Posts tagged as: show jumping

Germany Wins the BMO Nations’ Cup

Hans Dieter Dreher and Colore

Germany stood in the winner’s circle for the ninth time in the history of the Nations’ Cup at the Spruce Meadows Masters Tournament, going back to 1977 when West Germany emerged champion in the inaugural class. Belgium was second, France third. The Sept. 7 victory was Germany’s second consecutive BMO Nations’ Cup victory at the […]

Davis, Cook Make Cut for Nations Cup

Karl Cook and Jonkheer Z

The USEF has named its teams and riders for the Nations Cup competition at the CSIO5*s at the Spruce Meadows Continental and in Rotterdam. The United States Equestrian Federation was invited to send two teams to the CSIO5* Spruce Meadows, June 13-16, in Calgary, Canada. For the CSIO5* Rotterdam the U.S. will be represented by […]

U.S. Jumpers Set for Sweden

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

Eleven of the United States’ best show jumping riders are heading to Gothenburg, Sweden in hopes of being named the 2013 Rolex/FEI World Cup Final champion. Included in the U.S. contingent is reigning champion Rich Fellers. In addition to Fellers, riding under the supervision of the newly installed U.S. show jumping team chef d’equipe Robert […]

Homfeld Designs HITS Million

Conrad Homfeld and his grey stallion Abdullah sail over a jump in Aachen.

Two-time Olympic medalist Conrad Homfeld has been selected as course designer for the  new AIG Thermal $1 Million Grand Prix, scheduled for March 17 as the capper to seven weeks of non-stop hunter/jumper action on the 2013 HITS Desert Circuit. The AIG $1 Million provides a massive shot of prestige to the West Coast show  […]

GBR’s Carlo Sold

Nick Skelton (GBR) and Carlo. (Photo by SportFot)

Carlo 272, the 11-year-old grey gelding that was British rider Nick Skelton’s reserve horse for the Olympics, has been sold to Spanish show jumper Sergio Alvares Moya. With Skelton, Carlo (Contender x Cascavelle) has won numerous international grand prix classes, including at Hamburg, Chantilly, La Baule and Wellington. During the European Championships in Madrid the […]

Guerdat Gets Individual Gold

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Steve Guerdat of Switzerland and Nino de Buissonnet won the Individual Olympic Gold Medal for show jumping today in London, delivering two clear rounds over a very exacting course. Gerco Schroder of the Netherlands took Silver riding Landor S, and Ireland’s Cian O’Connor got Bronze, for his ride on Blue Lloyd 12. At the end […]

Team USA Assesses Its Rounds

McLain Ward and his great grey hores, Antares F

The top eight teams from Sunday’s jumping will contest three coveted medal slots today. The U.S. barely squeeked by, riding in on a two-way tie for seventh. A stellar performance combined with the frontrunners spilling an abundance of rails could see the USA atop the podium, though admittedly, it’s a longshot. But hey, Germany and […]

Saudi Team Leads Olympic Jumping

A grey horse leaps over a Liverpool

A strong performance by Saudi Arabia and a resurgent team USA were the big news out of day two of Olympic Show Jumping, the highlight of which was a second clear round from Rich Fellers and Flexible. Saturday’s contest was the first of three rounds with scores that will count toward team medals. After round […]

Dutch Rock While U.S. Rolls Day 1 of Olympic Jumping

Rich Fellers and Flexible sail over an oxer.

The Netherlands  led the pack in the first day of Olympic show jumping  Aug. 4 and will be a force to contend with as the group moves on to team competition Aug. 5-6. Germany, the U.K. and Switzerland also did very well. The U.S. got off to a strong start with clean rounds by McLain […]

Jumpers Trotted Out at Olympics

Rich Fellers and Flexible make a dashing duo at the veterinary jog.

Ninety show jumping horses from 26 countries got their first glimpse of the main arena for the Olympic Games in Greenwich Park when they were presented before the Ground Jury at the jog on Aug. 2. The The U.S. Team looked sharp under the care of veterinarian Dr. Tim Ober, farrier Dr. Todd Meister, physiotherapist […]

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