Yesterday was the first day of the five-star event at Casas Novas in La Coruna, Spain. The Master of Faster, Richard Spooner and his leading WBFSH mount Cristallo were the winning combination in the NH Hotels Trophy 1.50.
Richard didn’t surprise anyone when he clocked 40.90 seconds, pushing Dutchman Harrie Smolders on Exquis Powerfee to second with a time of 41.43. There were nine double clears including Olympic gold medalist Steve Guerdat riding Carpalo and Stephex Stables’ Eiken Sato riding Espyrante. The third fastest combination belonged to French veteran Michel Robert and striking grey stallion Nenuphar’Jac.
The Warsteiner Trophy went to the Ukraine’s Katharina Offel and Cathleen. It was a full class with over 60 riders and Katharina topped the very best of them with her bay mare Cathleen with the time of 56.28. Kathi was just fractions faster than Michel Robert on Catapulte and Eiken Sato on Viva.
Well done riders!!
Well sure enough, Michael Whitaker managed to push Germany’s Christian Ahlmann out of third place. Michael was riding his young gelding Antello Z but the very experienced and world-famous British jockey managed to steer the young talent through two difficult rounds with only 1 time fault. Very impressive indeed!!
As we know Edwina is not only the winner of this season’s Global Champions Tour series but also the first rider in GCT history to win back-to-back let alone two GCT series’ overall. So Edwina and her lovely Cevo Itot du Chateau have written themselves into the GCT history books.
It’s a very cool ending to the GCT season. I bet Edwina never imagined when she met Jan for the first time 10 years ago that she would be making history today in the Global Champions Tour; a series her husband founded in 2006. This stuff is what fairy tales are made of!!
Rolf-Goran Bengtsson landed in second place overall after a 4 fault score in the first round. Casall la Silla jumped well and easy and just had an unlucky rail on the third to last fence.
It was a great evening in Abu Dhabi for the ladies with Katharina Offel winning the Gucci Grand Prix aboard her lovely Fidji Island. Gerco Schroder and Eurocommerce London just slightly slower then the Ukrainian combo to land in 2nd place. Great sport today in Abu Dhabi and a great Jump off. I am so happy to see Gerco and London in the final three. They have had such a frustrating couple months with all the legal dealings with Eurocommerce Holdings and they deserve a top podium placing. It is great to see Gerco and London hit the headlines for positive reasons.
The Netherland’s very own Harrie Smolders earned third place with Exquis Walnut de Muze. Harrie is also another one of the Netherland’s great equine ambassadors. Great jockey and all-round awesome guy!!
We’re so happy for all six of tonight’s top ranking riders. Everyone was all smiles and you couldn’t pick a nicer group of riders to stand on the podium.
Well done to Edwina, Rolf, Michael, Katharina, Gerco and Harrie for their wonderful results tonight in Abu Dhabi.
It’s the Vienna Equestrian Festival this weekend and plenty of notables will be in attendance. The Wiener Pferdefest will start on Thursday at the Vienna City Hall. Looking forward to checking out Vienna.
