Same, same but different - at the World Cup Final in Lyon
Last Modified:Wednesday, 23 April 2014 07:59
At WoSJ we love to watch the riders and horses' different styles over a fence. Here is how it looked when the competitors in the first of the two final rounds in Monday's Longines FEI World Cup Final jumped the huge CWD oxer. Let's start with style icon Marcus Ehning on Cornado NRW. Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.
"I knew I could have no mistakes" – Quotes after Deusser, Beerbaum & Brash end on top of the podium
Last Modified:Monday, 21 April 2014 18:53
"I knew I could have no mistakes and that I had to be clear," Daniel said after his win. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Daniel on the question of whether he was nervous or not as he went into the 'Lion's cave' today; "Absolutely. When I went into the second round today, I knew I could have no mistakes and that I had to be clear. Then he touched number one straight away, but luckily I got my concentration back afterwards and my horse tried very hard today. I am happy that it worked out in the end."
Success as deserved for Deusser – takes the champion title at the Longines FEI World Cup Final
Last Modified:Monday, 21 April 2014 17:40
The podium in Lyon; World Cup Champion Daniel Deusser together with Ludger Beerbaum (2nd) and Scott Brash (3rd). All photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.After four fantastic clear rounds – and a clear jump-off on Saturday – it was no doubt that Daniel Deusser's win in the Longines FEI World Cup Final in Lyon on Cornet D'Amour came as deserved. The 11 year old gelding's jumping stood out already from the first day, and he looked to be in the form of his life. With tremendous riding from the charismatic German rider, who piloted Stephex Stables' and Double H Farm's horse skilfully around the three days of competition – nobody could do anything about this fantastic couple. Finding themselves in sixth position after the first day, and then in second after round two was done – Deusser was constantly in contestant for the title, which today became his.
Kent Farrington withdraws from the Longines FEI World Cup Final
Last Modified:Monday, 21 April 2014 09:20
Kent Farrington with Voyeur. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Kent Farrington has decided to withdraw from the third and last part of the Longines FEI World Cup Final. After his win in the second competition yesterday, Farrington was in a good position being tenth overall with a six penalty score. But with his horse Voyeur recently returning to the ring following an injury, the US rider had decided to take it slow and has withdrawn.
The riders ready for the third and final part of the Longines FEI World Cup Final
Last Modified:Sunday, 20 April 2014 16:15
In the lead: Steve Guerdat! Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Thirty riders were qualified for the third and final part of the Longines FEI World Cup Final on Monday. With Delaveau, Twomey and Farrington withdrawing, only 27 will jump though. The riders qualified are: Steve Guerdat (0), Daniel Deusser (2), Ludger Beerbaum (4), Beezie Madden (4), Pius Schwizer (4), Christian Ahlmann (5), Maikel van der Vleuten (5), Scott Brash (5), Marcus Ehning (6), Leslie Burr-Howard (10), McLain Ward (13), Charlie Jayne (14), Edwina Tops-Alexander (14), Michael Whitaker (15), Kevin Staut (16), Abdelkebir Ouaddar (16), Simon Delestre (17), Luciana Diniz (17), Katie Dinan (17), Lars Nieberg (20), Yuri Mansur Guerios (21), Jamal Rahimov (21), Nayel Nassar (23), Malin Baryard-Johnsson (23), Charlie Jacobs (25), Lucy Davis (25) and Kristaps Neretnieks (25).
The time factor! - Quotes after the second leg of the Longines FEI World Cup Final in Lyon
Last Modified:Sunday, 20 April 2014 11:58
Steve Guerdat: A rider that dares to have a voice. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.At Saturday night's press conference in Lyon, things became slightly heated as Frank Rothenberger was somewhat upset about not being able to adjust the time allowed – while FEI's John Roche went in defence of the rules, and a crystal clear Steve Guerdat spoke his mind. This is what went down yesterday night in a small clash of the titans after 21 riders went clear, by far too many, after the time obviously should have been adjusted so that it became a factor.
Last Modified:Sunday, 20 April 2014 11:50
It was a sad Patrice Delaveau that showed up at the press conference together with Chef d'Equipe Philippe Guerdat. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.One of the leading horses ahead of tomorrow's last part of the Longines FEI World Cup Final - Lacrimoso - will not be able to come to start. At a press conference in Lyon on Sunday, Patrice Dealaveau told the media that Lacrimoso is injured but that it is nothing dramatic. Patrice felt that something was wrong after Saturday's class and when he rode Lacrimoso this morning he was slightly lame.