Viewing category : Breaking News

Highlights from the Showjumping – Day 1

September 3rd, 2014 at 4:37 pm

In a sensational start to the Jumping Championships Ireland’s teenage star Bertram Allen won the opening speed leg with a brilliant performance from Molly Malone V. A surprise winner? Maybe not, the 19-year-old is based in Munster, Germany and is coached by THE Marcus Ehning. Bertram was 40th to go in the field of 153…[More]

Read Article

Tags : Breaking News, WEG News No Comments »

 

Can Boyd do it again?

at 3:14 pm

The action gets underway with Dressage on Thursday and Friday. The Marathon takes place on Saturday and Obstacles on Sunday, and every phase will be staged at the La Prairie Racecourse. A total of 46 four-in-hand drivers from 17 nations will take part, including world champion and title defender Boyd Exell from Australia. A total…[More]

Read Article

Tags : Breaking News, WEG News No Comments »

 

W for Wunderbar… and Wolle

September 2nd, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Sandra Auffarth and the Normandy-bred Opgun Louvo aka Wolle were foot-perfect throughout to take individual Eventing gold and lead the Germans to team gold at the 2014 WEG. Many had tipped Sandra as a hot candidate for an individual medal, but this is Eventing we are talking about and a lot can go wrong –…[More]

Read Article

Tags : Breaking News, WEG News No Comments »

 

Next stop Rio – Part II

at 2:37 pm

It wasn’t quite the result the Australian Eventing team was hoping after they secured a promising Bronze medal position following the cross country carnage. So many teams were out of contention after losing two or more riders and many of the top chances not finishing. Australia moved up to third, France was fourth and Netherlands…[More]

Read Article

Tags : Breaking News No Comments »

 

Next stop: Rio de Janeiro

at 12:36 pm

Australia’s Para-equestrians concluded their World Equestrian Games campaign declaring their intention to come back bigger and better in Rio. It was the first World Equestrian Games for all four members of the Australian team and their efforts over the five days of competition helped to book the Aussies a place at the Rio 2016 Paralympic…[More]

Read Article

Tags : Breaking News No Comments »

 

Paul Tapner’s WEG

at 12:05 pm

The WEG was a bit of rollercoaster ride for Aussie Paul Tapner, who carried the hopes of a nation after his and Kilronan’s great results at Badminton earlier this year. First his dressage test was not as good as in Badminton and put him in 20th place, on 47 penalties (Badminton 36.0!). Come cross country…[More]

Read Article

Tags : Breaking News No Comments »

 

Friday’s Freestyle Review

August 31st, 2014 at 11:13 am

Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and her wonder horse were the stars of the show once again today when collecting their second gold medal of the week in the Dressage Freestyle on Friday. The pair now hold a full book of Dressage titles, having already collected wins at Olympic, European and World Cup level during their…[More]

Read Article

Tags : Breaking News No Comments »

 

W(orst) E(ver) G(ames)

August 29th, 2014 at 8:15 pm

  W(orst) E(ver) G(ames) I guess it is not such a nice thing to say, especially when the first week of the WEG is not completed, but the way things are going, this is going to be the worst organized, most competitor and spectator unfriendly WEG of them all, and that is saying something because…[More]

Read Article

Tags : Breaking News 12 Comments »

 

It is muddy out there…

at 4:26 pm

Haras du Pin is normally one of the most beautiful places in the world, except right now, it is a sea of mud, even getting to the dressage arena is an adventure. Trade stands and food vendors are equally hard to access, it is definitely gumboot or Dubarry weather out there. The tallest man in…[More]

Read Article

Tags : Breaking News No Comments »

 

You be the Judge

at 3:16 pm

The Special was amazing. At THM Happy Hour that evening, everyone was abuzz. When Charlotte and Valegro were in the arena, the crowd was moving with them: people gasping, oohing, giggling when he picked the worst possible moment to relieve himself, the combination mesmerized the audience. Damon Hill and Helen were clearly next best. Dami…[More]

Read Article

Tags : Breaking News No Comments »

 

Joann and Worldwide through to the Freestyle

August 28th, 2014 at 6:37 pm

Australia’s Joann Formosa has qualified for the Grade Ib Freestyle after finishing 8th in yesterday’s individual championship on a score of 68.310%. The Freestyle will be on Friday, 29 August. There is a day off for them to recuperate and Jo’s music is a surprise.   We’ll all be there to support her. The Aussie…[More]

Read Article

Tags : Breaking News No Comments »

 

Two Special Partnerships

at 3:01 pm

America’s Laura Graves continued her spectacular run to place a score of 77.157 on the Grand Prix Special leaderboard . The 27-year-old rider and her lovely 12-year-old gelding Verdades seemed to be in a world of their own as they executed each movement with quiet precision. Laura’s stillness in the saddle and Verdades’ attention to…[More]

Read Article

Tags : Breaking News No Comments »