Equestre Internationale News
FEI Eventing World Cup News
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.
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.
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.
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.
Klimke (GER) on Robinson´s Concord placed third with 46.30
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.
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.
full results can be found on http://www.rodderberg.de/turniergmbh/defaultturnier.htm
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.