Dressage World Cup

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Marlies van Baalen on Kigali at the 2007 Dressage World Cup final, Las Vegas

The Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage is an annual international dressage series involving the world's best dressage horses and riders. It has been held since 1985.

History[edit]

The history of the Dressage World Cup is closely connected to the history of the Grand Prix Freestyle. In 1984 Joep Bartels (former rider, husband of Tineke Bartels and father of Imke Schellekens-Bartels) saw Reiner Klimke and Ahlerich perform the one tempi changes to John Williams' Olympic Fanfare at the 1984 Summer Olympics. Inspired by this, he thought of a freestyle dressage competition.

One year later, the first Dressage World Cup was held. Each qualifier for the World Cup Final, which is held at the end of each season, consists of two competitions (Grand Prix de Dressage and Grand Prix Freestyle). From 1985 to 2001 both competitions counted for the qualifier results, which were part of the world cup ranking for this season. Since 2002, only the Grand Prix Freestyle has counted for the world cup ranking.[1]

From 1985 to 2004 Joep Bartels was the director of the Dressage World Cup.[2][3]

Reem Acra is the sponsor of the Dressage World Cup since the season 2010/2011.

Qualification to the World Cup final[edit]

Riders, who will be part of the Dressage World Cup final, have two options to qualify for this event.

The first option is, to qualify oneself by one World Cup league. There are four Dressage World Cup leagues:

League[4] Geographical location Number of quotas for the World Cup final Number of participants who have the chance to move up in the final
Western European League (WEL) European nations west of the line: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom 9 up to the 14th rank
Central European League(CEL) European nations east of the line such as Belarus, Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Ukraine (list may be incomplete) 2 up to the 3rd rank
North American League (NAL) United States of America, Canada, Mexico 2 up to the 3rd rank
Asia / Pacific League (PAL) Australia, New Zealand 1 up to the 2nd rank

Generally, only three participants per nation are allowed to participate in the World Cup final.

In addition, the FEI awards two extra starting places to riders that have not qualified for the World Cup finals. Unused starting places can also be allocated by the FEI as extra starting places.

To participate with a horse in the World Cup final, a rider (which starts in one of the leagues) has to start with this horse in two World Cup qualifiers. In this competition, the rider has to complete the competition with at least 68.000%.

The title holder is automatically qualified for the World Cup final, but he/she must also qualify his horse in the above called way. If he/she starts in a qualifier, he/she is not considered in the scoring (scoring points) of this event.

Allocation of scoring points[edit]

The scoring of the league is set only for the European leagues by the FEI. The North American and the Pacific Leagues have their own regulations.

European leagues[edit]

In the European leagues the number of scoring points of each rider decide on the qualification of the rider for the World Cup final. The points are awarded in the Grand Prix Freestyle according to the following system:

  • 1st rank: 20 points
  • 2nd rank: 17 points
  • 3rd rank: 15 points
  • 4th rank: 13 points
  • 5th rank: 12 points
  • 6th rank: 11 points
  • 7th rank: 10 points
  • 8th rank: 9 points
  • 9th rank: 8 points
  • 10th rank: 7 points
  • 11th rank: 6 points
  • 12th rank: 5 points
  • 13th rank: 4 points
  • 14th rank: 3 points
  • 15th rank: 2 points

If the 15th rank awarded several times, all riders of this rank will get 2 scoring points.

North American League[edit]

In the North American League each rider has to start in two qualifiers to have the chance to start in the World Cup final. The best two Grand Prix Freestyle results of each rider by World Cup qualifiers are added and then divided by two. The two riders with the best scoring of this procedure are qualified for the World Cup final.[5]

Pacific League[edit]

The Pacific League has no scoring ranking. Riders, who have to complete a Grand Prix Freestyle competition at a CDI 3* or CDI-W in the Pacific League region with at least 62.000%, have the chance to start at the Pacific League final. This league final is held between December and February in Australia or New Zealand. The winner of this league final are qualified for the World Cup final.[6]

World Cup final[edit]

The World Cup final is held at the end of each Dressage World Cup season in March or April. The first competition of the final is the Grand Prix de Dressage, the winner of the second competition of the final (the Grand Prix Freestyle) is the winner of this World Cup season.

