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

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 the flying one tempi changes to the Olympic hymn 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.23

Reem Acra was the sponsor of the Dressage World Cup for three years, starting with the season 2010/2011.

Qualification to the World Cup final

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:

League4 Geographical location Number of participants who qualify for the World Cup final (according the 2010/2011 rules) Number of participants who have the chance to move up in the final (if other qualified riders did not start)
Western European League European nations west of the line FinlandBaltic SeaGermanyAustriaItalyAdriatic Sea (including the nations referred) 9 up to the 14th rank
Central European League European nations east of the line called by the Western European League 2 up to the 3rd rank
North American League United States of America, Canada, Mexico 2 up to the 3rd rank
Pacific Liga 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 awarded by two wild cards entry at riders who have not qualified for the World Cup finals. Unused starting places can be allocated by the FEI as wildcard.

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 must also qualify his horse in the above called way. If he start in a qualifier, he did not considered in the scoring (scoring points) of this event.

allocation of scoring points

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

In the European leagues the number of scoring points of each rider decide on the qualification of the diers 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.

In the Central European League also a League final is held. The two best placed riders of this event qualify for the World Cup final.

North American League

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

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

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

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World Cup season Location of the World Cup final World Cup winner second placed rider third placed rider
1985/1986 's-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands) Denmark Anne Grethe Jensen on Marzog
1986/1987 Essen (Germany) Switzerland Christine Stückelberger on Gaugin de Lully
1987/1988 's-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands) Switzerland Christine Stückelberger on Gaugin de Lully
1988/1989 Göteborg (Sweden) France Margit Otto-Crepin on Corlandus
1989/1990 's-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands) Germany Sven Rothenberger on Andiamo
1990/1991 Paris (France) Finland Kyra Kyrklund on Matador
1991/1992 Göteborg (Sweden) Germany Isabell Werth on Fabienne
1992/1993 's-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands) Germany Monica Theodorescu on Ganimedes
1993/1994 Göteborg (Sweden) Germany Monica Theodorescu on Ganimedes
1994/1995 Los Angeles (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika) Netherlands Anky van Grunsven on Bonfire
1995/1996 Göteborg (Sweden) Netherlands Anky van Grunsven on Bonfire
1996/1997 's-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands) Netherlands Anky van Grunsven on Bonfire
1997/1998 Göteborg (Sweden) Sweden Louise Nathhorst on Walk on Top
1998/1999 Dortmund (Germany) Netherlands Anky van Grunsven on Bonfire
1999/2000 's-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands) Netherlands Anky van Grunsven on Bonfire
2000/2001 Århus (Denmark)9 Germany Ulla Salzgeber on Rusty Germany Isabell Werth on Anthony FRH Germany Rudolf Zeilinger on Livijno
2001/2002 's-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands) Germany Ulla Salzgeber on Rusty – 81.570% Denmark Lars Petersen on Cavan – 79.670% Spain Beatriz Ferrer-Salat on Beauvalais – 79.120%
2002/2003 Göteborg (Sweden) 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 Düsseldorf (Germany) 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 Las Vegas, Nevada (United States of America) 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 Amsterdam (The Netherlands) 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 Las Vegas, Nevada (United States of America) 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 's-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands) 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 Las Vegas, Nevada (United States of America) 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 's-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands) Netherlands Edward Gal om Totilas – 89.800% Netherlands Adelinde Cornelissen on Parzival – 82.850% Netherlands Imke Schellekens-Bartels on Sunrise – 82.150%
2010/2011 Leipzig (Germany)
(2011 FEI World Cup Finals)
Netherlands Adelinde Cornelissen on Parzival – 84,804% Denmark Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg on Digby – 80,036% Germany Ulla Salzgeber on Herzruf´s Erbe – 78,821%
2011/2012 's-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands)
(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 Göteborg (Sweden)
(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%

External links

References

  1. ^ FEI in the Spotlight 52/2007: Making the best of time, the FEI World Cup Dressage 2007/2008, 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
  6. ^ Pacific League 2010/2011 rules
  7. ^ List of the World Cup winners from 1985/1986 to 2008/2009
  8. ^ List of results with the resultsof the World Cup finals 2002 to 2010
  9. ^ Ulla Salzgeber gewinnt Dressur-Weltcupfinale, Berliner Zeitung, April 9, 2001 (german)
  10. ^ Debbie McDonald Named Champion of 2003 Dressage World Cup Final







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