Jessica Kurten Wins Rolex FEI World Cup™ Qualifier in Leipzig

first_imgMore from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Irish riders were in short supply, in the standings of the Rolex FEI World Cup™ competition after seven rounds. But now the ‘greens’ are back in town. Jessica Kürten won the Leipzig leg of the global indoor jumping competition, her compatriot Cian O’Connor ended up third.The Leipziger Messe coloured green and orange, in spite of a great number of German top riders wanting to do well in front of 8500 enthusiastic fans. Gerco Schröder and Albert Zoer ranked second and fourth, German favourites Lars Nieberg and Marcus Ehning had rails down in an exciting jump off of no less than 13 combinations.Jessica Kürten must be faster than she expects herself to be. The Irish superstar, training and living in Germany, had Marcus Ehning on her list as the rider most likely to win the 33.000 euro’s and 20 World Cup points.First show“I was 11th to go in the jump off, and I was able to watch Gerco beat the result of Albert Zoer”, says Jessica. “So I knew what I had to do to try and be quicker. But this was Libertina’s first show after Geneva, we had decided not to ride like maniacs.”“In the jump off things didn’t work out the way I had planned. I was not able to leave out a stride coming from the FEI vertical number 2 and I needed more space approaching the wide oxer number 4. So I thought I had lost it, even though I made up some time in the last line. Yet, I could have pushed even more, galloping towards the last fence and I was absolutely sure that Marcus Ehning and Sandro Boy would beat me there. But Marcus had one rail down, so I was very happy.”SurpriseGerco Schröder surprised the crowd to be so competitive with Eurocommerce Pennsylvania. The beautiful son of Gambrinus is in the Eurocommerce stables for an number of years already, but he lacks experience, having had his debut at World Cup level only recently in London Olympia. “Pennsylvania is naturally fast and he was brought up to this level very well, so I could do all the time saving efforts with him”, says Gerco.The Dutch rider was the shooting star of Leipzig, climbing up the list, now ranking second in the provisional standings of the Rolex FEI World Cup™ competition. “Of course I will do my best in the World Cup qualifiers still to come, but this gives a wonderful feeling. Now I can plan my season going to the final in Las Vegas.”Big arena, good footingFrank Rothenberger did not do a bad job, selecting 13 combinations for the jump off, according to Schröder. “It was certainly not a light course. And all the difficult distances were there as well. But the arena was big, the footing very good and there were a lot of good riders on the list.”Some participants made mistakes at the Rolex vertical number 2, seemingly simple, but at an angle in eight or nine strides. The FEI vertical, coming from an acute angle, was not easy either. The last line, consisting of a double of verticals, followed by a narrow five stride to a huge oxer, caused many riders to make mistakes as well.First to goJohannes Ehning was first to go, riding the former BWP stallion Salvador W, which was gelded after he gave his rider a hard time. Having 12 competitors breathing down his neck, the younger brother of Marcus really had to press for time, which resulted in 12 faults.Ehning’s compatriot Franz Joseph Dahlmann also got stuck in the technical challenges of the jump off that one had to face in order to be fast: 8/35.57 sec. Lars Nieberg, very well known for being naturally quick, passed the finish with his small mare Lucie after only 34.54 seconds. The time looked good enough for victory, but the one rail down destroyed all hope at the German side.Safety firstDanish rider Thomas Velin was the first to put safety first. He placed his stallion Grim st Clair superbly in front of every fence, allowing the son of Laudanum xx to show his enormous jumping ability. But 0 in 35.45 seconds simply was not good enough in this big jump off field.Albert Zoer and Okidoki, slowly climbing up towards their old, pre-Olympic form, showed that faultless could be fast as well: 0/34.66 seconds. But there was another Dutchman in the jump off, and one of the fastest riders in the world too. Gerco Schröder raced from start to finish aboard Eurocommerce Pennsylvania (0/33.93 seconds). This beautiful son of Gambrinus does not have a lot of experience, so it was to be expected that some of the experienced rider-horse combinations that were still on the starting list would have a go at the result of Schröder.Pretty closeTwo of them were from Ireland. Cian O’Connor, still in the phase of building up and teaching his extremely talented Rancorrado, came pretty close: 0/34.17 seconds. But Jessica Kürten really pushed the pedal and took advantage of Castle Forbes Libertina’s mileage. Her superb effort (0/33.79 seconds) was good enough for 33.000 euro’s and the full 20 World Cup points. Not even last rider Marcus Ehning and his galloping machine Sandro Boy, having one rail down, could threaten the Irish supremacy.Results of the Rolex FEI World Cup™ competition in Leipzig:1) Jessica Kürten (IRL), Castle Forbes Libertina, 0-0/33.79 sec2) Gerco Schröder (NED), Eurocommerce Pennsylvania, 0-0/33.03 sec3) Cian O’Connor (IRL), Rancorrado, 0-0/34.17 sec4) Albert Zoer (NED), Okidoki, 0-0/34.66 sec5) Thomas Velin (DEN), Grim st. Clair, 0-0/35.45 sec6) Lars Nieberg (GER), Lucie, 0-4/34.54sec7) Marcus Ehning (GER), Sandro Boy, 0-4/35.98 secStandings after 8 of 13 competitions:1) Steve Guerdat (SUI), 512) Gerco Schröder (NED), 473) Edwina Alexander (AUS), 454) Daniel Etter (SUI), 455) Ludo Philippaerts (BEL), 416) Thomas Velin (DEN), 397) Ben Maher (GBR), 398) Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum (GER), 35 (already qualified)9) Geir Gulliksen (NOR), 3510) Max Kühner (GER), 3411) Rutherford Latham (ESP), 3312) Helena Lundbäck (SWE), 3013) Marcus Ehning (GER), 2914) Lars Nieberg (GER), 2915) Albert Zoer (NED), 2716) Omar Bonomelli (ITA), 2517) Rolf-Göran Bengtsson, 2418) Vincent Voorn (NED), 2219) Alois Pollmann Schweckhorst (GER), 2019) Jessica Kürten (IRL), 20last_img read more

