Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2023-2024 Western European League: Steve Guerdat and Jeanne Sadran thrill the crowd!
 
Swiss rider Steve Guerdat loves these atmospheres, like the one in Bordeaux, where the public "carries" the sport and the athletes to victory. Four years after winning this FEI Longines World Cup Grand Prix with the chestnut Victorio Des Frotards, the Swiss did it again on Saturday evening with his grey mare Is-Minka. Also spurred on by these enthusiastic spectators, France’s Jeanne Sadran put in the best performance of her very young career with her stallion Dexter de Kerglenn, one second and four tenths away from becoming the first woman to win this class, which no woman has won since 1978!

The International Jumping Riders Club, through the speech of its director Eleonora Ottaviani, made an interesting contribution to the conference 'The horse athlete: protection and prospects' organised on Wednesday 31 January by the Italian Equestrian Sports Federation (FISE) with the University of Bologna and the patronage of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI).

Until the last leg of the series, it looked like the contest for the next FEI Driving World Cup™ title would be between Boyd Exell (AUS) and Bram Chardon (NED). But after his first win in Leipzig (GER), Belgium’s Dries Degrieck has disrupted the old order and put himself into serious contention. Watch The FEI Driving World Cup™ Final by LAITERIE DE MONTAIGU live during the Jumping International Bordeaux here.

Sweden's world number one, Henrik von Eckermann, who now holds all the world titles, is a true star of show jumping... but he's not a diva. He is still down-to-earth, approachable and cheerful. He is first and foremost a professional rider focused on his goals. For Bordeaux he set himself only just one: the World Cup.

Ireland’s Daniel Coyle and the 14-year-old super-mare, Legacy, stormed to victory for the second time in a week at the twelfth leg of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2023/2024 Western European League in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The previous week the pair topped the line-up in Leipzig, Germany by a winning margin of almost half a second pinning down Dutch stars Willem Greve and Highway TN NOP into runner-up spot by almost three full seconds in an electrifying seven-way jump-off that had the packed stadium of 6,000 spectators on the very edges of their seats.

The results are in for the Wrangler All Women's Ranch Rodeo presented by COWGIRL Magazine. Congratulations to all the cowgirls tonight and to our champion team, ESPUELA!! Espuela consists of Kelsey Thomas, Whitney Hall, Kylie Carter & Stormy Sill.

That's a wrap on another day at Art of the Cowgirl. Congratulations to Kelsey Thomas for being crowned Champion in the Kimes Ranch Jeans World's Greatest Horsewoman presented by Western Horseman. Congratulations to Kimberlyn Fitch for winning the Merck Animal Health Breakaway Roping presented by Kimes Ranch. Today was filled with numerous demos & clinics with great audiences.

From a dynasty of reining legends, NRHA Professional Cade McCutcheon has always seemed destined for greatness. During his first year in open competition in 2019, McCutcheon proved himself when he not only won the NRHA Level 4 (L4) Open Futurity Championship and Reserve Championship but also became an NRHA Million Dollar Rider. As one of the youngest riders to ever receive the accolade, he is proving himself once again—now as an NRHA $2 Million Rider.

The Reining Horse Foundation Board of Directors has elected new officers and Board members. Tim Anderson of Milbank, South Dakota, was re-elected to serve a two-year term as president of the nonprofit charitable arm of NRHA. Rick Clark of Catlettsburg, Kentucky, is the new vice president, and Nancy Tague of Pilot Point, Texas, is the new Secretary/Treasurer. Under new Bylaws approved in 2023, as vice president, Clark will be automatically nominated for the office of president for a two-year term beginning in 2026.

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