Former World Cup winners[edit]

[7][8]

Season Location Gold Silver Bronze
1985/1986 Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch Denmark Anne Grethe Jensen on Marzog United Kingdom Christopher Bartle on Willy Trout Switzerland Christine Stückelberger on Rubelit von Unkenruf
1986/1987 Germany Essen Switzerland Christine Stückelberger on Gaugin de Lully Denmark Anne Grethe Jensen on Marzog West Germany George Theodorescu on Sunny Boy
1987/1988 Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch Switzerland Christine Stückelberger on Gaugin de Lully Canada Cindy Neale-Ishoy on Dynasty Switzerland Otto Hofer on Andiamo
1988/1989 Sweden Gothenburg France Margit Otto-Crepin on Corlandus Switzerland Christine Stückelberger on Gaugin de Lully Soviet Union Nina Menkova on Dikson
1989/1990 Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch Germany Sven Rothenberger on Andiamo Germany Michael Klimke on Entertainer Soviet Union Nina Menkova on Dikson
1990/1991 France Paris Finland Kyra Kyrklund on Matador Soviet Union Nina Menkova on Dikson Germany Sven Rothenberger on Andiamo
1991/1992 Sweden Gothenburg Germany Isabell Werth on Fabienne Germany Sven Rothenberger on Ideaal Germany Monica Theodorescu on Grunox
1992/1993 Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch Germany Monica Theodorescu on Ganimedes Germany Sven Rothenberger on Ideaal Germany Isabell Werth on Fabienne
1993/1994 Sweden Gothenburg Germany Monica Theodorescu on Ganimedes Germany Nicole Uphoff on Grand Gilbert Finland Kyra Kyrklund on Edinburg
1994/1995 United States Los Angeles Netherlands Anky van Grunsven on Bonfire Germany Monica Theodorescu on Ganimedes Netherlands Sven Rothenberger on Bo
1995/1996 Sweden Gothenburg Netherlands Anky van Grunsven on Bonfire France Margit Otto-Crepin on Lucky Lord Germany Klaus Balkenhol on Garcon
1996/1997 Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch Netherlands Anky van Grunsven on Bonfire Netherlands Sven Rothenberger on Jonggor's Weyden Sweden Louise Nathhorst on Walk on Top
1997/1998 Sweden Gothenburg Sweden Louise Nathhorst on Walk on Top Netherlands Anky van Grunsven on Bonfire Germany Isabell Werth on Anthony FRH
1998/1999 Germany Dortmund Netherlands Anky van Grunsven on Bonfire Germany Isabell Werth on Anthony FRH Germany Alexandra Simons de Ridder on Chacomo
1999/2000 Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch Netherlands Anky van Grunsven on Bonfire Netherlands Coby van Baalen on Olympic Ferro Netherlands Arjen Teeuwissen on Goliath
2000/2001 Denmark Aarhus[9] Germany Ulla Salzgeber on Rusty Germany Isabell Werth on Anthony FRH Germany Rudolf Zeilinger on Livijno
2001/2002 Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch Germany Ulla Salzgeber on Rusty – 81.570% Denmark Lars Petersen on Cavan – 79.670% Spain Beatriz Ferrer-Salat on Beauvalais – 79.120%
2002/2003 Sweden Gothenburg United States Debbie McDonald on Brentina – 78.890 %[10] Germany Heike Kemmer on Albano – 76.940% United States Guenter Seidel on Nikolaus – 75.720%
2003/2004 Germany Düsseldorf Netherlands Anky van Grunsven on Salinero – 83.450  % Netherlands Edward Gal on Lingh – 80.625% Germany Hubertus Schmidt on Wansuela Suerte – 78.875%
2004/2005 United States Las Vegas Netherlands Anky van Grunsven on Salinero – 86.725% Netherlands Edward Gal on Lingh – 85.225% United States Debbie McDonald on Brentina – 83.450%
2005/2006 Netherlands Amsterdam Netherlands Anky van Grunsven on Salinero – 87.750% Germany Isabell Werth on Warum Nicht FRH – 81.150% Sweden Jan Brink on Briar – 79.320%
