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Show Jumping World Cup

April 29, 2011

Young Riders Have Their Day In European Young Riders Cup

Leipzig, Germany—April 29

It’s not just the FEI World Cup riders who traveled from the United States to Germany. Six of the top young riders are competing here in the European Youngster Cup, a championship competition for riders under age 25.

Lucy Davis won the European Young Riders Cup in 2009, and she’s gone on to much grand prix success. She’s also here in Leipzig, competing in the 1.45-meter division.

April 28, 2011

Kutscher Leads A German Sweep On Day 1 Of World Cup Show Jumping

Leipzig, Germany—April 28

It’s a German sweep on the first day of the Rolex FEI World Cup Final, as riders from the host country claimed first, second and third in the speed leg this afternoon. The U.S. riders had mixed results, with three competitors in the top 12, but others far down the standings.

Marco Kutscher leads the pack after a smooth round aboard the veteran Cash 63. “The main goal today was to jump clear and be efficient. I am somewhat surprised that in the end I won, and I was very happy,” Kutscher said.

April 26, 2011

Shutterfly Makes World Cup Return With Michaels-Beerbaum

Germany’s Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum announced she will compete her 18-year-old gelding, Shutterfly, at the Rolex FEI World Cup Show Jumping Final in Leipzig, Germany. Michaels-Beerbaum previously entered two other mounts, Checkmate and Kismet, but recently confirmed that Shutterfly will take Kismet’s place.

April 25, 2011

Kirsten Coe Put In The Miles To Make Her First World Cup Final A Reality

Kirsten Coe never thought her life as a rider and trainer could involve so much math. But as the schedule of qualifying classes for the Rolex FEI World Cup Show Jumping Final neared its end, she was frantically tallying up points, trying to figure out if she had, indeed, succeeded in earning a spot in her first World Cup Final.

March 28, 2011

USEF Names Riders For Rolex FEI Show Jumping World Cup Final

U.S. Equestrian Federation officials have listed the 10 U.S. show jumpers who will head to Leipzig, Germany, for the Rolex FEI World Cup Final on April 27-May 1.

After 29 World Cup qualifying events throughout the 2010-2011 season, the following riders have qualified in this order in their respective leagues:

East:

April 19, 2010

USEF Lodges Formal Protest Against Sapphire’s Disqualification

On Sunday, April 18, the U. S. Equestrian Federation lodged a formal protest against the disqualification of McLain Ward’s horse, Sapphire at the 2010 Rolex/FEI World Cup Final.

April 18, 2010

Marcus Ehning Gets His Third Rolex/FEI Show Jumping World Cup Victory In Geneva

No one was more surprised than Marcus Ehning to find himself on top of the podium in today’s Rolex/FEI World Cup Final in Geneva, Switzerland. He’d pretty much written off his chances after a conservative Round 1 left him 10th, but sheer will and a dash of luck boosted the German rider to his third World Cup title today, April 18.

Ehning finished just ahead of a tie for second between fellow countryman Ludger Beerbaum and the Swiss Pius Schwizer. Portugal’s Luciana Diniz finished fourth in her first individual championship just ahead of Dermott Lennon from Ireland.

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