• FEI World Individual Dressage Ranking Number 1: Isabell Werth (GER) Photo: Hippo Foto/Dirk Caremans

    FEI World Individual Dressage Ranking Number 1: Isabell Werth (GER) Photo: Hippo Foto/Dirk Caremans

  • Longines Rankings Show Jumping Number 1: Kent Farrington (USA) Photo: Hippo Foto/Dirk Caremans

    Longines Rankings Show Jumping Number 1: Kent Farrington (USA) Photo: Hippo Foto/Dirk Caremans

  • FEI World Eventing Athlete Rankings Number 1: Michael Jung (GER) Photo: Hippo Foto/Dirk Caremans

    FEI World Eventing Athlete Rankings Number 1: Michael Jung (GER) Photo: Hippo Foto/Dirk Caremans

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The equestrian world should look at the racing world and its broad use of syndication to get more owners involved to provide a much needed boost to the sport.

The nine-year-old Chaganus (by Chacco-Blue) may only have been under Brazilian jumper Rodrigo Pessoa’s saddle since last July, but at the Tryon Classics the new pair stole the victory, beating Quentin Judge and Giorgio Van’t Hagenhof and Nicola Philippaerts on Aikido Z into second and third. “I have only been riding this horse for two months, and this was our first jump-off together, so I did not know what he would be like,” Pessoa commented. He took over the reins from compatriot Yuri Mansur; “I had planned a safe, quiet round with him, and he jumped very well!” Producing a clear round in a time of 39,865, no one was able to meet that target and Pessoa took the victory with his new talent.

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