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Show Jumping World Cup

April 19, 2015

Finally! Steve Guerdat Crashes Into World Cup Win

Las Vegas—April 19  

It was perhaps the most dramatic last fence of a World Cup Final. Steve Guerdat came around the corner to the Longines oxer, saw a ridiculously long distance, and started kicking and flapping his elbows.

Albfuehren’s Paille left the ground, stretched out, and then crashed through the back rail. Guerdat seemed to be doing the math in his head as he galloped through the finish timers. He’d had two rails. Had he won? He shrugged up into the stands at his friends.

April 19, 2015

As It Happens: Longines FEI World Cup Show Jumping Final Last Day

Las Vegas—April 19  

Hold onto your hats, we've got some pretty amazing show jumping coming up in the final two rounds of the Longines FEI World Cup Final, starting at 12:15 p.m. PDT (3:15 p.m. EDT). 

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.

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