The Galway Downs International Three Day Event, november 3-6.
Eveready II (ex Everbaby, SWB born 1999 by Irco Mena out of Fleet Swinger xx 25207 by Cruise On In-Tumble Turbie, breeder Crabo family) and Barbara Crabo placed 3d in CCI***!
Barbara Crabo and Over Easy (SWB born 2006 by Quite Easy out of Olivia of GCF by Amiral-Herkules, breeder Bo Crabo) won CCI*.
Swedish Warmblood Tight Junction stole the show and was the clear crowds' favourite at the 2011 Oldenburg Stallion Licensing in Vechta, Germany.
Bred by Lena Nyström and owned by Nyström, Pernilla Ström and Wilhelm Schwierking, Tight Junction is by Temptation out of Sigma (36) 28751 (by Sandro Hit out of Savoia (36) 24849 by Master out of Bordighera (36) 19249 by Maraton-Galant-Lansiär-Juan).
Tight Junction did not make it into the premium ring because he is Swedish warmblood branded, but his star appeal proved at the auction where he became the top selling horse. American former model Jamie White-Welling had the highest bid of 800,000 euro.
Tight Junction will remain in Germany to be trained by Gribbe and to stand at stud at Bockmann's.
"A couple of years ago I wanted to sell dam Sigma and had her for sale on the internet for one year, offering her for 8,000 euro," Lena Nystrom told Eurodressage. "Nobody bought her, so I decided to keep her and breed her to Temptation." Nystrom's breeding program was started by her aunt in the 1970s with the Maraton great grand dam and Lena took over several years ago.
In sept young rider Elisabet Hjelm moved to the Anky Grunsven Education Center. She is now trained by Anky, works as groom at the barn and rides several horses a day. She has brought her chestnut Chock (SWB born 2003 by Chapman out of Mercedes 26330 by Master-Kew Gardens xx) to the Netherlands. Read more.
Johanna Due-Boije have got a permanent employment with Anky van Grunsven and will go there early next year. She will take with her two horses, Don Corleone (SWB born 2001 by Don Schufro out of Boette (43) 28668 by Bolero-Pajazzo) and Hankey Bannister (SWB born 2007 by Figaro R out of Savila 24843 by Sunshine Prince-Lambert).
Lina Andersson has moved to Adelinde Cornelissen for training and competiton. She has brought her two horses, Sargon (SWB born 2005 by Saigon out of Nightingale 26214 by Nooitgedacht-Brabant) and LT Lionheart (NWB born 2000 by the Swedish Warmblood stallion Löjtnantshjärta out of Luxzus by Diamond). A month ago, she and Sargon made a training video for Adelindes new website:
"Anders Dahl has sold his Grand Prix horse Bukowski to Korea. With Olympic fever raging the Swedish warmblood gelding Bukowski sold as Olympic hopeful to Dong Seon Kim.
Anders trained the bay to Grand Prix level and competed him successfully at international GP level since 2009. Unfortunately, the Danish Equestrian Federation never selected him on their championship team, which left the rider very disappointed.
Bukowski, nicknamed Bam Bam, will continue his career under the 22-year old Dong-Seon Kim, who lives in the States and trains with Korean Jung Kyun Suh, who rode at the 1988 Olympics aboard Reiner Klimke's Pascal."
Bukowski is born 1999 by Briar out of Sunjist xx 23884 by Junius xx, bred by Erik Magnusson.
Washington International Horse Show 28-30 october
"Beginning the evening session, Reed Kessler, of Armonk, NY, rode Ligist to victory in tonight's $31,000 International Open Jumper 1.50m class held just before the Puissance. In a faults converted format, Kessler and Ligist jumped clear and completed the course in 54.220 seconds.
Kessler beat out Nick Dello Joio and Geledimar Z, owned by Wembley Farms Inc., who finished in 55.220 seconds. Third place went to Richie Moloney and Equinimity LLC's Alsvid with their time of 55.420 seconds.
Kessler is just seventeen years old and showed Ligist (a.k.a. Goose), an eleven-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding by Levantos II, in the junior jumpers at last year's WIHS. The pair moved up to competing at the international level this year and showed in Europe over the summer.
"It has been a big step up," Kessler acknowledged. "We only got Goose as a junior jumper and that is what everyone thought he could do, but I always thought there was a little bit more in him. Every time we move him up he is great, so hopefully we will keep on moving up."
Speaking about her ride tonight, Kessler stated, "I haven't had the best week, but my horses have jumped great and I just really wanted to go out with a bang. I knew the course had been tough and there were not a whole lot of clears, but I knew Nick was pretty quick, so I just tried to make some good turns and he jumped super."
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