• FEI World Individual Dressage Ranking Number 1: Kristina Bröring-Sprehe (GER)

    FEI World Individual Dressage Ranking Number 1: Kristina Bröring-Sprehe (GER)

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    Longines Rankings Show Jumping Number 1: McLain Ward (USA)

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    FEI World Eventing Athlete Rankings Number 1: Michael Jung (GER)

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Van Schijndel’s Cosun sold to Vladimir Tuganov

Van Schijndel’s Cosun (Up To Date x Cavalier) was sold to Russian show jumper Vladimir Tuganov. Under Dutch rider Piet Raijmakers jr. the KWPN Champion of 2010 developed rapidly to the highest level of the sport. Piet Raijmakers jr. will continue to ride the nine-year-old gelding this summer, before the new rider takes over the reins in September. Cosun was previously ridden by Sonja Vlaar and Nathalie van der Mei. Vladimir Tuganov already invested in Jeroen Dubbeldam’s former ride Counselor (by Judgement) earlier this year.

Extra van Essene back with Marlon Zanotelli

Marlon Zanotelli has retaken the reins of his former top horse Extra van Essene. Exactly one year ago the 12-year-old Diamant de Semilly son moved to Markus Beerbaum’s pupil Victoria Vargas and out of the spotlights. Now Extra van Essene is back in the Brazilian rider’s stables and Zanotelli is back in the saddle, competing at the CSI5* Global Champions Tour of Antwerp already. 

FEI takes no further action against Pénélope Leprévost

The FEI will not undertake any further action against French show jumper Pénélope Leprévost in the incident which occurred at the World Cup Final in Gothenburg, where her reactions to Vagabond de la Pomme’s stumble in the warm up sparked much debate. Leprévost stated she was genuinely sorry for her actions. The FEI Steward reported the incident to the FEI, which investigated the case. The FEI concluded in a press statement; “The FEI has investigated the full circumstances of the incident with Pénélope Leprévost and her horse Vagabond de la Pomme in the warm-up arena at Gothenburg. Reports have been received from the Chief Steward, who had been briefed about the incident by the Steward on duty at the time. The rider has also been spoken to. Pénélope Leprévost has stated publicly that she regrets her actions and expressed her remorse for over-reacting in the heat of the moment. She has said that this sort of incident will not happen again and that the welfare of her horses is extremely important to her. After the incident, Vagabond de la Pomme was given a thorough check over in the stables by the French team vet Jérôme Thévenot who reported that the horse was fit to compete. The FEI is assured that such an incident will not occur again and, in light of this, no further action will be taken.”

Hallmark Elite passed away

Irish show jumper Dermott Lennon’s former top horse Hallmark Elite has passed away. The 16-year-old son of Lord Byron Z out of a Renville dam was very successful at the highest level of the sport, competing at the 2010 WEG in Kentucky and the 2010 and 2012 World Cup Finals. Hallmark Elite came to Lennon’s stable as a six-year-old, and the Irish show jumper trained him to the highest level himself. “Today Hallmark Elite sadly passed away. Zeb, as we all called him, will be missed but has left us with some great memories. Zeb was a great horse for the big arenas like Spruce Meadows or the RDS where he earned numerous top 3 placings. But most of all Zeb was a real fighter. Thank you Zeb. We were some team.”