BENNETT BRINGS GIN N JUICE TO FIRST US LEG
The 2009 HSBC FEI World CupTM Eventing moves to North America for the first time this year, with this weekend's seventh leg at Kalispell in Montana (23-26 July).
The annual event at Rebecca Farm has attracted 19 entries from US and Canadian riders, including dual Olympian Amy Tryon (USA), who this time rides Leyland, 13th at the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event in April.
Canadian Olympian Hawley Bennett brings two horses, her Athens veteran Livingstone and Gin N Juice, and Jil Walton rides My Sedona.
The Cross-Country will again be designed by Captain Mark Phillips (GBR), who is also responsible for the newly added qualifier at Gatcombe (GBR) a fortnight later, while Richard Jeffery, 8-times USEF Show Jumping Designer of the Year, will take responsibility for the final day stadium climax.
North American-based riders have one final chance to qualify for the HSBC FEI World CupTM Eventing Final at Strzegom (POL) over the border at Mansfield, Ontario (CAN) in a fortnight's time.
Follow results on www.rebeccafarm.org
2009 HSBC FEI World CupTM Eventing standings (after 6 of 10 qualifiers)
1 Megan Jones (AUS) 203
2 Mary King (GBR) 159
3 Alexandr Markov (RUS) 125
4 Simone Deitermann (GER) 117
5 Andreas Dibowski (GER) 104
6 Kai Rüder (GER) 92
7 Ilya Anisin (BLR) 71
8= Marina Köhncke (GER) 71
8= Patricia Ryan (IRL) 71
10 Buck Davidson, USA, 70
11= Heelan Tompkins (NZL) 67
11= Georgia Clifford (AUS) 67
11= Julia Mestern (GER) 67
11= Peter Thomsen (GER) 67
11= Michael Ryan (IRL) 67
11= Aistis Vitkauskas (LTU) 67
17= Matthew Grayling (NZL) 64
17= Stuart Tinney (AUS) 64
17= Michael Jung (GER) 64
17= Sanna Siltakorpi (FIN) 64
Qualifying venues for the 2009 HSBC FEI World CupTM Eventing series:
1 Kihikihi (NZL), 10-12 April 2009
2 Sydney, (AUS), 2-3 May 2009
3 Marbach, (GER), 8-10 May 2009
4 Chatsworth, (GBR), 16-17 May 2009 (CANCELLED)
5 Malmo, (SWE), 23-24 May 2009
6 Tattersalls, (IRL), 28-31 May 2009
7 Minsk, (BLR) 16-19 July 2009
8 Kalispell, (USA), 23-26 July 2009
9 Mansfield, ON, (CAN), 7-9 August 2009
10 Gatcombe (GBR), 7-9 August (ADDED)
HSBC FEI World Cup TM Eventing final 2009 Strzegom POL 21-23 August 2009
To find rules and points system, plus full results and standings for the HSBC FEI World Cup TM Eventing series, please visit www.feiworldcup.org