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Irish Eventing squad named for 2017 European Championships

Ireland has named a team of six riders who will compete at the 2017 FEI European Eventing Championships.  The Irish squad who will compete at Strzegom in Poland is made up entirely of Irish Sport Horses  Austin O’Connor with Kilpatrick Knight  Sarah Ennis with Horseware Stellor Rebound  Jonty Evans with Cooley Rorkes Drift  Joseph Murphy with Sportsfield Othello (ISH) or Gorsehill Pearl  Michael Ryan with Dunlough Striker  Patrica Ryan with Dunrath Eclipse  No reserves have been nominated for the squad.  Irish team manager Sally Corscadden said: “This is my first senior Championships as Irish team manager and I am really looking forward to ... Read More

Germany dominates Aachen Nations Cup

Germany showed they are the team to beat at the forthcoming FEI European Championships with an emphatic win at the Nations Cup at Aachen.  The German team took a stronghold on the competition leading from the outset to take victory by 45.6 penalties over last year’s victors Australia with the Swedish team taking third. It is the ninth victory for the German team since the Nations Cup was introduced.  Germany’s individual riders also dominated the individual competition with Ingrid Klimke taking top honours with Horseware Hale Bob Old with reigning European champion Michael Jung in second with La Biosthetique Sam FBW.  Klimke was ... Read More

Dutch to send two individuals to European championships

The Netherlands will not be sending a team to contest the FEI European Eventing Championships next month, instead choosing to send two experienced individual riders as the federation seeks to build towards the future.  Bettina Hoy, who was appointed as the National Coach of the Dutch Eventing team in January, has chosen elected to send Merel Blom (Rumour Has It) and Alice Naber-Lozeman (ACSI Harry Belafonte or ACSI Peter Parker) to travel to the championships at Strzegom. Of her choice, Hoy commented: “These are two highly experienced riders with experienced horses who have also shown ... Read More

USEF Board of Directors approves recommendation of new CCI**** at Fair Hill International

The US Equestrian Federation (USEF) Board of Directors has recommended Fair Hill International as the venue for a new CCI**** eventing competition from 2019.   The recommendation for Fair Hill International will now be put forward to the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) for consideration this autumn. The date will be approved as part of the 2019 FEI calendar after review by the USEF Calendar Approval process.   In January 2017, the Board of Directors narrowed the list of five applicants down to two venues – the other being Great Meadow International  to two – and ... Read More

France announces European team 

France has announced the team of riders who it hopes will bring home the gold medal at the forthcoming FEI European Eventing Championships in Poland.  Following the choice made by the national competition coach, Thierry Touzaint and the French technical team, the following riders have been chosen to compete at Strzegom in August.  Thomas Carlile and Upsilon, winners of the Event Rider Masters at Barbury earlier this month, have been named alongside Sidney Dufresne (Treasure Mail), Gwendolen Fer (Traumprinz), Maxime Livio (Opium de Verriere or Qalao des Mers), Donatien Schauly (Pivoine des Touches) and Thibaut Vallette (Qing du Briot).   Gwendolen Fer said ... Read More

Australia to Defend Nations Cup Title

Tomorrow marks the opening day of competition for Australia’s Eventing team at Aachen as they aim to defend their Nations Cup title. This year’s team includes Rio bronze medallists Chris Burton and Shane Rose as well as Emma McNab and Katja Weimann. For 34-year-old Katja Weimann her inclusion in the team is a significant step in her lifelong riding career. It will be the first time she has ever represented her country at major international level and her long-awaited Aachen debut. “It’s very exciting,” Weimann said. Only several months ago the Victorian ... Read More

USA take victory in FEI Nations Cup at Great Meadow

For the second year in a row, the USA team took victory in the FEI Nations Cup eventing competition on home soil.  Only two of the original named USA team were able to compete at the Great Meadow International CICO3* with both alternates - Boyd Martin and Lynn Symansky - being called up in the final hours.  Following the dressage, the home nation only had a 1.1 point lead over Canada with Great Britain in third.  Canada’s Jessica Phoenix and Pavarotti took the early lead in the dressage on a score of 44.0. “It was his first test since Rolex,” she said, “so ... Read More

Canada announces Nations Cup team for Great Meadow International 

Equestrian Canada has announced the athletes who will represent the Canadian Eventing Team in the CICO3* FEI Nations’ Cup™ Eventing , to be hosted at the Great Meadow International, presented by Adequan®, in The Plains, VA from July 7-9, 2017. Canada will be represented by the following athletes: Athlete/Hometown/Horse/Owner Lisa Marie Fergusson - Honor Me Selena O’Hanlon - Foxwood High  Jessica Phoenix -  Pavarotti, Don J. Good or A Little Romance/ Waylon Roberts - Kelecyn Cognac Reserve: Holly Jacks-Smither - More Inspiration The Canadian athletes will be led by Chef d’Équipe and Chair of the EC Eventing High Performance Advisory Group, Dr. Rob Stevenson, during the CICO3* FEI Nations’ ... Read More

Dutch announce Young Rider and Junior teams

The Dutch team has announced the combinations who will compete at this year’s European Eventing Championships for Junior and Young Riders at Millstreet in July.  Jan van Beek has chosen ten riders to travel to the championships, including British-based young rider Janou Bleekman.  "We just had a very nice Dutch championship in Renswoude. There was a beautiful cross and selective jumping course, with time jumping too tight. That was a good preparation for the European Championships where you can expect that too. In Ireland, I definitely expect a big course. I've selected combinations that I expect to deliver the best performance under ... Read More

Sweden announces European eventing team

 Sweden has announced the names of the six event riders who will form its team for the European Championships at Strzegom in August.  Four riders rider in the team and two start individually. The team will consist of Sara Algotsson Ostholt (Reality 39), Louise Svensson Jähde (Waikiki or Weloch's Utah Sun), Ludwig Svennerstål (Paramount Importance) and Anna Freskgård (Box Qutie). Niklas Lindbäck (Focus Filiocus) and Malin Josefsson (Allan V) will ride as individuals.  Two riders have been named as reserves: Hanna Berg (Quite Survivor) and Linda Algotsson (Fairnet). Sweden’s Eventing Manager Fredrik Bergendorff's has based his squad on established riders supplemented with younger ... Read More