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FEI Bureau Approves Points System for HSBC FEI Classics™ 2011
The FEI Bureau has approved a revised points system for the HSBC FEI Classics™ 2011 series. The new system, which takes on board recommendations from event organisers involved in the series, has now been brought in line with other rankings and standings in Eventing. HSBC has supported the HSBC FEI Classics™ series since 2008 and will be contributing US$ 1 million in prize money over the next three years, which represents the biggest ... Read the full article

HSBS Agrees Further Three-Year Term for FEI Classics
HSBC has agreed a further three-year term as global sponsor of FEI Eventing to include title sponsorships of the HSBC FEI Classics™ until the end of 2013 and the HSBC FEI European Eventing Championships™ in both 2011 and 2013. HSBC has supported the FEI Classics™ series since 2008 and will be contributing US$ 1 million in prize money over the next three years, which represents the biggest prize pot on offer in Eventing on an an ... Read the full article

HSBC FEI European Eventing Champions 100-Day Countdown
The 100-day countdown to the HSBC FEI European Eventing Championships 2011 is being celebrated today at an international media event held at Luhmühlen (GER), which on 25-28 August will be hosting the championships for the fifth time since they were created in 1953. Eventing legend Captain Mark Philips (GBR) welcomed guests to the brand new site, which is expected to attract record numbers of fans this year to commemorate the 30th running of ... Read the full article

Mary King Tops the HSBC Rankings
HSBC, in partnership with the FEI, has created a rider armband to identify the current leader in the HSBC Rankings. The red and white armband featuring “HSBC Eventing World Rankings Leader” will be debuted by Mary King (GBR), remaining with her for as long as she stays at the top of the HSBC Rankings. The armband will be passed on if King is overtaken in the rankings. In a further initiative, the rider at the top of the HSBC Ranking ... Read the full article

William Fox-Pitt moves up to world number one in HSBC Rankings
William Fox-Pitt (GBR) has taken over from team mate Mary King as world number one in the HSBC Rankings. The British rider, who is competing at the second last leg of the HSBC FEI Classics™ at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials this week, is now seven points clear of King and will be wearing the HSBC armband at Burghley. Both Fox-Pitt and King were part of the British team that secured bronze at the HSBC FEI European Eventing Championshi ... Read the full article

FEI Welcomes Adelaide to HSBC FEI Classics™ 2012 Season
The FEI is delighted to welcome the Australian International 3 Day Event to the HSBC FEI Classics™ 2012 season. The Adelaide-based event, which in 2002 became the first CCI 4* in the southern hemisphere, will host the second leg of the HSBC FEI Classics™ 2012 season against the stunning city centre backdrop of Adelaide Park Lands on 18-20 November 2011. “The Australian International 3 Day Event is the country’s premier e ... Read the full article

HSBC FEI Classics™ leader King heads for Luhmühlen
The unstoppable Mary King (GBR), who moved to the number one spot in the HSBC Rankings at the beginning of this month, indicated at the start of the year that the HSBC FEI Classics™ were going to be a major goal for 2011. The 50-year-old’s plan is certainly going splendidly so far, and she now heads to the third of the five legs, Luhmühlen presented by E.ON Avacon (GER), with a strong 10-point lead in the HSBC FEI Classics&trade ... Read the full article

Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials celebrates 50 glorious years
An all-star cast heads to this week’s Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (GBR), second last leg of the HSBC FEI Classics™ 2011 (1-4 September). It is a particularly special year for Burghley, as it is 50 years ago that the historic Lincolnshire estate hosted its first competition by invitation of the 1928 hurdling Olympic gold medallist, the Marquess of Exeter. Since then, Burghley has hosted eight championships, including the first e ... Read the full article

Thrilling finale guaranteed in HSBC FEI Classics™ at Pau
Lausanne, 3 November: The 2010 HSBC FEI Classics™ are set to come to a thrilling climax this weekend (November 4-7) at Les Etoiles de Pau in south-west France. Three out of four of this season’s CCI4* winners are entered for what promises to be the closest finale yet to the series in which the leading rider will scoop a fabulous US$150,000. William Fox-Pitt (GBR), the inaugural HSBC FEI Classics™ winner in 2008, leads the tabl ... Read the full article

FEI TV this Weekend
Two exciting competitions will be broadcast LIVE on FEI TV, the official FEI video platform, this weekend (15-16 October). On Saturday 15 October, FEI TV will be live at 12.40 CEST for Cross Country at the HSBC FEI Classics™ 2011 season finale and 2012 season opener, Les Etoiles de Pau (FRA). On Sunday 16 October, the Jumping phase - which will reveal the HSBC FEI Classics™ 2011 season winner - will also be live on FEI TV from 14.10 ... Read the full article

