Dressage World Cup

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Marlies van Baalen on Kigali at the 2007 FEI World Cup Dressage Final in Las Vegas WCLV07f.JPG
Marlies van Baalen on Kigali at the 2007 FEI World Cup Dressage Final in Las Vegas

The FEI World Cup Dressage Final is an annual international dressage series involving the world's best dressage horses and riders. It has been held since 1985.

The International Federation for Equestrian Sports is the international governing body of equestrian sports.

Dressage highly skilled form of riding performed in exhibition and competition

Dressage is a highly skilled form of riding performed in exhibition and competition, as well as an "art" sometimes pursued solely for the sake of mastery. As an equestrian sport defined by the International Equestrian Federation, dressage is "the highest expression of horse training" where "horse and rider are expected to perform from memory a series of predetermined movements."

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History

The history of the World Cup Dressage Final is closely connected to the history of the Grand Prix Freestyle. In 1984 Joep Bartels (former rider, husband of Tineke Bartels and father of Imke Schellekens-Bartels) saw Reiner Klimke and Ahlerich perform the one tempi changes to John Williams' Olympic Fanfare at the 1984 Summer Olympics. Inspired by this, he thought of a freestyle dressage competition.

Tineke Bartels equestrian

Martina Maria Anna Antonia "Tineke" Bartels-de Vries is an equestrian from the Netherlands, who won the silver medal in the Team Dressage Event at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. She did so alongside Annemarie Sanders, Ellen Bontje, and Anky van Grunsven. In the Individual Competition she finished in fifteenth position.

Reiner Klimke West German equestrian

Reiner Klimke was a German equestrian, who won six gold and two bronze medals in dressage at the Summer Olympics — a record for equestrian events that has since been surpassed. He appeared in six Olympics from 1960 to 1988, excluding the 1980 Games that were boycotted by West Germany.

Ahlerich (1971–1992) was a Westphalian gelding. With his rider Reiner Klimke, he won the 1984 and 1988 team gold medals in Olympic Grand Prix dressage and the individual gold in 1984.

One year later, the first World Cup Dressage Final was held. Each qualifier for the World Cup Final, which is held at the end of each season, consists of two competitions (Grand Prix de Dressage and Grand Prix Freestyle). From 1985 to 2001 both competitions counted for the qualifier results, which were part of the world cup ranking for this season. Since 2002, only the Grand Prix Freestyle has counted for the world cup ranking. [1]

From 1985 to 2004 Joep Bartels was the director of the World Cup Dressage Final. [2] [3]

Reem Acra was the World Cup Dressage Final title sponsor from the season 2010/2011 to 2015.

Reem Acra fashion designer

Reem Acra is a fashion designer born in Beirut, Lebanon, known for her eponymous bridal gown line and her ready-to-wear collection.

Qualification to the World Cup final

Riders, who will be part of the World Cup Dressage Final, have two options to qualify for this event.

The first option is, to qualify oneself by one World Cup league. There are four Dressage World Cup leagues:

League [4] Geographical locationNumber of quotas for the World Cup finalNumber of participants who have the chance to move up in the final
Western European League (WEL)European nations west of the line: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom 9up to the 14th rank
Central European League(CEL)European nations east of the line such as Belarus, Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Ukraine (list may be incomplete)2up to the 3rd rank
North American League (NAL) United States of America, Canada, Mexico 2up to the 3rd rank
Asia / Pacific League (PAL) Australia, New Zealand 1up to the 2nd rank

Generally, only three participants per nation are allowed to participate in the World Cup final.

In addition, the FEI awards two extra starting places to riders that have not qualified for the World Cup finals. Unused starting places can also be allocated by the FEI as extra starting places.

To participate with a horse in the World Cup final, a rider (which starts in one of the leagues) has to start with this horse in two World Cup qualifiers. In this competition, the rider has to complete the competition with at least 68.000%.

