50 year old, Celebrated English Jumper Rider, Michael Whitaker, literally leapt to a spectacular victory in the Rolex FEI World Cup’s seventh leg. Riding his 10 year old gelding, ” GIG Amai,” through Brazilian Course designer’s Guilherme Jorge challenging 13 fence course. In second place was Irishman Billy Twomey and Frenchman, Kevin Staut, currently rated # 1 in the world, came in third.
2011 FEI World Reining Finals To Be Hosted in Malmö, Sweden.
The FEI has revealed that Bökeberg, close by to Malmö (SWE), has been officially designated as host to the inaugural FEI World Reining Finals in May 2011. Qualified riders will be competing for the $100,000 World Reining Championship title Malmö finals. To be held on May 22nd, 2011, the FEI World Reining Finals, are, in fact, an
update of the FEI World Reining Masters. Congratulations to Sweden, as the first country to host the annual event, outside of the U.S., since 2005.
World Cup FEI Dressage Qualifier Won By Ulla Salzgeber & Herzruf’s Erbe.
Aboard Herzruf’s Erbe, Ulla Salzgeber rode the light fantastic accompanied by holiday and modern melodies to win the FEI World Cup Dressage Grand Prix Freestyle qualifer. She now shares the upper echelon of West European League rankings with competitor Isabell Werth, who came in second on her nine year old
horse, El Santa NRW. This Frankfurt event puts the series at the halfway point, with the finals to take place in Leipzig Germany towards the end of April 2011.