Wild Cards Granted to Two Americans for 2009 World Cup Finals

Mon, 03/23/2009 - 00:00
2009 World Cup Finals

The FEI has taken some decisions on the Wild Cards considering the 24th FEIWorld Cup Final Dressage, taking place April 15-19 in Las Vegas, USA. The wild cards are granted to American Leslie Morse on Kingston (USA) and Jan Ebeling on Rafalca (USA).

This brings the complete list of 15 competitors to the following.

1. Anky van Grunsven - Painted Black (NED)

Western European League
2. Isabell Werth - Satchmo or Warum Nicht FRH (GER)
3. Adelinde Cornelissen - Parzival (NED) 
4. Hans Peter Minderhoud - Nadine (NED)
5. Monica Theodorescu - Whisper (GER)
6. Jan Brink - Briar (SWE)
7. Jeannette Haazen - Nartan (NED)
8. Minna Telde - Don Charly (SWE)

Central European League
9. Michael Rapcewicz - Randon (POL)

Pacific League
10. Heath Ryan - Regardez Moi (AUS)

North American League
11. Steffen Peters - Ravel (USA)
12. Ashley Holzer - Pop Art (CAN)

South American/Asia:
13. Marco Bernal - Diamore (COL)

Additional strating places or FEI Wild Card
14. Leslie Morse - Kingston (USA)
15. Jan Ebeling - Rafalca (USA)

FEI World Cup Dressage has entered its 24th season. The FEI World Cup Dressage is the only worldwide series in this discipline. The series, created in 1985, today comprises 4 leagues encompassing Western Europe, Central Europe, North America (including Canada) and the Pacific League (Australia, New Zealand, Asia). Each FEI World Cup Dressage qualifier comprises a Grand Prix test, which in turn is a qualification for the Freestyle to music competitions, where league points are accumulated towards places in the Final. Judged on both technical and artistic merit, the FEI World Cup Dressage combines art, sport and partnership between horse and rider at the highest level and consistently proves a winning formula with audiences all over the world.

Photo copyrighted: Astrid Appels/Eurodressage

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