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Today’s stop Germany to the watch highlights from the CIC1* and CIC2* at the 2015 Radolfzell Event in April. Watch some of Germany’s top riders competing here, including Sandra Auffarth, Michael Jung, Dirk Schrade, Kai Steffen Meier and his wife from Belgium Lara De Liedekerke – Meier. Thank you to 4Eventing for allowing us to travel across the globe and watch Eventing in Germany. Placing highlights: Sandra won the CIC2* on her 2014 WEG individual and team gold medal winning horse Opgun Louvo and she placed 5th on her newest ride Ispo. Ispo was previously ridden by Germany’s late Ben…

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Michael Jung is number one in the FEI world rankings Riders

Michael Jung makes debut at Eventing world number one Michael Jung (GER), who in 2012 became the first Eventing athlete to hold the European, world and Olympic titles simultaneously after scoring individual and team gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games, has jumped to the top of the FEI World Eventing Rankings for the first time in his career. William Fox-Pitt (GBR), the multiple Olympic, World and European medallist who has held the world number one slot for the past 12 months, has now dropped to second. Jung (32), who was third in last month’s rankings, now has a 58-point…

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Eddy Sans wins debut Rolex Indoor Eventing at the CHI Geneva 2014 events,Events

The debut of the Rolex Indoor Eventing was a crowd pleasing and innovative success at the Concours Hippique International de Genève Saturday night in Switzerland. France dominated the podium with two of the top three placings but certainly not by much as the top three riders were all separated by less than one second. To win the class, the objective was to be closest to the optimum time of 118 seconds without jumping faults. No time faults were added if riders came in under the optimum time. Time faults were added if riders exceeded the optimum time. Rails added four…

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Indoor Eventing gaining popularity with debut in Geneva 2014 events,Events

Canada, Germany, Sweden now Switzerland …indoor eventing is picking up steam. Organizers have been working to bring an indoor cross-country class to Geneva for a few years. With all the necessary infrastructure now available, they can include this innovative class. This is a fabulous opportunity for the world’s largest interior arena to exploit its lake, its bank as well as its training paddock. Switzerland’s first and only indoor cross country-course is gearing up to welcome some of the world’s top eventing riders including Olympic champions and a selected few Swiss riders. The star studded roster of eventers from nine different…

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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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Check out the impressive alumni from Le Lion d’Angers 2014 events,Events,Good to know,Horses

As the 2014 Eventing season winds down during the month of October, we have been researching the length of relationships of top riders and their top horses. A trend of long-term relationships beginning at the one-star level has come to the forefront. As our third and final article on the topic this month, we wanted to see where the horses from one of the most prestigious young horse events, The FEI World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses at Le Lion d’Angers, are now. Le Lion d’Angers stringent qualifications: This event is where the top young horses in Europe face…

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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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