The Fédération Equestre Internationale announced today, Aug. 29, that a point recalculation has changed the previously announced results 2012 FEI Eventing World Cup. Switzerland’s Felix Vogg, who had been announced as finishing second, has been named the new champion.
Belgian rider Karin Donckers was initially named the series winner after she rode three horses at the Haras du Pin CIC***-W (France) for 86 points, a two-point lead above Vogg.
But after a second crunch of the numbers, Vogg, 22, was also found to have earned 86 points. Under the series rules, ties are resolved by giving the title to the rider with the highest placing. Vogg’s second-placed finish at the Strzegom CIC***-W (Poland) trumped Donckers’ third-placed finish at Haras du Pin.
Vogg, who will now claim the $11,290 World Cup winner’s check, also finished seventh and 11th at Malmo CIC***-W (Sweden) and 12th at Haras du Pin. As only the top three scores count toward the championship, his points from Haras du Pin were dropped.
FEI World Cup Eventing Final Leaderboard (revised):
1. Felix Vogg (SUI) 86 points
2. Karin Donckers (BEL) 86
3. Sandra Auffarth (GER) 67
4. Ingrid Klimke (GER) 65
5. Clayton Fredericks (AUS) 62
6. Frank Ostholt (GER) 56
7. Michael Jung (GER) 41
8. Maksim Vakin (RUS) 41
9. Pascal Leroy (FRA) 38
10. Dirk Schrade (GER) 38