The Event at Rebecca Farm Kicks off North American 2009 HSBC FEI World Cup™ Eventing Season
RELEASE: July 24, 2009
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Joanie Morris
The 2009 HSBC FEI World Cup™ Eventing moves to North America for the first time this year, with this weekend’s 7th leg at Kalispell in Montana (July 23-26).
The annual event at Rebecca Farm has attracted 19 entries from US and Canadian riders, including dual Olympian Amy Tryon (USA), who this time rides Leyland, 13th at the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event in April.
Canadian Olympian Hawley Bennett brings two horses, her Athens veteran Livingstone and Gin N Juice, and Jil Walton, a member of the Barcelona Olympic Team in 1992 rides My Sedona.
The Cross-Country will again be designed by Captain Mark Phillips (GBR), who is also responsible for the newly added qualifier at Gatcombe (GBR) a fortnight later, while Richard Jeffery, 8-times USEF Show Jumping Designer of the Year, will take responsibility for the final day stadium climax.
North American-based riders have one final chance to qualify for the HSBC FEI World Cup™ Eventing Final at Strzegom (POL) over the border at Mansfield, Ontario (CAN) in a fortnight’s time.
Follow results on www.rebeccafarm.org
2009 HSBC FEI World Cup™ Eventing standings (after 6 of 10 qualifiers)
1 Megan Jones (AUS) 203
2 Mary King (GBR) 129
3 Alexandr Markov (RUS) 125
4 Simone Deitermann (GER) 117
5 Andreas Dibowski (GER) 104
6 Kai Rüder (GER) 92
7= Marina Köhncke (GER) 71
7= Patricia Ryan (IRL) 71
7= Ilya Anisin (BLR) 71
10 Buck Davidson, USA, 70
11= Heelan Tompkins (NZL) 67
11= Georgia Clifford (AUS) 67
11= Julia Mestern (GER) 67
11= Peter Thomsen (GER) 67
11= Michael Ryan (IRL) 67
11= Aistis Vitkauskas (LTU) 67
17= Matthew Grayling (NZL) 64
17= Stuart Tinney (AUS) 64
17= Michael Jung (GER) 64
17= Sanna Siltakorpi (FIN) 64
Qualifying venues for the 2009 HSBC FEI World Cup™ Eventing series:
1 Kihikihi NZL 10-12 April 2009
2 Sydney AUS 2-3 May
3 Marbach GER 8-10 May
4 Chatsworth GBR 16-17 May (CANCELLED)
5 Malmö SWE 23-24 May
6 Tattersalls IRE 28-31 May
7 Minsk BLR 16-19 July
8 Kalispell USA 23-26 July
9 Mansfield, ON CAN 7-9 August
10 Gatcombe GBR 7-9 August (ADDED)
HSBC FEI World Cup ™ Eventing final 2009 Strzegom POL 21-23 August
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Notes to editors:
The HSBC FEI World Cup ™ Eventing qualifiers are a series of CIC***s (international one-day events run at three-star level).
2003 Pau (FRA): Linda Algotsson/Stand By Me (SWE)
2004 Pau (FRA): Linda Algotsson/My Fair Lady (SWE)
2005 Malmö (SWE): Clayton Fredericks/Ben Along Time (AUS)
2006 Malmö (SWE): Nicolas Touzaint/Galan de Sauvagere (FRA)
2008 Deauville (FRA): Clayton Fredericks/Ben Along Time (AUS)
To find rules and points system, plus full results, visit www.fei.org/worldcup