AUSTRALIA – AUSTRALIA
Amy Graham – Bella Baloubet
PATERSON, James ROBINSON – Lanosso | Queen Luca | Zippit
AUSTRIA – AUSTRIA
Bistan Stefanie – Giant Steps | Juvina | Love Dance
BRAND Nina – Calme P
Stefan Eder – Chilli van Dijk NRW | Concordija | PSG Petit Prince
ENGL BRECHT Roland – Betty Balou 4 | E & W Armani
EARLY MAN Thomas – The Sixth Sense
Juza Christian – Ladylike 25 | Never the Etisses
Julia Kayser – Sterrehof’s Cayetano Z | Sterrehof’s Waterloo
Köfler Dieter – Emir van het Moleneind | Glock `s Prince de Vaux
KOHL Lea Florentina – Commander 5
Konlechner Josef – Lance Missile
LEHNER Laura – Uster Heike van `
PUCK Gerfried – 11th and Bleeker | GLOCK’s Usrava | GLOCK’s Wibo B
RAISCH Matthias – Cliquot 2 | Ocelot de Maine | Zypria
Saurugg Markus – Texas I
SCHRANZ Christian – Lualdi | Quartz van de Nieuwmolen | Wega van de Padenborre
SIMON Hugo – CT | Violanta
STEINWANDTNER Dr. Franz – Cantara
BELGIUM – BELGIUM
DE GRANDE Jean Christophe – Dargentina of Bruyeres | Sacha van Pottelberg
MATHY Francois Jr. – D `Atlantique Royale | Opus | Polinska the Isles
BERMUDA – BERMUDA
TERCEIRA Jillian – Berna van Dien Westuur | K Club Lady | Lakvels
BRAZIL – BRAZIL
Alvaro Affonso de MIRANDA NETO – AD Asleigh choke Dan | AD Rahmannhofs Bogeno | QH Show Show
MOTTA RIBAS Carlos Eduardo – Ronaldo | Thilithya | Wilexo
FINLAND – FINLAND
Mallat Maiju – Armani the Gun CH | Gran Carthage | Urleven van de Helle
FRANCE – FRANCE
BOST Roger Yves – Castle Forbes Myrtille Palouis | Castle Forbes Vivaldo van het Costersveld | Nippon d’Elle
DELESTRE Simon – Cardero Champ Elysses Bois Margot | Valentino Velvet | Whisper Zimquest
DUGUET Romain – Le Prestige St Lois | Quorida de Treho | Ulena van Hof ter Naillen
Robert Michel – Catapulte | Nenuphar Jac | Oh d’Eole
GERMANY – GERMANY
UPRIGHT Pia Luise – Cassilia MCB | MCB Ulke | Venus
BRENNER Andreas – Last Minute | Showman | 33 Unesco
Hans Dieter Dreher – Constantin B | Menardiere master en | Magnus Romeo
Deusser Daniel –
Fundis Stefan – Lanox
KÜHNER Max – Clooney | Coeur de Lion | Rahmannhof’s Zwitser
Maximilian SCHMID – Asti Cinzano 8 | rocket Schorsch
Frederic Wömpner January – Donna Carrara | Lady Weingart
GREAT BRITAIN – ENGLAND
BRASH Scott – Bon Ami II | Hello Sanctos | Ursula XII
John Whitaker – Argento | Maximillian | Lord of Arabia
Robert Whitaker – Catwalk | USA Today | Waterstone
IRELAND – IRELAND
Shane Breen – Balloon | Cos I Can | Ominerale Courcelle
Denis LYNCH – Night Train | Coulisa | Contifex
ITALY – ITALY
BROTTO Fabio – New Zealand delle Roane | Quattrina R | R-Gitana
Turchetto Roberto – Baretto | Construtec Gold Edition | Dan 7 T
NETHERLANDS – NETHERLANDS
BRUGGINK Gert Jan – Andrea | Cash Junior | Primeval Dejavu
Houtzager Marc – Sterrehof’s opium | Sterrehof’s Tamino | Sterrehof’s Uppity
Gerco Schroder – Euro Commerce Callahan | Euro Commerce New Orleans | Zirikit
SMOLDERS Harrie -Emerald | Exquis Powerfee | Regina Z
ROMANIA – ROMANIA
Candín Andy – Caruso 394
SPAIN – SPAIN
MARINAS SOTO Antonio – Cash and Go | PDC Aladita | Valhalla
SWITZERLAND – SWITZERLAND
ESTERMANN Paul – Castlefield Eclipse | Lafayette III | Quinara 13
FUCHS Martin – Mighty de Riverland | Principal 12 | PSG Future
Steve Guerdat – Carpalo | chips VI | Sidney VIII
JUFER Alain – Aron 233 | van de Casha Kornelishoeve | Vennoot
Beat Mandli – Callisto II | Colore | Louis IV
Pius Schwizer – Cool Girl | powerplay | Rubina VIII
STRAUMANN Flaminia – Double O Seven
TURKEY – TURKEY
KARAEVLI Omer – Dadjak ter Puttenen | Rabane de Sury | Zyvola
UKRAINE – UKRAINE
