2012 CHIO Aachen

The 2012 CHIO Aachen was the 2012 edition of the CHIO Aachen, the German official horse show in five horse sport disciplines (show jumping, dressage, eventing, four-in-hand-driving and vaulting).

IntroductionEdit

The 2012 CHIO Aachen is held as CSIO 5* (show jumping), CDIO 5* (dressage), CICO 3* (eventing), CAIO (four-in-hand-driving) and CVIO 3* (vaulting). The event is held between June 29, 2012 and July 8, 2012.

The CHIO Aachen is in show jumping and dressage often called as the most prestigious horse show in Europe. It is also called "Weltfest der Pferdesports" (World Equestrian Festival). The competitions are held at different places at the Soers in Aachen. The show jumping competitions are held in the "Hauptstadion" of the CHIO Aachen, the dressage event are held in the "Deutsche Bank Stadion" and the vaulting competitions are held in the "Albert-Vahle-Halle".

The first horse show were held 1924 in Aachen, together with a horse race. In 1927 the horse show lasted six days. The first show jumping Nations Cup was held here in 1929. Since 2007, influenced by the World Equestrian Games 2006 in Aachen, also eventing and vaulting are disciplines of the CHIO Aachen.[1] In 2012 the eventing Nations Cup is first time part of the new FEI Nations Cup Eventing.[2]

Nations Cup of Germany (vaulting)Edit

The 2012 vaulting Nations Cup of Germany was part of the 2012 CHIO Aachen and was held Sunday, July 1. It was a combined competition of three Freestyle vaulting competitions (single vaulting – Men, single vaulting – Women and team vaulting). Unlike the other disciplines nations could start with more than one team.

Team Vaulter Group Lunger Horse result
1   Germany I Sarah Kay Lasse Kristensen Fruerholms Cato 8.166
Erik Oese Kai Vorberg Sir Bernhard RS von der Wintermühle 8.572
RSV Neuss Grimlinghausen Jessica Schmitz Arkansas 9.251
25.989
2   Austria Lisa Krakowitzer Veronika Greisberger Pink Floyd 8.047
Stefan Csandl Julie Newell Solitaire Legacy 8.793
UVT Salzburg / Freisaal Nina Rossin Robin 8.786
25.626
3   Germany II Viktor Brüsewitz Silke Gedien Rockard H 8.140
Regina Burgmayr Alexander Hartl Lazio 8.052
Voltigierverein Ingelsberg Alexander Hartl Adlon 8.997
25.605
4   United States I Alicen Divita Elke Schelp-Lensing Pino del Rio 8.224
Gabe Aniello Agnes Forst Forrest Cump 8.174
Mt. Eden Sun Lasse Kristensen Jarl 8.727
25.125

(Top 4 of 8 teams)[3]

Prize of Europe (show jumping)Edit

The "Preis von Europa" (Prize of Europe), a competition held since 1960,[4] was the first main competition in show jumping at the 2012 CHIO Aachen. The sponsor of this competition was the Warsteiner Brewery. It was held on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 2:15 pm. The competition was a show jumping competition with one round and one jump-off, the height of the fences were up to 1.55 meters. The Prize of Europe was endowed with 60,300 .

As in much competitions in this year (for example the Grand Prixs of La Baule and Hamburg), the name of the winner of this competition is Nick Skelton. He, riding the 9-year-old stallion Big Star, was the fastest faultless rider in a jump-off with 12 riders.

Rider Horse Round 1 jump-off prize
money
Penalties Penalties Time
(s)
1   Nick Skelton Big Star 0 0 49.77 15,000 €
2   Christian Ahlmann Taloubet Z 0 0 50.48 12,000 €
3   Janika Sprunger Palloubet d'Halong 0 0 51.29 9,000 €
4   Marc Bettinger Oh d´Eole 0 0 52.03 6,000 €
5   Katharina Offel Vivant 0 4 53.65 4,200 €

(Top 5 of 55 Competitors)[5]

Grand Prix de Dressage / Nations Cup of Germany (dressage)Edit

The 2012 dressage Nations Cup of Germany was part of the 2012 CHIO Aachen. Each team consist of three or four team riders, three results of each team count for the Nations Cup ranking. Because the Olympic Games in London, which start only three weeks after the CHIO Aachen, much nations did not start with their top teams. The German team with all four riders that are likely to start in London, win the competition.

