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FEI Eventing World Cup News

Nick 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.

The 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.

The 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.

Megan 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.

The full results can be found on

The 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.

221 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).

The updated standings are available on


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