2012 FEI World Cup Finals (show jumping and dressage)
The 2012 FEI World Cup Finals in 's-Hertogenbosch was held from April 19 to April 22, 2012. It was the final of the Show jumping and Dressage World Cup series. This finals was held in the Brabanthallen.
Horse sport in 's-Hertogenbosch 
Each year the horse show Indoor Brabant is held in the Brabanthallen in 's-Hertogenbosch. A World cup competition in dressage and also one in show juming are held here. Several times World Cup Finals are held as part of Indoor Brabant: 1994 in show jumping; 1986, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2008 and 2010 in dressage.
The horse show are held regularly end of March. In 2012 the event is postponed to April because of the World Cup Finals.
Qualified riders 
|World Cup League||Number of competitors of this league eligible to start in this World Cup Final||Qualified riders|
|Central European League||2|| Katarzyna Milczarek
|North American League||2|| Jan Ebeling
|Pacific League||1||Rachael Sanna|
|Western European League||9|| Patrik Kittel
Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén
Hans Peter Minderhoud
|Competitors from Asia or South America||1||not awarded, so one more wild card|
|Wild cards of the FEI||2||
Jenny Schreven (move up in the World Cup Final)
|defending champion||1||Adelinde Cornelissen|
Because of the early dated 2012 Summer Olympics Jeroen Devroe from Belgium did not start. So Jenny Schreven is moved up to the final, her horse Krawall is with an age of 20 years the oldest horse of the of participating horses.
Agenda and results 
Grand Prix 
At April 20, 2012 (12:00 noon) the Grand Prix de Dressage was held. It was the first competition of the Dressage World Cup final, but is did not count for the final ranking.
|1||Adelinde Cornelissen||Parzival||78.024 %|
|2||Helen Langehanenberg||Damon Hill NRW||76.125 %|
|3||Valentina Truppa||Eremo del Castegno||75.106 %|
|4||Hans Peter Minderhoud||Tango||73.404 %|
|5||Richard Davison||Hiscox Artemis||73.374 %|
(Top 5 of 18 Competitors)
Grand Prix Freestyle (Final) 
The second competition of the Dressage World Cup final was the Grand Prix Freestyle, held at the afternoon of Saturday, April 21. Started as favourite, Adelinde Cornelissen won with her gelding Parzival this competition with 86.250% She defended her title, so she is again the World Cup Champion.
|1||Adelinde Cornelissen||Parzival||86.250 %|
|2||Helen Langehanenberg||Damon Hill NRW||85.143 %|
|3||Valentina Truppa||Eremo del Castegno||81.232 %|
|4||Isabell Werth||El Santo NRW||79.964 %|
|5||Richard Davison||Hiscox Artemis||78.571 %|
|6||Hans Peter Minderhoud||Tango||76.143 %|
|7||Nadine Capellmann||Girasol||75.625 %|
|8||Patrik Kittel||Toy Story||75.482 %|
|9||Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén||Don Auriello||74.393 %|
|10||Lone Jörgensen||FBW De Vito||73.589 %|
|11||Jenny Schreven||Krawall||73.464 %|
|12||Siril Helljesen||Dorina||73.250 %|
|13||Mikaela Lindh||Más Guapo||71.696 %|
|14||Rachael Sanna||Jaybee Alabaster||71.339 %|
|15||Jan Ebeling||Rafalca||69.875 %|
|16||Shawna Harding||Come on III||68.821 %|
|17||Michał Rapcewicz||Randon||65.804 %|
Show jumping 
Qualified riders (World Cup Final) 
As in dressage, also in show jumping riders rid not start at the World Cup Final because of the date of the Summer Olympics. From the United Kingdom no one of the qualified riders start at the final.
° extra competitor (Extra competitors are riders, who live in a country, which is not part of the World Cup League of the country of this riders nationality. These riders are at first part of the World Cup League of the country in which they live. At the end of the season this riders deducted from the final score of this league. If they have just as many or more points as the last qualified rider, they have the chance to start at the World Cup Final.)
Agenda and results 
World Cup 
Final I 
The first competition of the Show Jumping World Cup Final, a speed and handiness competition, was held at Thursday afternoon (April 19, 2012). The result of this competition was converted into faults for the World Cup Final standings.
|Rider||Horse||Time||World Cup Points (only from the World Cup Final)|
|1||Rich Fellers||Flexible||60.26 s + 0 penalty s = 60.26||38|
|2||Steve Guerdat||Sabrina||61.94 s + 0 penalty s. = 61.94||36|
|3||Rik Hemeryck||Quarco de Kerambars||62.66 s + 0 penalty s. = 62.66||35|
|4||Pius Schwizer||Ulysse||62.83 s + 0 penalty s. = 62.83||34|
|5||Kevin Staut||Silvana||63.07 s + 0 penalty s. = 63.07||33|
|6||Rolf-Göran Bengtsson||Casall||63.60 s + 0 penalty s. = 63.60||32|
|7||Harrie Smolders||Regina Z||63.67 s + 0 penalty s. = 63.67||31|
|8||Kirsten Coe||Baronez||65.76 s + 0 penalty s. = 65.76||30|
|9||Marcus Ehning||Sabrina||61.87 s + 4 penalty s. = 65.87||29|
|10||Eric Lamaze||Coriana van Klapscheut||57.97 s + 8 penalty s. = 65.97||28|
(Top Ten of 37 competitors)
Last year final winner Christian Ahlmann had three obstacle faults in the speed and handiness competition, so he had result of 76.09 seconds. Because of this result he had no chance to defend his title, so he did not start in the further final competitions.
