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Birgit Popp

June 27, 2008

Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum Adds To Her Resume At Balve

The show jumping star rides Checkmate to a new title in the German Show Jumping Championships.

Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum had already won the ladies’ division of the German Show Jumping Championships twice, so this year, she decided to try something new and compete in the men’s division.

“It was my dream to win the German Championships in the men’s division. This title had been missing in my collection,” Michaels-Beerbaum said.

June 20, 2008

The Dutch Take Over At St. Gallen

The U.S. team holds onto second place in the standings with their fourth-placed finish.

The second round of the Samsung Super League Nations Cup at the St. Gallen CSIO, May 29-June 1 in St. Gallen, Switzerland, proved quite influential. The U.S. team held on for fourth but couldn’t beat the Dutch.

June 6, 2008

Canadians And Dutch Take Top Honors In Madrid

The two countries are an ocean apart, but they had a lot in common in this five-star CSIO.

Even though the Canadians had a disappointing performance in the Nations Cup at the CSIO Madrid, Spain, May 15-18, won by the Netherlands, they made up for it in the $236,130 King’s Cup Grand Prix.

After 47 starters tackled Round 1, 11 riders qualified for the jump-off, including three of the four Canadian team members—Jill Henselwood/Special Ed, Eric Lamaze/Hickstead and Mac Cone/Ole.

May 30, 2008

Werth And Warum Nicht Score A Wiesbaden Win

This German superstar proves impossible to beat.

Isabell Werth couldn’t have hoped for a better start to the outdoor season for Warum Nicht FRH.

The pair scored 76.12 percent in the Grand Prix for the Special at the Wiesbaden CDI, May 9-12, in Wiesbaden, Germany, to win and went on to conquer the Grand Prix Special with 78.00 percent.

May 30, 2008

Checkmate Makes A Winning Move At Wiesbaden

Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum goes as fast as she can to take the top check, while U.S. riders put in a good showing.

Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum added yet another win to her recent string of victories at the Wiesbaden CSI, May 9-12 in Wiesbaden, Germany.

This time, Checkmate stepped up to the plate and delivered a win in the Grand Prix of Wiesbaden, a class that his stablemate, Shutterfly, won in 2006. It was all about speed in Round 2 of the grand prix, as the top 10 riders from Round 1 returned with a clean slate.

May 23, 2008

Voss Cashes In At Hamburg

The American contingent makes their mark as well as they go for the big money.

It’s not often you can pick up a paycheck of $147,038 for one day’s work, but that’s just what German rider Thomas Voss did at the Hamburg CSI, May 1-4 in Hamburg, Germany.

Voss rode Leonardo B to victory in the Grand Prix of Hamburg, the second leg of the rich Global Champions Tour.  It was Voss’ first appearance in a Global Champions Tour class—he’d gotten a wild card entry to show. 

April 4, 2008

Schwizer Scores A Unique Victory At Dortmund

He one-ups Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum in a dramatic jump-off.

Pius Schwizer didn’t look like he was going very fast in the jump-off for the Grand Prix of the Federal Republic of Germany.

April 4, 2008

Koppelmann Shows A Bright Future At Dortmund CDI

She’s one of three new German riders making their mark.

Some aspiring dressage stars got a chance to shine at the Dortmund CDI, March 13-16 in Dortmund, Germany.

March 14, 2008

Michael Whitaker Develops A New Star At Bremen

The Germans dominate the team competition, but the Englishman takes top honors.

Michael Whitaker collected just 3 time faults over four rounds of jumping to top the Euroclassics individual standings at the Bremen CSI in Bremen, Germany, on Feb. 21-24, aboard    Wonami van den Aard.

March 14, 2008

Warum Nicht Relaxes To Win At Bremen

Winter training has paid off as Isabell Werth’s World Cup champion is stronger than ever.

Isabell Werth continued her string of victories with the win in the Kampmann Cup at the Bremen CDI, Feb. 21-24 in Bremen, Germany aboard Warum Nicht FRH. They topped the Grand Prix for the Special (74.45%) and the Grand Prix Special (74.84%) to defend their title.   

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