Canadian Reining Committee Announces Selection Criteria for 2010 NAJYRC

first_img We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Horse Sport Enews Email* More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Ottawa, Ontario—The Canadian Reining Committee (CRC) and the High Performance subcommittee is pleased to announce that the selection criteria for 2010 North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) has been established for the discipline of reining.Riders who are interested in representing Canada at the 2010 Championships will have an opportunity to qualify by competing in specific Equine Canada classes between August 1, 2009, to June 7, 2010. Riders who would like to be considered for selection to the 2010 NAJYRC event must declare their interest to Equine Canada by May 15, 2010, in accordance with the selection criteria, which is posted on the Equine Canada website at www.equinecanada.ca/reining. Competition organizers that are interested in hosting a 2010 NAJYRC qualifying class must apply for Equine Canada sanctioning in advance of their event. Sanctioned qualifying classes must be held in accordance with the conditions identified in the selection criteria. Specific details on the sanctioning process are also posted on the CRC section Equine Canada website. “We were thrilled with the response last year despite the short notice, so hopefully with the extended qualifying period the program will continue to grow,” said Wendy Dyer, chef d’équipe of the 2009 NAJYRC Reining Team.For additional information on the CRC and its programs, including selection criteria, please visit the Equine Canada website at www.equinecanada.ca/reining or e-mail re[email protected] read more

Youth Olympians Counting Down to Landmark Event

first_img We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! The Asian team will be pathfinders for the first equestrian event of the Singapore Youth Olympic Games, Round One of the team Jumping event, following this morning’s draw. This historic competition gets underway tomorrow at 9.30am Singapore time in front of a sell out crowd.The order of go for the team Jumping event is:1. Asia2. Australasia3. North & Central America & Caribbean Islands4. Africa5. Europe6. South AmericaThe equestrian athletes at the Youth Olympic Games drew their horses for the jumping competitions on 13 August. They have had training sessions with their equine partners since 14 August,  mainly focusing on bonding with their horses and familiarising themselves with the style and temperament of their new mounts.Teams are made up of different nations from each continent, giving the riders an opportunity to bond with athletes from other countries and focus on working together tomorrow for the good of their continent’s team.The nationalities in each of the continental teams are:Asia (SYR, KAZ, QAT, SIN, UAE)Australasia (HKG, NZL, CHN, OMA, AUS)North and Central America & Caribbean Islands (USA, BAR, PAN, GUA, CAN)Africa (ZIM, ALG, LBA, EGY, RSA)Europe (SUI, POL, ITA, GBR, BEL)South America (BRA, ARG, CHI, COL, URU)Chef d’Equipe of the European team, Corinne Bracken (GBR) commented that her team is looking to tomorrow’s competition with “a mixture of apprehension and excitement”. “The European team has bonded really well, and are truly living the Olympic dream”, Bracken said. “It’s also been a wonderful opportunity for the equestrian competitors to watch future champions in other sports, such as gymnastics, which has been very inspiring.”Australasian team rider, Jasmine Lai (HKG), said: “I am enjoying the experience of riding a different horse and I am very excited about competing in the team event tomorrow. Being part of the Youth Olympic Games is a once in a life time opportunity”.“We too are very excited about tomorrow’s competition, as it’s the first of its kind”, John Roche, FEI Director of Jumping, said “it’s a wonderful opportunity for young athletes from all over the world to be able to measure their talents against their fellow competitors, which of course, will result in gold, silver and bronze medals for riders from three continents.”To keep updated with daily news on the equestrian competitors and events, visit http://www.fei.org/ and the FEI Youth Olympic Games Blog. Email* SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

