Equestre Internationale News
7 May 2002
Cup Jumping Final
of the worlds top riders came to Leipzig in Germany hoping to win
this years World Cup Final This is the 23rd world cup Jumping final
,the first took place in Gothenberg in Sweden
After three days of intense competition in front of a capacity home
crowd, Otto Becker riding Dobel's Cento took one of Jumpings
most coveted Prizes.
Ludger Beerbaum and Gladdys S looked to be in a commanding Position
coming into the final Day but a rail down in the final round opened
up the competition for Toni Hassmann ,Otto Becker and Mclain Ward.
Hassmann dropped a fence as did Otto Becker and the last to go Mclain
Ward had a fence in hand but the testing course proved just too
much for Viktor and they had two fences down . The World Cup final
therefore went to an elated Otto Becker .
1. Otto Becker (GER) - Dobel's Cento
2. Ludger Beerbaum (GER) - Gladdys S
3. Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA) - Baloubet Du Rouet
4.Leslie Howard (USA) - Priobert de Kalvarie
5. Maclain - Ward (USA) - Viktor
6. Toni Hasssmann (GER) - Moblicom Goldika
Meeting of the World Cup Working Group Jumping
The World Cup Working Group Jumping of the FEI met twice during
the 24th World Cup Final in Leipzig
Pending approval by the Executive Board of the FEI the following
was agreed during the meetings and accepted by the Jumping Committee
of the FEI which also met in Leipzig.
1. New Format of the World Cup Jumping
Starting in the coming season 2002/2003 the World Cup competition
will have an enlarged starting field (from 18 to maximum 38) and
the competition is scheduled to be held on Sunday afternoon instead
Starting field: maximum 38.
World Cup competition to be held on Sunday afternoon, ending latest
at 16:30 hour CET; exceptions may be granted for justified reasons.
In such case the competition is to be held either Saturday afternoon
or Saturday evening.
The World Cup competition must be the most prestigious competition
of the event and have the highest prize money.
On Friday a competition will be held to determine the starting order.
If there are more than 38 riders entered at the event, the Friday
competition also serves as qualifying competition for all riders
Pre-qualified are 33 riders according to specific criteria.
The minimum prize money has been set as follows:
Whole event World Cup competition
2002 / 2003 season EURO 175.000.- EURO 85.000.-
2003 / 2004 season EURO 200.000.- EURO 100.000.-
There is a commitment from the International Jumping Riders Club
that at least four riders from the Top Ten of the Computer List
will compete in each World Cup event.
2. Calendar 2002 / 2003 Western European League
The following Calendar was established:
October 11 13 Helsinki FIN
October 18 20 Oslo NOR
November 07 10 Verona ITA
December 12 15 Geneva SUI
December 18 22 London Olympia GBR
December 26 30 Mechelen BEL
January 24 26 Leipzig GER
February 07 09 Bordeaux FRA
February 13 16 Vigo ESP
March 07 09 Paris Bercy FRA
March 14 16 Dortmund GER
March 20 23 s-Hertogenbosch NED
March 27 30 Göteborg SWE
April 16 20 LAS VEGAS USA
was not included in the Calendar because the event could not find
a suitable date.
Aarhus was not included in the Calendar because the World Cup Working
Group decided that CSI-W´s in Western Europe must either be
held in a multi-purpose sports arena or a large hall of an Exhibition
Centre, both with a spectator capacity of at least 4´000.
Aarhus has been held in a Riding Centre.
There were three applications from Germany. The Working Group confirmed
Dortmund and decided to replace Berlin by Leipzig the latter
having just staged a highly successful World Cup Final.
Since the World Cup Calendar of the Western European League now
comprises 13 events, it was decided not to pursue the matter of
reducing the number to 12 at this moment. The Working Group will
meet again end of 2002, to reconsider the matter.