2012 FEI World Cup Finals (show jumping and dressage)

The 2012 FEI World Cup Finals in 's-Hertogenbosch was held from April 19 to April 22, 2012. It was the final of the Show jumping and Dressage World Cup series. This finals was held in the Brabanthallen.

Horse sport in 's-HertogenboschEdit

Each year the horse show Indoor Brabant is held in the Brabanthallen in 's-Hertogenbosch. A World cup competition in dressage and also one in show jumping are held here. Several times World Cup Finals are held as part of Indoor Brabant: 1994 in show jumping; 1986, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2008 and 2010 in dressage.

The horse show are held regularly end of March. In 2012 the event is postponed to April because of the World Cup Finals.

DressageEdit

Qualified ridersEdit

World Cup League Number of competitors of this league eligible to start in this World Cup Final Qualified riders
Central European League 2   Katarzyna Milczarek
  Michał Rapcewicz
North American League 2   Jan Ebeling
  Shawna Harding
Pacific League 1   Rachael Sanna
Western European League 9   Patrik Kittel
  Helen Langehanenberg
  Valentina Truppa
  Isabell Werth
  Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén
  Hans Peter Minderhoud
  Richard Davison
  Nadine Capellmann
  Lone Castrup Jørgensen
Competitors from Asia or South America 1 not awarded, so one more wild card
Wild cards of the FEI 2   Jeroen Devroe (did not start)
  Mikaela Lindh
  Siril Helljesen
  Jenny Schreven (move up in the World Cup Final)
defending champion 1   Adelinde Cornelissen

Because of the early dated 2012 Summer Olympics Jeroen Devroe from Belgium did not start. So Jenny Schreven is moved up to the final, her horse Krawall is with an age of 20 years the oldest horse of the participating horses.

Agenda and resultsEdit

Grand PrixEdit

At April 20, 2012 (12:00 noon) the Grand Prix de Dressage was held. It was the first competition of the Dressage World Cup final, but is did not count for the final ranking.

Result:[1]

Rider Horse Percentage
1   Adelinde Cornelissen Parzival 78.024 %
2   Helen Langehanenberg Damon Hill NRW 76.125 %
3   Valentina Truppa Eremo del Castegno 75.106 %
4   Hans Peter Minderhoud Tango 73.404 %
5   Richard Davison Hiscox Artemis 73.374 %

(Top 5 of 18 Competitors)

Grand Prix Freestyle (Final)Edit

The second competition of the Dressage World Cup final was the Grand Prix Freestyle, held at the afternoon of Saturday, April 21. Started as favourite, Adelinde Cornelissen won with her gelding Parzival this competition with 86.250% She defended her title, so she is again the World Cup Champion.

Result:[2]

Rider Horse Percentage
1   Adelinde Cornelissen Parzival 86.250 %
2   Helen Langehanenberg Damon Hill NRW 85.143 %
3   Valentina Truppa Eremo del Castegno 81.232 %
4   Isabell Werth El Santo NRW 79.964 %
5   Richard Davison Hiscox Artemis 78.571 %
6   Hans Peter Minderhoud Tango 76.143 %
7   Nadine Capellmann Girasol 75.625 %
8   Patrik Kittel Toy Story 75.482 %
9   Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén Don Auriello 74.393 %
10   Lone Jörgensen FBW De Vito 73.589 %
11   Jenny Schreven Krawall 73.464 %
12   Siril Helljesen Dorina 73.250 %
13   Mikaela Lindh Más Guapo 71.696 %
14   Rachael Sanna Jaybee Alabaster 71.339 %
15   Jan Ebeling Rafalca 69.875 %
16   Shawna Harding Come on III 68.821 %
17   Michał Rapcewicz Randon 65.804 %
18   Katarzyna Milczarek Ekwador eliminated

Show jumpingEdit

Qualified riders (World Cup Final)Edit

As in dressage, also in show jumping riders rid not start at the World Cup Final because of the date of the Summer Olympics. From the United Kingdom no one of the qualified riders start at the final.