Canadian Dressage Combos for 2011 Pan American Games

first_img*In qualifying Corrigan, Dvorak is able to use the horse as an alternate should Viva’s Salieri W be unable to compete at the games. Alternate nominations Crystal KroetchCalgary, ABLymrixCrystal Kroetch Horse Sport Enews Tom DvorakHillsburgh, ONViva’s Salieri WCorrigan*Augustine and Christine Walsh SIGN UP The Dressage Canada Selection Committee for the Pan American Games has approved the following nominations for the 2011 Pan American Games taking place in Guadalajara, MEX.  The dressage portion of the Pan American Games will be held from October 16 – 19, 2011 at the Guadalajara Country Club.In alphabetical order, the riders and horses for the team nominations are: “We have an exceptionally strong team nominated to the Pan American Games this year,” said Gina Smith, chef d’équipe for the Canadian Dressage Team. “I am confident that we will reach our goal of qualifying for the Olympic Games with the consistency that the riders have shown through the selection process. We have had excellent support from our technical leader, Markus Gribbe, and continue to improve with his help.”For specific times, competition details and results for the 2011 Pan American Games, please consult the organizing committee website http://www.guadalajara2011.org.mx/. Tags: Dianne Creech, 2011 Pan American Games, Tom Dvoark, Tina Irwin, Crystal Kroetch, Roberta Byng-Morris, Jaimie Holland, Roberta Byng-Morris Godmanchester, QCReiki Tyme  Roberta Byng-Morris Dianne CreechCaistor, ONRobbie WDouglas Leatherdalecenter_img AthleteHometownHorseOwner Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding.  Jaimie Holland Caledon, ON Fleurina Jaimie Holland Tina IrwinStouffville, ONWinstonMary Ellen Horgan Email*last_img read more