HSBC FEI Classics 2011 Finale goes to the Wire at PAU
Two British riders, long-time team mates and friends, will do battle for the HSBC FEI Classics™ 2011 top spot this weekend (13-16 October) at Les Etoiles de Pau (FRA), which is also the 2012 season opener.  Athletes from 17 nations will compete at the popular CCI4* in the shadow of the Pyrenees, where they have the unique opportunity to secure points for the 2012 season which for the first time includes Australia’s premier event ... Read the full article

HSBC Continues its Support of FEI's Rising Star Award
HSBC is for the third consecutive year supporting the Rising Star category of the awards scheme organised by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the governing body of equestrian sport. The HSBC Rising Star category of the FEI Awards rewards an equestrian athlete aged between 14 and 21 who demonstrates outstanding sporting talent and commitment in any of the FEI-regulated disciplines (Jumping, Dressage and Para-Equestrian ... Read the full article

American Tiana Coudray in the Lead Going into Today's Cross Country at the Second Leg of the HSBC FEI Classics™
Following two days of dressage at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, second leg of the HSBC FEI Classics™, America’s Tiana Coudray is in pole position with her Jersey Fresh CCI*** 2010 winner Ringwood Magister. The duo earned the best marks from the judges for a penalty score of 40.8. “The trot work was tidy but maybe a bit conservative. It was during the canter work that I felt confident enough to show off what Magister can ... Read the full article

HSBC FEI European Eventing Championships 2011- Luhmuhlen
A total of 15 nations have announced their intention to compete at the HSBC FEI European Eventing Championships 2011 (25-28 August). The 30th running of the Championships will be hosted for the fifth time at Luhmühlen (GER), which has been synonymous with international Eventing since 1975. As well as the excitement of the Championships themselves and the battle for medals, the two best ranked teams from Olympic Groups A, B & C at the H ... Read the full article

Tapner aiming to top up HSBC FEI Classics™ points at Luhmühlen
Paul Tapner (AUS), the joint leader of the HSBC FEI Classics™ after two events, heads for Germany this weekend (June 17-20) with the prospect of extending his advantage at the series’ third leg, Luhmühlen (GER) presented by E.ON Avacon. Tapner, who rides Kilfinnie, recent runner-up in the CIC3* at Bramham (GBR), has an exciting chance to slip ahead in the rankings, which carry a US$150,000 first prize to the most successful ride ... Read the full article

Ostholt shows his artistry to lead Luhmühlen in HSBC FEI Classics (TM)
Frank Ostholt (GER) is back in the limelight at Luhmühlen, presented by E.ON Avacon (GER), a competition he won back in 2006 on probably his best known horse, Air Jordan. Ostholt, 35, an Olympic team gold medallist in Hong Kong in 2008, heads an international field at the third leg of the HSBC FEI Classics™ 2011 series on Little Paint, a 13-year-old gelding by Nitron, on which he took second place at Luhmühlen three years ago. H ... Read the full article

Triumphant Todd Flies to Kentucky in Hunt for Further HSBC FEI Classics™ Points
Mark Todd (NZL) has flown to the US for this weekend’s Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event (April 28-May 1) in a bid to keep up momentum in the HSBC FEI Classics™. Todd interrupted celebrations for his magnificent win at Badminton last weekend and within 24 hours was on a plane en route to Kentucky, where today he will trot up NZB Grass Valley, a horse that knows its way around the Kentucky Horse Park having been a key member of New Zeala ... Read the full article

HSBC FEI Classics™ Opener Attracts Lucky Seven Line-Up for Badminton
The HSBC FEI Classics™ 2011, an exciting series linking five of the world’s top level events, begins in style today (Thursday 21 April - Monday 25 April) at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (GBR). The first crucial qualifier for the 2012 London Olympic Games has attracted arguably the strongest international field for many years with representatives from 11 nations and seven former winners entered. Oliver Townend (GBR), ... Read the full article

Vive la France as stars descend on Haras du Pin
The 2010 HSBC FEI World Cup™ Eventing series arrives in France this weekend (August 18-22), at Haras du Pin in Normandy. This is a new venue for the series, but not in sporting history – the magnificent national stud at du Pin has hosted some historic Eventing fixtures, including the 1969 European Championships. A star-studded cast of more than 50 competitors from 12 nations have entered the penultimate leg of the HSBC FEI World Cup& ... Read the full article

Sharon Hunt is talk of the Town in Luhmühlen
Sharon Hunt (GBR) enjoyed the biggest thrill of her long partnership with Tankers Town when the fleet-footed gelding gave her a first CCI4* win, at Luhmühlen, presented by E.ON Avacon, the third leg of the HSBC FEI Classics™. “I’m shocked,” said the 32-year-old, “but I always knew he was a phenomenal horse.” The optimum time of 90 seconds proved extremely difficult on the spacious Jumping track and only ... Read the full article

 

 

 

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