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Show Jumping World Cup

April 18, 2015

Katie Laurie Rides To An Emotional Win In Vegas

Las Vegas—April 18

When Katie Laurie trotted into the ring on the Thoroughbred-cross Kiwi Iron Mark for Saturday night’s $75,000 Canadian Pacific Grand Prix of Las Vegas, she was riding for more than just a win—she had a very special friend on her mind.

“Melanie Purcell used to ride him, and she was diagnosed with cancer when he was a 6-year-old,” Laurie said. “She asked me to ride him while she was sick, and she died when he turned a 7-year-old. The rest of their family is here, so it was a great ride for them.

April 17, 2015

They're Tied: Guerdat And Fellers Will Battle For The World Cup Title On The Last Day Again

Las Vegas—April 17  

By the time Rich Fellers and Flexible entered the ring for the second round of the Longines FEI World Cup, three other Americans were already through to the jump-off. The crowd roared to greet them, hoping to see their streak of success continue, as they picked up a gallop and headed to the first fence. The audience went quiet as he clocked around the first half of the course.

April 17, 2015

As It Happens: 2015 Longines FEI World Cup Day 2

Las Vegas—April 17  

April 17, 2015

They Said It: Sound Bites From The World Cup Speed Leg

What did the riders think of the speed leg of the Longines FEI World Cup Final, which the Irish teenager Bertram Allen won, with the indomitable Flexible and Rich Fellers in second? We asked...

April 16, 2015

The Top Two Are 19 Years Young In The Longines FEI World Cup Speed Leg

Nineteen years ago, Flexible hit the ground and Bertram Allen was born, both in Ireland. Who would have thought they’d meet in Las Vegas and finish one-two in the speed leg of the Longines FEI World Cup Final?

People ooh and aah over Allen’s precociousness at the tender age of 19—a rider just a few years off ponies and already taking the world by storm.

April 14, 2015

One To Watch: Hardin Towell Is Breaking Through With A Little Help From His Friends

Jack Hardin Towell chuckles a bit as he tells me, “I came to Miami for the Longines Global Champions Tour with the best riders in the world, and I’m sure they were like, ‘Who is this guy?’ but I like it that way because I think it gives you a little bit more fight. If you get too comfortable, I think you get lazy.”

April 11, 2015

Precious Cargo: The European Horses On The Way To Las Vegas For The FEI World Cup Finals

Talk about precious cargo—on Saturday, April 11, 40 of the world's top dressage and show jumping horses caught the same flight over the ocean to Las Vegas, Nev., for the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Final and the Longines FEI World Cup Show Jumping Final. 

Ever wonder what it looks like to fly horses? Here's a sneak peek into the process. All photos by FEI/Dirk Caremans/Pool Pic Livepic

April 8, 2015

Throwback Thursday: The Jones Boy Took On The World In The First World Cup Final

Katie Monahan Prudent had never competed the Thoroughbred The Jones Boy overseas when they landed in Gothenburg, Sweden, to contest the inaugural FEI World Cup Final in April 1979.

“I can still hear it in my ears,” said Prudent, 25 at the time, remembering the intense atmosphere of her warm-up for the “sudden death” final jump-off against Austria’s Hugo Simon on Gladstone, in the huge multi-level Scandinavium Hall. Simon and Prudent had traded wins over the first two days of competition and finished the last day tied in points, necessitating a final jump-off.

March 26, 2015

U.S. Riders For Longines FEI Show Jumping World Cup Announced

The U.S. show jumpers heading to Las Vegas on April 15-19 for the Longines FEI Show Jumping World Cup Final have been confirmed and they include two former World Cup Final winners—Beezie Madden, who won in 2013, and Rich Fellers, who was victorious in 2012.

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