Monday, October 25, 2010

Eventing: Hagyard Mid South: CCI1*: Rozycki, Hoiness, Gaines and Southern Claim USEF National CCI1* Eventing Championships at The Hagyard Midsouth Three-Day Event and Team Challenge By Helen Murray

Lexington, KY- On a blustery fall day the USEF National CCI1* Championships concluded with some of the United States' best up-and-coming combinations contesting the show jumping phase. Champions were crowned across four separate divisions at the competition that was held in combination with the Hagyard Midsouth Three-Day Event and Team Challenge at the Kentucky Horse Park.


Le Lion d'Angers (FRA), 25 October 2010

Germany's Andreas Dibowski dominated the 25th World Eventing Championship for Young Horses, staged at the Haras Nationaux du Lion d’Angers, France from 21 to 24 October.

The German Olympian and his much-admired stallion Mighty Magic (Mytens XX/Heraldik XX) which finished second in last year’s 6 year-old class, returned to take the coveted 7 year-old title with a convincing victory. For good measure a clear round in the final jumping phase secured second place with Butts Avedon, who like Dibowski's 2010 Badminton runner-up ride Euroridings Butts Leon is also sired by the WBFSH top ranked stallion Heraldik XX.  This was a dream result for the 44-year-old from Dohle in Lower Saxony.

Jumping: World Cup: Leg Three - Lyon - by Nan Rawlins

On Saturday, October 31, 2010 the third leg of the Rolex Jumping World Cup competition will be held in Lyon France. 

Beginning at 2:30 p.m. (8:30 a.m. Eastern Time) in what are considered by many to be Lyon's ideal technical conditions, top competitors will gather to decide who moves on to the next World Cup leg in Verona Italy. Considered the toughest, the European League will qualify the most riders (eighteen)  for the Rolex World Cup® Finals in Leipzig Germany April 27 - May 1, 2011. 

Dressage: Reem Acra FEI World Cup: Lyon: On the Road to Leipzig - by Nan Rawlins

The Road to Leipzig moves south when the third leg of the Reem Acra FEI Dressage World Cup® will be competed in Lyon France on Thursday, October 28 and Friday October 29.

Driving: 2010-2011: World Cup Rankings and Calendar

Current WEG Driving Champion Boyd Excell (AUS) in Kentucky (©Nan Rawlins/Equimage®)
The current FEI World Cup Driving Competitors and Calendar for the  2010-2011 season are as follows:

Competitors FEI World Cup™ Driving 2010-2011/ Final Standings World Cup Qualification:
1        Zoltan Lazar        HUN        84
2        IJsbrand Chardon        NED        77
3        Koos de Ronde        NED        69

Eventing: Galway Downs: Stark Is On Course For The Galway Downs International Three-Day Event

Temecula, Calif., Oct. 16, 2010 — Ian Stark, the cross-country course designer for the Galway Downs International Three-Day Event, says that he’ll be easy to find during the cross-country day, on Saturday.
“I’ll be the one hiding in the corner, sweating all day,” said Stark with a laugh. “To be honest, you feel pretty ill with anxiety the entire day, until the last horse is home safe.”