2006/2007 United States Las Vegas Germany Isabell Werth on Warum nicht FRH – 84.250% Netherlands Imke Schellekens-Bartels on Sunrise – 77.950  % United States Steffen Peters on Floriano – 77.800%
2007/2008 Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch Netherlands Anky van Grunsven on Salinero – 85.200% Germany Isabell Werth on Warum nicht FRH – 82.600% Finland Kyra Kyrklund on Max – 78.150%
2008/2009 United States Las Vegas United States Steffen Peters on Ravel – 84.950% Germany Isabell Werth on Satchmo – 84.500% Netherlands Anky van Grunsven on Painted Black – 82.150%
2009/2010 Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch Netherlands Edward Gal om Totilas – 89.800% Netherlands Adelinde Cornelissen on Parzival – 82.850% Netherlands Imke Schellekens-Bartels on Sunrise – 82.150%
2010/2011 Germany Leipzig
(2011 FEI World Cup Finals)
Netherlands Adelinde Cornelissen on Parzival – 84,804% Denmark Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein on Digby – 80,036% Germany Ulla Salzgeber on Herzruf´s Erbe – 78,821%
2011/2012 Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch
(2012 FEI World Cup Finals)
Netherlands Adelinde Cornelissen on Parzival – 86,250% Germany Helen Langehanenberg on Damon Hill NRW - 85,143% Italy Valentina Truppa on Eremo del Castegno - 81,232%
2012/2013 Sweden Gothenburg
(2013 FEI World Cup Finals)
Germany Helen Langehanenberg on Damon Hill NRW – 88,286% Netherlands Adelinde Cornelissen on Jerich Parzival - 86,214% Netherlands Edward Gal on Glock's Undercover - 84,446%
2013/2014 France Lyon
(2014 FEI World Cup Finals)
United Kingdom Charlotte Dujardin on Valegro – 92.179% Germany Helen Langehanenberg on Damon Hill NRW - 87.339% Netherlands Edward Gal on Glock's Undercover - 83.696%
2014/2015 United States Las Vegas
(2015 FEI World Cup Finals)
United Kingdom Charlotte Dujardin on Valegro – 94.196% Netherlands Edward Gal on Glock's Undercover - 84.696% Germany Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on Unee BB - 80.464%
2015/2016 Sweden Gothenburg
(2016 FEI World Cup Finals)
Netherlands Hans Peter Minderhoud on Glock's Flirt - 82.357% Sweden Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén on Don Auriello - 81.429% Germany Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on Unee BB - 80.464%
2016/2017 United States Omaha
(2017 FEI World Cup Finals)
2017/2018 France Paris
(2018 FEI World Cup Finals)
2018/2019 Sweden Gothenburg
(2019 FEI World Cup Finals)
2019/2020 United States Las Vegas
(2020 FEI World Cup Finals)
2020/2021 Sweden Gothenburg
(2021 FEI World Cup Finals)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FEI in the Spotlight 52/2007: Making the best of time, the FEI World Cup Dressage 2007/2008[permanent dead link], Equestrian Federation of Singapore
  2. ^ Das Geheimnis der niederländischen Dressur-Erfolge, Dieter Ludwig, July 18, 2010 (german)
  3. ^ FEI World Cup Dressage Celebrates 25th Anniversary, Pressemitteilung der FEI, March 24, 2010
  4. ^ Dressur-Weltcupreglement der FEI für die Saison 2010/2011
  5. ^ North American League 2010/2011 rules Archived July 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Pacific League 2010/2011 rules Archived July 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ List of the World Cup winners from 1985/1986 to 2008/2009 Archived March 31, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ List of results with the resultsof the World Cup finals 2002 to 2010 Archived September 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Ulla Salzgeber gewinnt Dressur-Weltcupfinale, Berliner Zeitung, April 9, 2001 (German)
  10. ^ Debbie McDonald Named Champion of 2003 Dressage World Cup Final