Tatiana Dzavik Continues to Dominate Young Horse Series

first_imgDzavik also claimed third spot with Catwalk 19, a horse she co-owns with South Shore Farm of Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC.  Fresh off a victory in the division at CSI3* L’International Bromont in July, Catwalk 19 and 21-year-old Dzavik had a single time fault in the opening round, stopping the clock in 72.17 seconds, just over the 72-second limit.  Bred in Germany, the eight-year-old Holsteiner gelding is by Contender and out of a Caretino mare. Palmer credits Dzavik with showcasing the grey Hannoverian gelding’s talent. Finishing second was Nicolas Bayzelon and Lazer HB, another pair who has already been in the winner’s circle this season.  The seven-year-old bay Luxembourg gelding put in a clear first round, but had the fourth fence down in the jump-off before crossing the timers in 33.19 seconds.  Owned by Francois Bayzelon, Lazer HB was bred by HB Farm in Ste-Clothilde-de-Horton, QC.  He is by Landslide and out of Queran mare.  Under Bayzelon, he jumped to victory in the Seven and Eight-Year-Old Division at Concours Hippiques du Parc in June. “Everybody wants to bring the best horse they can to the market,” explained Palmer.  “However, everyone has a different opinion on what the best horse is.  For us, we’re trying to breed and raise very ridable horses that can perform at 1.20m and 1.30m.  Right now everything is going according to plan.  We have a number of very good youngsters back at home.” “Tatiana was the perfect rider for him,” said Palmer of the Toronto native.  “I’m not sure any other rider would have had this kind of result so quickly.  She is an exceptional young rider and we are looking forward to having her ride quite a few of the other South Lane Farm horses.” NOTE – The star * beside a horse’s name denotes that it is Canadian-bred. Tags: Jump Canada Young Horse Series, Tatiana Dzavik, “We imported him from Europe about three weeks ago,” said Joe Palmer, who owns South Lane Farm with his wife Louise.  “We originally bought him to take to Florida to do the young horse circuit there, but since he arrived early we thought we would enter him in this series as well.” For more information on the Jump Canada Young Horse Series, please visit http://equinecanada.ca/jumpcanada/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=88&Itemid=3&lang=enConcours Hippiques de Parc Été – Blainville, QC  Five-Year-Old Division             Horse                                 Owner                                                 Rider1.         SLF Cornetto                    South Lane Farm                              Tatiana Dzavik2.         Giacomo Di Cantero         Bea Jarzynska                                   Bea Jarzynska3.         Captain Quebec                Francois Lamontagne                       Francois Lamontagne4.         Wildcat*                             South Shore Farm                            Bianca Lafontaine  Those horses could include any of the 60 or so youngsters Palmer currently has on his farm, all of which were bred with careful consideration. SIGN UP Dzavik rode SLF Cornetto to victory in the Five-Year-Old Division with two clear rounds and a jump-off time of 39.11 seconds.  Owned by South Lane Farm, SLF Cornetto is by Cornet Obolensky and out of a Calido mare, and has only been in Canada a short time. Horse Sport Enews Palmer, who has run a breeding business for the past 18 years, says Cornetto is “the perfect horse for the North American market.  He’s small, but has a fair amount of jump in him.  He’s easy to ride, quick and neat.  He doesn’t over jump, just steps in the ring and does what he needs to do.  He has an excellent front end and back end.  His mannerisms are perfect.  He is the ideal adult amateur or junior horse.” We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Rounding out the top three was E.T.I. Leonardo, a bay Holsteiner stallion owned, ridden and bred by Christine Boisseau and Danimax Farm of Carignan, QC.  By Lestroy, E.T.I. Leonardo is out of a Galisco van de Helle dam.  Bea Jarzynska and her horse Giacomo Di Cantero also put in two clear rounds, and their jump-off time of 39.59 seconds was good enough for second place.  The Belgian Warmblood stallion is by Eurocommerce Berlin and out of a Clinton mare. Six-Year-Old Division             Horse                                 Owner                                                   Rider1.         Galatee Du Roset             Cathleen Mathers                                Bianca Lafontaine2.         Dynamo*                           Veronique Alary                                  Veronique Alary3.         E.T.I. Leonardo*              Christine Boisseau                               Christine Boisseau  Tatiana Dzavik dominated the fifth and final qualifying event in the eastern region of the Jump Canada Young Horse Series, held at the Concours Hippiques de Parc Été from August 10 to 14 in Blainville, QC.  As the Eastern Regional Final, double qualifying points were up for grabs. Seven and Eight-Year-Old Division             Horse                                 Owner                                                   Rider1.         Winette                              Tatiana Dzavik                                    Tatiana Dzavik2.         Lazer HB*                         Francois Bayzelon                               Nicholas Bayzelon3.         Catwalk 19                        Dzavik & South Shore Farm              Tatiana Dzavik4.         Zazu                                   Ecuries De La Chaudiere                    Isabelle Lapierre5.         S Class                               South Shore Farm                               Melissandre Lincourt6.         Lady Dashwood*              Albro Creek Farm                               Deanna Phelan7.         Undergroud des Hauts    Ferme Lamontagne                             Francois Lamontagne8.         Cambel Z                           Deanna Phelan                                     Deanna Phelan  The 2011 Jump Canada Young Horse Series is truly national in scope with competitions being held from coast to coast.  The National Young Horse Finals will take place at the Canadian Show Jumping Tournament held from September 21-25 in Palgrave, ON. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! The purpose of the Jump Canada Young Horse Series is to encourage the development of young show jumping talent and to give Canadian breeders additional incentives to breed superior show jumping prospects.  Competing on a level playing field, the horses are divided according to age and jump at a level suited to their development.  This careful development allows the horses to gain valuable experience and advance to the higher levels of show jumping competition with confidence.  The Jump Canada Young Horse Series also gives prospective buyers for the hunter and jumper markets an opportunity to view a large group of prospects in a competition setting. Dzavik ended the qualifying competitions the way she began, with a win in the Seven and Eight-Year-Old Division aboard her horse Winette.  The pair put in two impressive clear rounds and were the only ones to finish fault-free in the jump-off, posting a time of 32.53 seconds.  By Ramon and out of a Jasper dam, Winette has placed in numerous Young Horse Series competitions this season, including a win at the opening event in the eastern region at the Concours Hippique de St. Lazare in May. Veronique Alary of Rockland, ON, and her horse Dynamo had two rails down on course to finish second with a total of eight faults.  Bred by South Lane Farm in Vankleek Hill, ON, the Canadian Warmblood gelding is by their stallion Dr. Pepper and out of a Singular Joter mare. Galatee Du Roset, ridden by Cathleen Mathers for owner Bianca Lafontaine, topped the Six-Year-Old Division.  The pair had the first fence of the triple combination down in the opening round, crossing the timers in 63.86 seconds.  The Swiss-bred mare is by Baloubet du Rouet and out of a Misterman mare. Captain Quebec, owned and ridden by Francois Lamontagne of St. Eustache, QC, had the fastest jump-off time at 36.72 seconds, but a rail down at the eighth fence on course left the pair in third.  The Holsteiner gelding was bred in Germany and is by Cassini and out of a Sir Dancer mare. Email* More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

