14 Dec 2011

Olympia 2011 Preview

Olympia 2011 Preview

Who to look out for at Olympia 2011:  Show jumping and Dressage – The entries are in for Olympia, The London International Horse Show (13th -  19th Dec 2011). Please find the entries for the Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping qualifier presented by H&M below as well as a who’s who of the dressage at Olympia 2011.
SHOWJUMPING
Olympia, The London International Horse Show (13th -  19th Dec 2011) is pleased to announce the entries for the Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping qualifier presented by H&M.
Show Jumping classes begin at Olympia from Thursday 15th December, with the Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping presented by H&M taking place on Sunday 18th. Some 61 competitors from 17 Nations were nominated.  Amongst those are 7 riders from the top 10 in the FEI’s World Rankings and 13 riders from the top 20.
Entries Rolex FEI World Cup Jumping
 AUTAustria  
  EDER, StefanChilli van Dijk, Concordija
 
 BELBelgium  
  PHILIPPAERTS, LudoChallenge Vh Mettenhof, Chicago Vh Moleneind, Kassini Jac
 
 ESPSpain  
  AÑON, ManuelFantasía, Loreal D’Utah, Upaya
 
 FINFinland  
  FAGERSTROM, NinaMouse, Talent, Viva
 
 FRAFrance  
  DELAVEAU, PatriceKatchina Mail, orient express, Ornella Mail
  DELESTRE, SimonCouletto, Napoli du Ry, Oslo du Chalet
  LEPREVOST, PénélopeMylord Carthago*HN, Sisley De La Tour Vidal, Topinambour
  STAUT, KevinChica, Zeta de Hus, Zz-top vh schaarbroek z
 
 GBRGreat Britain  
  BRASH, ScottSebastian III, Whisky Mac IV, Zippo II
  CHARLES, PeterMurka’s Nevada, Odie de Frevent
  FLETCHER, TinaHello Boyo, Unique IX, Ursula XII
  FUNNELL, WilliamBeowulf, Billy Angelo, Billy Grand
  MAHER, BenMilena 8, Noctambule Courcelle, Tackeray, Tripple X III
  RENWICK, LauraLimelight de Breve, Oz de Breve, Parvati de Breve, Roller Coaster III
  SKELTON, NickBig Star
  SMITH, RobertBalourado, Ude
  WHITAKER, JohnCornetto King, Dazzle II, Rooney
  WHITAKER, MichaelMr Darcy V, Viking, Wild Rose II
  WHITAKER, RobertCasino, Usa Today, Waterstone
  WILLIAMS, GuyDjakarta, Richi Rich III, Titus II, Torinto van de Middlestede
 
 GERGermany  
  DREHER, Hans-DieterEmbassy II, Lolita N, Magnus Romeo
  EHNING, MarcusCartani 4, Jewel’s Carat, Sabrina
  MICHAELS-BEERBAUM, MeredithBella Donna 66, Cantano, Checkmate
  WULSCHNER, HolgerCavity G, Cefalo, Little Liberty 5
 
 IRLIreland  
  BREEN, ShaneCos I Can, Kec Alicante, Luikka
  LYNCH, DenisContifex, Lantinus, Lord Luis
  O’CONNOR, CianBlue Loyd 12, Everything, O’Connell Street, Uniek II
  TWOMEY, BillyRomanov, Tin Tin, Tinka’s Serenade, Wings Sublieme
 
 ITAItaly  
  VIZZINI, LuciaLismeen Lancer, Loro piana quinta roo
 
 NEDNetherlands  
  SCHRÖDER, GercoEurocommerce California, Eurocommerce New Orleans, Eurocommerce Vigaro
  VLEUTEN, Maikel van derVDL Groep Verdi, VDL Groep Zandorra, Zacharov Tn
 
 NORNorway  
  GULLIKSEN, GeirInsul Tech Leonardo 590, L’Espoir, Rusedski II, Storm 16
 
 SUISwitzerland  
  MUFF, WernerKiamon, Never Last, Osiris du Goyen
  SCHWIZER, PiusDundee VD Dwerse Hagen, Koby du Vartellier, Verdi III
 
 SWESweden  
  BARYARD-JOHNSSON, MalinH&M Cisco, H&M Reveur de Hurtebise, H&M Tornesch 1042
  BENGTSSON, Rolf-GöranCamilo LS La Silla, Carusso LS La Silla, Ninja La Silla
  FREDRICSON, PederH&M Arctic Aurora Borealis, H&M Cash In, Holliday KLG
 
 USAUnited States of America  
  KRAUT, LauraBelmont, Cedric, Olmifon D’as

DRESSAGE
British dressage riders will be out in force for this year’s Reem Acra FEI World Cup dressage qualifier, supported by Horse & Hound, that takes place at Olympia, The London International Horse Show (December 13-19).
Boosted by the British team’s historic European team gold medal triumph, hopes will be high for another British win. European team gold and individual silver medallist Carl Hester and his medal winning horse Uthopia will be the ones to spearhead the 10-strong British challenge in the preliminary grand prix on Tuesday (13th) evening for which a total of 27 entries from nine countries have been received. The top placed 15 combinations in this class will contest the following night’s Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ grand prix freestyle to music qualifier, supported by Horse & Hound, now one of the highlights of the British dressage calendar and a fitting finale to the year.
Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro, who also won European team gold this year, will be making their Olympia and World Cup debut in the hope that it will be as successful as their team debut at the European Championships, while team mate Laura Bechtolsheimer has entered both her European gold medal winning partner Mistral Hojris and Andretti H with who she won the British National Championship in September.
Hans Peter Minderhoud from the Netherlands, a frequent visitor to Olympia and currently third in the World Cup standings will be one to beat. The Dutch rider and his 11-year-old Jazz stallion IPS Tango, already have a World Cup win under their belt, having scored a victory in the first qualifier in Odense.
Another who comes to Olympia with current World Cup form, is German European team bronze medallist Helen Langehanenberg. Langehanenberg has entered the former world young horse champion Damon Hill with who she was seventh in last year’s World Cup final and this year won European team bronze. Langehanenberg plays a strong hand as she has also entered the mare Responsible, who took second to Minderhoud in Odense. Her compatriot Anja Plonzke, while no stranger to competing on English soil, will however be contesting Olympia for the first time and brings Le Mont D’Or to the capital’s historic venue.
The entries also include Olympia regular, American rider Catherine Haddad who returns with Winyamaro with who she was fourth last year, Belgian rider Marc Peter Spahn and the popular Friesian stallion Fryso huys Cas, and Norwegian rider Lillann Jebsen and Pro-set. Olympia will provide the perfect backdrop and meeting place for the former British-owned breeding stallion and his former rider – Carl Hester.
Tickets for Olympia, The London International Horse Show, are priced between £21 and £55 with various discounts available for groups, seniors and children. Tickets include entrance to the Shopping Village but these can also be purchased separately without a show ticket for only £10. For further information and a confirmed programme of events please visit www.olympiahorseshow.com. For tickets, call the box office on             0871 230 5580      .

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