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The historical backdrop and the reasons why a change of tactic backfired on the world number one


Christian Kukuk and Checker 47 from Germany are the winners of the LGCT in Rome

This week, we had an exciting weekend of showjumping results and news from around the globe. As Irish showjumper Shane Sweetnam said after helping his country win team silver at the European Showjumping Championships this month when reflecting on Ireland’s success at the recent European youth championships, “The future looks good for us. World domination isn’t too far away!”

This was underlined at this week’s Nations Cup Youth Final in Belgium where Ireland added yet another gold to their growing medal haul and Great Britain added to their collection, too.

The world’s best world champions, King Edward and world number one Henrik von Eckermann, did what they do the best. They won a scorching Longines Global Champions Tour Rome grand prix.

Read on for this week’s round-up of international showjumping news and results.

Showjumping news: Team gold for Ireland’s pony riders

At the FEI Jumping Nations Cup Youth Final at Sentower Park, Opglabbeek, Belgium, Ireland’s pony team won team gold, with Belgium taking silver and Great Britain…

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