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Friday’s Five – Who will top the leaderboard at the 2015 Luhmuhlen CCI4* 2015 Luhmühlen,Riders

The best way to predict the future is by looking at the past. We analyzed the FEI records of everyone entered at the Luhmuhlen CCI4* to predict who the top five duos will be next Sunday. Here are our picks: 5. Dirk Schrade (GER) & Hop and Skip Lifetime best CCI4* score: 49.2 – 6th at Luhmuhlen 2011 Most recent CCI4* outing: 135.3 – 45th WEG 2014 Last FEI outing: 45.3 – 5th at Houghton Hall CIC3* 2015 Dirk and his 16-year-old, British Sport Horse, gelding, Hop and Skip, have a wealth of experience, with a total of 35 FEI…

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Top riders buy the young and elite at Top-Eventers auction in Germany Events,Horses

This year’s 10th Top-Eventers auction was a record breaker with the average price per horse moving up to a new high of €28,058. The Kurt-Günter-Jagau arena at Luhmühlen attracted an overflowing crowd with the Top-Dressage-Talent –Auction taking place at the same time. Conner K went for the highest price at €60,000 to a telephone bidder from Finland. It will be ridden in the future by an up and coming young Finnish rider who is trained by Piia Pantsu who has represented her country many times. The new rider is preparing for the next junior championships. Event organizers, Elmar Lesch and…

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Fast tracker – Charlotte Sophia Hachmeister – 30 Under 30 2014's 30 Under 30,Riders

A serious athlete since she was eight years old, Charlotte Sophia Hachmeister (GER) was a Pentathlon competitor until she was 16. This sport combines 60m hurdles, high jump, shot put, long jump and an 800m race. Her first experience with horses began around the same time and she was training to be an Equestrian vaulter. She transitioned to Eventing a little later than most at the age of 16. However, her athleticism, competitive spirit and dedication contributed to a break out success in the sport. In just five years, she danced, galloped and jumped her way to the top of…

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Pau CCI4* – What do the top five horses have in common? 2014 events,Events,Good to know,Horses

Placing in the top five at one of the world’s six four-star events is no easy feat. For the majority of us, we look on in awe and a little bit of envy. We are all left wondering how do these riders get to that level? What do these pairs have that the others do not. Interestingly, the top five horses at Pau all had two things in common: 1 . Homemade: Our recent article, ‘Medal winners – produced not bought’, demonstrates that in the last three major games eight of the nine medal winners produced their horses from the…

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Klimke conquers Pau – Canada’s Robinson finishes seventh 2014 events,Canadian Eventing,Riders

The beaming smile said it all. Ingrid Klimke (GER), one of the most popular and talented riders in Eventing, finally secured her first CCI4* victory, at Les Etoiles de Pau (FRA), the first leg of the FEI Classics™ 2014/15. Klimke has won six team gold medals at Olympic, World and European level, and now she looks to have found the complete event horse in Horseware Hale Bob, a 10-year-old Oldenburger by Helikon. The Jumping course at Pau is always challenging, and this year was no exception, but the influence of yesterday’s Cross Country time meant that scores were spread out…

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Klimke keeps 1st, Canada’s Robinson moves up to 8th at Pau 2014 events,Canadian Eventing,Riders

Ingrid Klimke (GER) is poised to win her first CCI4* after a superbly committed Cross Country round on Horseware Hale Bob at Les Etoiles de Pau (FRA), opening leg of the FEI Classics™ 2014/2015. The double Olympic gold medallist was cheered to the finish by the large crowd enjoying an exciting and sunny afternoon as she flew home just two seconds over time. Klimke now has a fence in hand for tomorrow’s final Jumping phase over Joseph Murphy (IRL) and Electric Cruise, the only pair to achieve the optimum time of 12 minutes 2 seconds. “It was a very challenging…

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