Sophie Kalpin Scores at CC1* Hagyard Midsouth Three Day Event

first_img We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Canadian Eventer Sophie Kalpin of King City, ON brought home the win in the CC1*-B Division, at the Hagyard Mid South Three Day Event held at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington KY, USA.Standing in seventh place after dressage on a score of 53.7 penalties, Kalpin and Rolex, her 14-year-old Thoroughbred gelding by Polish Pro, added no cross country jump or time penalties which moved them into fifth place heading into Saturday’s show jumping round where the duo’s second double clear performance sealed the deal, by finishing the competition on their dressage score and giving them the win.“My goal heading to Hagyard was definitely to win it! I have been working with Rolex for a fairly short time. We have become a really good team. My goals were to compete successfully at the prelim level and then hopefully get a couple intermediates done and at the end of the season top it off with CCI* in Kentucky. I have exceeded my expectations with Rolex and he has proved to be a truly amazing horse, “commented Kalpin. “Overall I felt the weekend went very well we’ve both been working hard on our dressage phase and it paid off this weekend. After the dressage, cross country is always best phase! Rolex is very bold; he ate up the course and finished strong. He absolutely loves cross country! In the show jumping Rolex and I have been working on even pace and riding an accurate course. I thought the stadium went very smoothly and Rolex was jumping extremely well especially after a longer more open cross country course the day before. Rolex finished the event very strong and happy. He’s been working hard all summer so he’s headed into some well-deserved time off.I would just like to thank Hagyard for sponsoring such a well-run event, my parents their huge support of my goals, Christian Bennet for selling me such an amazing horse, and doing such a good job with him before I bought him, Penny Rowland for coaching and supporting me all summer and helping me accomplish all my goals and Dr. Usha Knabe for always looking after Rolex’s health and soundness.”Also competing in the division, Sophie Ochocinski of Whitby , ON and Pog Mahome, her 10-year-old Canadian Thoroughbred gelding by Crown Attorney, whose double clear performances in cross country and show jumping placed then seventh overall finishing on their dressage score of 67.5 penalties. Not to be outdone, Justine Smith of Norton, NB and Yahya, Smith’s eight-year-old Thoroughbred gelding by TE Jano Run, also finished on their dressage score of 70.3 which was good for ninth place. Tasha Orr of Beeton, ON and Tahiti Creek, her nine-year-old Canadian Sport Horse mare by Yellow Creek, rounded out the top ten having earned a final score of 70.6.Chloe Graham of Colborne, ON and With a Whisper, Graham’s 12-year-old Thoroughbred gelding by Rubiano, earned a final score of 83.8 for 15th place. Lindsay Beer of Midhurst, ON rode Karbon Kopy, Penny Beer’s 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding sired by Kennedy, to 16th place while Charlotte Evans of Whitevale, ON finished 18th with Easy Company, Evan’s 13-year-old Canadian Thoroughbred cross gelding.In the CCI1* Division A, Kim Crawford of Arva, ON piloted Rather Swell, her seven-year-old Canadian Sport Horse gelding by Rather Well, to a top ten finish earning 59.9 penalties for eighth place overall.Autumn Wells of Whitby, ON and Hot Toddy, her seven-year-old Canadian Sport Horse gelding by E’spirtu , finished 14th on a score of 68.9 penalties. Jennifer Thompson of Ravenna, ON took Lucy in the Sky, her eight-year-old Canadian Thoroughbred cross mare by Espiritu, to 20th place on 87.4, and Shawn Ferguson of Caledon, ON rode Delgado, Patricia Jamieson’s six-year-old Canadian Thoroughbred gelding by Tejabo, to 24th place followed by Nicole Maclellan of Schomberg ON, who placed 25th with Split Decision, her nine-year-old Canadian bred Belgian Warmblood mare.For complete results here. Tags: Rolex, Sophie Kalpin, Hagyard Mid South Three Day Event, Email* More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. 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Bidding is Officially Open for Dressage Canada’s Auction of Promises

