Articles tagged as : Showjumping

Dr Thomas Nissen: The Holstein Future

August 6th, 2014 at 10:51 am

An interview with Christopher Hector Dr Thomas Nissen became the breeding director of the Holsteiner Association in 1989. He joined the Holsteiner Association in 1988  after completing his Agriculture degree at Kiel – the appointment was a logical next step since his thesis topic was The mare performance test and fertility of the Holsteiner horse….[More]

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Quidam de Revel has passed

February 23rd, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Quidam de Revel has passed away at the age of 32 in Denmark. Here’s our chapter out of Christopher Hector’s The Making of the Modern Warmblood. Selle Français 169 cm born 1982, died 2014 Breeder: Le Prince Amaury De Broglie Sire lines: Guidam, Nabab de Reve, Quite Easy, Quite Capitol In 2004, Quidam de Revel…[More]

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A Tribute to Contender

January 17th, 2014 at 1:53 pm

With the recent news of the stallion legend Contender passing away at the ripe old age of 30, we found it fitting to report on his great success at stud. Born in 1984, died in 2014. 171cm. Brown Breeder – Niko Detlef, Westfehmarn Contender is proving to be the most influential son of Calypso II….[More]

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Michel Robert: The Secrets and Method of a Great Champion

October 31st, 2013 at 4:00 pm

A very moving moment that is not to be missed: The goodbyes to showjumping legend Michel Robert on Sunday, 3 November at Equita`Lyon, just before the Longines Grand Prix. At the age of 65, the most frequent French medalist shows an exceptional longevity in show jumping. In 2008, he won the final of the Top…[More]

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fancy! it’s FLORIDA

April 5th, 2013 at 7:50 am

Roz Neave is on a photographic tour of the showjumping action in Florida

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Michelle Strapp – Educating Young Riders Part 2

February 20th, 2013 at 10:48 am

When you see good teaching, really good instruction, you realise that it is both very simple and very subtle. Michelle Strapp is an exceptional trainer, with a string of successful students to prove it. In part two of our series with Michelle we join her training Jacob Wells…

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Kannan – the next ‘dominator’?

February 23rd, 2012 at 12:34 am

Story – Christopher Hector The WBFSH stallion rankings are never what you’d call breaking news, year after year, the lists are pretty much the same. Seemingly forever, the jumping standings have been headed by the late, and very great, Darco – and indeed about half the top ten spots are held by horses gone to…[More]

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Australia’s Matt Williams Wins 1.45m Class in America…

January 19th, 2012 at 2:26 am

Matt Williams has won the $8,000 G&C Farm 1.45m Jumpers Class in the second week of the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival. Matt won the class on his 11-year-old Belgian Warmblood, Bolero van’t Heike. The 2012 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival is a 12 week competition that concludes on April 1, 2012, with more $6 million in…[More]

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WBFSH Rankings 2011

January 16th, 2012 at 5:31 am

Chris Hector reports on the WBSFH 2011 rankings, analysing the top studbooks…

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Showjumping at home with Jamie Coman

January 15th, 2012 at 11:40 pm

Training at home with showjumper Jamie Coman and the young stallion Noblewood Park Beretta.

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