2012 FEI World Cup Finals (show jumping and dressage)

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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[edit]

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.

Dressage[edit]

Qualified riders[edit]

World Cup League Number of competitors of this league eligible to start in this World Cup Final Qualified riders
Central European League 2 Poland Katarzyna Milczarek
Poland Michał Rapcewicz
North American League 2 United States Jan Ebeling
United States Shawna Harding
Pacific League 1 Australia Rachael Sanna
Western European League 9 Sweden Patrik Kittel
Germany Helen Langehanenberg
Italy Valentina Truppa
Germany Isabell Werth
Sweden Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén
Netherlands Hans Peter Minderhoud
United Kingdom Richard Davison
Germany Nadine Capellmann
Denmark Lone Jörgensen
Competitors from Asia or South America 1 not awarded, so one more wild card
Wild cards of the FEI 2 Belgium Jeroen Devroe (did not start)
Finland Mikaela Lindh
Norway Siril Helhesen
Netherlands Jenny Schreven (move up in the World Cup Final)
defending champion 1 Netherlands 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[edit]

Grand Prix[edit]

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.

Result:[1]

Rider Horse Percentage
1 Netherlands Adelinde Cornelissen Parzival 78.024 %
2 Germany Helen Langehanenberg Damon Hill NRW 76.125 %
3 Italy Valentina Truppa Eremo del Castegno 75.106 %
4 Netherlands Hans Peter Minderhoud Tango 73.404 %
5 United Kingdom Richard Davison Hiscox Artemis 73.374 %

(Top 5 of 18 Competitors)

Grand Prix Freestyle (Final)[edit]

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.

Result:[2]

Rider Horse Percentage
1 Netherlands Adelinde Cornelissen Parzival 86.250 %
2 Germany Helen Langehanenberg Damon Hill NRW 85.143 %
3 Italy Valentina Truppa Eremo del Castegno 81.232 %
4 Germany Isabell Werth El Santo NRW 79.964 %
5 United Kingdom Richard Davison Hiscox Artemis 78.571 %
6 Netherlands Hans Peter Minderhoud Tango 76.143 %
7 Germany Nadine Capellmann Girasol 75.625 %
8 Sweden Patrik Kittel Toy Story 75.482 %
9 Sweden Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén Don Auriello 74.393 %
10 Denmark Lone Jörgensen FBW De Vito 73.589 %
11 Netherlands Jenny Schreven Krawall 73.464 %
12 Norway Siril Helljesen Dorina 73.250 %
13 Finland Mikaela Lindh Más Guapo 71.696 %
14 Australia Rachael Sanna Jaybee Alabaster 71.339 %
15 United States Jan Ebeling Rafalca 69.875 %
16 United States Shawna Harding Come on III 68.821 %
17 Poland Michał Rapcewicz Randon 65.804 %
18 Poland Katarzyna Milczarek Ekwador eliminated

Show jumping[edit]

Qualified riders (World Cup Final)[edit]

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.

World Cup League Number of competitors of this league eligible to start in this World Cup Final competitors who take part in this World Cup Final
Arab League 2 Saudi Arabia Abdullah Al-Sharbatly (will not start)
Saudi Arabia Khaled Al Eid (will not start)
Qatar Ali bin Khalid Al Thani (move up in the World Cup Final)
Egypt Sameh El Dahan (move up in the World Cup Final)
Caucasian League 1 Georgia (country) Shalva Gachechiladze (will not start)
Central Asian League 1 Kyrgyzstan Myrza Toktobekov (will not start)
Chinese League 1 China Huang Zuping (will not start)
Central European League 3 Lithuania Benas Gutkauskas
Poland Piotr Morsztyn (will not start)
Belarus Ibragim Vaskov (will not start)
Estonia Tiit Kivisild (move up in the World Cup Final)
Japan League 1 Japan Yuya Ninomiya
North American League 2 Canadian competitors Canada Eric Lamaze
2 Mexican competitors Mexico Antonio Maurer (will not start)
Mexico Johann Hegewisch Diaz Infante (will not start)
10 US-American competitors United States Margie Goldstein-Engle
United States Michelle Spadone
United States Kent Farrington
United States Kirsten Coe
United States Beezie Madden
United States Charlie Jayne
United States Richard Spooner
United States Rich Fellers
United States Francie Steinwedell-Carvin
Russia Ljubov Kochetova °
Pacific League 2 competitors from Australian sub-league Australia Jamie Kermond (will not start)
Australia Tim Clarke (will not start)
1 competitor from New Zealand sub-league New Zealand Katie McVean (will not start)
South African League 1 South Africa Jade Hooke (will not start)
South American League 3 Brazil Pedro Jungueira Muylaert
Brazil Luiz Francisco de Azevedo
Uruguay Marcelo Chirico Ferreira (will not start)
South East Asia League 1 Thailand Akkara Konglapamnuay (will not start)
Western European League 18 France Kevin Staut
Sweden Rolf-Göran Bengtsson
Republic of Ireland Denis Lynch
Germany Marco Kutscher
France Patrice Delaveau
Switzerland Pius Schwizer
Switzerland Steve Guerdat
Germany Ludger Beerbaum
Sweden Malin Baryard-Johnsson (will not start)
United Kingdom Nick Skelton (will not start)
Australia Edwina Tops-Alexander °
Portugal Luciana Diniz
Germany Marcus Ehning
Germany Philipp Weishaupt
United Kingdom Scott Brash (will not start)
Belgium Ludo Philippaerts
Netherlands Harrie Smolders
Denmark Emilie Martinsen
Netherlands Maikel van der Vleuten (move up in the World Cup Final)
Republic of Ireland Dermott Lennon (move up in the World Cup Final)
Belgium Rik Hemeryk (move up in the World Cup Final)
participant at invitation of the host country 1 not applicable because Dutch riders have qualified for the World Cup Final
defending champion 1 Germany Christian Ahlmann