The sponsor of the Grand Prix de Dressage was Tesch Inkasso, the dressage Nations Cup ranking was sponsored by the Lambertz-Group.

Team resultEdit

Team Rider Horse Score
1   Germany Dorothee Schneider Diva Royal 74.277 %
Anabel Balkenhol Dablino FRH 75.426 %
Kristina Sprehe Desperados 79.702 %
Helen Langehanenberg Damon Hill NRW 78.426 %
233.554 %
2   Denmark Sidsel Johansen Schianto 69.596 %
Anne van Olst Clearwater 72.638 %
Anna Kasprzak Donnperignon 73.426 %
Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein Digby 74.936 %
221.000 %
3   Netherlands Stephanie Peters Unlimited 69.064 %
Marlies van Baalen Miciano 69.660 %
Imke Schellekens-Bartels Toots 71.596 %
Patrick van der Meer Uzzo 72.936 %
214.192 %
5   Sweden Michelle Hagman TSF Rudi´s Memory 67.021 %
Sofie Lexner Charming Boy 70.340 %
Maria von Essen Ferdi 70.106 %
Patrik Kittel Toy Story 71.128 %
211.574 %
7   Spain Carmen Naesgaard Ciowa 64.255 %
Ignacio Rambla Fogonero IX 65.745 %
Jose Daniel Martin Dockx Grandioso 70.468 %
Beatriz Ferrer-Salat Delgado 72.638 %
208.851 %
8   Australia Rozzie Ryan Bullwinkle 66.000 %
Hayley Beresford Belissimo NRW 69.426 %
Kristy Oatley Clive 68.383 %
Lyndal Oatley Sandro Boy 68.936 %
206.745 %
2   Great Britain Nikki Crisp Pasoa 69.574 %
Hannah Biggs Weltzin 67.149 %
Emma Hindle Diamond Hit 69.851 %
206.574 %

(grey penalties points do not count for the team result)[6]

Individual resultEdit

Rider Horse Score prize
money ()
1   Kristina Sprehe Desperados 79.702 % 7,800 €
2   Helen Langehanenberg Damon Hill NRW 78.426 % 5,500 €
3   Victoria Max-Theurer Augustin OLD 77.894 % 3,600 €
4   Anabel Balkenhol Dablino FRH 75.426 % 2,200 €
5   Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein Digby 74.936 % 1,400 €

(top 5 of 36 competitors)[7]

FEI Nations Cup of Germany (show jumping)Edit

The 2012 FEI Nations Cup of Germany in show jumping was part of the 2012 CHIO Aachen. It was the fifth competition of the 2012 FEI Nations Cup.

The 2012 FEI Nations Cup of Germany was held on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 7:30 pm (second round under floodlight). The competing teams are: Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Great Britain and Ireland.

The competition was a show jumping competition with two rounds and optionally one jump-off. The height of the fences were up to 1.60 meters. The Nations Cup was endowed with 250,000 . Mercedes-Benz is the sponsor of this competition.

Team Rider Horse Round A Round B Total penalties Jump-off Prize
money
scoring
points
Penalties Penalties Penalties Time
(s)
1   France Eugénie Angot Old Chap Tame 0 5
Roger-Yves Bost Nippon d´Elle 1 5
Pénélope Leprevost Mylord Carthago 0 0
Olivier Guillon Lord de Theize 4 4
1 9 10 72,000 € 10
2   Germany Marcus Ehning Plot Blue 0 0
Christian Ahlmann Codex One 0 0
Janne Friederike Meyer Lambrasco 4 8
Marco Kutscher Cornet Obolensky 16 16
4 8 12 44,000 € 7
3   Ireland Denis Lynch Lantinus 4 8
Dermott Lennon Lou-Lou 4 16
Billy Twomey Je T´Aime Flamenco 12 0
Cian O'Connor Blue Loyd 4 0
12 8 20 34,000 € 6
4   Switzerland Werner Muff Kiamon 8 12
Paul Estermann Castlefield Eclipse 0 0
Steve Guerdat Carpalo 5 8
Pius Schwizer Carlina 8 0
13 8 21 25,000 € 5
5   Great Britain Nick Skelton Carlo 4 5
Guy Williams Titus II 17 16
Scott Brash Intertoy Z 12 4
Michael Whitaker Amai 1 5
17 14 31 18,000 € 4
6   Netherlands Leon Thijssen Tyson 0 12
Marc Houtzager Tamino 4 4
Harrie Smolders Walnut de Muze 4 8
Maikel van der Vleuten Verdi 4 did not start
8 24 32 12,000 € 3
7   Sweden Rolf-Göran Bengtsson Casall 4 4
Peder Fredricson Arctic Aurora Borealis eliminated did not start
Lisen Bratt Fredricson Matrix 4 16
Henrik von Eckermann Allerdings 4 4
12 24 36 9,000 € 2
8   Belgium Dirk Demeersman Bufero van het Panishof 8 8
Olivier Philippaerts Cabrio van de Heffinck 0 9
Niels Bruynseels Conisha van de Helle 8 12
Ludo Philippaerts Challenge van de Begijnakker 7 8
15 25 40 6,000 € 1

