Bruce Davidson Jr (USA) Wins Last Qualifier

 

FEI COMPETITION REPORT

Mansfield (CAN), 13 August 2009

DAVIDSON ENDS SEASON IN STYLE

Bruce-Davidson-JRBruce Davidson Jr (USA) brought the 2009 HSBC FEI World Cup™ Eventing qualifiers to a most satisfying climax, jumping clear in the final phase with both horses, despite a severe storm, to score a memorable one-two in the last qualifier, at Mansfield (CAN), and spring into 2nd place in the rankings behind Mary King (GBR).

Davidson led throughout on My Boy Bobby, the handsome liver-chestnut Irish-bred on whom he scored his best 4-star result, 3rd in the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event in April. He finished 2nd on Ballynoe Castle RM, also Irish-bred, swapping places with Phillip Dutton (USA) on Woodburn, eventual 3rd, when the latter hit two rails in the final stadium round.

Unsurprisingly, Dutton was without Cross-Country time penalties on Woodburn, who was 12th at Kentucky, but the only rider to enjoy the accolade of finishing on a completely clean sheet was Canadian Kyle Carter on Madison Park, 4th.

Organiser Jo Young said of the Cross-Country, designed by 2000 Olympic gold medalist David O’Connor (USA): “David has made the course bigger; there’s more room for galloping and the fences are extremely challenging.”

COMPETITION STATISTICS

34 riders started Dressage

3 nations represented (USA, Canada, Australia)

The Technical Delegate was Andy Griffiths (GBR)

Ground Jury was Kellie Towers (CAN), Gretchen Butts (USA) and Yulia Novitskaya (BLR)

32 riders started Cross-Country

26 completed (2 were eliminated)

23 clear rounds

4 inside the optimum time

28 started the Jumping

4 clear rounds

RESULTS

1 Bruce Davidson Jr/My Boy Bobby (USA) 46 + 4 + 0 = 50

2 Bruce Davidson Jr /Ballynoecastle RM (USA) 48.7 + 2 + 0 = 50.7

3 Phillip Dutton/Woodburn (USA) 48.5 + 0 + 8 = 56.5

4 Kyle Carter/Madison’s Park (CAN) 59.2 + 0 + 0 = 59.2

5 Sinead Halpin/Manoir de Carneville (USA) 51.9 + 7.6 + 4 = 63.5

6 Phillip Dutton/Tru Luck (USA) 58.1 + 2.4 + 4/1 = 65.5

7 Mara Dean/High Patriot (USA) 55.0 + 0.8 + 12 = 67.8

8 Kendal Lehari/Understudy (CAN) 59.0 + 8.8 + 4 = 71.8

9 Kelly List/Minstral (CAN) 62.7 + 6 + 4 = 72.7

10 Jessica Pheonix/Exploring (CAN) 54.4 + 20/0 + 4 = 78.4

Full results on www.witsendhorsetrials.ca

2009 HSBC FEI World Cup™ Eventing standings (after 9 of 9 qualifiers)

1 Mary King (GBR) 211

2 Bruce Davidson Jr (USA), 208

3 Megan Jones (AUS) 203

4 Alexandr Markov (RUS) 125

5 Polly Stockton (GBR) 122

6 Phillip Dutton (USA) 119

7 Simone Deitermann (GER) 117

8 Andreas Dibowski (GER) 104

9 Kai Rüder (GER) 92

10 Caroline Powell (NZL) 83

11 Bill Levett (AUS) 79

12 Ilya Anisin (BLR) 73

13= Marina Köhncke (GER) 71

13= Patricia Ryan (IRL) 71

13= Kelly Prather (USA) 71

13= Ruth Edge (GBR) 71

13= Paul Tapner (AUS) 71

Qualifying venues for the 2009 HSBC FEI World Cup™ 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 2009 (ADDED)

HSBC FEI World Cup ™ Eventing final 2009 Strzegom POL 21-23 August 2009

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Notes to editors:

The HSBC FEI World Cup ™ Eventing qualifiers are a series of CIC 3*. Previous finalists are:

2003 Pau (FRA): Linda Algotsson/Stand By Me (SWE)

2004 Pau (FRA): Linda Algotsson/My Fair Lady (SWE)

2005 Malmo (SWE): Clayton Fredericks/Ben Along Time (AUS)

2006 Malmo (SWE): Nicolas Touzaint/Galan de Sauvagere (FRA)

2008: Deauville (FRA): Clayton Fredericks/Ben Along Time (AUS)

To find rules and points system, plus full results and standings for the HSBC FEI World Cup ™ Eventing series, please visit www.feiworldcup.org