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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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The secret to producing New Zealand’s Eventing legends uncovered Events

Did you ever wonder why New Zealand has such a fierce group of top Eventers? How does a small nation with a small Eventing circuit produce some of the sports biggest legends. Well we may have discovered a common thread that ties together the Kiwi Elite. Wendy Lansdown is a former Pony Clubber from New Zealand. She is now involved in both the Pony Club and eventing scenes in New Zealand. She is also a well-respected course designer for many events there. Wendy was the team manager for the New Zealand Inter-Pacific Exchange Team, here is what she has to…

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He’s baaaack. Fox-Pitt is again number one. Riders

William Fox-Pitt (GBR), the multiple Olympic, World and European medallist, is back as world Eventing number one after victory in last month’s Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, fourth leg of the FEI Classics™. He had held on to the world number one slot for a year until last month, when Michael Jung (GER), who became the first Eventing athlete to hold the European, world and Olympic titles simultaneously in 2012, jumped to the top of the FEI World Eventing Rankings for the first time in his career. William and Michael have now switched places again, with Williamt holding a 15-point…

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Did the Thoroughbreds deliver at Rolex Kentucky? Events,Rolex 2015

The handsome, vigilant and spirited horse was ideal when the sport of Eventing, featured the long-format, where the horse’s endurance, fitness and conditioning were paramount. Thoroughbreds offer a certain presence, and their boldness, confidence and courage have enabled them to remain competitive. The change in format hasn’t dissuaded upper level riders from competing Thoroughbreds or ex-racehorses and that was very obvious at the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event CCI4* where out of the 75 riders that started the competition, 26 of them were sitting on Thoroughbreds. Rolex 2015 top OTTB When the final penalty points were tallied, Donner the OTTB…

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Price equals Jung and Fox-Pitt is nipping at their heels Events,Rolex 2015

Day two of dressage at Rolex Kentucky brought out the best tests and the top riders in full force. If the draw is random I don’t know but it seems like the best was saved for the last. With a crowd of over 13,000 cheering fans the following pairs strutted their stuff to take the top three spots before heading into cross-country: Tim Price and Wesko –  1st with 36.3 Michael Jung and La Biothetique – Sam FBW – 1st with 36.3 William Fox-Pitt and Bay My Hero – 3rd with 38.5 As we all know that Eventing Connect is…

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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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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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