Warmblood Studbook of Ireland (WSI), 2020 Year In Review

  We started 2020 on a very difficult note with the sudden passing of our friend and colleague Arnold Kootstra. Many WSI breeders met Arnold in his role as mare and foal inspector on WSI’s Mare Inspection Committee. Many more breeders in the wider sport horse community met Arnold as a trainer in events

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Looking to 2021

The year 2020 has just concluded and the International Jumping Riders Club is looking to 2021 to work in the best possible way at the side of the riders, supporting them now more than ever, in this pandemic period. In a complex year like the one just ended, the positive co-operation between the IJRC

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Court holds CSI Salland accountable for horse’s injuries

The court of Noord-Nederland has held CSI Salland accountable for a participating horse’s injuries. The incident happened in October of 2017 after one of the stable tents blew over in heavy winds. The rider and her horse were trapped under the tent. After the incident the rider had to let go of her (saddled)

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From isolation to the Olympic Games….Ken Lalo

He’s a horseman, a sports fan, a legal expert and successful businessman, and as 2021 dawns Israel’s Ken Lalo is filled with anticipation. Because, for the very first time, his country will be represented by a Jumping team at the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer, and his role in making that happen has

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Let the war games begin

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has left governing bodies and organisations worldwide in an unprecedented position. Never before in living memory had a situation like this occurred. Each organisation and governing body tried to put their best foot forward in trying to deal with the consequences of this global crisis, and some were

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To be thankful is an attitude of life

Her first book was published a few weeks ago. It is not a biography, Jessica von Bredow-Werndl emphasises that. Rather it is an insight into her life, into the people and animals, who have accompanied, empowered and inspired her. Editor-in-chief Sarah Schnieder talked to her about courage, gratitude and the crucial basis for proud

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