After an initial victory last week in the HUBSIDE JUMPING’s CSI4* Grand Prix, as high-level competition resumed in Europe, the Netherlands’ Maikel van des Vleuten was again the winner of a class comprising the greatest riders and also with the mare Dana Blue. The 15th rider in the world rankings finished ahead of Germany’s Daniel Deusser, World No.3, with Killer Queen VDM, and Italy’s Emanuele Gaudiano, World no.25 with his unmistakable Chalou.

“Dana Blue is a mare which really likes competing,” explained the winner, van der Vleuten. “She has a fighting spirit: she fights for her rider but she fights for herself too; she really loves winning!  It’s an essential quality in a jump-off like this one, faced with these types of riders: a victory depends on your mindset and your desire to win! She is also really fast naturally on the ground and that can also make all the difference.  At the beginning of the week, after her victory last weekend, she rested, with a few simple exercises on Monday and Tuesday. I rode her again on Wednesday. On Thursday we took part in an easy class, so that she could warm up. She competed in the Grand Prix today and the result speaks for itself. I need to talk to my father Eric about next week: we always talk about each show’s schedules as a family. This week, my horses each only took part in two classes, an easy one and a big one.  Despite this, I think that Beauville Z will jump in the CSI 5* Grand Prix.”

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Ireland’s Darragh Kenny scored a victory in the $137,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix CSI3* on Saturday, March 14, to conclude a banner season at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, FL. The 10th week of WEF competition at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC), sponsored by Horseware Ireland, runs through March 15 and is recognized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) as a CSI3*. Remaining highlights of the week include the $37,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Classic on Sunday to conclude the 2020 season.

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The XXVI edition of the Sunshine Tour hosted in Montenmedio, Spain, runs February 12 through March 23 and offers over € 1.300.000 prize money.

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Morocco Royal Tour

The Morocco Royal Tour ended with a double Italian triumph in the Grand Prix of His Majesty Mohammed VI. Roberto Turchetto wins, thirty-two small hundredths faster, in front of "veteran" Natale Chiaudani after a tough battle. A final apotheosis, especially if you are Italian, but also for this magnificent circuit that finds its conclusion in front of a large public.

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Forty-six horse and rider combinations took part in the HUBSIDE JUMPING’s final CSI4* Grand Prix this morning which boasted 100, 000 euros of prize money. Among them, six jumped clear allowing them to go through to the jump-off and in the end, it was Guillaume Foutrier and Valdocco des Caps who were victorious in this 1m55 Grand Prix.

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