Final II 
At April 20 afternoon the second competition of the Show Jumping World Cup Final, a show jumping competition with one jump-off, was held. After the second round, the World Cup Points were converted in Penalties for the Final III.
|Rider||Horse||Round 1||Jump-off||World Cup Points (only from the World Cup Final)|
|1||Philipp Weishaupt||Monte Bellini||0||-||0||33.04||38|
|3||Marco Kutscher||Cornet Obolensky||0||-||0||35.03||35|
|4||Eric Lamaze||Coriana van Klapscheut||1||72.05||-||-||34|
|5||Beezie Madden||Cortes C||4||66.77||-||-||33|
|6||Steve Guerdat||Nino des Buissonnets||4||67.33||-||-||32|
|10||Patrice Delaveau||Ornella Mail||4||69.85||-||-||28|
(Top Ten of 33 competitors)
Final III 
The third competition of this final will be held at April 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm. It will be a competition over two different rounds, both not against the clock. Here only the 25 best placed riders have the chance to start in this competition, in the second round of the Final III only 19 riders start wuth their horses.
|Rider||Horse||Round 1||Round 2||Total|
|1||Steve Guerdat||Nino des Buissonnets||0||0||0|
|3||Denis Lynch||Abbervail van het Dingeshof||4||0||4|
|Maikel van der Vleuten||Verdi||0||4||4|
|Marcus Ehning||Copin van de Broy||5||0||5|
|8||Philipp Weishaupt||Monte Bellini||5||1||6|
(Top 8 of 24 competitors)
Final standings 
The decision about the title "World Cup Champion 2011-2012" took place in a jump-off. Two riders, Steve Guerdat from Switzerland and Rich Fellers from the US had only one point after four rounds in three competitions in this World Cup Final. First rider in the jump-off was Guerdat with his gelding Nino des Buissonnets. He ride very fast and had a time of 26.61 seconds. After him Fellers start with his Flexible: His time was nearly equal to Guerdats time most time of the jump-off. But one turn Rich Fellers ride much faster than Guerdat, so he was 64 hundredths of a second faster than the time of Steve Guerdat.
With this victory Rich Fellers is the first rider from the United States, who win the Show jumping World Cup since 25 years (in 1987 won Katharine Burdsall from the US).
|2||Steve Guerdat||Nino des Buissonnets||0||26.61|
Total result before the crucial jump-off:
|Final I||Final II||World Cup Points (only from Final I and Final II) TOTAL||World Cup Points, converted in Penalties||Final III||Penalties
|World Cup Points||World Cup Points||Penalties||Penalties|
|1||Steve Guerdat||Nino des Buissonnets||36||32||68||1||0||0||1|
und Monte Bellini
und Copin van de Broy
|Maikel van der Vleuten||Verdi||20||27||47||11||0||4||15|
|9||Rik Hemeryck||Quarco de Kerambars||35||26||61||4||8||4||16|
|10||Harrie Smolders||Regina Z||31||22||53||8||5||4||17|
|11||Denis Lynch||Abbervail van het Dingeshof||17||18||35||17||4||0||21|
|12||Eric Lamaze||Coriana van Klapscheut||28||34||62||4||9||9||22|
|13||Germany Marco Kutscher||Satisfaction FRH
und Cornet Obolensky
|14||Patrice Delaveau||Ornella Mail||25||28||53||8||8||8||24|
|17||Beezie Madden||Cortes C||22||33||55||7||8||15||30|
|22||Sameh El Dahan||Wkd Pepperpot||11||25||36||17||17||34|
|23||Ali bin Khaled Al Thani||Cantaro||19||13||32||19||17||36|
|30||Luiz Francisco de Azevedo||Special||21||RET|
|Ludo Philippaerts||Kassini Jac||14||RET|
|Pedro Junqueira Muylaert||Ducati||7||RET|
|Dermott Lennon||Hallmark Elite||4||RET|
|34||Christian Ahlmann||Taloubet Z||12||DNS|
ELI = eliminated
DNS = did not start
RET = retired
Further competitions 
Grand Prix (CSI 3*) 
Also a CSI 3* is held at the “Indoor Brabant“ 2012. The Grand Prix of this show jumping horse show was held at Saturday, April 21, 2012 (9:30 pm). It was a show jumping competition with one jump-off, the fences will be up to 1.55 meters. The competition was endowed with € 100.000, the sponsor was the Rabobank.
|2||Ali bin Khaled Al Thani||Casanova||0||-||0||29.30|
|5||Marco Kutscher||Satisfaction FRH||0||-||0||30.36|
(Top 5 of 29 Competitors)
Besides the sport 
Unexpected of everyone the German dressage team coach Holger Schmezer died at April 19 afternoon in his hotel room. The German dressage riders wore a black armband on their tailcoat as a sign of mourning in the Grand Prix de Dressage. After the Grand Prix de Dressage a minute's silence in memory of Holger Schmezer was held.
The loss of Holger Schmezer is a terrible blow to the German Dressage team and to lose such an inspirational coach in an Olympic year is tragic.
- Dressage World Cup Final: Grand Prix de Dressage
- Dressage World Cup Final: Grand Prix Freestyle
- Show jumping World Cup Final,result Final I
- Show jumping World Cup Final, result Final II
- Show jumping World Cup Final,result Final III
- 2012 FEI World Cup Jumping Final: final result
- Show jumping: result Rabobank Grote Prijs
- In memoriam: Holger Schmezer (GER), FEI, April 20, 2012