What was once reserved for the classical hero is now conceded to sports: to create a legend or a myth. Only exceptional achievements and the height of concentration create successes that are never forgotten. Even today, almost 60 years later, the soccer “Miracle of Bern” is remembered – as is Halla, who carried her rider Hans Günther Winkler in 1956 to a World Championship win. Athletes such as Muhammad Ali
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The sun was shining in The Golden State for the second British Polo Day LA at Will Rogers Polo Club, Los Angeles. With the beautiful state park as a backdrop to the event, guests enjoyed a Champagne Taittinger reception before the fun of the Brompton Bicycle polo, which entertained the crowds with some dramatic falls and crashes. The Royal Salute Quaich Experience, led by His Grace The Duke of Argyll,
They have done it again. Team Lanson with Thomas Winter and Christian Grimme won the traditional Julius Bär Beach Polo World Cup on Sylt again. Under the blue sky, the two player from the north of the beautyful german city Hamburg had a strong competition refer to the courts. Referee Sean Dayus from England: „We have seen here extremely exciting, hard-fought and fair matches. I’m impressed by how much the
At Scapa Sports Beach polo met fascinating combination of horse sports and ball games on sand in front of the Casino in Knokke. 4 International teams with three experienced riders managed stick&ball in a very spectacular and striking manner. Highly manoeuvrable horses stood sharp develop incredible speed on short distance. Each rider changed four times swiftly from horse, but only ball skills, horsemanship and tactical understanding determined victory.
Hamburg, Germany’s biggest port city and its ‘gateway to the world’ hosted another fantastic LONGINES GLOBAL CHAMPIONS TOUR round from 14-17th May. Hamburg is a hugely popular venue which attracts tens of thousands of people to its vast showground due to the world-class show jumping on offer. Last year’s Grand Prix winner, Germany’s own Katrin Eckermann, narrowly stole the victory from World No1 and No2 Scott Brash and Ben Maher
Flying Dutchman Harrie Smolders and his super fast 15-year-old bay mare Regina Z blazed to victory in the Longines Global Champions Tour of Shanghai. The pace was electric at the climax of the $485,000 Grand Prix as eight riders won through to the jump off in the Chinese leg of the 2015 championship series. Smolders beat off tough challenges from speed masters Pius Schwizer and Michael Whitaker to emerge victorious
The Olympic rider Kamal Bahamdan of Saudi Arabia has won the Grand Prix of Wiesbaden, the price of the state capital Wiesbaden and the Qatar Equestrian Federation (QEF). The 14-year-old French mare Noblesse Tess with the 45-year-old made no mistakes in the second round with 45.45 seconds. Christian Ahlmann (Marl) and Taloubet Z were second fastes with 45.93 seconds. Holger Wulschner (United Viegeln) and BSC Cavity were third with 47.07
Over 120 riders from 21 countries have competed in the 15 classes in Madrid for over €500,000 in prize money as momentum builds to the prestigious Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix presented by Caixa Bank on Saturday evening. Last year’s Grand Prix was an electrifying contest between the titans of show jumping and was eventually won by Maikel van der Vleuten with a stunning performance which knocked almost two
Last weekend Simon Delestre and his horse Ryan Des Hayettes won the the second Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix jump off in Antwerp. The second and third rank of the Antwerp event went to Hans-Dieter Dreher (GER) with Embassy II and Edwina Tops-Alexander (AUSTRALIA) with Lintea Tequila. At the second leg of the tour (it started at Miami at the beginning of April 2015) Bassem Hassan Mohammed became the new no.
At the the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ final at Las Vegas 15-19 April the british team Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro won the final of the top dressage event of the world. With the result of 94,174% Dujardin took the first place with more than 10% difference to the second Edward Gal and Undercover with a result of 84,696%. The german team Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and Unee BB got the third place. The