(grey penalties points do not count for the team result)[8]

Grand Prix Spécial (dressage)Edit

The Grand Prix Spécial was one of the most important dressage competitions at the 2012 CHIO Aachen. A Grand Prix Spécial is the competition with the highest definite level of dressage competitions.

It was held on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 8:30 am. The Meggle AG was the sponsor of this competition.

Rider Horse Score prize
money ()
1   Kristina Sprehe Desperados 81.000 % 11,000 €
2   Helen Langehanenberg Damon Hill NRW 80.622 % 7,000 €
3   Victoria Max-Theurer Augustin OLD 77.600 % 5,000 €
4   Dorothee Schneider Diva Royal 77.378 % 3,000 €
5   Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein Digby 76.622 % 2,200 €

(top 5 of 30 competitors)[9]

CICO 3* (eventing)Edit

The CICO 3* is the official eventing competition of Germany. It was held as two-day-event. For the first time it was part of the new FEI Nation Cup eventing, it is the fourth competition of this series in 2012.

The first part of this competition, the dressage phase, was held on Friday, July 6, 2012, at 8:30 am. The second phase, the show jumping phase, was held on the same day at 5:30 pm. The final phase, the cross country phase, was held on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 9:00 am.

The sponsor of this competition is DHL.

After dressage and show jumping the host team was in the lead, leader in the individual ranking was Laura Collett with her 13-year-old gelding Rayef. In the cross country phase Abraxxas, the horse of German team rider Ingrid Klimke had a run-out (20 penalties). The second place team (Great Britain) also had to accept some faults, British team rider Emily Baldwin had 11,60 time penalties. So the German team win third time in this FEI Nation Cup eventing season.

Team result CICO 3*
Rank Team Rider and horses Penalties Scoring
points
Dressage Show jumping Cross country Total[10]
1   Germany
Sandra Auffarth
Opgun Louvo
Dirk Schrade
King Artus
Michael Jung
Leopin FST
Ingrid Klimke
FRH Butts Abraxxas

34.60

43.20

39.60

35.80

3.00

4.00

8.00

4.00

4.00

0.00

0.00

22.00
136.40
41.60

47.20

47.60

(61.80)
11
2   Great Britain
Laura Collett
Rayef
William Fox-Pitt
Neuf des Coeurs
Francis Whittington
Sir Percival III
Emily Baldwin
Drivetime

30.20

42.60

49.80

49.80

6.00

4.00

4.00

4.00

4.40

0.00

0.00

11.60
141.00
40.60

46.60

53.80

(61.40)
9
3   Sweden
Ludvig Svennerstål
Shamwari
Niklas Jonsson
First Lady
Hannes Melin
Gaston

40.00

46.80

47.60

12.00

14.00

12.00

0.40

0.00

4.00
176.80
52.40

60.80

63.60
8
4   New Zealand
Andrew Nicholson
Nereo
Lucy Jackson
Kilcoltrim Ambassador
Jonathan Paget
Bullet Proof

43.60

57.60

50.40

56.20

0.00

4.00

2.00

20.00

0.00

8.40

51.60

eliminated
217.60
43.60

70.00

104.00

(1000.00)
7
More rankings:
  France: 5th place
  Netherlands: 6th place
  Australia: eliminated

6
5
0

After the CICO Aachen Germany are in the lead in the FEI Nation Cup Eventing with 41 scoring points. Second is the Dutch team with 21 points, third the British and the French team (both 20 points).

