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Molly Sorge

April 16, 2015

The Top Two Are 19 Years Young In The Longines FEI World Cup Speed Leg

Nineteen years ago, Flexible hit the ground and Bertram Allen was born, both in Ireland. Who would have thought they’d meet in Las Vegas and finish one-two in the speed leg of the Longines FEI World Cup Final?

People ooh and aah over Allen’s precociousness at the tender age of 19—a rider just a few years off ponies and already taking the world by storm.

April 16, 2015

As It Happens: 2015 Longines FEI World Cup Final Speed Leg

Las Vegas—April 16  

The stage is set for the first leg of the Longines FEI Show Jumping World Cup Final, the speed round. Want to know more about how the show jumping competition is scored? Check out our article, The World Cup Finals: What You Need To Know.

April 16, 2015

The World Cup Finals: What You Need To Know

The Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Final and Longines FEI World Cup Show Jumping Final officially get underway today! And we have three reporters on the ground in Las Vegas to bring you all the news. See something you want to know more about? Email us!

Here’s what you need to know to follow along:

April 14, 2015

One To Watch: Hardin Towell Is Breaking Through With A Little Help From His Friends

Jack Hardin Towell chuckles a bit as he tells me, “I came to Miami for the Longines Global Champions Tour with the best riders in the world, and I’m sure they were like, ‘Who is this guy?’ but I like it that way because I think it gives you a little bit more fight. If you get too comfortable, I think you get lazy.”

April 6, 2015

Watch The Longines Global Champions Tour Miami!

Did you miss the live stream of the $600,000 Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Miami on April 4? Have no fear, the good people at the GCT have posted some great video highlights of the competition.

April 4, 2015

Brash Storms South Beach

Miami, Fla.—Apr. 4   

“Let’s throw him in the ocean!” Scott Brash is lucky to have escaped without a good dunking in salt water as he wrapped up the Longines Global Champions Tour stop in Miami with a clean sweep of the headline classes.

April 4, 2015

Five Things You Want To Know About The Longines GCT Miami

By now, you've probably seen all the amazing photos of horses jumping just feet away from the Atlantic Ocean at the Longines Global Champions Tour event in Miami, and you might have some questions about just how this show operates. Your questions, answered...

1. They’re Not Jumping On Beach Sand

It’s a frequent comment under photos we post from the spectacular Longines Global Champions Tour top at South Beach in Miami. “Isn’t the sand too deep to jump on?”

April 3, 2015

Scott Brash Leads A Global Invasion To The American Invitational

Miami, Fla.—Apr. 3  

Spectators wearing bikinis lined the ring and seagulls cried overhead as some of the top horses and riders in the world took the stage at the $127,000 American Invitational. The Invitational looked very different as it was incorporated into the schedule of the Longines Global Champions Tour in its Miami stop, and the international domination of the top three placings reflected a new face for the class that’s an integral part of U.S. show jumping history.

March 29, 2015

Every Second Counts: McLain Ward Settles A Score

Two years ago, McLain Ward had to sit and watch Daniel Bluman win the big finale grand prix of the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla., since Ward was on a forced vacation from the show ring after breaking his kneecap in January. 

March 26, 2015

U.S. Riders For Longines FEI Show Jumping World Cup Announced

The U.S. show jumpers heading to Las Vegas on April 15-19 for the Longines FEI Show Jumping World Cup Final have been confirmed and they include two former World Cup Final winners—Beezie Madden, who won in 2013, and Rich Fellers, who was victorious in 2012.

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