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Simone Blum is the Stuttgart German Master 2017

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The German champion Simone Blum clinched an important success in the Stuttgart German Masters 2017 on Friday evening in front of a 7,400 crowd in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle. 
 
Riding her 10-year old mare DSP Alice, the 28-year old Bavarian became the sixth woman to win the second most important jumping class at the 33rd edition of this International Horse Show in the NeckarPark venue.
 
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Jumping Vermezzo, good start for Paolo Paini and Ottava Meraviglia

Paolo Paini ITA Ottava Meraviglia di Cà San Giorgio
The Vermezzo Winter Show started on Friday at the Pala Show Jumpers. The CSI3* featured international big names such as Switzerland's Jane Richard Philips, who won the 1.45/1.50m Prix Kep Italia atop of Izmir van de Baeyenn. 
 
Azzurri's Paolo Paini with Ottava Meraviglia di Cà San Giorgio clinched an excellent third spot behind Fabio Crotta riding Caressa Z. 
 
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Zangersheide land super stallion Heartbeat

The renowned studbook Zangersheide is already setting its sights on next year and preparing its catalogue for 2018.

In the coming months, you can expect Zangersheide to be busy putting together their list of horses and in fact they already have their first name for 2018.

The stallion is called Heartbeat – offspring to the well-known Heartbreaker – and is already carving out a reputation as a horse with grace and guile.

What’s more, Heartbeat was named as Stallion of The Year in 2013 and top stallion at the 2014 Breeders Trophy.

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Stallions given seal of approval by KWPN

Two more stallions have been approved by the world famous KWPN studbook following the Stallion Performance Test.

They are the following duo: I's Otto (Etoulon VDL) and Cantona TN (Codex One) both of which impressed and racked up an impressive overall score of 84.5 points.

It's Otto was raised by J.M Breukink while the other jewel approved by KWPN, Cantona TN, descends from none other than Codex One who is paired with the world class German rider Christian Ahlmann.

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Grants issued to next generation of riders

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Eight of the ten available study grants have been handed out to talented athletes aged between 19-25.

The initiative launched by FISE – the Italian Equestrian Federation – aims to give a helping hand to the aspiring stars of the future. Here they are below for each discipline:

SHOW JUMPING
- Matias Alvaro
- Camilla Franci
- Guido Franchi

EVENTING
- Luca Mezzaroba
- Clelia Casiraghi
- Ludovica Manzoli

DRESSAGE
- Francesco Sangiorgi
- Rebecca Teresa Brugnoli

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Equestrian stars descend upon Stuttgart

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After the fourth leg of the Longines FEI World Cup in Lyon, the attention now turns towards Germany and the Stuttgart Masters.

The five-star event always attracts the top riders from all four corners of the globe and got underway yesterday with victory for Michael Jung in the indoor cross competition.

Unfortunately there was also a fall in the above event which required medical attention, but luckily it proved to be nothing serious for Sidney Dufresne.

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Books on legendary d’Inzeo brothers launched in Rome

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After four years of research, interviews and preparation, the books on the legendary equestrian d’Inzeo brothers Piero and Raimondo have been released.

The project promoted by the Vittorio Orlandi Foundation has led to two books; one talking about their lives and one doing the exact same but through photos.

The release of the books – written by Umberto Martuscelli – coincided on the fourth anniversary of the passing of Raimondo d’Inzeo and took place in Rome.

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Results round-up from Italian Championships

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The domestic champions have been crowned in Treviso at the 2017 Italian Championships.

In the Open Category the winner was Vecchiutti Mauro with Dressed Like a Boss followed by Michela Zanotti with Top Genuine Rooster and Elena Cortese Matteoni with One Up.

Moving on, in the Amateur category taking the spoils was Elena Bucci with Leo Zan del Coflari while the winner in the Novice Amateur was Denis Pizzini with CR Hot Gun Lady.

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Countdown begins to Longines Masters 2017

Riders Masters Cup 2017 by Franckie

The Longines Masters Series is heading to Paris for the European leg of the prestigious competition. Riders will be in action in the French capital from November 30th to December 3rd with the action getting going with the Longines Speed Challenge.

Following that the action will keep on coming with the Masters Power and the Riders Masters Cup as Europe and USA’s top riders go head to head. Chef d'equipe for team Europe is the much coveted Philippe Guerdat who will be out to get the better of his opposite number Robert Ridland.

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Brussels veterinary conference to discuss Brexit

To prevent the much discussed “Brexit” from endangering the high level of public health and environmental protection the European Union has achieved the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) is hard at work in Brussels to pin down the key points that need to be negotiated.

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