Posts tagged as: Richard Spooner

Spooner and Cristallo in Monaco Trifecta

Aerial view of the show grounds at Monaco.

Richard Spooner and Cristallo won the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix du Prince de Monaco CSI5* 1.60m on June 29, producing the only triple-clear round out of three who made the jump-off. Great Britain’s William Funnel and Billy Congo were second with four-faults. Australia’s Edwina Tops-Alexander and Guccio were third with seven faults. In […]

Edwina Tops GCT Tour

Edwina Tops-Alexander and Cevo Itot du Chateau on course in Abu Dhabi.

Consistency pays off on the Global Champions Tour. Parlaying her extraordinary lead throughout the 2012 season, Australia’s Edwina Tops-Alexander earned a second consecutive GCT championship crown, even though ranked 27th in the final test of the 12-part series, the $518,000 Gucci Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi, a CSI5* 1.60m. Sweden’s Katharina Offel and Fidji Island […]

Bengtsson Pursues Global Conquest

Rolf-Göran Bengtsson of Sweden.

Cue the fireworks for the Global Champions Tour Final in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Nov. 24. Rolex/FEI World Show Jumping No.1 Rolf-Göran Bengtsson of Sweden has drawn even with Australia’s Edwina Tops-Alexander, creating a tie at the top of the leaderboard for the start the 12th leg of the tour. Each has 196 points. At this […]

Le Grand Tour

Nick Skelton and his grey gelding Carlo jumping.

The Chantilly leg of the Global Champions Tour featured nine U.S. show jumpers in the grand prix, with Beezie Madden making it all the way to No. 2 on Simon. It was Hans-Dieter Dreher of Germany that triumphed at the July 21 grand prix on his dark bay stallion Magnus Romeo, but with a week […]

US Riders Reign at Spruce

Flexible looks very careful as he clears a vertical jump with Rich Fellers.

U.S. riders Rich Fellers, Richard Spooner and Reed Kessler rocked day one of the Spruce Meadows North American, winning three big classes at the event, which kicked off July 4 and runs through July 8 in Calgary. On July 5  it was countryman McLain Ward and Rothchild that won the $35,000 1.60m PwC Cup, while […]

Maher the Star at GCT Spain

Ben Maher and Tripple X on course in Valencia, Spain.

Great Britain topped the charts on the second leg of the Global Champions Tour in Valencia, Spain, May 4-6, with Ireland coming in second. The nations took prime podium spots at the GCT Grand Prix of Spain, with GBR’s Ben Maher jumping to victory on Tripple X III in a fast, clear 41.35. Michael Whitaker […]

Spooner tops Alltech $250K

Richard Spooner clears a jump on his horse Cristallo using his distinctive "forward seat."

Richard Spooner and Cristallo won the Alltech National Horse Show $250,000 Grand Prix CSI-W on Nov. 5, using tight inside turns to edge out Great Britain’s Nick Skelton aboard Carlo 273 by just three-tenths of a second. Jessica Springsteen and Cincinatti Le Silla came in third as the fastest four-fault team for round two. The […]

U.S. World Cup Show Jumpers

Ashlee Bond and Cadett 7 win the 2010 Los Angeles National

Ashlee Bond, Rich Fellers and Richard Spooner are the West Coast riders selected to represent the United States at the Rolex/FEI World Cup Final, taking place April 27-May 1 in Leipzig, Germany. The event will make World Cup history in that it is the first to feature under one roof the finals in three disciplines […]

Richard Spooner: Peak Performance

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California’s fair-haired boy, Richard Spooner, became the toast of Palm Beach, distinguishing himself at the Winter Equestrian Festival and on the Florida circuit with mounts including Cristallo and Billy Bianca. The international show jumping champion  returned to Southern California in early April, having spent the prior month competing at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, […]

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