It's #FlashbackFriday time! This week we take a look back at the first FEI World Cup™ Final in Dressage which took place in 1986 in 's-Hertogenbosch in The Netherlands. Anne-Grethe Jensen of Denmark and Marzog emerged as the first champions after winning both the qualifying Grand Prix and the Grand Prix Freestyle to Music. Later in the year, that combination went on to win the World Championships in Cedar Valley, Canada. Christopher Bartle of Great Britain riding Wily Trout placed second with third place going to Christine Stückelberger of Switzerland on Rubelit von Unkenruf. Stückelberger went on to win the second Final a year later, riding the Swiss-bred Gauguin de Lully to the win over the defending champions who placed second. It was the first of back-to-back wins for the Swiss combination. It’s hard to say exactly what history will be made when the World Cup Finals return to Las Vegas next April, but it’s sure to be exciting. Make your plans to be there right now! Photo caption: Anne-Grethe Jensen on Marzog. Photo credit: © Ridehesten.

A note from one of our partners: Enjoy an exciting night of World Class Show Jumping at the Del Mar International Horse Show October 25 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Experience West Palms' exclusive Halloween celebration and watch the The Villas at Rancho Valencia World Cup Grand Prix of Del Mar, beginning at 7PM. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com and visit www.westpalmsevents.com for more information.

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More news today from one of our event partners. We are one week away from the National Horse Show at the Alltech Arena in the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY! Check out this amazing line up: Thursday Night: Copernicus Stables, LLC $75,000 International Open Jumpers Time First Jump Off; Friday Night: Barn Night! Chansonette Farm $45,000 Gambler’s Choice Top Score Costume Class; Saturday Night: Canadian Pacific $250,000 Grand Prix; Sunday: ASPCA Maclay National Championships. For tickets and more information, visit www.NHS.org.

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