Individual result CICO 3*
Rank Rider Horse Team rider Penalties
Dressage Show jumping Cross country Total[11]
  Christopher Burton Underdiscussion no 37.80 1.00 0.00 38.80
  Michael Jung Sam FBW no 38.00 1.00 1.60 40.60
  Laura Collett Rayef yes 30.20 6.00 4.00 [Note 1] 40.60
  Sandra Auffarth Opgun Louvo yes 34.60 3.00 4.00 41.60
  Andrew Nicholson Nereo yes 43.60 0.00 0.00 43.60

Notes:

  1. ^ Third rank because of a worse cross country result than Michael Jung.

Combined individual classification (four-in-hand-driving)Edit

The combined individual classification was held separated from the team competition. Only the marathon phase was held together with the team competition.

The first part of this competition, the driven dressage, was held on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 1:00 pm. The second competition, the obstacle cone driving, was held on Friday, July 6, 2012 at 9:15 pm. The final phase, the marathon, was held on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm.

Driver driven dressage
score
marathon
score
obstacle cone driving
score
Total
score
prize
money
()
1   Boyd Exell 44.93 91.07 3.49 139,49 5,000 €
2   Koos de Ronde 51.46 100.13 0.00 151.59 3,000 €
3   Christoph Sandmann 45.18 105.71 0.75 151.64 2,250 €
4   Theo Timmerman 44.80 101.58 6.14 152.52 1,500 €
5   Georg von Stein 52.99 99.93 0.00 152.92 750 €
6   Werner Ulrich 55.30 101.08 3.00 159.38 500 €
7   Jozsef Dobrovitz 52.86 111.34 0.56 164.76 280 €
8   Michael Brauchle 66.18 98.28 3.00 167.47 220 €
9   Fredrik Persson 54.14 109.44 6.00 169.58 150 €
10   Chester Weber 33.54 134.05 3.00 170.59 150 €

(top 10 of 24 competitors)[12]

Best of ChampionsEdit

The "Best of Champions" was a show jumping competition with two rounds. The height of the fences was up to 1.50 meters. It was held on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 8:30 pm.

Since 2011 the best six women and the best six men in the FEI World Ranking have the permission to start in this competition. Also the best placed German men and women in the World Ranking can start in this competition. The first round of this competition was a qualifying round, the best six rider of this round can start in the second round. The winner was the rider with the lowest number of penalties and the fastest time in the second round.

Rider Horse Round 1 Round 2 prize
money
Penalties Penalties Time
(s)
1   Marcus Ehning Noltes Küchengirl 4 0 47.50 11,000 €
2   Pius Schwizer Verdi III 0 0 47.90 7,000 €
3   Marco Kutscher Satisfaction FRH 0 0 49.43 5,500 €
4   Laura Kraut Belmont 1 4 49.94 4,000 €
5   Rolf-Göran Bengtsson Ninja 0 4 57.60 3,000 €

(Top 5 of 12 Competitors)[13]

Grand Prix Freestyle (dressage)Edit

The Grand Prix Freestyle (or Grand Prix Kür), also called the "Großer Dressurpreis von Aachen" (Grand dressage price of Aachen) will be the final competition of the CDIO 5* at the 2012 CHIO Aachen.

A Grand Prix Freestyle is a Freestyle dressage competition. The level of this competition is at least the level of a Grand Prix de Dressage, but it can be higher than the level of a Grand Prix Spécial.

The Grand Prix Freestyle at the CDIO 5* (2012 CHIO Aachen) will be held on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 10:00 am. The Deutsche Bank is the sponsor of this competition.

Rider Horse Score prize
money ()
1   Helen Langehanenberg Damon Hill NRW 85.150 % 43,000 €
2   Kristina Sprehe Desperados 84.700 % 26,000 €
3   Dorothee Schneider Diva Royal 81.100 % 20,000 €
4   Victoria Max-Theurer Augustin OLD 80.975 % 13,000 €
5   Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein Digby 79.750 % 7,000 €

(top 5 of 15 competitors)[14]

Nations Cup of Germany (four-in-hand-driving)Edit

The four-in-hand-driving Nations Cup was the official four-in-hand-driving competition of Germany.

The first part of this competition, the driven dressage, was held on Thursday, May 5, 2012 at 10:00 am. The second competition, the marathon, was held on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm. The final phase, the obstacle cone driving, was held on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 10:00 am. Sixth time in a row the Dutch team win this competition.