The title holder is automatically qualified for the World Cup final, but he/she must also qualify his horse in the above called way. If he/she starts in a qualifier, he/she is not considered in the scoring (scoring points) of this event.

Allocation of scoring points

The scoring of the league is set only for the European leagues by the FEI. The North American and the Pacific Leagues have their own regulations.

European leagues

In the European leagues the number of scoring points of each rider decide on the qualification of the rider for the World Cup final. The points are awarded in the Grand Prix Freestyle according to the following system:

  • 1st rank: 20 points
  • 2nd rank: 17 points
  • 3rd rank: 15 points
  • 4th rank: 13 points
  • 5th rank: 12 points
  • 6th rank: 11 points
  • 7th rank: 10 points
  • 8th rank: 9 points
  • 9th rank: 8 points
  • 10th rank: 7 points
  • 11th rank: 6 points
  • 12th rank: 5 points
  • 13th rank: 4 points
  • 14th rank: 3 points
  • 15th rank: 2 points

If the 15th rank awarded several times, all riders of this rank will get 2 scoring points.

North American League

In the North American League each rider has to start in two qualifiers to have the chance to start in the World Cup final. The best two Grand Prix Freestyle results of each rider by World Cup qualifiers are added and then divided by two. The two riders with the best scoring of this procedure are qualified for the World Cup final. [5]

Pacific League

The Pacific League has no scoring ranking. Riders, who have to complete a Grand Prix Freestyle competition at a CDI 3* or CDI-W in the Pacific League region with at least 62.000%, have the chance to start at the Pacific League final. This league final is held between December and February in Australia or New Zealand. The winner of this league final are qualified for the World Cup final. [6]

World Cup final

The World Cup final is held at the end of each Dressage World Cup season in March or April. The first competition of the final is the Grand Prix de Dressage, the winner of the second competition of the final (the Grand Prix Freestyle) is the winner of this World Cup season.

Former World Cup winners

[7] [8]