first_img Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Email* Dressage Canada is pleased to announce the official launch of the 2013 Auction of Promises, giving dressage enthusiasts the opportunity to bid on a package of two lessons from some of Canada’s most renowned dressage riders.Proceeds from the auction will go toward the Dressage Canada High Performance Program to support its goals in providing development opportunities to Canadian athletes vying to qualify for the 2014 World Equestrian Games, 2015 Pan American Games, and 2016 Olympic Games.The following riders have generously donated their coaching time and expertise to this worthwhile cause:Diane CreechDiane began riding as a teenager and never looked back. Since moving to Canada from Germany in 1989 she has been a staple in the Canadian dressage industry. Diane represented Canada at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, BRA, helping Canada take the Team Silver Medal. She was also named the alternate for the Canadian Dressage Team at the 2012 London Olympics. Diane also recently delighted a packed crowd at the 2013 Royal Horse Show in Toronto, ON with a dramatic and winning performance in the Grand Prix Freestyle aboard her current top mount, Devon L.Ashley HolzerAshley got her start in dressage as a teenager, training at both Canadian and West German riding schools, before spending time riding under “master of dressage” Willi Schuitheis. She has been a mainstay of the Canadian Dressage Team since the 1980s, riding for Canada at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, 1991 Pan American Games in Havana, CUB, 2008 Beijing Olympics, and 2012 London Olympics. Her many accolades include numerous Canadian Dressage Championship titles, Team Gold and Individual Silver Medals from the 1991 Pan American Games, and the Team Bronze Medal from the 1988 Seoul Olympics. She has also been the highest-placed Canadian Dressage rider at the past two Olympic Games.David MarcusDavid got his start in the equestrian world within the disciplines of eventing and show jumping before discovering his passion for dressage. An Omaha, NE, USA native, David moved to Canada in 1996 in order to train under Canadian Dressage Olympians while simultaneously pursuing a post-secondary education. In 2011 he became a Canadian citizen. And, although he has only been part of the Canadian Dressage Team for a few years, he has already made huge contributions, with 2012 proving to be a landmark year for him. David helped Canada win the 2012 CDIO3* Wellington Dressage Nations’ Cup and was part of Canada’s team at the 2012 London Olympics. He also racked up many wins at the Grand Prix level with his two top mounts, Chrevi’s Capital and Don Kontes, including back-to-back Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle wins at Wellington’s CDI-W and the CDI3* in Rockwood, ON.Auction bids will be accepted until Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. Bidders should note that the lessons will need to be scheduled at a time, date, and location that works for both the auction winner and the selected coach. Bidders must be willing to travel in order to redeem their lesson package.Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn from some of Canada’s most esteemed dressage athletes. To place your bid, click here. For further details, go to www.equinecanada.ca/dressage. Tags: Dressage Canada, Diane Creech, Ashley Holzer, David Marcus, Dressage Canada Auction of Promises, More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

Horses Test Positive for Vesicular Stomatitis in Colorado

first_img SIGN UP Email* We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horses have tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) in Weld County, Colorado on July 17, 2014. Vesicular Stomatitis is a reportable disease as per the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), meaning that horse owners must immediately report the presence of any horse suspected of being affected by the disease. The disease causes blister-like lesions to be formed on the inside of the mouth, nose and hooves, alongside flu like symptoms and anorexia.The affected horses in Colorado have no history of travel. The facility was quarantined following the diagnosis. Cases have also been identified in the state of Texas in 2014. No cases have been suspected in Canada.As a result of the outbreaks in Colorado, the CFIA has issued the following amendments to import and export policies for horses travelling from the United States to Canada effective immediately until further notice. Please note that VS related import restrictions are still in effect for horses from Texas.A) The importation of horses from the State of Colorado (CO) for all end-uses is prohibited effective July 22, 2014 (except for Canadian horses returning from CO or TX — please see below).B) For horses coming from the US, for all end-uses, from all other states, the following requirement applies:During the previous twenty-one (21) days, the animal(s) in this shipment has/have not been in the state of Texas or Colorado.For Colorado horses that are accompanied by a US health certificate issued before July 22, 2014:For Colorado horses that are accompanied by a US health certificate issued before July 22, 2014, the CFIA port of entry veterinarian will undertake a clinical exam of the animals with the additional consideration of VS and determine whether they should be allowed to enter Canada.For Canadian horses returning to Canada only:Canadian horses will be able to enter Canada after a stay in Colorado with an import permit, testing and the following additional certification:The animal(s) were inspected by a veterinarian within fifteen (15) days preceding the date of importation.The animals(s) have not been on a premises where Vesicular Stomatitis (clinical or serology) has occurred during the 60 days immediately preceding exportation to Canada, nor has this disease occurred on any adjoining premises during the same period of time.The animals must have tested negative to Vesicular Stomatitis using a cELISA test, during the fifteen (15) days prior to the date of importation into Canada.The alternative option for Canadian horses returning is that they be moved to another state, stay there for at least 21 days and meet the following requirement:During the previous twenty-one (21) days, the animal(s) in this shipment has/have not been in the States of Texas or Colorado.For Canadian Horses going to and returning from the US:Horse owners should be advised of the current outbreak in Colorado and it should be recommended that they avoid going to this state.Import conditions in AIRS have been adjusted accordingly.Further information on vesicular stomatitis, its clinical signs and transmission can be found on the CFIA Vesicular Stomatitis Fact Sheet. Tags: Canadian Food Inspection Agency, CFIA, Vesicular Stomatitis, VS, More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

