2011 Australian International Three Day Event now part of the HSBC FEI Classic Season

The Australian International 3 Day Event held in Adelaide each year, has been confirmed as one of the leading equestrian competitions in the world, by being included in the FEI HSBC Classic Series for 2011 / 2012. The Adelaide based event made history when it became the 1st 4* competition in the Southern hemisphere, and … Read more 2011 Australian International Three Day Event now part of the HSBC FEI Classic Season

Global Champions Tour moves to Chantilly, France

The next round of the Global Champions Showjumping Tour will be held in Chantilly, France between the 22nd and 24th July. Chantilly is famed for its picturesque racecourse, and for the second year in a row, the world’s top showjumpers will descend on the hallowed turf for yet another showjumping extravaganza. The Global Champions Tour … Read more Global Champions Tour moves to Chantilly, France

Australian Shares Fall on Corporate Profit Concerns – Carbon Tax

Australian shares today dropped sharply on Europe’s debt crisis, weak data out of the US, and concerns corporate profits will be restricted due the recently announced carbon tax plan. Prime Minister Julia Gillard yesterday outlined the nation’s controversial carbon tax plan. Under the new tax regime, Australia’s 500 biggest polluters will be charged $23 for … Read more Australian Shares Fall on Corporate Profit Concerns – Carbon Tax

Weak Jobs Report Expected in the US

The US financial markets were closed for the July 4th weekend holiday yesterday, ensuring other indices around the world were cautious and with low volume. The next important release that could potentially create volatility in the markets is the June Jobs Report. Last week world indices increased gains and closed higher on a falling US … Read more Weak Jobs Report Expected in the US

Christian Ahlmann and Taluoubet Z win the Global Champions Tour Estoril Grand Prix

The Global Champions Tour moved to Estoril in Portugal this weekend, on the brilliant grassed arena of international jumping. Germanys Christian Ahlmann jumped three fantastic clear rounds on Taloubet Z, winning in the jump-off with a time of 45.21.  Local hope Luciana Diniz and Winningmood placed 2nd on 3 clear rounds and a jump-off time … Read more Christian Ahlmann and Taluoubet Z win the Global Champions Tour Estoril Grand Prix

Global Champions Tour Heads to Estoril – Portugal

The 7th round of The Global Champions Tour of Showjumping heads to Estoril Portugal this weekend.  Leading the rankings so far this series is Australias Edwina Alexander on 155 points, followed by Germanys Ludger Beerbaum on 151 points, and 3rd is Alvaro de Miranda of Brazil on 123 points. The Global Champions Tour is growing in … Read more Global Champions Tour Heads to Estoril – Portugal

US Indices record best week in two years

After a very volatile few weeks around the world for stock and share indices, the major US indices, DOW, NASDAQ, and S&P 500 finished the week on a postive note, achieving their best week in two years. The chronic middle east crisis and European debt issues have spooked global markets over the last few months. … Read more US Indices record best week in two years

Swedens Rolf-Göran Bengtsson wins Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Monaco

Swedens Rolf -Göran Bengtsson this weekend won the Monaco Rounds of  The Global Champions Tour on his super stallion Casall La Silla. The win moves Bengtsson into 5th place on The Global Champions ranking list.  The win increased his bank account by 92,000 Euro and also received his second Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso watch. After the win, Bengtsson said: “My … Read more Swedens Rolf-Göran Bengtsson wins Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Monaco

Markets make modest gains amid Greek Crisis

On Friday the DOW finished up 42 points, and the S&P up 3.86 points, breaking a 6 week losing streak amid the fear of the Greek financial crisis. The tech heavy NASDAQ however finished %1.03 down for the week. Many analysts believe the worst however is not over. Director of Trading and Derivatives at Charles Schwab, Randy … Read more Markets make modest gains amid Greek Crisis

Australian Edwina Alexander wins Grand Prix of Cannes – Global Champions Tour

Australia’s leading showjumping competitor Edwina Alexander won one of the biggest Grand Prix in the world at Cannes, France, last weekend riding her long time partner Itot Du Chateau. Edwina pocketed 92,000 Euros for her win, along with a Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso watch. The relatively new concept of  The Global Champions Tour has created a pinnacle of … Read more Australian Edwina Alexander wins Grand Prix of Cannes – Global Champions Tour

Australia 3rd in Wellington $75,000 FEI Nations Cup

The Australian Showjumping Team of James Patterson Robinson on Niack de L’Abbaye, Harley Brown on Cassiato, Thaisa Erwin on Waddison, and Damien Guthrie on Gilmore 38 put in a great performance to finish 3rd in the tough Nations Cup class. The USA won the event, followed by Canada, then Australia. James Patterson Robinson led the Australians with … Read more Australia 3rd in Wellington $75,000 FEI Nations Cup

Angelica Augustsson Thrills Home Crowd to win World Cup In Gothenburg

Showjumping is one of the toughest sports in world, with millimetres and milliseconds the difference between winning and not even earning a ribbon. It was Swedish up and coming super star Angelica Augustsson that showed it certainly can be inspirational, with the 24 year old talent thrilling her home crowd to win the 12 round of … Read more Angelica Augustsson Thrills Home Crowd to win World Cup In Gothenburg

2011 Göteborg Horse Show Features Clinic with Andreas Helgstrand

The Goterborg Horse show was first held in 1977 and since then has seen over 2 million visitors watch the greatest horses and riders on earth. Features include Grand Prix Dressage, World Cup Showjumping, mounted games, and a large exhibition gallery. A major event on this years program is a dressage clinic with world famous … Read more 2011 Göteborg Horse Show Features Clinic with Andreas Helgstrand

Fosters to Dump Wine Assets as Earnings Drop 12%

Fosters Group Ltd, Australias largest brewer, announced today that it will divest its interests in wine, and will spin off the worlds second largest wine business after it’s first half earning dropped 12%. Fosters will attempt to revive beer earnings after the proposal is complete. The arrangement will see shareholders receive 1 share of the … Read more Fosters to Dump Wine Assets as Earnings Drop 12%

French on Top in Vigo – FEI World Cup Showjumping

This weekend saw Vigo, Spain host the 11th round of the FEI World Cup Showjumping Western European League. The French are certainly firing at the moment with veteran Michel Robert just pipping league leader Kevin Staut for the win. Robert, and his very consitent, lovely mare Kellemoi de Pepita won the jump-off round in what … Read more French on Top in Vigo – FEI World Cup Showjumping