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December 30, 2013

Cornet d'Amour Does Fantastic Things To Help Deusser Win In Mechelen

When Germany’s Daniel Deusser watched Jens Fredricson jump off in the Longines FEI World Cup qualifier in Mechelen, Belgium on Dec. 30, he wasn’t sure he could beat him.

“I saw him on the [television] screen and my alarm button was already on. I thought,’ Oh no! Now it’s going to be really hard work to beat that!’ said Deusser, who rode Cornet d’Amour.

“But I know my horse and he can do fantastic things. There was a long run to the double of verticals and I knew he could do one stride less to that, so I think that’s where we picked up the time,” he explained.  

December 16, 2013

Can Omaha Turn The World Cup Finals From A Question Mark Into An Exclamation Point?

When the Federation Equestre Internationale put out a press release about bidders for the 2017 FEI World Cup Finals, lots of readers did a double-take to see Omaha, Neb., listed as a contender. Omaha is seeking to host both the Longines FEI World Cup Show Jumping Final and the FEI World Cup Dressage Final in 2017.

September 18, 2013

The World Cups Are Coming Back To Las Vegas

Las Vegas has been officially confirmed as the host city for the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping and Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Finals in 2015. The finals are currently scheduled for April 15-19, at the University of Nevada’s Thomas & Mack Center.

Las Vegas has already hosted the FEI World Cup Finals five times—in 2000 and 2003 when it staged the jumping finals, and in 2005, 2007 and 2009, when the jumping and dressage finals were combined. Las Vegas was the first venue to host combined FEI World Cup Finals, in 2005.

April 28, 2013

Madden Keeps World Cup Trophy In USA

Gothenburg, Sweden—April 28

Beezie Madden has a pair of team gold medals from the Olympic Games; team and individual silver medals from from the World Equestrian Games; and countless FEI Nations Cup and grand prix wins to her credit. But she’s never won a major individual championship competition—until today.

April 28, 2013

Today, We Climb

Sorry I'm a bit late with my blog—I was so tired when I got home last night I went straight to bed! It was a very early morning yesterday. The U.S. horses had a practice jog at 6:30 and everyone looked great.

The second horse inspection was at 7:30 and I think everyone went through easily. After I rode Cylana, I headed over to my parents' hotel—the breakfast there is so good! Most importantly, it was my Dad's birthday yesterday!!!

April 27, 2013

Top 10 So Far In My First World Cup Final!

Friday was another good day in Gothenburg! We got a chance to sleep in a bit after several early mornings. I had breakfast with my parents, and we all watched the movie The Terminal at their hotel.

I rode both horses around noon—Cylana was very relaxed and felt ready for today. Then I went straight to the gym for a good workout. After I finished I went to lunch with my parents, the Bond family and Kaylen Spooner. Around 4:30 I headed back to the show.  

April 26, 2013

Guerdat Grabs Blue, But Madden’s Second Overall

April 26—Gothenburg, Sweden

Ever since winning the individual gold medal at the London Olympic Games, Steve Guerdat has had one thing on his mind: topping the Rolex FEI Show Jumping World Cup Final.

April 25, 2013

It Was A Good Day To Be An American In Gothenburg

Today was a very very long day! We rode early in the morning in the main ring at 7:30—this was the only time we could ride and the class didn't go until 6:30 at night!

After I finished riding both horses I went to spend the day with my parents. My Dad just arrived after a very long journey from the States. We walked around and found a fun cafe for lunch. I really like this city and have enjoyed some of the free days just to walk around and explore.

April 25, 2013

Simon’s Speediest In Gothenburg

Gothenburg, Sweden, April 25

When Beezie Madden walked out of the ring after laying down an efficient clear in the first round of the Rolex FEI Show Jumping World Cup Final on Simon, she wasn’t exactly feeling cocky.

April 24, 2013

Now We Know When We Go!

We started early this morning to ride the horses in the ring at 7:30. After flatting both horses, I headed straight to the gym around the corner where Sage Clarke, Charlie Jayne, and Saer Coulter also joined me to work out.

After some good exercise I headed back just to change and return to the show for the 1.45-meter power and speed class. Goose (Ligist) felt a bit tired and didn't jump like himself really—it was a very long trip up here so hopefully a good night's rest and he will feel better tomorrow.

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