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Get to know Canada’s top Junior rider – April Simmonds 2015 Pan Am Games,Canadian Eventing,Riders

April Simmonds (CAN) is making her mark on the international leaderboards despite the fact that she is only 17 years old and technically a ‘Junior’ rider. She placed 216th out of 3587 riders on the Eventing – FEI World Eventing Athlete Rankings which puts her in the top 6% of all the Eventers in the world. She was the 6th highest ranking Canadian, making her one of the handful of Canadians to ever crack the top 10 before their 18th birthdays. Training For 11 years, she has been Eventing under the tutelage of Jessica Phoenix, Canada’s top Eventer. In addition,…

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Andrew Nicholson is offering to head back into the ring for New Zealand 2014 WEG,Riders

It looks like Andrew Nicholson is content with how his recent meeting went with Equestrian Sport New Zealand. He met with them to discuss the incident at the World Equestrian Games when he was unsatisfied with the veterinarian care provided to Nereo. In a statement to The Press he said, “I’ve done the debriefing of the year with the HP people and now it’s just a case of letting them digest the whole thing,  I’m sure they have taken on board everything that has been said. I just gave my side of it, it’s up to them to do their…

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Top Price – Right now that is Jonelle Missed it?

With a brilliant ride at the Stuttgart German Masters Indoor Eventing Derby on Wednesday night, Jonelle Price (NZL) took the third place ribbon and was the highest placed female in the highly competitive field. In this year’s 2014 FEI World Eventing Athlete Rankings, she placed second. She is the first woman to break into the top three since Mary King topped the leader board in 2011. Jonelle and Karin Donckers (BEL) are the only women in this year’s top ten, with Karin in 9th. Riding trumps law Riding for Eventing powerhouse New Zealand, Jonelle has not only risen to the…

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Medal winners – produced not bought Good to know,Horses,Missed it?,Riders

Since the 2014 WEG, there is no shortage of discussion and blogs as to why North American Eventers cannot beat their European counterparts. Some obvious advantages include: availability of more competitions, an existing owner culture that is part of the social fabric, access to top training, and plenty of horse breeders. However, it is worth studying the methods and circumstances of the medal winning combinations to determine what separates them from the rest of us. Long-term partnerships It took six years of FEI competitions for Sandra Auffarth (GER) and Opgun Luovo to conquer the Eventing world and win individual Gold…

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