Equestre Internationale News
FEI Eventing World Cup News
The eighth qualifier of the FEI Eventing World Cup will take place
on 10 and 11 May at the Chatsworth International One Day Event
Eventing World Cup is organised as a three-star level CIC (One
Day Event) qualifiers and a three-star level Final. It is the
culmination of a long-held ambition by the FEI to establish a
series of linked CICs to promote the Eventing discipline across
the world. As the International One Day format has been adopted
for both the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the series
has an added relevance.
response of both competitors and organisers has been enthusiastic.
Some 154 riders from 20 countries have taken part in the qualifiers
so far and 89 have earned points counting towards the final standings.
The event organisers have also been firmly behind the project
achieving an outstanding level of prize money for Eventing.
Final will be held in Pau (FRA) in from 23 to 26 October. It will
be contested by 45 of the world's top riders.
47 riders representing Australia, Brazil, Great Britain, Germany,
Greece, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia and Sweden
will take part in CIC*** Chatsworth.
riders include, among others, :
Andrew Nicholson (NZL), who with 30 points is the leader of the
World Cup standings along with Philip Dutton (GBR), Jean Teulere
(FRA), Gina Miles (USA), Andreas Dibowski (GER), Gustavo Mourao
(BRA) and Pia Pantsu (FIN). Nicholson competes at Chatsworth for
the first time and has entered three horses: Sheff's Choice, Lord
Killinghurst and Astronave.
. Blyth Tait (NZL), who won at Chatsworth last year.
. Pippa Funnell, 2001 European Champion and a perennial visitor
at Chatsworth, who comes straight from her impressive Badminton
. Triple Olympic medallist Matt Ryan (AUS), who has entered his
Athens 2004 prospects Bonza Puzzle and Bonza Kattomba.
. Bettina Hoy (GER), who has bright prospects with Woodsides Ashby,
on whom she scored a record-breaking dressage mark at last year's
World Equestrian Games.
making their Chatsworth debuts are Zara Phillips (GBR), the reigning
national Young Rider champion and a silver medallist at last year's
European Championships, and Philippa Peters (IRL), national double
Junior silver medallist.
the full entries list and exact starting times, please check http://www.bdwp.co.uk/cha/index.html
The Dressage Test will begin on Saturday 10 May at 10h30 and will
continue on Sunday 11 from 9h00.
The Cross Country Test will begin on Sunday at 11h00. The Jumping
Test and prize-giving ceremony will follow.
Lord and Lady Hartington
Director: Mike Etherington-Smith
Sue Etherington-Smith and Val Turner
Course Deisgner: Mike Etherington-Smith
Course Designer: D Boddy