Cremona, March 28 — Contenders for the $307.500-added IRHA/IRHBA/NRHA Open and Non Pro Derby presented by DeNiroBootCo Finals were determined today in Cremona, Italy. Non Pro finalists had secured their spots yesterday; today the second section of the Open Derby concluded and riders moving on to the IRHA/IRHBA/NRHA €96.671-added DeNiroBootCo Open Derby and IRHA/NRHA €80.268-added DeNiroBootCo Open Derby Finals also were decided.

Cremona, March 27 — Wednesday in Cremona, Italy, where the $305.700-Added IRHA/IRHBA/NRHA Derby presented by DeNiroBootCo is being held, determined the Quarter Dream $52.135-added IRHA/IRHBA/NRHA and $43.636-added IRHA/NRHA Non Pro Derby Finalists. Open riders vying for the DeNiroBootCo Open Derby titles also hit the ground in the first section of the Open Qualifier.

Cremona, March 26 — The $305.700-Added IRHA/IRHBA/NRHA Derby  presented by DeNiroBootCo opened the doors to competition today with the first section of the Non Pro division. With 154 horses entered across the IRHA/IRHBA/NRHA and IRHA/NRHA Derby, the first section concluded with the first 106 horse-rider combinations showing in the four levels.

Cremona, March 25 — The $305.700-Added IRHA/IRHBA/NRHA Derby is set to start on Tuesday, March 26, in Cremona, Italy, with the first section of the Non Pro division. Over 500 horses have settled in the CremonaFiere facility where competitors will have the chance to show in the IRHA/IRHBA/NRHA Derby — open to horses enrolled in the IRHBA Stallion and Foal Incentive Program — or in the IRHA/NRHA Derby for horses not enrolled in the program.

Today the World Equestrian Center in Ocala, FL, will play host to an amazing group of athletes — which include eight of the top ten and fifteen of the top twenty riders in the world rankings — competing in the second leg of the inaugural Longines League of Nations™.


Martin Fuchs (SUI) emerged victorious from a star-studded field to win the $330,000 Lugano Diamonds Grand Prix CSIO5* on Thursday, March 21, at World Equestrian Center – Ocala (WEC) in Ocala, FL.The best Jumping athletes in the world have converged at WEC – Ocala to contest the four-day Longines League of Nations™ event. Thursday’s featured competition saw 49 entries come forward to try their luck over the track set by Irish course designer Alan Wade. The clock proved to be just as challenging as the course itself, with five riders clearing all the obstacles only to pick up time faults for exceeding the 80-second time allowed.’

Epic sport and a showstopping spectacle raise the roof of the Grand Palais Éphémère. At the end of a very intense class with the world’s elite riders, Frenchman Julien Anquetin secures victory in the Grand Prix Hermès with the gelding Blood Diamond Du Pont, the finest victory of his career. 32 years of age, he finishes ahead of compatriot Julien Épaillard, world No.4, considered by one and all as the fastest rider in the world, riding Donatello d’Auge. He succeeds the rider from Luxembourg, Victor Bettendorf, winner of the Grand Prix Hermès 2023. Colombian Rene Lopez Lizarazo, based in north-east France for nearly four decades, completes the podium.


The spectators gathered at the Grand Palais Éphémère witnessed a marvellous spectacle this Saturday with sport taking centre stage. Swedish rider Angelica Augustsson Zanotelli brought the crowd to their feet by securing victory in the Saut Hermès, scooping the second biggest prize of the competition riding her mare Kalinka van de Nachtegaele. On Sunday at 15:30 hours, she will rediscover the world’s top riders in the Grand Prix Hermès, the grand finale of the competition.

 

By winning the Prix Hermès Sellier, the main class on this first day of the fourteenth edition of the Saut Hermès, Latvian Kristaps Neretnieks was the surprise champion ahead of the best riders in the world, who are competing at the Grand Palais Éphémère in Paris through until Sunday. Kicking off the day, Edward Lévy treated spectators to the first rendition of the Marseillaise in the Prix du Grand Palais with his mare Confidence d’Ass. In the Talents Hermès class, reserved for the U25 riders, William Ligier de la Prade also took the win for France with Galilée.

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