We’ve nearly lost count of the number of speed-class wins stolen by the black mare Carlotta and her Italian rider Emanuele Gaudiano. They have taken titles in every continent. It goes without saying that one day they would add the Longines Speed Challenge, the fastest class in the world, to their list of impressive accolades. After several attempts, it is Lausanne that gave them the honor.

The challenging Masters One - Prix du Canton de Vaud has had only six clear rounds on its base course. Of these six, three are members of the Riders Lab. The Riders Lab offers the opportunity for the most promising young riders to compete in the Longines Masters international series. In the end, it was young Bryan Balsiger who won this round in the fashion of a master with Dubai du Bois Pinchet.

There are only two British riders present at the first Longines Masters in Lausanne, but Great Britain is well represented in the results. In one of the most spectacular classes of the competition, the Masters Power, British rider Laura Renwick was the only one to clear 2.01m without penalty. While impressive it's not surprising, as 6-bar power events have historically been a British force.

Winning a title at the National Reining Horse Association Derby presented by Markel Insurance isn’t a small achievement. It’s a moment most people only get to dream of, and on Friday night a 16-year-old girl rode into the arena of the Jim Norick Coliseum, capturing the crowd’s attention from her very first stop.

In 1976, in Bromont, Marcel Rozier won the gold medal of the Montreal Olympics. Forty years later, his son Philippe won a medal of the same laurel in Rio. Friday evening, at the Longines Masters in Lausanne, in front of the senior representatives of the sports institution and the city of Lausanne, including city Trustee Grégoire Junod, Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Ingmar de Vos, President of the FEI, the two sons of Marcel, Philippe and Thierry, accomplished a rare double podium placing. The Roziers and Olympism: it’s a beautiful love story.

Karpacz, June 21 - Provided by International Horse Press — For the fourth consecutive year, the ERCHA/NRCHA Hackamore Classic, open to 4- and 5-year-old horses ridden in a hackamore, was hosted by Western Academy, in Western City, a facility located in Karpacz, Poland. The idea of moving the prestigious event to Eastern Europe comes from ERCHA President, Markus Schopfer. “Central Eastern ERCHA, along with president Tomas Barta, has been actively taking part in NRCHA approved ERCHA shows held around Europe, reason why we felt we should move the Hackamore Classic to Poland in order to further promote our sport there,” said Schopfer. “The high standard of horses and riders, and the level of competition gets better every year. The hospitality is great and we are very pleased with our choice.”

Enchanting sights, spectacular setting, magical place…are just some of the praises the riders have used to describe the venue of the very first Longines Masters event in Lausanne. Said Caroline Ratignan, the American rider who captured the very first victory in Lausanne in the Masters Three - 1.15m, “The venue is amazing…to be right on the water with the mountains in the background is just surreal.” The very first event of the Masters One was seized by none other than the speedy Italian, Emanuele Gaudiano.

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