Offel Katharina – Cathleen 28 | Eclips | Nifrane de Kreisker
Entries Jumping International…
|LAROCCA, José María||Cornet du Lys, Hardrock Z, Royal Power|
|TOPS-ALEXANDER, Edwina||Cevo Itot du Château, Ego Van Orti, Mel d’Argences|
|MC ENTEE, Patrick||Calgary Mury Murais Z, Dollar du Mury Marais Z, Sherry Mury Marais Z Z|
|PHILIPPAERTS, Ludo||Challenge vd Begijnakker, Kassini Jac, Zilverstar T|
|MIRANDA, Alvaro de||AD Ashleigh Drossel Dan, AD Rahmannshof’s Bogeno, QH Show Show LF|
|PESSOA, Rodrigo||HH Ashley, HH Let’s Fly, HH Palouchin|
|LOPEZ, Rene||Cannagan du Mont, Polissonne Des Neyes|
|ALVAREZ MOYA, Sergio||Abab van het Molenhof, Action-Breaker, Wisconsin|
|AÑON, Manuel||Baldo DS, Fantasia, Rackel Chavannaise|
|CORDON, Pilar Lucrecia||Dinky Toy, Nuage Bleu, Surefire|
|MALLAT, Maiju||Armani The Gun CH, Gran Carthago, Urleven van de Helle|
|ANGOT, Eugenie||Davendy S, Old Chap Tame, Orlando de Roy|
|BOST, Roger Yves||Castle Forbes Myrtille Paulois, Castle Forbes Vivaldo van het, Nippon d’Elle|
|CHERONNET, Aldrick||Barbarossa van Paemel, Cantis|
|COUPERIE, Edouard||Nectar Des Roches, Quality II|
|DE PONNAT, Aymeric||Armitages Boy, Onestar du Mesnil|
|DELAVEAU, Patrice||Carinjo 9 H D C, Lacrimoso 3 Hdc, Ornella Mail|
|DELESTRE, Simon||Napoli du Ry, Qlassic Bois Margot, Valentino Velvet|
|EPAILLARD, Julien||Coq Rouge, Cristallo A, Monalisa Ls|
|GUILLON, Olivier||Lord de Theize, Poete de Preuilly H D C|
|HÉCART, Michel||Nokia de Brekka, Piman de la Deviniere, Quatrin de la Roque|
|HUREL, Jerome||Ohm de Ponthual, Premier de Falaise, Zafir|
|LEPREVOST, Pénélope||Mylord Carthago*HN, Nayana, Quelmec du Gery|
|ROBERT, Michel||Catapulte, Nenuphar’Jac, Oh d’Eole|
|ROZIER, Philippe||Balou’s Erbe, Dakar C, Jadis de Toscane|
|STAUT, Kevin||Cheyenne 111 Z H D C, Reveur de Hurtebise H D C, Silvana Hdc|
|BRASH, Scott||Bon Ami, Hello Sanctos, Ursula Xii|
|MAHER, Ben||Aristo Z, Tripple X III, Vadeline|
|WHITAKER, Michael||GIG Amai, Ingliston Twister, Mcb Maya|
|AHLMANN, Christian||Aragon, Codex One, Lorena|
|BEERBAUM, Ludger||Chaman, Chiara, Gotha FRH|
|DEUSSER, Daniel||Cornet d’Amour, Lilly Fee, Mouse|
|DREHER, Hans-Dieter||Constantin B, Embassy II, Sanne R|
|KUTSCHER, Marco||Cash, Cornet Obolensky, Cornet’s Cristallo|
|MICHAELS-BEERBAUM, Meredith||Bella Donna 66, Cantano, Malou|
|ONASSIS DE MIRANDA, Athina||AD Crosshill, AD Quantina, AD Uceline|
|LYNCH, Denis||Abbervail van het Dingeshof, Contifex, Night Train|
|O’CONNOR, Cian||Blue Loyd 12, D’Avincis Pride, Vanhoeve|
|GAUDIANO, Emanuele||Admara 2, Chicago, Cocoshynsky|
|BAHAMDAN, Kamal Abdullah||Cezanne, Delphi, Noblesse des Tess|
|OUADDAR, Abdelkebir||Cordano Sitte Z, Kid de Baugy, Porche du Fruitier|
|HOUTZAGER, Marc||Sterrehof’s Opium, Sterrehof’s Tamino, Sterrehof’s Uppity|
|SCHRÖDER, Gerco||Eurocommerce Callahan, Eurocommerce London, Eurocommerce New Orleans|
|MELAND, Ole Kristoffer||Broker?s Brooklyn, Cc Top, Mira VIII|
|DINIZ, Luciana||Bluebuster, Lennox, Winningmood|
|ESTERMANN, Paul||Castlefield Eclipse, Maloubet du Temple, Quinara 13|
|GUERDAT, Steve||Clair II, Jalisca Solier, Nino des Buissonnets|
|MÄNDLI, Beat||Callisto, Colore, Louis 162|
|SCHWIZER, Pius||Concilia, Ulysse, Verdi III|
|BARYARD-JOHNSSON, Malin||Baltimore, H&M Actrice W, H&M Tornesch 1042|
|BENGTSSON, Rolf-Göran||Camilo LS La Silla, Carusso LS La Silla, Casall La Silla|
|OFFEL, Katharina||Cathleen 28, Fidji Island, Olivia de Nantuel|
|USA||United States of America|
|GOUTAL, Brianne||Nice de Prissey, Uata, Wirma|
Well another successful week in show jumping….
