Entries by Irene

Looking Back with The Legends

Some of the biggest names in Jumping history tell us about their Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final wins… The Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final is one of the highlights of the equestrian year, and winning the title is something that only a select few athletes have achieved. Indeed, there have been 28 winners in […]

FEI: Local Heroes, The Netherlands

In our new series, we focus on a particular nation’s mix of fabulous equestrian talents… The Dutch love their equestrian heroes… and the rest of the world does too! Some of the biggest names in the sport’s history have come from the Netherlands, a relatively small European country, where equestrian is hugely popular. The enthusiasm […]

FEI: Celebrating Amsterdam

Over the weekend we were meant to be enjoying Amsterdam, we take a look at this magnificent annual event… Equestrian events don’t get much bigger than the fabulous Jumping Amsterdam, which has taken place in front of sold-out stands in the famous Dutch city for more than 60 years! This prestigious show has been held […]

FEI World Cup™ Finals 2020 in Las Vegas cancelled due to Coronavirus

The International Equestrian Federation (FEI), United States Equestrian (USEF) and Las Vegas Events have announced the force majeure cancellation of the FEI World Cup™ Finals 2020 in Las Vegas. The annual equestrian competition, featuring the Olympic disciplines of Jumping and Dressage, was scheduled for 15-19 April at the Thomas & Mack Center. “It is very […]

Jumping Amsterdam assured of FEI Dressage World Cup qualifier 2021

Amsterdam – The FEI, the international equestrian association, has announced that two more FEI Dressage World Cup qualifications will be held in the Netherlands in the 2020/2021 season. The FEI Dressage World Cup qualifier has been on the program for many years during both Jumping Amsterdam and Indoor Brabant. Now the FEI announced that both […]


Marc Houtzager gave Jumping Amsterdam a dreamed winner of the FEI World Cup competition. Houtzager trumped with the twelve year old mare Sterrehof’s Dante his compatriot Harrie Smolders, who led for a long time. With four riders of TeamNL in the top 7, it was a fantastic conclusion of an atmospheric and sporty Jumping Amsterdam. […]

Houtzager pips Smolders in Amsterdam thriller

Dutch riders proved unbeatable on home ground when Marc Houtzager snatched victory from compatriot Harrie Smolders in a thrilling nine-horse jump-off at the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2019/2020 Western European League qualifier in Amsterdam (NED) today. Third to go against the clock, Smolders set a super-fast target when breaking the beam with the 11-year-old […]

Jur Vrieling takes North Holland Prize: “Maybe I’ll learn it again”

He did not expect it, but Jur Vrieling was at the front in the award ceremony of the Province of Noord-Holland Prize, a 1.45 m with jump-off this afternoon. The Groninger was with 0/26.48 the best of 12 jump-off combinations. “My horse Fiumicino van de Kalevallei is actually not a very fast horse”, says Vrieling […]

Jumping Amsterdam forerunner in veterinary facilities

The horses play the leading role at Jumping Amsterdam. A whole team is ready to provide these ‘stars’ with the best care. FEI veterinarian Julia Ridder and attending veterinarian Arie Hoogendoorn are constantly in the RAI Amsterdam to keep an eye on the health of the horses. In addition, Jumping Amsterdam, following the guidance during […]

Epaillard: ‘I drove outside and was faster than Marcus Ehning’

Tonight was an exciting battle in the Anemone Horse Trucks Grand Prix of Amsterdam powered by Stoeterij Sterrehof. Julien Epaillard defeated ten competitors with the 13-year-old mare Toupie de la Roque (f. Kannan) in the 11 strong jump-off in a time of 29.58 seconds. Marcus Ehning had to settle for second place with the 12-year-old […]