Sunday, March 27, 2011


Ireland's Denis Lynch is presented with his prize by Anthony Schaub from Rolex after securing a place at the 2010/2011 Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping final at Leipzig, Germany next month with a superb victory at the last Western European League qualifier in 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands today.  Photo: FEI/Dirk Caremans.

's-Hertogenbosch (NED)
27 March 2011

Ireland's Denis Lynch snatched a last-minute place at next month's Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping final in Leipzig, Germany with a superb victory in the final qualifier of the Western European League series at 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands today.  Riding the gigantic 11 year old gelding Abbervail van het Dingeshof which belongs to his Swiss patron Thomas Straumann, the Irishman produced a stunning round when eighth to go in the thrilling 17-horse jump-off, and could not be caught despite the best efforts of many of the super-stars who followed him.

Hunters: Wellington: WEF: Inclusive Takes Home Another Championship with Victoria Colvin in the Large Junior Hunters 15 & Under

Victoria Colvin and Inclusive are the Large Junior Hunter 15 & Under champions during the eleventh week of the 2011 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival. Photo © Sportfot, Official Sport Photographer of the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival,

For Immediate Release
Brooke Bidgood for Equestrian Sport Productions

Wellington, FL - March 26, 2011 - As the morning began at the 2011 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival today, the younger section of Large Junior Hunters, with twenty-one entries, took the main stage first in the E.R. Mische Grand Hunter Ring.

Ever present in championship presentations, Victoria Colvin and Scott Stewart's Inclusive were awarded the championship for this week's division of Large Junior Hunters 15 & Under. Colvin, of Loxahatchee, Florida, only began riding Inclusive, an eight-year-old Warmblood gelding, at the beginning of circuit this winter.

"He's really easy and fun, and he jumps really high!" beamed Colvin of her mount Inclusive. Inclusive's ability to jump high, and in such good form, makes him a stand out in any division he shows in. The technique of both Inclusive and Colvin earned them some impressive scores this week. The pair won three blue ribbons this week, and even received a score of 91 in one of the classes. They also received a score of 87.5 in another class, however, due to the extremely competitive nature of the division that was only good enough for a third.

Both riders, Colvin and Stewart, plan to continue riding and showing Inclusive through the summer. "I'll keep showing him in the juniors, and Scott will show him some too," explained Colvin. However, the main goal for Inclusive is that he will be a junior hunter mount for Colvin.

Another ever-present competitor in the hunter ring was awarded the reserve championship in the younger section of Large Junior Hunters this week. Lillie Keenan and the Chansonette Farm entry Madison came in a close second for overall points. The winning duo won one class, placed second in three classes, and was third in the remaining class to just miss the championship by two points.

Tomorrow, the Large Pony Hunters will be awarded their championship in Ring Twelve. Stay tuned for results.

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Jumping: Wellington: WEF: Laura Kraut and Cedric Capture $500,000 FTI Consulting Finale Grand Prix CSI 5*

Laura Kraut and Cedric
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Lauren Fisher for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.

Wellington, FL - March 26, 2011 - The Palm Beach International Equestrian Center experienced one of its biggest crowds ever on Saturday night as more than 7,000 spectators filled the stands to watch Laura Kraut (USA) and Cedric race to victory in the $500,000 FTI Consulting Finale Grand Prix, CSI 5* during week eleven of the 2011 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). Kraut and Cedric won two grand prix classes in a row earlier in the circuit with victories in the $78,000 Adequan Grand Prix CSI 2* during week four and the $150,000 FEI World Cup™ Grand Prix CSI 3*-W presented by Spy Coast Farm during week five. Tonight was the pair's third and biggest grand prix victory of the WEF circuit to conclude a fantastic winter season.


's-Hertogenbosch (NED), 26 March 2011
The Netherlands' Adelinde Cornelissen and Jerich Parzival secured their fifth win in the Western European League of the 2010/2011 Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage series at the tenth and final qualifying round in 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands today.  They are pictured receiving their prize from Lisa Wells, Reem Acra.  Photo: FEI/Dirk Caremans.

The Netherlands' Adelinde Cornelissen and Jerich Parzival secured their fifth victory of the season when coming out on top at the last qualifying leg of the 2010/2011 Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage Western European League at 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands this afternoon.  They now look sure-fire favourites to scoop the title at the final which takes place in Leipzig, Germany from 27 April to 1 May, and the Dutch rider said today - "yes, we're in pretty good shape!".