Western European League Qualificants for the 2008 World Cup Finals
Following the final Western European League World Cup Qualifier in Neumunster, Germany, the eight qualified Western European riders are known. Title defender Isabell Werth from Rheinberg, Germany, is automatically qualified. The winners of the Western European league ranking are Anky van Grunsven and Jan Brink, who tied with 60 points. The wild cards have not been attributed yet.
Qualified for the 2008 World Cup Finals
1. Anky Van Grunsven (NED) 60
1. Jan Brink (SWE) 60
3. Anders Dahl (DEN) 56
4. Nathalie Zu Saeyn Wittgenstein (DEN) 53
5. Kyra Kyrklund (FIN) 47
6. Andreas Helgstrand (DEN) 45
7. Laurens van Lieren (NED) 43
7. Jeroen Devroe (BEL) 43
Title-holder Germany’s Isabell Werth.
9. Louise Nathhorst (SWE) 40
10. Patricia Callaghan (NED) 35
11. Catherine Haddad (USA) 34
11. Imke Schellekens-Bartels S 34
13. Victoria Max Theurer (AUT) 29
14. Stéphanie Peters NED 26
15. Stephanie Croxford GBR 23
16. Evi Strasser CAN 22
Due to a change of rules for the season 2007-2008 the actual title defender didn’t receive World Cup™ Points as she automatically is qualified. Defender Isabell Werth has been the winner in Odense, Frankfurt and Neumünster, however the points for the winner have been rewarded to the runner up in those shows.
Canadian Evi Strasser did receive World Cup™ Points in London and Mechelen as she asked the FEI to qualify through the Western European League. The same goes for American Catherine Haddad and Heather Blitz living in Germany and Denmark respectively and for Mexican Bernadette Pujals