FEI World Cup™ Driving Final: Exell writes history with a record sixth win.
Words by Cindy Timmer
Bordeaux (FRA), 8th February 2015
Title defender Boyd Exell (AUS) wrote history in a dramatic 2015 FEI World Cup™ Driving Final in Bordeaux (FRA). Christoph Sandmann (GER) finished second, ahead of Exell’s biggest opponent, IJsbrand Chardon (NED). The Australian won the FEI World Cup™ Driving champion title for the sixth time, once more than the previous record holder Germany’s Michael Freund.
General Sir Mike Jackson declares new Marlborough Downs horse-drawn driving route open.
Former Chief of the General Staff, the professional head of the British Army, General Sir Mike Jackson declared open a new horse-drawn driving route across the Marlborough Downs on behalf of the Kennet Valley Carriage Driving Group (KVCDG) Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) on 2nd September 2014.
A unique piece of sand art on the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy has marked 100 Days To Go to the start of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in France this summer.
French artist Christophe Dumont created a spectacular piece of sand art featuring giant, 2.3 by 2.5 metre horse’s hoof prints in a huge ‘100’ on the famous Normandy beach. The artist and a team of 20 people battled against time and tide to produce the unique piece of artwork, so that it could be captured on camera before the waves washed it away.
World-famous vocal artist Leona Lewis celebrated both her birthday and a new title on 3rd April 2014, as she has been confirmed as Horse of the Year Show’s (HOYS) Honorary President. A passionate animal lover and keen equestrian, Leona is eager to use the role to raise awareness of the work done by her own charity, Hopefield Animal Sanctuary, which is very close to her heart, when the “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show” returns to Birmingham’s NEC from 8th to 12th October 2014.
Interesting Things to Do During Your Trip to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
So, you have bought your tickets, made your travel arrangements and booked your accommodation but what else is there to do in Normandy during your trip to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games?
When tickets first went on sale back in November they were available in packs combining tickets for multiple events, so anyone who purchased a pack of tickets will want to know what they can do in between events to make the most of their stay in Normandy.
Battle in Bordeaux: FEI World Cup™ Vaulting and Driving Finals & Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping penultimate leg.
The renowned Jumping International de Bordeaux (FRA) will host the battle for medals at the FEI World Cup™ Vaulting and Driving Finals and penultimate leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping this weekend (8th to 9th February 2014).