Equestre Internationale News
FEI Eventing World Cup resumes after a Month's
a month's break, the FEI Eventing World Cup will resume during
the weekend of 25 - 27 July. Two qualifiers will be held simultaneously
at Lulworth (GBR) and Warwick (AUS).
The eleventh leg and third British qualifier will take from 25
through 27 July at the Lulworth International Horse Trials (GBR).
This accolade puts Lulworth, which began 20 years ago, alongside
the top events in the British Eventing calendar.
Fifty riders representing 12 nations (Australia, Belgium, Bermuda,
Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands
Antilles, New Zealand, Spain and Sweden) are expected to compete
at Lulworth. Amongst them are
Andrew Hoy (AUS), three-time Olympic champion Team (Barcelona
1992, Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000) and an Olympic silver medallist
Individual in Sydney 2000. This is Hoy's third World Cup participation,
following the inaugural qualifier at Gatcombre (GBR) and Bonn-Rodderberg
(GER). As Hoy currently has only 14 points and holds the 7th position
for Australia, he has not yet qualified for the Final. The Lulworth
qualifier is therefore of particular importance to him.
Jeanette Brakewell, individual silver medallist and team bronze
medallist at last year's World Equestrian Games, finds herself
in a delicate position as well. She scored 10 points in Chatsworth
and consequently places 11th for Great Britain. According to the
regulations, only the first five riders from Australia, Great
Britain and New Zealand will qualify for the Final. Jeannette
therefore needs a good result in order to be eligible for Pau.
the large participation of British Eventers, only William Fox-Pitt
has managed to win a World Cup qualifier so far. Fox-Pitt will
compete at Lulworth and defend his position on the nine-year old
gelding Tom Cruise II.
. The current standings leader Bettina Hoy (GER) will also be
Dressage Test: Friday, 25 July, 11h00 - 17h00 and Saturday, 26
July, 10h30 - 15h30
Cross Country: Saturday, 26 July, 16h40 - 18h00
Jumping Test: Sunday, 27 July, 12h30 - 14h20
Prize-giving Ceremony: Sunday, 27 July at 15h00
information on the event as well as the full entries and complete
timetable are available at http://www.lulworth.com/Events/main-trials.htm
The twelfth leg and second Australian qualifier of the FEI Eventing
World Cup will take place at Morgan Park, Warwick from 26 - 27
July. As the format of WC qualifiers is similar to the one to
be implemented at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, a Chinese delegation
representing the Shunyi Management Committee of Olympic Venues
Mission, will be present at the event to look at the facilities
and training venues to help in the preparation for the 2008 Beijing
Rob Ferguson, Equestrian Queensland's General Manager said, "The
Warwick World Cup has enticed Australia's elite riders to compete
and should be an extremely exciting event, especially as a position
on the Olympic team is on the mind of all elite riders."
Among the riders to compete at Warwick
1996 Olympic Team Gold Medallist, Wendy Schaeffer is bringing
three horses up to compete at Warwick and should be a force to
be reckoned with. She placed third at the first qualifying event
in Australia scoring 20 points and needs wants to do better this
time to confirm her place in final in Pau (FRA).
Stuart Tinney who has had many career highlights including a Sydney
Olympic Gold Medal and a forth place by Team at the 2002 World
Equestrian Games. He will be competing on two horses at Warwick.
Queensland's own Niki Chapman, who will be competing on three
horses, is on the National Elite Eventing squad. She recently
won the Brisbane City Council Olympic Award Trust. She is hoping
to secure her chances of competing at the next year's Olympic
Games in Athens.
Dressage Test: Saturday, 26 July, 9H00 - 14H15
Cross Country: Sunday, 27 July, 12h30 - 13H30
Jumping Test: Sunday, 27 July, begins at 12h30 in reverse order
full information on the event, please check http://www.wht.org.au/index2.html
The updated standings of the FEI Eventing World Cup are available