Equestre Internationale News
FEI Eventing World Cup News
Hoy (GER), riding the 11-year old gelding Woodsides Ashby, won
the 17th and penultimate leg of the FEI Eventing World Cup held
at Martinvast-Cherbourg (GER) from 22 to 24 August. She performed
a highly technical Dressage test scoring the qualifier's best
mark (36.5) and cleared the cross-country course with no penalties.
She had one Jumping rail down which brought the pair's final score
to 40.5 points.
performance was all the more remarkable as she not only won the
competition but also placed 10th with Ringwood Cockatoo with 57.6
points. She is the third rider, after Britain's William Fox-Pitt
and fellow German Andreas Dibowski, to win a World Cup qualifier.
This insures her presence at the Final in Pau where her chances
to conquer the final victory are more than strong. Also, despite
a recent fall which had left her unconscious for more than four
minutes and ligament problems she is recovering from, Bettina
has already confirmed her participation in the forthcoming European
Championship CCIO*** at Punchestown (IRL).
runner up position went to Bettina's husband Australian Andrew
Hoy on the 11-year old gelding Mr Pracatan with a final score
Karin Donkers placed 3rd, which had already been the case last
year. She rode Gormley and scored 44.7 points, which is only 0.3
more than Andrew Hoy. Karin said it had been really difficult
keeping up with Bettina and Andrew Hoy, but that she was satisfied
with her results.
Antikatzides (GRE), who competed in the Olympic test event two
weeks ago, placed 4th riding her faithful Michaelmas.
18th and last FEI Eventing World Cup qualifier will be held in
Sweden in the framework of the Malmö City International Horse
Trials from 28 through 31 August. The city of Malmö is located
in southern Sweden and the show ground known as Ribersborg is
a well-established sea-side recreation area. It is the second
time that Malmö hosts a World Cup qualifier and the city
authorities, who are one of the event's main sponsors, are delighted
that such a top equestrian competition is becoming a regular part
of the area's summer activities.
50 riders and horses who will participate in the Final will be
known after this weekend.