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Show Jumping World Cup

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.

April 22, 2014

Hugs, Espresso And Emotion: Our Favorite World Cup Memories

When we're on assignment at a big competition for the Chronicle, it's our job to catch the winner at the best moment of action—in a perfect extended trot, or at the apex of a jump. And as much as we get a nice frisson of victory when we do capture those moments, it's frequently the less conventional photos that are our favorites—ones that might not be of the winners or appear in the magazine.

April 21, 2014

It All Goes Deusser's Way At Longines FEI World Cup Final

Lyon, France—April 21   

It was a clonk that echoed through the arena. The crowd sucked in their breath and raised their eyebrows. Cornet d’Amour swished his tail. And Daniel Deusser snapped out of the nervous fog he’d been in.

Deusser had it all to lose, and he’d just gotten really lucky at the first fence when Cornet d’Amour rubbed it hard but left it in the cups.

April 21, 2014

Lace On Helmets? Camo Breeches? A Tour Of The World Cup Trade Fair

Gold bridles? Check. Camo breeches? Double check. Macarons? If I must.

April 20, 2014

Shocking Withdrawals From Longines FEI World Cup Final

Lyon, France—April 20   

Patrice Delaveau of France and Kent Farrington of the United States have both decided to withdraw from the last day of the Longines FEI World Cup Finals. The blow is particularly hard for French rider Delaveau, who stood tied for the lead in the World Cup Final on his home turf. 

Delaveau announced this morning that he has withdrawn his horse, Lacrimoso. “Je suis desolé,” said Delaveau, 49. After the first two rounds, Delaveau had stood tied for first with Steve Guerdat.

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