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Von Eckermann and Chacanno Unbeatable at Al Shira’aa Horse Show

Sweden’s world number eight, Henrik von Eckermann rode to stylish victory in the CSI4* Grand Prix presented by Longines and Al Shira’aa Stables at the Al Shira’aa International Horse Show tonight (Saturday), on his talented bay stallion, Chacanno. The class, which brought the curtain down on the four-day show at the Al Forsan International Sports Resort in Abu Dhabi, consisted ...

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Double-Winning Breen Means Business for Z7 at Al Shira’aa International Horse Show UAE Riders Capture Four Wins on Opening Day

  Irish rider, Shane Breen was in double form on the opening day of the CSI4* Al Shira’aa International Horse Show in Abu Dhabi today (Wednesday) winning both the Young Horse class and the concluding Z7 Presents Grand Prix-qualifying class, with Can Ya Makan. The show, now in its second year, is staged by Al Shira’aa Stables, the company founded ...

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Watch Now: Countdown To 2017 Final is On!

The countdown to the 15th and final event of the 2017 Longines Global Champions Tour and Global Champions League is on, with less than two weeks before the world’s top horses and riders compete in the thrilling showdown at AL SHAQAB, Qatar from 9th-11th November. After a season which has seen more twists and turns than a Formula 1 circuit, ...

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TEAM UAE SPRING A BIG SURPRISE WITH VICTORY IN LONGINES CHALLENGE CUP

Team UAE enjoy their victory gallop after winning tonight's Longines Challenge Cup at the Longines FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Final in Barcelona (ESP). (FEI/Libby Law)

It was history in the making when the United Arab Emirates crushed their considerably more experienced opponents to win the Challenge Cup at the Longines FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Final under the lights of the Real Club de Polo in Barcelona (ESP) tonight. They finished second-last of the 15 participating nations in yesterday’s first qualifier when collecting a total of ...

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International Equestrian Federation Technical Committee discusses amendments to qualification requirements for World Cup

The Technical Committee of the 7th Group of the International Equestrian Federation recently discussed, during its meeting at the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club, the new amendments to the qualification requirements of the Arab League for the World Cup, as well as ways to develop and cooperate with other organising committees, and how to overcome the obstacles facing equestrians and ...

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GCL Teams Ready to Kick Up a Storm in Paris

Photo: GCL / Stefano Grasso

Round eight of the Global Champions League sees home city team Paris Panthers vying for a powerful performance straight out of the starting blocks. In an earlier interview, Panthers rider Jack Hardin Towell said: “I hope we’re going to start strong!” The iconic Eiffel Tower will provide the picture-perfect backdrop as the Championship battle hots up, with a passionate crowd ...

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Super Swedes win Division 1 cliffhanger in Rotterdam

A brilliant double-clear from pathfinders Henrik von Eckermann and Cantinero helped Team Sweden to victory in today's edge-of-the-seat fifth leg of the FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2017 Europe Division 1 League in Rotterdam (NED). (FEI/Christophe Taniere)

In a competition that was most definitely a game of two halves, Team Sweden stood strong to win the fifth leg of the FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2017 Europe Division 1 series in Rotterdam (NED) today. With four teams sharing a zero score at the end of the first round, and the remaining four only a single fence behind, it ...

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Stars out in force for glittering LGCT Cannes

Stars out in force for glittering LGCT Cannes

An A-list line up of show jumping superstars will head to the sparkling destination of Cannes this week as the overall battle for the Championship takes the spotlight.   Just a stone’s throw from the world-famous La Croisette, the Longines Global Champions Tour and Global Champions League of Cannes event is a remarkable combination of glamour and top-class sport. Held ...

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Hollywood ending as Casall bows out with dream LGCT Grand Prix win

Hollywood ending as Casall bows out with dream LGCT Grand Prix win

In a moment of pure sporting magic, the legendary stallion Casall ASK retired with a phenomenal Grand Prix win at the Longines Global Champions Tour in Hamburg. The curtain came down on the final chapter in Casall ASK’s incredible career in the most extraordinary way, as the 18-year-old bay stallion exited the stage with a true Hollywood-style ending. Tens of ...

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Dream Finish for Ward As He Lifts Longines FEI World Cup

USA's double Olympic gold medallist, McLain Ward lifts the Longines FEI World Cup™ trophy for the first time on the winner's podium with Romain Duguet (SUI) in second and Henrik von Eckermann (SWE) third at the Final 2017 Omaha (USA) today. (Liz Gregg/FEI)

By Louise Parkes McLain Ward (41) couldn’t hold back the emotions when he finally clinched the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping trophy in Omaha (USA) tonight. It’s been a long time coming, and the victory was very, very sweet. “I’ve been doing this for 25 years or more, and I’ve come so close so many times and one way or ...

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