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March 25, 2016

A Wide-Open Field: What You Need To Know About The Longines FEI World Cup Final

Gothenburg, Sweden—March 25  

Today the Longines FEI World Cup Show Jumping Final kicks off in Sweden, and we’ve compiled all that you could need to know before the first horse jumps.

Who’s here? And who’s not?

Just as in the dressage side of the competition, there are some headliner riders who qualified for the Final but declined to compete. It’s an Olympic year, and some riders are choosing to focus on their preparation for the Rio Olympic Games.

March 24, 2016

One To Watch: Setback After Setback Didn't Stop VDL Wizard And Callan Solem From Getting To Gothenburg

VDL Wizard’s road to the top of the sport has been anything but straightforward. But rider Callan Solem has never doubted that he had the heart to go all the way, and he’ll prove her right when the two make their debut together at the Longines FEI World Cup Final.

March 7, 2016

Which Show Jumpers Are Headed To The World Cup Final?

Who’s headed to Gothenburg, Sweden, for the Longines FEI World Cup Show Jumping Final on March 23-28? Seven riders are invited from the top finishers on the East Coast, and three from the West Coast. If a qualified rider declines to attend, the spot is offered to the next-ranked U.S. rider on the list.

The qualifying classes are over, and here’s how things look for the Longines North American League…

FROM THE EAST COAST:

1. Kent Farrington

September 28, 2015

One More Stride Works For Samuel Parot In Sacramento

Rancho Murieta, Calif.—Sept. 26 

Last to go in a six-man jump off proved pivotal when Samuel Parot of Chile delivered the fastest double clear in the $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping at the Sacramento International Horse Show on Saturday night.

Aboard the 12-year-old bay gelding Atlantis (Andiamo—Royal Bravour L), Parot shaved over half of a second off the U.S. rider Quentin Judge’s target time of 37.55 seconds to finish at the head of the 24-starter field.

August 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Watch Susie Hutchison Survive The Ultimate Interference On Course

This week show jumping fans have been discussing whether the member of jump crew standing in the track of the Nations Cup course interfered with Cian O’Connor’s round during the FEI European Championships (Germany). In the discussion, it came up that 22 years ago U.S. show jumper Susie Hutchison faced a dramatic encounter with jump crew on course—coincidentally also at the 11th fence on course.

August 25, 2015

Vegas May Lose 2018 FEI World Cup Finals Bid

In a surprising about-face, the Fédération Equestre Internationale has reopened host-city bidding for the 2018 Reem Acra Dressage and Longines Show Jumping World Cup Finals.

April 19, 2015

Finally! Steve Guerdat Crashes Into World Cup Win

Las Vegas—April 19  

It was perhaps the most dramatic last fence of a World Cup Final. Steve Guerdat came around the corner to the Longines oxer, saw a ridiculously long distance, and started kicking and flapping his elbows.

Albfuehren’s Paille left the ground, stretched out, and then crashed through the back rail. Guerdat seemed to be doing the math in his head as he galloped through the finish timers. He’d had two rails. Had he won? He shrugged up into the stands at his friends.

April 19, 2015

As It Happens: Longines FEI World Cup Show Jumping Final Last Day

Las Vegas—April 19  

Hold onto your hats, we've got some pretty amazing show jumping coming up in the final two rounds of the Longines FEI World Cup Final, starting at 12:15 p.m. PDT (3:15 p.m. EDT). 

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