World Cup League Number of competitors of this league eligible to start in this World Cup Final competitors who take part in this World Cup Final
Arab League 2   Abdullah Al-Sharbatly (will not start)
  Khaled Al Eid (will not start)
  Ali bin Khalid Al Thani (move up in the World Cup Final)
  Sameh El Dahan (move up in the World Cup Final)
Caucasian League 1   Shalva Gachechiladze (will not start)
Central Asian League 1   Myrza Toktobekov (will not start)
Chinese League 1   Huang Zuping (will not start)
Central European League 3   Benas Gutkauskas
  Piotr Morsztyn (will not start)
  Ibragim Vaskov (will not start)
  Tiit Kivisild (move up in the World Cup Final)
Japan League 1   Yuya Ninomiya
North American League 2 Canadian competitors   Eric Lamaze
2 Mexican competitors   Antonio Maurer (will not start)
  Johann Hegewisch Diaz Infante (will not start)
10 US-American competitors   Margie Goldstein-Engle
  Michelle Spadone
  Kent Farrington
  Kirsten Coe
  Beezie Madden
  Charlie Jayne
  Richard Spooner
  Rich Fellers
  Francie Steinwedell-Carvin
  Ljubov Kochetova °
Pacific League 2 competitors from Australian sub-league   Jamie Kermond (will not start)
  Tim Clarke (will not start)
1 competitor from New Zealand sub-league   Katie McVean (will not start)
South African League 1   Jade Hooke (will not start)
South American League 3   Pedro Jungueira Muylaert
  Luiz Francisco de Azevedo
  Marcelo Chirico Ferreira (will not start)
South East Asia League 1   Akkara Konglapamnuay (will not start)
Western European League 18   Kevin Staut
  Rolf-Göran Bengtsson
  Denis Lynch
  Marco Kutscher
  Patrice Delaveau
  Pius Schwizer
  Steve Guerdat
  Ludger Beerbaum
  Malin Baryard-Johnsson (will not start)
  Nick Skelton (will not start)
  Edwina Tops-Alexander °
  Luciana Diniz
  Marcus Ehning
  Philipp Weishaupt
  Scott Brash (will not start)
  Ludo Philippaerts
  Harrie Smolders
  Emilie Martinsen
  Maikel van der Vleuten (move up in the World Cup Final)
  Dermott Lennon (move up in the World Cup Final)
  Rik Hemeryk (move up in the World Cup Final)
participant at invitation of the host country 1 not applicable because Dutch riders have qualified for the World Cup Final
defending champion 1   Christian Ahlmann

° extra competitor (Extra competitors are riders, who live in a country, which is not part of the World Cup League of the country of this riders nationality. These riders are at first part of the World Cup League of the country in which they live. At the end of the season this riders deducted from the final score of this league. If they have just as many or more points as the last qualified rider, they have the chance to start at the World Cup Final.)

Agenda and resultsEdit

World CupEdit

Final IEdit

The first competition of the Show Jumping World Cup Final, a speed and handiness competition, was held at Thursday afternoon (April 19, 2012). The result of this competition was converted into faults for the World Cup Final standings.

Result:[3]

Rider Horse Time World Cup Points (only from the World Cup Final)
1   Rich Fellers Flexible 60.26 s + 0 penalty s = 60.26 38
2   Steve Guerdat Sabrina 61.94 s + 0 penalty s. = 61.94 36
3   Rik Hemeryck Quarco de Kerambars 62.66 s + 0 penalty s. = 62.66 35
4   Pius Schwizer Ulysse 62.83 s + 0 penalty s. = 62.83 34
5   Kevin Staut Silvana 63.07 s + 0 penalty s. = 63.07 33
6   Rolf-Göran Bengtsson Casall 63.60 s + 0 penalty s. = 63.60 32
7   Harrie Smolders Regina Z 63.67 s + 0 penalty s. = 63.67 31
8   Kirsten Coe Baronez 65.76 s + 0 penalty s. = 65.76 30
9   Marcus Ehning Sabrina 61.87 s + 4 penalty s. = 65.87 29
10   Eric Lamaze Coriana van Klapscheut 57.97 s + 8 penalty s. = 65.97 28

(Top Ten of 37 competitors)

Last year final winner Christian Ahlmann had three obstacle faults in the speed and handiness competition, so he had result of 76.09 seconds. Because of this result he had no chance to defend his title, so he did not start in the further final competitions.

