Talking to: Hubert and Melanie Hamerlinck.
Q&A with Dominique Mégret, Chairman of the Jumping Owners Club.
Inbreeding: understandable, but risky.
Comme Il Faut: a match made in heaven.
Fame happens: breeder Stefan Delabie.
Ones to watch: Cuffesgrange Cavalidam.
Eye on: JJ and Lys Fuchs.
Saab Top 10 Dressage
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L’Année Hippique 2017:
A sumptuous record of the equestrian year's most significant events, described with glorious world class photography and detailed articles recreating each championship's atmosphere and stories that include: the Longines FEI European Championships Jumping, Dressage and Driving, Gothenburg and FEI European Championships Eventing, Strzegom. We invite you to join us on the pages of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping season, FEI World Cup™ Dressage season and FEI World Cup™ Driving season. Thrill you with the competitive dynamics of the FEI Classics™ Eventing season, the 2017 FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping and FEI Nations Cups™ Dressage and Eventing. Entice to you to dream of future champions as we report on the FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses Lanaken, Longines FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses Ermelo, and FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses, Le Lion d’Angers.
As always we honour those who have left us and reward heroes and heroines via our traditional L'Année Hippique Awards where you, the readers, have chosen the winners. The L'Année Hippique was the first and still the best year book which takes you places money can’t buy, interviews with: James Doran Webb - A breath of life for driftwood, and we take you back in time to join the party down under in Australia as we describe how this year's Best Event for Eventing, the Mitsubshi Motors Australian 3 Day Event, was started and why the Adelaide Parks have such historic value. We hope to entice you to purchase this glorious record of 2017 which you may treasure of give as a gift to the equestrian who has everything. L'Année Hippique is the ultimate coffee table book; perfect bound, luxury paper and record of events on paper that will remain as keep sake for ever.