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Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping: Smolders is the master at Mechelen 30 Dec 2017

by Louise Parkes Dutchman Harrie Smolders (37) out-paced all-comers to win today’s ninth leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2017/2018 Western European League at Mechelen in Belgium. Riding the 13-year-old gelding Zinius, he set an unbeatable target with a fearless run when f....

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Ireland’s Seamus Hughes-Kennedy makes history as first winner of FEI Jumping Trophy™ Final in Mechelen 30 Dec 2017

by Louise Parkes Ireland’s Seamus Hughes-Kennedy wrote his name into the history-books of equestrian sport today when winning the inaugural FEI Pony Jumping Trophy™ Final at Mechelen in Belgium. Riding the 12-year-old mare, Cuffesgrange Cavalidam, the 15-year-old schoolboy had ....

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Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping: French speedster, Julien Epaillard, takes Olympia leg by storm 17 Dec 2017

by Louise Parkes He’s long been one of the fastest riders on the circuit, and today the French speedster Julien Epaillard (40) showed the rest a very clean pair of heels as he galloped to victory in the eighth leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2017/2018 Western European Lea....

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Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping: Australia’s Edwina Tops-Alexander is the queen of La Coruna 10 Dec 2017

by Louise ParkesAustralian wonderwoman, Edwina Tops-Alexander (43), scorched to victory with the lovely mare California in today’s seventh leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2017/2018 Western European League at La Coruna, Spain. In an eight-rider, eight-nation jump-off against th....

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In Memoriam: FEI pays tribute to Jesús Gómez Portugal (MEX) Olympic jumper and former Mexican Federation President 8 Dec 2017

Jesús Gómez Portugal, Olympic jumping athlete and former President of the Mexican Equestrian Federation passed away on 26 November at the age of 77.At the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games, he helped Team Mexico to bronze alongside Gerardo Tazzer Valencia, Alberto Valdez Lacarra and Joaquín Pérez de las....

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In Memoriam: FEI pays tribute to legendary Jumping athlete William “Bill” Steinkraus (USA) 8 Dec 2017

William “Bill” Steinkraus, the five-time Olympian and USA’s first jumping individual gold medalist passed away on 29 November at the age of 92 surrounded by his family.At his 1952 Olympic Games debut in Helsinki, Steinkraus helped Team USA to win team Jumping bronze, and went on to....

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Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping: Brilliant Bosty and super Sydney turn on their magic in Madrid 26 Nov 2017

by Louise Parkes Roger Yves Bost (52) posted the second French win of the season at the sixth leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2017/2018 Western European League in Madrid, Spain tonight. Riding the brilliant chestnut mare Sydney Une Prince, who he partnered to clinch team gold a....

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Final debates before voting at tomorrow’s FEI General Assembly 21 Nov 2017

Olympic qualification and quota distribution were the key focus points at the third of three sessions at the FEI General Assembly in Montevideo (URU) today, ahead of tomorrow’s vote on the system for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.FEI President Ingmar De Vos spoke on how the distribution of quot....

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Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping: Guerdat gallops them all into the ground at Stuttgart 19 Nov 2017

by Louise Parkes On a day when a host nation win seemed all but a given, Swiss superman Steve Guerdat (35) and his flying machine Hannah galloped the opposition into total submission with a whirlwind jump-off round at the fifth leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2017/2018 Western ....

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Viva Las Vegas! USA’s Richard Spooner and Chatinus claim Longines victory 19 Nov 2017

By Catie StaszakThe old adage claims that “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” but it will be hard to keep secret the talent of Richard Spooner’s (USA) new equine star, Chatinus. Spooner piloted the 10-year-old Hanoverian to the gelding’s first World Cup qualifier victory....

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