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Michael Jung takes a two rail lead after cross-country and honing in on the Rolex Grand Slam 2016 Badminton,Events

  Connect with the Badminton action all weekend:  [Website] [Schedule] [Times] [Results] [Cross-country highlight video] For the second time in a week, Michael Jung (GER) showed exactly why he is world number one, producing an outstanding display of sympathetic horsemanship to retain his lead after the Cross Country phase at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (GBR), fourth leg of the FEI Classics™ 2015/2016. He has a wonderfully trusting partnership with La Biosthetique Sam FBW and the pair gave a masterclass in bold, accurate jumping and galloping over what was to prove an influential course. The Olympic champion now has…

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Olympic hopefuls in the hunt at Badminton while Michael Jung is aiming to make history 2016 Badminton,2016 Events,Events

  Connect with the Badminton action all weekend:  [Website] [Schedule] [Entries] There is always an extra frisson of excitement surrounding the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (GBR), fourth leg of the FEI Classics™ 2015/2016, in an Olympic year, and 2016 will be no exception as the historic event has received an exceptionally star-studded entry from 14 nations. In modern times, Olympic champions Mark Todd (NZL), Matt Ryan (AUS), Blyth Tait (NZL), David O’Connor (USA), Leslie Law (GBR) and Hinrich Romeike (GER), along with many other Olympic medalists had all won, or been highly placed, at the world’s oldest CCI4*. As…

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Can Thoroughbreds still win at the CCI4* level? Events

The Thoroughbreds at Rolex Kentucky this past weekend did not demonstrate a level of competitiveness that could get them on the podium. When the final penalty points were tallied, Donner the OTTB piloted by Lynn Symansky was the top placing Thoroughbred in 12th place. After putting in a respectable dressage score of 52.7 and starting in 32nd place, the pair steadily moved up the leaderboard. To their dressage score they added time penalties on cross-country and one rail in stadium to end the weekend on a final score of 67.5. One might think that 12th is a competitive placing, however,…

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From fear of horses to fearless riding – Ludwig Svennerstal – 30 Under 30 2014's 30 Under 30,Riders

His parent’s could never have envisioned that their little boy who was terrified of horses would someday storm around the Olympics as a world-class eventer. In 2012, Ludwig Svennerstal (SWE) did just that. Now, at the age of 24, his success continues, placing in the top ten at two different four-stars, on two different horses in the past two years. He produces horses to the top levels; coaches; and studies part-time. He has big plans and he has the ability, making him one one of the world’s Top 30 Under 30. Parents were thinking football Ludwig’s parents started riding after…

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