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Countdown To First-Ever LGCT Finals In New York Is On!

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The first-ever Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL finals to be staged in New York will kick off in just over two months with free entry for fans.

The unique new event from 27 - 29 September will take place on Governors Island with the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty creating an unprecedented destination for world class show jumping.


Lighting Leopold Van Asten!

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It's the last day of Jumping International de Chantilly and the penultimate CSI5* class, the Prix Aire Cantilienne, kept the suspense until the final moments. Just when Scott Brash thought he had it, last to go Leopold Van Asten zeroed in on Brash's leader spot. In this 1.45m competition against the clock, the Dutch rider employed the speedy talent of VDL Groep Elexia, and they were only pair to shave the time below 66 seconds.


Daring Darragh and Balou Win LGCT Chantilly Showstopper

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Irish speed merchant Darragh Kenny took his first ever Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix win aboard Balou du Reventon in a pulsating showdown in Chantilly.
A beaming Darragh said: “I knew I had to be really fast with so many good riders after me. He (Balou) is very careful so I knew I could trust him. He is an incredible horse and he always wants to be clear and tries so hard and my owner was here, she's an amazing owner.”


Fascinating LGCT Championship Battle to Unfold In Magical Chantilly

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The 12th leg of the 2019 Longines Global Champions Tour will see a fascinating battle unfold at the top of the ranking with current ranking leader Pieter Devos (BEL) aiming to extend his advantage and reigning LGCT Champion of Champions Ben Maher (GBR) pitching to overtake his closest rival Daniel Deusser (GER).
The potential for another shake up in the season’s Championship is on the cards with all the high octane action playing out on the vast grass arena in the middle of the world famous Chantilly racetrack.



‘You need to put horses back at the centre of our sport, as subject and not as object.’ These were the wise words spoken by Piero D’Inzeo to Eleonora Ottaviani, director of the IJRC, shortly before his death in 2014. D’Inzeo’s comment sprang from a conversation about the situation of jumping today and the business interests


The fourth leg of 2019's Event Rider Masters series takes us to Paris, where a red-hot field is about to illuminate the City of

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Join us on the 13th and 14th of July for two jam-packed days of action from Haras de Jardy. The first half of the season has seen a fast and furious game of leapfrog on the leaderboard, but with just three legs remaining, every point gained or lost is crucial. Consider this the turning point of the year.


Mid-Season Transfer News: Henrik Von Eckermann joins GCL as team championship race hots up

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Henrik von Eckermann has been signed up for Scandinavian Vikings team in the GCL mid-season transfer period, while the majority of squads remain untouched retaining their star strikers for the critical race to the finals in New York and the GC Playoffs in Prague.


First ever CDIO4* in Finland together with CSIO2*

Equestrian Centre Aino is proud to host the first ever 4 star CDIO competition in Finland. The Aino Nations Cup Finland is also a joint event with FEI Nations Cups both in Dressage and Jumping, on one arena. Already on the first year the teams in both disiplines have shown interest in coming to Finland. There are three teams in Dressage, Sweden, Estonia and Finland, and four in Jumping, Italy, Norway, Denmark and Finland.

-We are very pleased to have a good field of international riders in the first Aino Nations Cup, says the Event Director Mia Stellberg.


Sheer Brilliance As Van Der Vleuten Takes Split Second Monaco Win

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Maikel van der Vleuten (NED) sent pulses racing with a formidable F1-style victory on Beauville Z in the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix du Prince de Monaco presented by Tennor on the 10th leg of the International circuit.


Barely a second separated the top four riders in a breathtakingly fast 10-way jump-off where Bassem Mohammed (QAT) and Gunder stepped up on the podium as the runner-up, while the lightning-quick combination of Julien Epaillard (FRA) and Usual Suspect d’Auge could only manage a third place finish.



Masters One – Prix du Canton de Vaud Bryan Balsiger is a master in Lausanne

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The challenging Masters One - Prix du Canton de Vaud has had only six clear rounds on its base course. Of these six, three are members of the Riders Lab. The Riders Lab offers the opportunity for the most promising young riders to compete in the Longines Masters international series. In the end, it was young Bryan Balsiger who won this round in the fashion of a master with Dubai du Bois Pinchet.


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