37th Annual Hampton Classic…
Back-to-back wins for Mclain Ward in the Hampton’s. Friday afternoon Ward rode Pjotter Van De Zonnehoeve to victory in the $50,000 Spy Coast Farm/Young Horse Show Series Grand Prix Qualifier, and he grabbed third place on Antares F. Saturday, Mclain won the $30,000 Pilatus Cup with Vocas. This was also his second consecutive victory in the Pilatus Cup and his third victory in the class in the last four years.
Kent Farrington won the $250,000 FTI Grand Prix At 37th Hampton Classic. Farrington was the first rider to go in the decisive $250,000 FTI Grand Prix Jump off at the 37th Annual Hampton Classic. Riding Voyeur, Farrington won $82,500 and just further consolidated his lead in the North American East Coast League of the FEI World Cup.
German Championship for Young Horses, Germany…
The Bundeschampionat, which took place in Warendorf this weekend was a great success for Henrik von Eckermann, who won the 5 year old Finals with Captain Sparrow (Cormint x Barnaul xx), while Toni Hassmann won the 6 year old Finals with Crespo PKZ (Cornet Obolensky x Landadel).
Ukraine won the FEI Nations Cup Promotional League 2012 title after finishing fourth in the Nations Cup in Gijon, Spain. Out in front going into this last leg, the team of Cassio Rivetti, Fereno Szentirmai, Bjorn Nagel and Katharina Offel pinned their close rivals from Denmark into runner-up spot on the series table, while Italy finished the season in third ahead of Spain in fourth.
France won the Nations Cup event in Gijon, with Penelope Leprevost (Mylord Carthago), Marie Hecart (Myself de Breve), Kevin Staut (Reveur de Hurtebise) and Aymeric de Ponnat (Armitages Boy).
Rusty Stewart and Bristol won Saturday’s $50,000 Showpark World Cup Grand Prix, presented by EQU Lifestyle Magazine. Ashlee Bond came in Second with her mare Wistful while Nick Gegen earned Third place with the Dutch gelding Sancerre.
Donbass Tour, Ukraine….
One of the biggest Grand Prix’s this week was the five star at the Donbass Tour in Ukraine, and it was won by William Funnel on Billy Congo. The British rider beat a field of thirty riders on his Vechta-stallion. William and Billy Congo just beat Max Kühner on Coeur de Lion (Coriano x Cassini I). Third place went to Edwina Tops-Alexander and her stallion Guccio (Quick Star x Cantus)
Ukraine wins the 2012 FEI Nations Cup European Promotional League…
The Ukraine won the FEI Nations Cup European Promotional League 2012 title when finishing fourth at Gijon in Spain yesterday. Out in front going into this last leg, the team of Cassio Rivetti, Fereno Szentirmai, Bjorn Nagel and Katharina Offel pinned their nearest rivals from Denmark into runner-up spot on the series table, while Italy finished the season in third ahead of Spain in fourth.
FEI Nations Cup European Promotional League 2012 – Final Standings after Gijon (ESP):
1. Ukraine – 34
2. Denmark – 30.5
3. Italy – 29.5
4. Spain – 26.5
5. Qatar – 14.5
6. Brazil – 12.0
7. Norway – 7.5
8. Austria – 6
9. Saudi Arabia – 5.5
10. Finland – 3
11. Austria – 0
12. Japan – 0