Sunday, October 17, 2010

Jumping: Rolex FEI World Cup: Oslo: Facts, Figures and Quotes

Facts and Figures:
Today's competition at Oslo, Norway was the first of 13 qualifying rounds in the 2010/2011 Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping Western European League series

There were 13 fences on the course.
Just 7 of the 40 starters jumped clear in the first round.
The lines from fences 4 to 6 and 9 to 11 created plenty of problems but many top horse-and-rider combinations went clear only to lower the very last in the first round, the oxer at fence 13.
German riders took the top three places in today's competition.
The youngest horses in the competition were the 8 year old chestnut gelding Chicago, ridden by Italy's Emanuele Gaudiano, and the 8 year old mare Ciske Van Overis ridden by Australia's Edwina Alexander.
The oldest horse was the 16 year old stallion Godsend du Reverdy ridden by Thomas Velin.

Ludger Beerbaum - "The course was good today, there could have been 12 clear rounds and it was not just one fence that kept falling, the problems were spread out around the course."

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