Team Driver driven dressage
score
marathon
score
obstacle cone driving
score
Total
score
prize
money
()
1   Netherlands IJsbrand Chardon 36.99 131.93 3.00
Koos de Ronde 53.12 100.13 5.99
Theo Timmerman 43.39 101.58 1.44
286.53 5,600 €
2   Germany Michael Brauchle 56.19 98.28 10.15
Christoph Sandmann 42.75 105.71 0.00
Georg von Stein 53.63 99.93 12.00
304.74 3,500 €
3   Sweden Tomas Eriksson 54.40 105.04 7.04
Axel Olin 62.98 150.98 6.47
Fredrik Persson 49.66 109.44 0.00
325.01 2,500 €
4   Switzerland Toni Stofer 66.94 143.11 22.94
Werner Ulrich 55.68 101.08 6.82
Daniel Würgler 60.16 122.35 9.03
355.12 2,000 €
4   Hungary Jozsef Dobrovitz 53.50 111.34 11.35
Jozsef Dobrovitz junior 57.86 eliminated 6.00
Zoltán Lazar 55.68 112.90 15.74
360.51 1,800 €
6   Belgium Felix Marie Brasseur 60.80 124.13 7.56
Glenn Geerts 68.61 113.20 14.39
Gert Schrijvers 60.16 116.43 23.59
372.54 1,600 €
ELI   Australia Boyd Exell 33.54 91.07 6.00
Gavin Robson 56.45 230.77 eliminated
eliminated

(grey penalties points do not count for the team result)[15]

Großer Preis von Aachen (show jumping)Edit

The "Großer Preis von Aachen", the show jumping Grand Prix of Aachen, was the mayor show jumping competition of the 2012 CHIO Aachen. It was held on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 2:00 pm. The competition was a show jumping competition with two round and one jump-off, the height of the fences were up to 1.60 meters. The first round of this competition was a qualifying round, the best 18 rider of this round was qualified for the second round. The winner was the rider with the lowest number of penalties and the fastest time in the jump-off.

The main sponsor of the "Großer Preis von Aachen" is Rolex. The Grand Prix was endowed with 350,000 €.

Rider Horse Round 1 Round 2 Jump-off prize
money
Penalties Time
(s)
Penalties Time
(s)
1   Michael Whitaker Amai 0 0 0 49.73 110,000 €
2   Thomas Voß Carinjo 0 0 0 54.37 75,000 €
3   Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum Bella Donna 0 0 4 56.96 50,000 €
4   Hans-Dieter Dreher Embassy II 4 4 73.61 28,000 €
5   Christian Ahlmann Taloubet Z 4 4 74.68 19,000 €

(Top 5 of 40 Competitors)[16]

Sport farewellEdit

At the first CHIO weekend, Kai Vorberg, one of the most successful vaulter ever say goodbye. With 30 years he ended his career as an active athlete. Now he will be the lunger for other vaulters. He will also support the German vaulting national coach Ulla Ramge.[17]

Television / Live VideoEdit

The German TV stations (WDR, ARD and ZDF) had broadcast more than 16 hours from the 2012 CHIO Aachen, most of them live.[18] Across Europe Eurosport broadcast at two Wednesdays, in total two hour summary programme of the 2012 CHIO Aachen (Show jumping nations cup and show jumping Grand Prix).

Much of the competition are streamed live by the German IPTV-channel ClipMyHorse.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ World Equestrian Festival – CHIO Aachen Archived May 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "About the FEI Nations Cup Eventing Series". Archived from the original on 2013-04-14. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
  3. ^ result 2012 Nations Cup of Germany (vaulting)
  4. ^ CHIO Aachen: time tunnel (see 1960 image)
  5. ^ result 2012 Prize of Europe
  6. ^ result 2012 Nations Cup of the Germany (dressage)
  7. ^ result 2012 Grand Prix de Dressage, CDIO 5*
  8. ^ Ergebnis FEI Nations Cup Aachen 2012
  9. ^ result 2012 Grand Prix Spécial, CDIO 5*
  10. ^ Team result CICO 3* Aachen
  11. ^ Individual result CICO 3* Aachen
  12. ^ result 2012 Combined individual classification (four-in-hand-driving)
  13. ^ result 2012 Best of Champions
  14. ^ result 2012 Grand Prix Freestyle, CDIO 5*
  15. ^ result 2012 Nations Cup of the Germany (four-in-hand-driving)
  16. ^ result 2012 Großer Preis von Aachen
  17. ^ Aachen: Abschied von Spitzenvoltigierer Kai Vorberg, July 1, 2012 (German)
  18. ^ CHIO Aachen on TV

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