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Federation Equestre Internationale News

FEI Eventing World Cup News

Bettina Hoy (GER), riding the 11-year old gelding Woodsides Ashby, won the ninth leg of the FEI Eventing World Cup held at the Rodderberg Park Derby (GER) from 22 to 24 May. She performed the qualifier's best Dressage test and cleared the 40 jumping efforts Cross Country course with no penalties. The pair's final score was 38.20 points.

Bettina's performance was all the more remarkable as she not only won the competition but also placed fourth with Unsung Hero scoring 48.20 points. "I am proud of both horses. Ashby has learnt a lot during this last year and is now much more confident in the Cross Country", Bettina Hoy said, who is consistently training towards participation in the 2004 Olympic Games.

This is her third World Cup qualifier after Martinvast-Cherbourg (FRA) in August 2002 and Chatsworth (GBR) two weeks ago. She is also a regular visitor at Rodderberg where she won in 1998 and 2001.

Andreas Dibowski (GER) on Little Lemon B tied with Hoy after the Dressage and Jumping Tests. He came in 20 seconds later following a highly exciting Cross Country and with 44.20 points took the runner up position. In a true spirit of horsemanship and fair play, Dibowski congratulated the winner and paid tribute to her brilliant victory. "The right rider won," he said.

Ingrid Klimke (GER) on Robinson´s Concord placed third with 46.30 points.

The Dressage test was completed by 52 out of the 60 starters. All riders finished the Cross Country without falls, apart from Sweden's Sofia Andler, whose fall with Really Famous had no consequences for either horse or rider. There were 16 refusals for, amongst others, Herbert Blöcker (GER) on Chicoletto, Matt Ryan (AUS) on Bonza Katoomba and Eddy Sans (FRA) on Ecile.

The competitors highly praised the organisers for the preparation of the Cross Country track surface. "The work done here has been fantastic. Such excellent conditions are very important for us riders because they help us choose the competitions we take part in", Bettina Hoy explained.

The full results can be found on

The next FEI World Cup qualifier will take place from 6 to 9 June at Melbourne (AUS). The Final will be held in Pau (FRA) from 23 to 26 October. It will be contested by 45 of the world's top riders.


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