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Birgit Popp

November 24, 2010

Schockemöhle To Announce New Rider For Totilas

Ever since Paul Schockemöhle purchased Moorlands Totilas (Gribaldi x Glendale), the Dutch Warmblood stallion that swept the gold medals in dressage at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games with rider Edward Gal, speculation has abounded as to who would get the ride on the horse.

Gal, who competes for the Netherlands, is willing to do just about anything to ride Totilas again, even switch nationalities.

November 18, 2010

Sam Returns To Michael Jung—But For How Long?

Lawyers for the Jung family and Sabine Kreuter have reached an agreement that La Biosthetique-Sam FBW will be returned to rider Michael Jung’s barn in Horb, Germany, today, Nov. 18.

A tug-of-war for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games eventing champion began on Nov. 8, when Kreuter, his 60 percent-share owner, took the 10-year-old gelding from the Jungs’ stable in Baden-Württemburg, allegedly without their prior knowledge, to her home in Bavaria.

November 16, 2010

Sam’s Future With Jung Remains Unclear

German owner Sabine Kreuter, the majority stakeholder in Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games eventing champion La Biosthetique-Sam FBW, promised to return the horse to his rider, Michael Jung, four days ago. The exchange has not taken place, but today, Nov. 16, a judge in Rottweil granted an interim order that "Sam" had to be returned.

July 24, 2009

Peters Does The United States Proud At Aachen

He and Ravel celebrate the Fourth of July in Germany with a clean sweep of the Grand Prix CDIO.

Steffen Peters arrived in Aachen, Germany, as the reigning Rolex FEI World Cup Champion and left with another unprecedented victory—winning all three Grand Prix classes in the CDIO at the Aachen World Equestrian Festival, held June 26-July 5.

July 24, 2009

Exell Adds Another Aachen Win To His Résumé

He steals the show from several repeat champions and takes his second victory at the World Equestrian Festival in Germany.

British-based Australian Boyd Exell is no stranger to the Aachen CHIO, having won the individual four-in-hand driving competition there in 2003. But even with that experience at the famed German venue, his chances of capturing victory again this year on July 1-5 seemed slim compared to those of 11-time winner Ijsbrand Chardon of the Netherlands.

July 24, 2009

Questions With Boyd Exell

Q:    Do you have a completely different team for the indoor competitions?
A:    No, I have three really good marathon leaders: Eminence, Pascal and Bill, which I also take to the indoor competitions.

Q: When did you buy your two 6-year-olds, Monty and Winston, and where did the rest of your team come from?

June 12, 2009

Alves Rises To The Top In Hamburg CSI*****

The Brazilian rider takes the third leg of the Global Champions Tour and now leads the standings.

March 13, 2009

Exell Tops FEI World Cup Driving Final

He becomes the fourth winner, taking the title for Australia.

In the eighth edition of the FEI World Cup Driving Final, victory went for the first time to a driver not from Europe, at least on paper. Australia’s Boyd Exell, based in Great Britain, became just the fourth winner of the final, following Michael Freund, Ijsbrand Chardon and Christoph Sandmann.

March 13, 2009

Haddad Impresses In Gothenburg Grand Prix

But Jan Brink steals the show with wins in the Grand Prix and Grand Prix freestyle.

Catherine Haddad was on a roll. One weekend before the Gothenburg CDI-W, at Neumünster (Germany), she and her 12-year-old Danish gelding Cadillac won the national Grand Prix and the Grand Prix Special. Then, in the Grand Prix at Gothenburg (Sweden), Feb. 18, the dark brown went even better, breaking 70 percent for the first time.

March 13, 2009

Johannson Surprises At Gothenburg CSI-W

A new Swede rises to the top in the 12th stop on the Western European League World Cup tour.

Swede Svante Johansson may have been known to his fellow countrymen, as 12,000 fans cheered him on from the stands at the Gothenburg Horse Show, but most everyone else considered him a surprise victor in the World Cup qualifier, held Feb. 22, aboard St. Amour.

In this World Cup season Johansson had participated in only one previous leg—in Verona (Italy)—where he didn’t earn any points.

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