Final IIEdit

At April 20 afternoon the second competition of the Show Jumping World Cup Final, a show jumping competition with one jump-off, was held. After the second round, the World Cup Points were converted in Penalties for the Final III.

Result:[4]

Rider Horse Round 1 Jump-off World Cup Points (only from the World Cup Final)
Penalties Time
(s)
Penalties Time
(s)
1   Philipp Weishaupt Monte Bellini 0 - 0 33.04 38
2   Pius Schwizer Carlina 0 - 0 33.56 36
3   Marco Kutscher Cornet Obolensky 0 - 0 35.03 35
4   Eric Lamaze Coriana van Klapscheut 1 72.05 - - 34
5   Beezie Madden Cortes C 4 66.77 - - 33
6   Steve Guerdat Nino des Buissonnets 4 67.33 - - 32
7   Kevin Staut Silvana 0 68.40 - - 31
8   Rich Fellers Flexible 4 68.69 - - 30
9   Margie Goldstein-Engle Indigo 4 69.72 - - 29
10   Patrice Delaveau Ornella Mail 4 69.85 - - 28

(Top Ten of 33 competitors)

Final IIIEdit

The third competition of this final will be held at April 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm. It will be a competition over two different rounds, both not against the clock. Here only the 25 best placed riders have the chance to start in this competition, in the second round of the Final III only 19 riders start with their horses.

Result:[5]

Rider Horse Round 1 Round 2 Total
Penalties Penalties Penalties
1   Steve Guerdat Nino des Buissonnets 0 0 0
  Rich Fellers Flexible 0 0 0
3   Denis Lynch Abbervail van het Dingeshof 4 0 4
  Rolf-Göran Bengtsson Casall 0 4 4
  Maikel van der Vleuten Verdi 0 4 4
6   Pius Schwizer Carlina 1 4 5
  Marcus Ehning Copin van de Broy 5 0 5
8   Philipp Weishaupt Monte Bellini 5 1 6

(Top 8 of 24 competitors)

Final standingsEdit

The decision about the title "World Cup Champion 2011-2012" took place in a jump-off. Two riders, Steve Guerdat from Switzerland and Rich Fellers from the US had only one point after four rounds in three competitions in this World Cup Final. First rider in the jump-off was Guerdat with his gelding Nino des Buissonnets. He ride very fast and had a time of 26.61 seconds. After him Fellers start with his Flexible: His time was nearly equal to Guerdats time most time of the jump-off. But one turn Rich Fellers ride much faster than Guerdat, so he was 64 hundredths of a second faster than the time of Steve Guerdat.

With this victory Rich Fellers is the first rider from the United States, who win the Show jumping World Cup since 25 years (in 1987 won Katharine Burdsall from the US).

Crucial jump-off:[6]

Rider Horse Jump-off
Penalties Time
(s)
1   Rich Fellers Flexible 0 25.97
2   Steve Guerdat Nino des Buissonnets 0 26.61

Total result before the crucial jump-off:

