Category archives for: Jumpers

Kutscher, Van Gogh Master Hong Kong

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Marco Kutscher and Van Gogh jumped into history today as the first Longines Masters Grand Slam winners. The victory at the Masters of Hong Kong Grand Prix followed his win at the Longines Masters of Los Angeles in October. The achievement nets  $461,000 for Kutscher and owner Hans Horn’s De Wiemselbach — $183,000 for his share of […]

Game On for HITS $3 Mil Marathon

Olympic rider Jaime Azcarraga, of Mexico City, Mexico, is presented a check for $350,000 after winning the AIG $1 Million Grand Prix on Anton Radio Formula, in Thermal, March 2015.  (Photo by ESI Photography)

Okay, sports fans, time to get out the scorecards and track the action to the three biggest prize offerings in U.S. show jumping, the HITS Triple Crown: three individual $1 million classes. With the opening of the HITS Desert Circuit in Thermal, CA, this week, qualifying starts in earnest. The rules have changed a bit […]

French Masters Take Spotlight in Paris

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Just three weeks after the attacks that plunged the world and the City of Light into mourning, French riders elected to wear their French team jackets in all classes at the Longines Masters of Paris, Dec. 3-6.  So it was fitting that native son Patrice Delaveau won the CSI5* show jumping contest’s top prize, the […]

Ahlmann on a Roll to World Cup

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Germany’s Christian Ahlmann won two in a row, taking top honors at the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping contest in Madrid, Spain. Riding the 15-year-old stallion Taloubet Z he came out on top in a jump-off of five. The victory came just seven days after his win on home turf in Stuttgart, on Codex One. The 40-year-old rider couldn’t help but feel […]

Davis, Barron, Slam-Dunk HITS 5*

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Show jumping’s biggest stars took center stage at HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal, California, for the $350,000 Sunshine Grand Prix FEI CSI-5* on Sunday, Nov. 8. Stellar names filling out the go-list included three top 10 riders from the FEI world rankings – Kent Farrington, Beezie Madden and McLain Ward. But it was 23-year-old Stanford student Lucy […]

Engling for the Win at HITS

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Margie Engle continued her winning ways at the HITS Desert Horse Park, winning the $65,500 Sunshine Classic with Royce on Nov. 4, just a day after winning the  $50,000 HITS Welcome Stake on Abunola. The journey from Engle’s home town of Wellington, FL, was clearly worth the trip for winter competition at the National Sunshine Series II. […]

Towell Takes Welcome Prix

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Jack Hardin Towell and New York won today’s $33,000 Welcome Grand Prix at the Del Mar International, topping a class of 53 elite equestrian athletes. Eleven made the jump off on German course designer Heiko Wahlers’ first DMI World Cup Week grand prix, presented by Trelawny Farm. Towell’ s round two time was a blistering 37.04 […]

Simpson, Cook Top Pacific GP

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Will Simpson and The Dude notched their third win at Del Mar, rocketing to the top in the $45,500 Grand Prix of the Pacific, presented by Copernicus Stables. In a jump off of eight, Simpson’s time of 39.59 seconds edged out Karl Cook and Tembla’s 40.21. Cook is a frequent face in top placings, having placed fourth in the […]

Del Mar Porter’s Eminent Domain

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Mandy Porter and Eminent won tonight’s $25,000 Del Mar Welcome Prix, jumping to the top in a field of 50 entries in the GGT Footing Grand Prix Series Event. The first course was a winding track, with a few tight roll backs and a one stride of verticals that proved difficult for many riders. Ten pairs made it to […]

Kutscher and Van Gogh Paint Win

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Seven nations were represented by the seven riders that made the jump off for the $450,000 Longines Grand Prix CSI5* 1.60m at the Masters of Los Angeles, but it was Germany and Marco Kutscher that came out on top. Riding the the 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion Van Gogh, Kutscher, the last in, snatched victory from Great Britain’s Scott Brash […]

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