Equestre Internationale News
Eventing World Cup News
Roe (AUS), riding the 11-year old gelding Wondaree Hooley Dooley,
won the tenth leg of the FEI Eventing World Cup held at Werribee
Park (AUS) from
7 to 9 June. The pair completed one of only two clear Jumping
rounds and finished convincing winners with a final score of 55.1
points, nearly 10 points ahead of their nearest rival. Roe had
placed 6th after the Dressage test with 51.1 points (65.94%) and
3rd after the Cross Country where he had earned four penalties
for exceeding the time allowed.
only other clear round went to Michael Baker and his 14-year old
gelding G.S. Chevalier, which moved them from 8th to runner up
position with a final score of 64.3 points.
third place went to 1996 Olympic Team Champion Wendy Schaeffer
on Sun Shades. Schaeffer, who had placed 2nd after Dressage (41.5
points - 72.32%), performed the competition's best Cross Country
scoring no penalties. This was all the more remarkable as she
had initially been eliminated from Cross Country for allegedly
taking out a flag. She was reinstated after her appeal backed
by video evidence had been upheld. The pair were relegated to
the 3rd position with a final score of 65.5 points after knocking
down six rails during the Jumping test.
Jones and Kirby Park Irish Hallmark, who performed the best Dressage
test (40.4 points - 73.04%) and was 2nd after Cross Country, placed
4th after dropping three rails and incurring seven time penalties.
full results can be found on http://www.horseriders.com.au/melb3day/FinalWorldCup.htm
second Australian World Cup qualifier will take place in Warwick
from 26 - 27 July. 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.
riders from 21 countries have taken part in the FEI Eventing World
Cup so far; 120 have earned points. The following riders are in
the lead with 30 points: Philip Dutton (AUS), Nicholas Roe (AUS),
William Fox-Pitt (GBR), Andrew Nicholson (NZL), Jean Teulere (FRA),
Gina Miles (USA), Bettina Hoy (GER), Andreas Dibowski (GER), Gustavo
Mourao (BRA) and Pia Pantsu (FIN).
updated standings are available on http://www.horsesport.org/fei/consult/consult_02/con_02_03.html