Show Jumping

All the International Riders Competing at Thunderbird Showpark This Week

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Seventy-five horses, 46 riders, 13 countries—this week at Thunderbird Showpark in Langley, BC promises a star-studded line up international sport.

The first of 14 legs that make up the North American League, the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Vancouver is the launching point on a nine-month international tour that zig zags across North America before culminating at the Final in Gothenburg, Sweden in April 2019. When the timers stop and the points are tallied after the last qualifier in Ocala, Florida next March, only 14 riders from North America will have earned the right to compete for the title—seven east coast U.S. riders, three west coast U.S. riders, two Canadian riders, and two Mexican riders, along with reigning World Cup Champion Beezie Madden (USA).

The journey for a select few starts this week at tbird with the first qualifying class on Thursday, the $75,000 Maui Jiim Welcome, followed by Friday’s $75,000 Steel-Craft Doors Cup and the Sunday’s feature event, the $145,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Vancouver, presented by Facet Advisors.

Here’s who you can look for on the start list:

ARGENTINA

Guillermo Obligado

Tornado

BRAZIL

Eduardo Menezes

Quintol
Caruschka 2
Manzano

CANADA

Laura-Jane Tidball

Concetto Son

Vanessa Mannix

Valentino D’Elte
Chemas

Jaclyn Duff

Caesar Z
Stakkarus

Jenn Serek

Wicked

Jenna Thompson

Lou 66

Femke Van Den Bosch

Dereusa S

Claire Doty

Breemeersen Imoretto

Darrin Dlin

Dorado

Tracey Epp

Chicago
Denise

Joelle Froese

Romeos Child

DENMARK

Kenneth Vinther

Colicchio

EGPYT

Nayel Nassar

Lordan

FRANCE

Eric Navet

Catypso

GERMANY

Soehnke Theymann

Cypress VF

IRELAND

Conor Swail

Koss Van Heiste
CK Coco Chanel
Rubens LS LA Silla

James Brennan

Cantino 9

ISRAEL

Ashlee Bond

Chela LS
Donatello 141
Ace of Hearts

Saree Gordon Solanki

Azuro 108

LEBANON

Jad Dana

Darosso VDL
Carnaval

MEXICO

Juan Jose Zendejas Salgado

Just Nice Van Het Indihof
Tino La Chapelle

Carlos Hank Guerreiro

Market Irminka
Sunshine

Antonio Maurer

Galileo De Laubry
Hascos Vd Wijngaardhoeve

Lorenza O’Farrill

Pekin St Denis
Queens Darling

SWEDEN

Mariano Maggi

Quintago VA

USA

Karl Cook

Tembla
Caillou 24

Sayre Happy

Celena VDL
Turner St Ghyvan Z

Jennifer Gates

Alex
Pumped Up Kicks

Carly Anthony

Chacco
Clochard

Lindsay Archer

Jarpur

Rich Fellers

Steelbi

Karianne Boyce‐Lockhart

Ferro DC

Eve Jobs

Venue D’fees Des Hazalles
Limbridge

Richard Spooner

Love
Arthos R
Quirado RC

Alison Robitaille

Cedane D
Ace

Zazou Hoffman

Samson II
Vice Versa D’Ossau

Charlie Jacobs

Cassinja S

Hannah Heidegger

Di Caprio RV

Katie Edwards

Cetello

Uma O’Neill

Sanvano
Clockwise of Greenhill Z

Karrie Rufer

Georgie D’Auvray EC
Mai Tai 2

Shawn Casady

Dakar VDL
Campitello 5
Durango VDL

Kasey Ament

Dexter R

Bryna Closson

Cair Paravel

Mandy Porter

Milano

Watch wall-to-wall coverage from the Fort Grand Prix Ring on Horse Network Live and tbird LIVE. the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Vancouver will stream exclusively on FEI TV.