Next month the eventing scene becomes even more exciting as it’s all to play for in the final of the 2016 FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing at Boekelo (NED) as Germany, Great Britain and France, respectively first, second and third at the penultimate leg at Waregem in Belgium, could all win the series.
Germany scored their fourth win of the 2016 FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing season at Waregem, following success at Fontainebleau (FRA), Houghton Hall (GBR) and Vairano (ITA) last week, with team member Stephanie Böhe leading throughout to take individual honours on Haytom.
However, Britain is still five points ahead of the Germans on the 2016 FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing rankings. At Waregem, the British team, made steady headway up the leaderboard, from fifth after dressage to third after Jumping and finally to the runner-up spot thanks to four clear cross-country rounds and a brilliant performance from Izzy Taylor, fourth on Trevidden.
German riders Leoni Kuhlmann (Cascora) and Franziska Keinki (Lancaster 149) finished seventh and seventeenth, but Andreas Dibowski, who led the team to victory last week in Vairano (ITA), had to withdraw before the jumping with It’s Me when in fifth place. While France’s best performance came from team member Caroline Chadelat, who finished third on Kadessia.
These three nations have dominated the 2016 FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing, but there’s plenty of opportunity for the leader-board to change.
1 Germany 176.7
Stephanie Böhe/Haytom, 47.1; Leonie Kuhlmann/Cascora, 57.8; Franziska Keinki/Lancaster 149, 71.8; [Andreas Dibowski/It’s Me XX, WD SJ]
2 Great Britain, 186.7
Izzy Taylor/Trevidden, 52.5; Laura Collett/Cooley Again, 67.2; Tom Jackson/Dusty, 67.0; [Jodie Amos/Soltair Justice, 69.8]
3 France, 202.4
Caroline Chadelet/Kadessia, 52.3; Pascale Boutet/Pol des Vents, 70.7; Aurélien Leroy/Seashore Spring, 79.4; [Sidney Dufresne/Swing de Perdriat, 85.8]
4 Netherlands, 214.2
Alice Naber-Lozeman/Coral Estate Harry Belafonte, 56.9; Jordy Wilken/Burry Spirit, 77.6; Tim Lips/Keyflow, 79.7
5 Belgium, 1,150.8
Joris Vanspringel/Lully des Aulnes 69.7; Steve Van Winkel/Airkan Sylvester, 81.1; [Valentine Steeman/Beauty Boy, EL XC; Karin Donckers/Lady Brown, WD XC]
6 Sweden, 1,163.1
Hanna Berg/Quite Survivor, 68.7; Anna Freskgard/Box Qutie, 94.4; [Christoffer Forsberg/Hippo’s Sapporo, EL XC; William Nilsson Fryer/Quireboy, RET XC)
Standings (after 8 out of 9 events)
1 Great Britain 555 points
2 Germany 550
3 France 475
4 Netherlands 265
5 Australia 260
6 Ireland 250
7 Italy 220
8 USA 205
9 Belgium 180
10 Sweden 150
11 New Zealand 130
12 Switzerland 125
13 Canada 90
14 Norway 60