SeasonLocationGoldSilverBronze
1985/1986 Flag of the Netherlands.svg 's-Hertogenbosch Flag of Denmark.svg Anne Grethe Jensen on Marzog Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Christopher Bartle on Wily Trout Flag of Switzerland.svg Christine Stückelberger on Rubelit von Unkenruf
1986/1987 Flag of Germany.svg Essen Flag of Switzerland.svg Christine Stückelberger on Gaugin de Lully Flag of Denmark.svg Anne Grethe Jensen on Marzog Flag of Germany.svg George Theodorescu on Sunny Boy
1987/1988 Flag of the Netherlands.svg 's-Hertogenbosch Flag of Switzerland.svg Christine Stückelberger on Gaugin de Lully Flag of Canada.svg Cindy Neale-Ishoy on Dynasty Flag of Switzerland.svg Otto Hofer on Andiamo
1988/1989 Flag of Sweden.svg Gothenburg Flag of France.svg Margit Otto-Crepin on Corlandus Flag of Switzerland.svg Christine Stückelberger on Gaugin de Lully Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Nina Menkova on Dikson
1989/1990 Flag of the Netherlands.svg 's-Hertogenbosch Flag of Germany.svg Sven Rothenberger on Andiamo Flag of Germany.svg Michael Klimke on Entertainer Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Nina Menkova on Dikson
1990/1991 Flag of France.svg Paris Flag of Finland.svg Kyra Kyrklund on Matador Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Nina Menkova on Dikson Flag of Germany.svg Sven Rothenberger on Andiamo
1991/1992 Flag of Sweden.svg Gothenburg Flag of Germany.svg Isabell Werth on Fabienne Flag of Germany.svg Sven Rothenberger on Ideaal Flag of Germany.svg Monica Theodorescu on Grunox
1992/1993 Flag of the Netherlands.svg 's-Hertogenbosch Flag of Germany.svg Monica Theodorescu on Ganimedes Flag of Germany.svg Sven Rothenberger on Ideaal Flag of Germany.svg Isabell Werth on Fabienne
1993/1994 Flag of Sweden.svg Gothenburg Flag of Germany.svg Monica Theodorescu on Ganimedes Flag of Germany.svg Nicole Uphoff on Grand Gilbert Flag of Finland.svg Kyra Kyrklund on Edinburg
1994/1995 Flag of the United States.svg Los Angeles Flag of the Netherlands.svg Anky van Grunsven on Bonfire Flag of Germany.svg Monica Theodorescu on Ganimedes Flag of the Netherlands.svg Sven Rothenberger on Bo
1995/1996 Flag of Sweden.svg Gothenburg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Anky van Grunsven on Bonfire Flag of France.svg Margit Otto-Crepin on Lucky Lord Flag of Germany.svg Klaus Balkenhol on Garcon
1996/1997 Flag of the Netherlands.svg 's-Hertogenbosch Flag of the Netherlands.svg Anky van Grunsven on Bonfire Flag of the Netherlands.svg Sven Rothenberger on Jonggor's Weyden Flag of Sweden.svg Louise Nathhorst on Walk on Top
1997/1998 Flag of Sweden.svg Gothenburg Flag of Sweden.svg Louise Nathhorst on Walk on Top Flag of the Netherlands.svg Anky van Grunsven on Bonfire Flag of Germany.svg Isabell Werth on Anthony FRH
1998/1999 Flag of Germany.svg Dortmund Flag of the Netherlands.svg Anky van Grunsven on Bonfire Flag of Germany.svg Isabell Werth on Anthony FRH Flag of Germany.svg Alexandra Simons de Ridder on Chacomo
1999/2000 Flag of the Netherlands.svg 's-Hertogenbosch Flag of the Netherlands.svg Anky van Grunsven on Bonfire Flag of the Netherlands.svg Coby van Baalen on Olympic Ferro Flag of the Netherlands.svg Arjen Teeuwissen on Goliath
2000/2001 Flag of Denmark.svg Aarhus [9] Flag of Germany.svg Ulla Salzgeber on Rusty Flag of Germany.svg Isabell Werth on Anthony FRH Flag of Germany.svg Rudolf Zeilinger on Livijno
2001/2002 Flag of the Netherlands.svg 's-Hertogenbosch Flag of Germany.svg Ulla Salzgeber on Rusty – 81.570% Flag of Denmark.svg Lars Petersen on Cavan – 79.670% Flag of Spain.svg Beatriz Ferrer-Salat on Beauvalais – 79.120%
2002/2003 Flag of Sweden.svg Gothenburg Flag of the United States.svg Debbie McDonald on Brentina – 78.890 % [10] Flag of Germany.svg Heike Kemmer on Albano – 76.940% Flag of the United States.svg Guenter Seidel on Nikolaus – 75.720%
2003/2004 Flag of Germany.svg Düsseldorf Flag of the Netherlands.svg Anky van Grunsven on Salinero – 83.450 % Flag of the Netherlands.svg Edward Gal on Lingh – 80.625% Flag of Germany.svg Hubertus Schmidt on Wansuela Suerte – 78.875%
