The 2016 Olympic edition of L'Année Hippique is out now! Order your copy now on www.horse-international.com.
Just when you thought we could not reinvent the wheel: Jumping Clash Challenge comes along and does exactly that – challenge you. Or perhaps not: this concept creates a sporting activity that is all inclusive, the armchair riders and warriors will be able to sit alongside the rider via headcam, aerial camera, micro camera in obstacles and cameras on the floor. No challenge required. These cameras will allow valuable insights into the background of horse care, veterinary inspections, and access to the all-important riding for warm up and competition. The viewer will be able to “Access All Areas” a badge normally reserved for grooms, riders, owners and vets. This is: ladies and gentleman, the new era of viewing jumping.
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The 12-year-old stallion Citizenguard Taalex (by Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve) is undergoing another rider change. 21-year-old Venezuelan Emanuel Andrade is taking over the reins. Until recently the stallion was ridden by Rodrigo Pessoa, who took over from Gregory Wathelet, who last competed the stallion at the Sires of the World in Lanaken; and before that Constant van Paesschen was in the saddle. Emanuel Andrade competed at the Rio Olympics as well as the 2014 WEG in Normandy with the Zangersheide-stallion Hardrock Z, and is a pupil of Pessoa.