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Team Belgium reigns supreme in hard-fought battle at Sopot 17 Jun 2018

by Louise Parkes  Team Belgium won the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Poland today, but it was no walk in the park. This fourth leg of the Europe Division 1 series attracted teams from eight countries to the Hippodrome Arena in the popular seaside town of Sopot, and with six of....

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Irish on song at Langley 4 Jun 2018

by Louise Parkes Team Ireland posted a convincing victory in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Canada at Langley (CAN) today. In a five-country challenge they established their authority when holding the lead with just two faults on the scoreboard at the halfway stage, and then the....

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Foot-perfect French on fire at St Gallen 3 Jun 2018

by Louise Parkes There were great big smiles on French faces when Philippe Guerdat’s side won the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Switzerland at St Gallen (SUI) this afternoon. The French may be Olympic champions, but what made today’s victory all the more sweet is that t....

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Brazilians triumph over Europe’s elite in hard-fought battle at La Baule 20 May 2018

by Louise Parkes It took nerves of steel for anchorman Pedro Veniss (35) to clinch the honours for Brazil at the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of France in La Baule (FRA) today. In a contest that came right down to the very last ride of the afternoon he had absolutely no room for erro....

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Equestrian election fever: FEI President stands unopposed for re-election and over 50 athletes target eight sport posts 8 May 2018

Ingmar De Vos, who was elected as President of equestrian sport’s global governing body, the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) in 2014, is the sole candidate for this year’s Presidential election, which takes place at the FEI General Assembly in Bahrain’s capital Manama on....

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The Flying Dutchman: Olympian Harrie Smolders debuts as the Longines world number one 4 May 2018

Dutch Olympian Harrie Smolders has secured the number one spot of the Longines World Ranking for the first time in his career, taking the reins from Olympic silver medallist Kent Farrington (USA) who held the position since May 2017.Smolders, who turns 38 next week and made his Olympic debut at the ....

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Swiss sweep to victory at opening leg of Europe Division 1 series in Šamorín 29 Apr 2018

by Louise Parkes Switzerland secured a definitive victory in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Slovakia in Šamorín today. With seven nations chasing points at this first leg of the 2018 Europe Division 1 qualifying series it was a hotly-contested affair, and the eventual winners ....

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More Millar magic helps clinch second Canadian success 23 Apr 2018

by Louise Parkes In a case of “like father, like son”, Jonathon Millar (43) helped seal victory for Team Canada with a foot-perfect performance at the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Mexico in Coapexpan today. His legendary father, Ian (71), produced a pivotal double-clea....

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Madden clinches her second title in a cliffhanger 15 Apr 2018

by Louise Parkes America’s Beezie Madden (54) held on to win the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2018 title in Paris (FRA) today, but she didn’t do it the easy way. In a cliffhanger of a second round she faulted for the first time over three tough days of jumping when last to ....

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A magical round with Breitling gives America’s Madden the early lead at Longines Final 13 Apr 2018

by Louise Parkes She’s done it before, coming out on top five years ago, and tonight America’s Beezie Madden, one of just four lady riders in the field of 37 starters, threw down the gauntlet to all the rest when galloping to victory in the opening speed competition at the Longines ....

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