° 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[edit]

World Cup[edit]

Final I[edit]

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.

Result:[3]

Rider Horse Time World Cup Points (only from the World Cup Final)
1 United States Rich Fellers Flexible 60.26 s + 0 penalty s = 60.26 38
2 Switzerland Steve Guerdat Sabrina 61.94 s + 0 penalty s. = 61.94 36
3 Belgium Rik Hemeryck Quarco de Kerambars 62.66 s + 0 penalty s. = 62.66 35
4 Switzerland Pius Schwizer Ulysse 62.83 s + 0 penalty s. = 62.83 34
5 France Kevin Staut Silvana 63.07 s + 0 penalty s. = 63.07 33
6 Sweden Rolf-Göran Bengtsson Casall 63.60 s + 0 penalty s. = 63.60 32
7 Netherlands Harrie Smolders Regina Z 63.67 s + 0 penalty s. = 63.67 31
8 United States Kirsten Coe Baronez 65.76 s + 0 penalty s. = 65.76 30
9 Germany Marcus Ehning Sabrina 61.87 s + 4 penalty s. = 65.87 29
10 Canada 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[edit]

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.

Result:[4]

Rider Horse Round 1 Jump-off World Cup Points (only from the World Cup Final)
Penalties Time
(s)
Penalties Time
(s)
1 Germany Philipp Weishaupt Monte Bellini 0 - 0 33.04 38
2 Switzerland Pius Schwizer Carlina 0 - 0 33.56 36
3 Germany Marco Kutscher Cornet Obolensky 0 - 0 35.03 35
4 Canada Eric Lamaze Coriana van Klapscheut 1 72.05 - - 34
5 United States Beezie Madden Cortes C 4 66.77 - - 33
6 Switzerland Steve Guerdat Nino des Buissonnets 4 67.33 - - 32
7 France Kevin Staut Silvana 0 68.40 - - 31
8 United States Rich Fellers Flexible 4 68.69 - - 30
9 United States Margie Goldstein-Engle Indigo 4 69.72 - - 29
10 France Patrice Delaveau Ornella Mail 4 69.85 - - 28

(Top Ten of 33 competitors)

Final III[edit]

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.

Result:[5]

Rider Horse Round 1 Round 2 Total
Penalties Penalties Penalties
1 Switzerland Steve Guerdat Nino des Buissonnets 0 0 0
United States Rich Fellers Flexible 0 0 0
3 Republic of Ireland Denis Lynch Abbervail van het Dingeshof 4 0 4
Sweden Rolf-Göran Bengtsson Casall 0 4 4
Netherlands Maikel van der Vleuten Verdi 0 4 4
6 Switzerland Pius Schwizer Carlina 1 4 5
Germany Marcus Ehning Copin van de Broy 5 0 5
8 Germany Philipp Weishaupt Monte Bellini 5 1 6

(Top 8 of 24 competitors)

Final standings[edit]

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).

