Anky Van Grunsven Competes at the Championships Wearing a Cowboy Hat

Anky Van Grunsven

 

The top Dutch rider Anky van Grunsven is competing at the FEI European Championships Aachen 2015. However, this time the three-time Olympic dressage gold medallist and two-time World Champion will be taking part in the western dressage competitions.

Together with Jurgen Pouls, Olivier van den Berg and Rieky Young, she is namely a member of the Dutch reining team.

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Matthias Alexander Rath and Totilas in Top Form

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Matthias Alexander Rath: The setting can’t be big enough for Totilas

The currently most famous equestrian sport pair missed the last Championships. Just in time for the FEI European Championships Aachen 2015 from August 11th-23rd 2015, Matthias Alexander Rath and Totilas are in top form.

The 30-year-old dressage rider revealed in an interview what competing in Aachen has to do with superstition, what he is expecting to happen in the duel between the top stars Totilas and Valegro and why competing in the Main Stadium could be an advantage for him.

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British Eventing Team Triumph at Strzegom

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FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing 2015: British team triumph at Strzegom

An all-female team from Great Britain eventually beat an all-male trio from Australia after a tight competition at Strzegom (POL), fourth leg of the FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing 2015 (25th to 28th June 2015).

The three-man Australian team led after Dressage, with Andrew Hoy taking the individual lead on Cheeky Calimbo, but the Brits, who were third at that stage, were collectively faster across country to take a tiny two-penalty lead going into the final Jumping phase.

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Klimke is unbeatable at Luhmühlen

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Words by Kate Green

Ingrid Klimke (GER) rode brilliantly to produce a clear round under huge pressure to win her home CCI4* at Luhmühlen (GER), presented by DHL, for the first time and set up an unassailable lead in the FEI Classics™ 2014/2015.

In a thrilling finale, her flawless round on the spring-heeled 11-year-old Hannoverian mare FRH Escada JS denied New Zealander Jonelle Price her first CCI4* victory by just one-tenth of a penalty.

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