Equestre Internationale News
FEI World Cup Dressage News: The
Road to Duesseldorf - Into The Home Straight
penultimate qualifying round of the FEI World Cup Dressage Western
European League takes place at Neumunster, Germany this weekend,
where fans are due another top quality 'dressage feast'.
As expected, entries are dominated by a strong German contingent.
Heike Kemmer can sit this one out as she is still sitting pretty
at the top of the points standings after two wins, one second
and a third place this season. Berlin winner Hubertus Schmidt,
former title winner Isabell Werth and Ann-Kathrin Linsenhof are
all out to increase their hold, as only two more German riders
will be able to compete at the Duesseldorf final (a maximum of
three per nation are eligible).
Talented Danish rider Nicole Ahlefedt Laurwig-Lehn, currently
in ninth place in the standing, and Sweden's Louise Nathhorst,
another former titleholder
in eighth, are entered for Neumunster and can take advantage of
the opportunity to gain points and move up the standings past
the absent contingent of strongly placed Dutch riders.
For British star Emma Hindle, the Dutch absence should enable
her to regain second place in the standings, as she restarts her
season after giving her horses a rest.
Russia's Elena Sidneva is having a run here, but as the winner
of the FEI World Cup Central European League, she is already qualified
for the Final, which takes place in Dusseldorf from 1-4 April.
FEI World Cup Dressage presented by Volksbank Raiffeisenbank eG,
And the Deutschen Genossenschafts-Hypothekenbank AG
Saturday 21st February 07.45
Freestyle to Music Qualifier for the FEI World Cup Dressage Western
Sunday 22nd February 09.20
For further information:
CDI-W Neumunster www.reitturnier.de
World Cup Dressage Final 2004 www.bcm.nl or www.duesseldorf-masters.de
rider biographies www.bios.horsesport.org