Crucial jump-off:[6]

Rider Horse Jump-off
Penalties Time
(s)
1 United States Rich Fellers Flexible 0 25.97
2 Switzerland Steve Guerdat Nino des Buissonnets 0 26.61

Total result before the crucial jump-off:

Rider Horse/
Horses
Final I Final II World Cup Points (only from Final I and Final II) TOTAL World Cup Points, converted in Penalties Final III Penalties
(Total)
World Cup Points World Cup Points Penalties Penalties
1 Switzerland Steve Guerdat Nino des Buissonnets 36 32 68 1 0 0 1
United States Rich Fellers Flexible 38 30 68 1 0 0 1
3 Switzerland Pius Schwizer Ulysse
und Carlina
34 36 70 0 1 4 5
4 Germany Philipp Weishaupt Souvenir
und Monte Bellini
24 38 62 4 5 1 10
5 France Kevin Staut Silvana 33 31 64 3 0 8 11
6 Sweden Rolf-Göran Bengtsson Casall 32 21 53 8 0 4 12
7 Germany Marcus Ehning Sabrina
und Copin van de Broy
29 20 49 10 5 0 15
Netherlands Maikel van der Vleuten Verdi 20 27 47 11 0 4 15
9 Belgium Rik Hemeryck Quarco de Kerambars 35 26 61 4 8 4 16
10 Netherlands Harrie Smolders Regina Z 31 22 53 8 5 4 17
11 Republic of Ireland Denis Lynch Abbervail van het Dingeshof 17 18 35 17 4 0 21
12 Canada Eric Lamaze Coriana van Klapscheut 28 34 62 4 9 9 22
13  Germany Marco Kutscher Satisfaction FRH
und Cornet Obolensky
15 35 50 10 4 9 23
14 France Patrice Delaveau Ornella Mail 25 28 53 8 8 8 24
15 Portugal Luciana Diniz Lennox 26 19 45 12 9 4 25
16 United States Richard Spooner Cristallo 24 27 41 14 4 8 26
17 United States Beezie Madden Cortes C 22 33 55 7 8 15 30
18 United States Kent Farrington Uceko 16 16 32 19 4 8 31
19 Australia Edwina Tops-Alexander Titus 27 12 39 15 5 16 36
20 Germany Ludger Beerbaum Chaman 10 23 33 18 12 30
United States Margie Goldstein-Engle Indigo 13 29 42 14 16 30
22 Egypt Sameh El Dahan Wkd Pepperpot 11 25 36 17 17 34
23 Qatar Ali bin Khaled Al Thani Cantaro 19 13 32 19 17 36
24 United States Kirsten Coe Baronez
und Combina
30 10 40 15 29 44
25 United States Charlie Jayne Uraya 18 14 32 19 DNS
26 Russia Ljubov Kochetova Aslan 2 24 26 22
27 United States Francie Steinwedell-Carvin Taunus 9 15 24 23
28 Lithuania Benas Gutkauskas Lascar 8 11 19 25
29 Denmark Emilie Martinsen Carisma 5 11 14 28
30 Brazil Luiz Francisco de Azevedo Special 21 RET
Belgium Ludo Philippaerts Kassini Jac 14 RET
Brazil Pedro Junqueira Muylaert Ducati 7 RET
Republic of Ireland Dermott Lennon Hallmark Elite 4 RET
34 Germany Christian Ahlmann Taloubet Z 12 DNS
United States Michelle Spadone Uwwalon 6 DNS
Estonia Tiit Kivisild Cinnamon 3 DNS
37 Japan Yuya Ninomiya Willem ELI

ELI = eliminated
DNS = did not start
RET = retired

Further competitions[edit]

Grand Prix (CSI 3*)[edit]

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.

Result:[7]

Rider Horse Round 1 Jump-off
Penalties Time
(s)
Penalties Time
(s)
1 Netherlands Marc Houtzager Opium 0 - 0 29.18
2 Qatar Ali bin Khaled Al Thani Casanova 0 - 0 29.30
3 United States Richard Spooner Apache 0 - 0 30.03
4 Germany Ludger Beerbaum Chiara 0 - 0 30.16
5 Germany Marco Kutscher Satisfaction FRH 0 - 0 30.36

(Top 5 of 29 Competitors)

Besides the sport[edit]

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.[8]

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.

Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, President of the FEI

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dressage World Cup Final: Grand Prix de Dressage
  2. ^ Dressage World Cup Final: Grand Prix Freestyle
  3. ^ Show jumping World Cup Final,result Final I
  4. ^ Show jumping World Cup Final, result Final II
  5. ^ Show jumping World Cup Final,result Final III
  6. ^ 2012 FEI World Cup Jumping Final: final result
  7. ^ Show jumping: result Rabobank Grote Prijs
  8. ^ In memoriam: Holger Schmezer (GER), FEI, April 20, 2012