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 […]


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 […]

Morsink: ‘If I ride well, Dakina II can stay clear’

Elike Morsink was too quick to beat the competitors in the Hästens price for U25 riders. Morsink rode the 1.45m class with the 12-year-old Dakina II (f. Indoctro). The Dutchman stayed in the 9-man jump-off clear in a time of 33.75 seconds. Micky Morssinkhof came second with 9-year-old Graziano (f. Baltic VDL) and in the […]

Gal: ‘Actually, GLOCK’s Total US can do just about anything’

Edward Gal rode the stars from the sky in the Anemone Horse Trucks award at Jumping Amsterdam. Gal rode GLOCK’s Total US (f. Totilas) in the Intermediaire I Freestyle with music to a fantastic score of 80.458%. Kirsten Brouwer came second with 10-year-old Foundation RR (f. United) and her class was rated 77.375%. Madeleine Witte-Vrees […]

De Koeyer: “The performance was very good today’’

Jasmien De Koeyer was the strongest in the Kingsley Future Cup U25 presented by Hoefslag. De Koeyer rode a very strong test with Esperanza (f. Desperados), which was rated with 77.258%. Thalia Rockx came second with 18-year-old Verdi La Fazenda (f. Florett As). De Koeyer kept Rockx at 3.38% distance. Carlijn Huberts came third with […]

Ehning: “It’s a special blessing for me’’

The riders will compete in the 1.50m classe in the Telegraaf prize at Jumping Amsterdam Tonight. Ten riders qualified for the blood clotting jump-off. The top rider Marcus Ehning and the 12-year-old A la Carte NRW (f. Abke) came the longest and took off with the victory. Ehning rode the jump-off very fast in a […]

Gaudiano: A good start is hopefully a indication for the next few days’

Emanuele Gaudiano won the Heineken 0.0 prize at Jumping Amsterdam tonight. In the two-phase class over 1.45m the Italian did everything he could to win in the saddle of the 10-year-old BWP’er Kingston van het Eikenhof (f. Epleaser van’t Heike). Gaudiano left all the beams in the second stage and finished in 26.48 seconds. Gaudiano […]

Kuipers: ‘Fabulous knows exactly what to do in the ring’

Doron Kuipers won the Zegwaard Rioolontstopping Prijs at Jumping Amsterdam this afternoon. Kuipers kept a cool head and stayed clear in a time of 54.30 seconds. The Dutchman rode in the 1.40m class immediately on time with the 10-year-old KWPN’er Fabulous (f. Harley VDL). Kuipers brought Jos Verlooy to the second place. The Belgian was […]

Werth: ‘Weihegold is a honest and motivated mare’

In the World Cup Grand Prix dressage presented by VriendenLoterij the dressage queen Isabell Werth came, saw and conquered with the 15-year-old black mare Weihegold OLD (f. Blue Hors Don Schufro) at Jumping Amsterdam. Werth is the boss of the strong competition and rode the Oldenburger to a score of 83.565%. Charlotte Dujardin was really […]

Van de Mheen: ‘I was always trying to grab the most forward distance’

In the Meadowbrook Farms Prize at Jumping Amsterdam the Dutch Elize van de Mheen secured the victory. The rider was with the 12-year-old KWPN’er Dakota B (f. Calvaro Z) in the 1.40m class directly on time in the U25 and finished clear in 51.99 seconds. The Swedish Stella Röhlcke was 1.75 seconds slower than the […]

Gal: ‘It was a tough test’

The dressage Magazine Prize at Jumping Amsterdam was a prey for Edward Gal and the 8-year-old Glock’s Total US (f. Totilas). Gal received a standing ovation from the enthusiastic audience, which the jury judged with 75,539%. Kirsten Brouwer rode the 10-year-old Foundation RR (f. United) and took the second prize home. The jury judged the […]

Ireland’s Lynch books Las Vegas ticket with brilliant win in Leipzig

Ireland’s Denis Lynch firmly secured his spot at the 2020 Longines Final when storming to victory with GC Chopin’s Bushi in the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2019/2020 Western European League qualifier in Leipzig, Germany today where home-side superstars Christian Ahlmann and Marcus Ehning finished second and third. By Louise Parks Already lying tenth after […]

Super Steve Guerdat posts Swiss victory at Basel

In the 90th World Cup competition of his spectacular career, three-time series champion Steve Guerdat galloped to victory with Victorio des Frotards in the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2019/2020 Western European League qualifier on home ground at Basel in Switzerland today.  Despite a tough first-round test from ace German course designer Frank Rothenberger, this […]

Killer Queen reigns supreme for Germany’s Deusser in Mechelen

Germany’s Daniel  Deusser  won today’s Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2019/2020 Western European League qualifier at Mechelen in Belgium with a spectacular last-to-go performance from the nine-year-old mare Killer Queen VDM. In a 12-horse jump-off, the 2014 series champion was chasing the target time of 44.02 seconds set by Switzerland’s Pius Schwizer and the gelding […]