Rider Horse/
Horses
Final I Final II World Cup Points (only from Final I and Final II) TOTAL World Cup Points, converted in Penalties Final III Penalties
(Total)
World Cup Points World Cup Points Penalties Penalties
1   Steve Guerdat Nino des Buissonnets 36 32 68 1 0 0 1
  Rich Fellers Flexible 38 30 68 1 0 0 1
3   Pius Schwizer Ulysse
und Carlina
34 36 70 0 1 4 5
4   Philipp Weishaupt Souvenir
und Monte Bellini
24 38 62 4 5 1 10
5   Kevin Staut Silvana 33 31 64 3 0 8 11
6   Rolf-Göran Bengtsson Casall 32 21 53 8 0 4 12
7   Marcus Ehning Sabrina
und Copin van de Broy
29 20 49 10 5 0 15
  Maikel van der Vleuten Verdi 20 27 47 11 0 4 15
9   Rik Hemeryck Quarco de Kerambars 35 26 61 4 8 4 16
10   Harrie Smolders Regina Z 31 22 53 8 5 4 17
11   Denis Lynch Abbervail van het Dingeshof 17 18 35 17 4 0 21
12   Eric Lamaze Coriana van Klapscheut 28 34 62 4 9 9 22
13   Germany Marco Kutscher Satisfaction FRH
und Cornet Obolensky
15 35 50 10 4 9 23
14   Patrice Delaveau Ornella Mail 25 28 53 8 8 8 24
15   Luciana Diniz Lennox 26 19 45 12 9 4 25
16   Richard Spooner Cristallo 24 27 41 14 4 8 26
17   Beezie Madden Cortes C 22 33 55 7 8 15 30
18   Kent Farrington Uceko 16 16 32 19 4 8 31
19   Edwina Tops-Alexander Titus 27 12 39 15 5 16 36
20   Ludger Beerbaum Chaman 10 23 33 18 12 30
  Margie Goldstein-Engle Indigo 13 29 42 14 16 30
22   Sameh El Dahan Wkd Pepperpot 11 25 36 17 17 34
23   Ali bin Khaled Al Thani Cantaro 19 13 32 19 17 36
24   Kirsten Coe Baronez
und Combina
30 10 40 15 29 44
25   Charlie Jayne Uraya 18 14 32 19 DNS
26   Ljubov Kochetova Aslan 2 24 26 22
27   Francie Steinwedell-Carvin Taunus 9 15 24 23
28   Benas Gutkauskas Lascar 8 11 19 25
29   Emilie Martinsen Carisma 5 11 14 28
30   Luiz Francisco de Azevedo Special 21 RET
  Ludo Philippaerts Kassini Jac 14 RET
  Pedro Junqueira Muylaert Ducati 7 RET
  Dermott Lennon Hallmark Elite 4 RET
34   Christian Ahlmann Taloubet Z 12 DNS
  Michelle Spadone Uwwalon 6 DNS
  Tiit Kivisild Cinnamon 3 DNS
37   Yuya Ninomiya Willem ELI

ELI = eliminated
DNS = did not start
RET = retired

Further competitionsEdit

Grand Prix (CSI 3*)Edit

Also a CSI 3* is held at the “Indoor Brabant“ 2012. The Grand Prix of this show jumping horse show was held at Saturday, April 21, 2012 (9:30 pm). It was a show jumping competition with one jump-off, the fences will be up to 1.55 meters. The competition was endowed with € 100.000, the sponsor was the Rabobank.

Result:[7]

Rider Horse Round 1 Jump-off
Penalties Time
(s)
Penalties Time
(s)
1   Marc Houtzager Opium 0 - 0 29.18
2   Ali bin Khaled Al Thani Casanova 0 - 0 29.30
3   Richard Spooner Apache 0 - 0 30.03
4   Ludger Beerbaum Chiara 0 - 0 30.16
5   Marco Kutscher Satisfaction FRH 0 - 0 30.36

(Top 5 of 29 Competitors)

Besides the sportEdit

Unexpected of everyone the German dressage team coach Holger Schmezer died at April 19 afternoon in his hotel room. The German dressage riders wore a black armband on their tailcoat as a sign of mourning in the Grand Prix de Dressage. After the Grand Prix de Dressage a minute's silence in memory of Holger Schmezer was held.[8]

The loss of Holger Schmezer is a terrible blow to the German Dressage team and to lose such an inspirational coach in an Olympic year is tragic.

— Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, President of the FEI

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