2004/2005 Flag of the United States.svg Las Vegas Flag of the Netherlands.svg Anky van Grunsven on Salinero – 86.725% Flag of the Netherlands.svg Edward Gal on Lingh – 85.225% Flag of the United States.svg Debbie McDonald on Brentina – 83.450%
2005/2006 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Amsterdam Flag of the Netherlands.svg Anky van Grunsven on Salinero – 87.750% Flag of Germany.svg Isabell Werth on Warum Nicht FRH – 81.150% Flag of Sweden.svg Jan Brink on Briar – 79.320%
2006/2007 Flag of the United States.svg Las Vegas Flag of Germany.svg Isabell Werth on Warum nicht FRH – 84.250% Flag of the Netherlands.svg Imke Schellekens-Bartels on Sunrise – 77.950 % Flag of the United States.svg Steffen Peters on Floriano – 77.800%
2007/2008 Flag of the Netherlands.svg 's-Hertogenbosch Flag of the Netherlands.svg Anky van Grunsven on Salinero – 85.200% Flag of Germany.svg Isabell Werth on Warum nicht FRH – 82.600% Flag of Finland.svg Kyra Kyrklund on Max – 78.150%
2008/2009 Flag of the United States.svg Las Vegas Flag of the United States.svg Steffen Peters on Ravel – 84.950% Flag of Germany.svg Isabell Werth on Satchmo – 84.500% Flag of the Netherlands.svg Anky van Grunsven on Painted Black – 82.150%
2009/2010 Flag of the Netherlands.svg 's-Hertogenbosch Flag of the Netherlands.svg Edward Gal om Totilas – 89.800% Flag of the Netherlands.svg Adelinde Cornelissen on Parzival – 82.850% Flag of the Netherlands.svg Imke Schellekens-Bartels on Sunrise – 82.150%
2010/2011 Flag of Germany.svg Leipzig
(2011 FEI World Cup Finals)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Adelinde Cornelissen on Parzival – 84,804% Flag of Denmark.svg Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein on Digby – 80,036% Flag of Germany.svg Ulla Salzgeber on Herzruf´s Erbe – 78,821%
2011/2012 Flag of the Netherlands.svg 's-Hertogenbosch
(2012 FEI World Cup Finals)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Adelinde Cornelissen on Parzival – 86,250% Flag of Germany.svg Helen Langehanenberg on Damon Hill NRW - 85,143% Flag of Italy.svg Valentina Truppa on Eremo del Castegno - 81,232%
2012/2013 Flag of Sweden.svg Gothenburg
(2013 FEI World Cup Finals)
Flag of Germany.svg Helen Langehanenberg on Damon Hill NRW – 88,286% Flag of the Netherlands.svg Adelinde Cornelissen on Jerich Parzival - 86,214% Flag of the Netherlands.svg Edward Gal on Glock's Undercover - 84,446%
2013/2014 Flag of France.svg Lyon
(2014 FEI World Cup Finals)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Charlotte Dujardin on Valegro – 92.179% Flag of Germany.svg Helen Langehanenberg on Damon Hill NRW - 87.339% Flag of the Netherlands.svg Edward Gal on Glock's Undercover - 83.696%
2014/2015 Flag of the United States.svg Las Vegas
(2015 FEI World Cup Finals)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Charlotte Dujardin on Valegro – 94.196% Flag of the Netherlands.svg Edward Gal on Glock's Undercover - 84.696% Flag of Germany.svg Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on Unee BB - 80.464%
2015/2016 Flag of Sweden.svg Gothenburg
(2016 FEI World Cup Finals)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Hans Peter Minderhoud on Glock's Flirt - 82.357% Flag of Sweden.svg Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén on Don Auriello - 81.429% Flag of Germany.svg Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on Unee BB - 80.464%
2016/2017 Flag of the United States.svg Omaha
(2017 FEI World Cup Finals)
Flag of Germany.svg Isabell Werth on Weihegold OLD - 90.704% Flag of the United States.svg Laura Graves on Verdades - 85.307% Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Carl Hester on Nip Tuck - 83.757%
2017/2018 Flag of France.svg Paris
(2018 FEI World Cup Finals)
Flag of Germany.svg Isabell Werth on Weihegold OLD - 90.657% Flag of the United States.svg Laura Graves on Verdades - 89.082% Flag of Germany.svg Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on Unee BB - 83.725%
2018/2019 Flag of Sweden.svg Gothenburg
(2019 FEI World Cup Finals)
2019/2020 Flag of the United States.svg Las Vegas
(2020 FEI World Cup Finals)
2020/2021 Flag of Sweden.svg Gothenburg
(2021 FEI World Cup Finals)

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