Canadian Olympic Champion Eric Lamaze has launched his newly designed website, www.torreypinesstable.com.
Juan Carlos Garcia of Italy and his swift mount Paulin took the opening 5* class of the Longines Global Champions Tour final leg at the magnificent Al Shaqab in Doha. Current European Champion Roger Yves Bost and Castle Forbes Cosma was just 0.4s behind in second with Germany’s Johannes Ehning in third place. There was early success in the event on home soil for local Qatari riders Hamad Ali Mohamed Al Attiyah and Faleh Suwead Al Ajami who finished in 4th and 6th and joined the prize giving ceremony.
Champions were crowned and victories savored at the close of the 2013 Galway Downs International Three-Day Event. The blue ribbon in the top international division, the CCI3*, went to Buck Davidson and Petite Flower, who finished on a score of 59.2. Jolie Wentworth and GoodKnight finished second (59.7), and Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp and HHS Cooley (61.6) finished third.
When the margins are this thin, and the riders are this good, sometimes less than a second means the difference between winning and losing. And that’s exactly how it went for Ireland’s Conor Swail who edged out American Laura Kraut for top spot in the $33,000 Jolera International Jumper Welcome at the CSI4*-W Royal Horse Show tonight.
Qatar, one of the world’s most dynamic countries, is set to welcome the greatest riders and horses in show jumping for a €1.75 million showdown at the final leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour.
Vita Flex Congratulates Victory Team Member Lauren Hough and Ohlala for a Soaring Win Across the Pond in UK
Vita Flex Victory Team member Lauren Hough and her mount Ohlala soared to an amazingly fast victory in the Sky Sports Trophy class at the Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Coming in a full 1.77 seconds faster than the second place finisher, Hough and Ohlala flew to claim first place with a time of 60.02. Vita Flex wishes to congratulate Hough and Ohlala, who set the US flag flying in the first place position at this renowned event in Great Britain.
When Liza Boyd heard about the new format for the $5,000 WCHR Professional Finals, she had a premonition that this might be her year. The six top riders in the WCHR Professional National standings qualified to compete over two rounds on unfamiliar horses and then rode their own horses for the third and final Handy Round.
The Longines Global Champions Tour will make a sparkling debut in 2014 in the “diamond city” of Antwerp, Belgium. Antwerp will become part of the world’s most prestigious show jumping circuit next year welcoming the world’s Top 30 riders for several days of top-level competition.
The great stars of world show jumping today are set to compete at the crucial Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix showdown in Switzerland this weekend.
Canadian Olympic Champion Eric Lamaze is off to a strong start at the CSIO5* Spruce Meadows “Masters” tournament, placing second in the $125,000 CANA Cup on Thursday, September 5. The five-day international show jumping competition runs September 4 to 8 in Calgary, AB.
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