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Who is the most stylish jumper of them all? – Royal Indoor Eventing Galleries,Missed it?

  Last weekend, I was at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair watching the Horseware Indoor Eventing Challenge. Michael Jung (GER) added another Eventing title to his win, seizing the victory aboard Shawn Ferguson’s (CAN) Cruising Guy. Michael also made history becoming the first rider who is not a Canadian to win this title. Rachel McDonough (CAN) and her longtime mount, Irish Rhythm finished in 2nd with a faultless final score. Jessica Phoenix (CAN) and Abbey GS rounded out the top three. I enjoyed my evening snapping pictures of the action. Obviously, the competition was a speed class and far from…

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Social Media Files – What’s happening Saturday at Badminton? 2016 Badminton,Riders

  Connect with the Badminton action all weekend: [Website] [Schedule] [Times] [Results] [Cross-country highlight video] Michael Jung (GER) and La Biosthetique Sam FBW made Badminton look like a Novice course today and flew around clear, inside the time to hold his lead. Michael is one horse inspection and a show jumping round away from winning the Rolex Grand Slam. He will be the second rider in history to pull off this great feat, since Pippa Funnel (GBR) won it in 2003. It will be one of the most exciting show jumping days ever at Badminton. Check out the things happening…

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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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Mark Todd makes another legendary save and more great cross-country moments – Badminton 2016 2016 Badminton,Galleries,Missed it?

  Connect with the Badminton action all weekend:  [Website] [Schedule] [Times] [Results]   Take the time and watch this short video to relive some great cross-country moments from Badminton 2016. Check out the great save by the legendary Mark Todd and a couple of others that will leave you bewildered at how these riders manage to stay on. Badminton 2016 cross country highlights   FEI Report   Michael discusses his flawless round:

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Badminton, fashion critiques and selfies with my Eventing hero Missed it?,Riders

  Connect with the Badminton action all weekend:  [Website] [Schedule] [Times] [Results]   Hard on the heels of a thrilling Rolex Kentucky comes the most prestigious four star event in Europe. It’s Badminton time! The ‘Jungernaut’ dominated State side last week and he heads to Badminton with a live chance of winning not only the 4*title, but of also collecting the much coveted Rolex Grand Slam bonus purse of $350, 000. To win the Grand Slam, a rider must consecutively win Badminton, Burghley and Kentucky CCI4* events. The only rider to previously do so was Pippa Funnell in 2003. She…

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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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Michael Jung eyes Rolex Grand Slam – Watch Press conference video to hear his plans 2016 Events,2016 Rolex,Events

    After day two of dressage, Alison Springer (USA) and her long-time partner the 17-year-old Arthur was the only pair that could even break into the thirties with a 39.7 at the 2016 Rolex Kentucky Three Day. Michael Jung (GER) and Fischerocanna FST firmly held their lead with 34.4 and more than a rail in hand. Marilyn Little (USA) and RF Demeter blew on to the scene basically out of nowhere scoring 42.5 considering they have only competed two shows in 2016 and at the Intermediate level. She did admit that the jumps looked big as her perspective is a…

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Marilyn Little and Michael Jung are both winners on different horsepower. Check out the breeding of their victorious mounts. Events,Missed it?

In 2015, Michael Jung (GER) has won 11 FEI events  and Marilyn Little (USA) is close behind, winning 10 FEI events. Most people do not win this many FEI events in a lifetime, let alone in three-quarters of a year. The majority of Michael’s wins have been at the three and four-star level, while Marilyn’s wins have been primarily at the two and three-star level. With Marilyn, we cannot forget that she has only been Eventing since 2010. Her success and wins are the result of only five years in Eventing. It will be fascinating to follow Marilyn’s mounts to…

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Tuesday’s Top 10 – Clues that Michael Jung is an alien Missed it?,Riders,Tuesday's Top 10

WARNING: Only read if you have a sense of humour Check in every Tuesday for our Top 10 list that could feature just about anyone or anything related to Eventing. No rider, owner, coach, or nation is off limits.   Tuesday’s Top 10 – Clues that Michael Jung is an alien 10. His favourite movie is E.T. 9. He has been heard on many occasions saying he wants to “Phone home.” 8. When he was a little boy and his friends were playing with trucks and cars, he was playing with spaceships. 7. The German government is part of the cover-up. This is not…

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92 pairs contesting Burghley – Here is the drawn order Events,Missed it?

The drawn order has been announced for the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials CCI4* on September 3rd to 6th. Currently, there are 92 duos set to compete but there have been 95 numbers assigned because two riders have multiple entries that they will not be riding. Oliver Townend has four mounts listed but will only ride three. Pippa Funnel has three horses listed but she is only going to ride two. Some riders currently in the drawn order for Burghley may still withdraw and reroute to Blair Castle European Championships. William Fox-Pitt (GBR) has two horses on the start list, Fernhill…

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