• 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: Harrie Smolders (NED) Photo: Hippo Foto/Dirk Caremans

    Longines Rankings Show Jumping Number 1: Harrie Smolders (NED) Photo: Hippo Foto/Dirk Caremans

  • FEI World Eventing Athlete Rankings Number 1: Oliver Townend (GBR) Photo: Hippo Foto/Dirk Caremans

    FEI World Eventing Athlete Rankings Number 1: Oliver Townend (GBR) Photo: Hippo Foto/Dirk Caremans

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Partnership Sunshine Tour and Oxer Sport

The Sunshine Tour and Oxer Sport join their forces. The most important equestrian tour  in Europe and the sports marketing company  have signed a partnership agreement for the next three seasons. Oxer Sport will manage the following areas of the Sunshine Tour which will celebrate its ‘Silver Anniversary’ in 2019: marketing, communication and sponsorship. The tour will take place at Dehesa de Montenmedio from 13 February to 24 March, presenting significant innovations: enlargement of existing facilities, new arenas, more stables, 28 competitions counting for the FEI Longines Ranking and more than €1,300,000 in prize money.

In memory: Erik Goossens

Course designer Erik Goossens passed away unexpectedly at the age of 61. In addition to course designer, Goossens was also chairman of the jumping committee of the Hippische Groepering Vlaams Brabant en Brussel (HGVBB) and member of the board of directors. Horses played an important part in Goossens’ professional career as well; he was employed at the Belgian Confederation of the Horse (CBC-BCP).

Schockemöhle and Helgstrand join forces

Paul Schockemöhle and Andreas Helgstrand are joining forces in the dressage breeding world to form a powerhouse unlike any seen before. The collaboration starts with the next breeding season, and joined stallion shows in Germany and Denmark are already scheduled. According to a press release, Schockemöhle states this step is to ensure that “breeders will continue to have the best service and genetic material at their disposal in the future.” In addition to the breeding world, the two heavyweights may also collaborate in the sport in the future, as Schockemöhle’s press release finishes with the line; “further partnership in the areas of sport and breeding will not be excluded.”

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