Francois Mathy Takes $85,000 Repsol Cup at the Continental

first_img Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* Francois Mathy got a win for Belgium in Saturday’s international show jumping competition at Spruce Meadows. Riding the 12-year-old Selle Francais mare, Polinska des Isles (Diamant de Semilly x Valespoir Malabry), Mathy topped a three-horse jump-off to win the $85,000 Repsol Cup 1.50m in a field of 63 starters. USA’s Georgina Bloomberg and Caleno 3 finished second; Venezuela’s Andres Rodriguez and Darlon van de Groenhove placed third.Anthony D’Ambrosio (USA) set a challenging track for horses and riders in the $85,000 Repsol Cup. Fourteen of the 63 entries were unable to finish the course, and the faults were numerous for many others. Only three entries came out of the first round without fault to advance to the jump-off.Bloomberg was first to go over the short course with Gotham Enterprizes’ Caleno 3 and cleared the track in 41.60 seconds. Rodriguez followed aboard Darlon van de Groenhove with a rail at the last fence in 41.76 seconds. Last to go, Mathy and his own and Team Harmony’s Polinska des Isles took the win in a time of 40.15 seconds. They earned the winning prize of $28,050.Mathy and Polinska des Isles also earned a 1.60m win on opening day of the ‘National’ Tournament two years ago, but the rider noted that this was their biggest win together at Spruce Meadows. He has had the mare for seven years, since she was five years old, and was happy to get another great victory.“This is a big win. I have had wins here, but I think this is quite a good win for her,” Mathy acknowledged. “She has been my top horse for quite a few years. She has placed in the ‘Masters’ here also and we were double clear in the Nations Cup. I think she likes Spruce Meadows. She is a very good mare and she is performing well.”Commenting on the win, Mathy stated, “First of all, it was tough just to get in the jump-off. There were a lot of retirements and faults; it was a tough course.”“In the jump-off, I think I was faster on the rollback to the blue vertical,” he continued. “The mare turned really well there, so I think that is where I made a bit of time. Georgina had a really super jump-off. She had every distance right and forward; I just think I was a bit tighter around that turn.”Originally, Mathy did not plan to jump on Saturday, but he still needed to qualify for Sunday’s grand prix.“I had to change the plan a little bit because Plan A was to jump her yesterday and then the grand prix tomorrow, but then I had two down yesterday. She was a bit fresh, so I had to ride again today to qualify for the grand prix. It was bad news yesterday, but it helped me to win the competition today. Now tomorrow she will do the grand prix. I think today took a little bit out of her, but she has blood and she is a fighter, so hopefully we can perform well tomorrow as well.”Mathy will return home for two weeks and then returns to compete in the last two weeks of the Summer Series. Fans can watch him jump one more time this week as the ‘Continental’ Tournament CSI 5* concludes in Sunday’s $400,000 CP Grand Prix.$85,000 Repsol Cup 1.50m1. $28,050 POLINSKA DES ISLES Selle Francais / M / 12 Diamant de Semilly x Valespoir MalabryFRANCOIS MATHY (BEL) BELGIUM Team Harmony & Francois Mathy: 0/0/40.152. $17,000 CALENO 3 Warmblood / G / 11 Calido A ss x Lancer IIGEORGINA BLOOMBERG (USA) NEW YORK, NY Gotham Enterprizes, LLC: 0/0/41.603. $12,750 DARLON VAN GROENHOVE Belgian Warmblood / G / 12 Clinton x HeartbreakerANDRES RODRIGUEZ (VEN) WELLINGTON, FL Andres Rodriguez: 0/4/41.764. $8,500 HH CISKE VAN OVERIS Belgian Warmblood / M / 13 Celano x DarcoMAGGIE MCALARY (USA) AMHERST, NH Double H Farm: 1/80.035. $5,100 VIVA COLOMBIA Oldenburg / M / 10 Couleur Rubin x Landor SCONOR SWAIL (IRL) DARRAGH CROSS DOWN Ilan Ferder: 1/80.696. $3,825 AL CALYPSO Hanoverian / G / 13 Askari x Calypso IIMANUEL FERNANDEZ HACHE (DOM) WELLINGTON FL Samuel Parot De Ugarte: 1/82.107. $2,550 FORTIN Zangersheide / G / 10 Unknown x UnknownANTONIO CHEDRAUI (MEX) MEXICO DF Antonio Chedraui: 1/82.318. $2,125 CRISTALLO Holstein / G / 17 Caretino x CiceroRICHARD SPOONER (USA) AGUA DULCE, CA Show Jumping Syndication Intl: 4/74.619 $1,700 HH CARLOS Z Zangersheide / G / 13 Chellano Z x VoltaireMCLAIN WARD (USA) BREWSTER, NY Double H Farm: 4/76.6010. $1,700 HH DARK DE LA HART Belgian Sport Horse / S / 12 Kashmir van Schuttershof x Non StopQUENTIN JUDGE (USA) WELLINGTON, FL Double H Farm: 4/77.1511. $850 LUCIFER V Westphalian / G / 9 Lord Pezi x GrandeurJACK HARDIN TOWELL JR. (USA) CAMDEN, SC Jennifer Gates: 4/77.9312. $850 GAZELLE Belgian Warmblood / M / 9 Kashmir van Shuttershof x IndoctroKENT FARRINGTON (USA) WELLINGTON, FL Robin Parsky and Kent Farrington: 4/78.06 Tags: Spruce Meadows, Spruce Meadows Continental, Francois Mathy, More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

