallion license in 2009 in the Netherlands, first was brought to the sport by Eva Möller. In 2012 she and the stallion were placed fourth at the […]

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New Talent for Pius Schwizer

Swiss showjumper Pius Schwizer has a new horse. About a Dream’s owners have bought 7-year-old Cima di Castella. The mare is a daughter of Comme d’Api Z, who once was competed by Daniel Deußer in Grand Prix. Last weekend the 7-year-old Zangersheide mare and Schwizer had their debut in Peelbergen, where they won the Youngster […]

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Four-Star Eventer Euthanised

Last Sunday, Barry’s Best, long-standing four-star horse of Rosie Thomas, had to be euthanised. Barry’s Best lived to be 24 years old. Recently he had developed neurological problems. He was no longer able to get up, his hind legs did no longer work, as Thomas told Horse&Hound. For the British rider the gelding was her […]

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Karel Cox & Chalino Z

Karl Cox’ Chalino Z Has Died at London Event

A sad event just for Belgian showjumper Karel Cox just before Christmas: his 8-year-old horse Chalino Z has died during the London International Horse Show. Yesterday, the Chippendale Z son and his rider participated in a 1,45m competition and had a fence down. During this mistake the Zangersheide gelding sustained a wound. The rider had Chalino […]

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Robert Whitaker & El Wee Widge


An Olympia victory was just what the doctor ordered when, two weeks after having his appendix removed, Robert Whitaker produced a masterful performance in a 13-horse jump-off for Friday’s main class, The Longines Christmas Cracker. His winning mount was the relatively inexperienced nine-year-old El Wee Widge, owned by his uncle, Michael Whitaker. “I just said […]

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David Will & Teavanta II C Z

Sixth New Rider for Teavanta since 2017 EC

13-year-old Zangersheide mare Teavanta II C Z will get yet another new rider before the end of the year – it is the sixth rider since the 2017 EC in Gothenburg. Then Dutch Rouben Romp successfully rode the mare. They won the 1,50m Grand Prix of Oliva Nova, the Nations Cup in Falsterbo and finished […]

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Shane Breen & Golden Hawk

Breen swoops to claim The Ivy Stakes

Shane Breen gave a masterclass in cool-headed speed jumping to win Thursday’s main class, The Ivy Stakes sponsored by Champagne Taittinger, at Olympia, The London International Horse Show. Breen, riding the 13-year-old Golden Hawk, was first to go in a marathon 15-horse jump-off, but no one could match his clear in 33.41 seconds, and the […]

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Simone Blum & DSP Alice

Shoulder Surgery for Simone Blum

These are not good news the World Champion received for christmas: Simone Blum has to undergo a shoulder surgery, so the Münchner Merkur states, referring to national coach Otto Becker. The 29-year-old rider from Zolling had been having shoulder problems for some time. In all likelihood Blum will have to take a two or three […]

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