Scott Brash Sets the Bar for Grand Prix Day in Cannes

first_img Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP Tags: Scott Brash, Longines Global Champions Tour, Email* We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding.center_img The current world number one Scott Brash threw down the gauntlet in Cannes with a dramatic win in the big class of the day, three seconds ahead of his nearest rival. It was a blistering start to the first day on the French Riviera which unfolded under idyllic blue skies. As the sun went down, the lights came on for the second of the CSI5*, the 1.50m Prix FFE French Tour Generali, which saw Ben Maher (GBR) take an early lead with his eleven year old gelding Aristo Z. He was soon overtaken by fellow British rider, John Whitaker (GBR) with his beautiful dark bay stallion Argento after they completed a strong clear round in 64.62s. However, both were beaten by their compatriot Scott Brash who delivered an effortlessly smooth and quick round with eleven year mare old Hello Annie, owned by Lady Pauline Kirkham and Lady Pauline Harris. Scott took the win a clear three seconds faster than second place man Julien Epaillard (FRA) with his chestnut stallion Sheriff de la Nutria LM.Speaking about his win, Scott said: “It’s started great to Cannes and I’m really happy as Hello Annie was fantastic here tonight. She’s a really useful horse, she jumps the big classes for the first couple of days and these sorts of horses are really useful to have in your string to keep your rankings points up. It’s great to see the Brits do well – John rode a great round, as did Ben also – his horse has been off for a while so it’s good to see him back, and this result is very good for Britain. I’ll ride Hello M’Lady for the Grand Prix – I jumped her earlier today and every day this week, so fingers crossed for Saturday.”Throughout the day, the sixth leg of the championship saw talented young riders including Charlotte Casiraghi of Monaco, competing in a string of amateur competitions before the world’s best horse and rider combinations took centre stage. With 266 temporary stables set up just a stones throw from the shoreline of the Mediterranean sea, many of the most talented horse and rider combinations in the sport have descended on this classic tour destination for its 10th anniversary year. Course designer Uliano Vezzani described the ambience: “The atmosphere is fantastic. It’s a show that I really love and feel a part of because of the atmosphere during the event. We are almost at the mid point of the season and the riders are always the best. For a course designer to design in this location, and with these horses, it’s a gift. It’s very satisfying but a big commitment to be completely involved – I really love this circuit.”Also speaking about the set up in Cannes and the sixth leg of the tour, British rider Ben Maher (GBR) said: “This round has been here a few years now, and it’s probably one of my favourites. It’s always good to come here, and it’s nice to enjoy some time during the afternoon relaxing before jumping here in the evening. It’s very dramatic under the lights and I’ve had some good times here.”The first CSI5* class, the Prix BMW Bayern Avenue, took place as dusk fell at 19:00 with 49 riders competing in the 1.45m special two phase. Home favourite Roger-Yves Bost (FRA) set the pace early on, eleventh to start and completing a blindingly quick and accurate clear round with his chestnut mare Sydney Une Prince. His lead of three seconds was then taken by Abdulrahman Al Rajhi (KSA) who rode a beautifully calm but incredibly fast round with his gelding Chicago 84. Despite this being his first competition in Cannes, and only his second experience in the Longines Global Champions Tour championship, Abdulrahman Al Rajhi managed to complete the special two phase round in just 26.44secs, almost two seconds clear of Roger-Yves who came second and Maikel van der Vleuten (NED) who came in third with his bay gelding Vdl Groep Quatro.Abdulrahman Al Rajhi (KSA) spoke following his win: “I’m very happy as it was the first class I rode in here in Cannes, and it is also only the second time I have competed in the Longines Global Champions Tour championship. I hope that we can win again in the next classes! I am very happy with the way my horse jumped today, he’s in good condition and is very relaxed. Sometimes he can get a little nervous, but he jumped very well today so I’m pleased.”Among those competing on the amateur circuit this weekend, local favourite Guillaume Canet (FRA), who commented: “I would prefer to come to Cannes for this show and not the festival! Now when someone asks me if I went to Cannes my first thought is for the competition. I enjoy coming here very much, like most of the Longines Global Champions Tour rounds – it’s a great organisation and you have the chance to ride amongst the best riders in the world; it’s great.”Keep up to date with all the action via our website www.globalchampionstour.com and through our social media channels. Horse Sport Enews More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more