Show Jumping World Cup

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The FEI Show Jumping World Cup is an annual international competition among the world’s best show jumping horses and riders. The series, created in 1978, today comprises 14 leagues on all continents. The best riders from 132 preliminary competitions qualify for the final. [1] The FEI World Cup was thought up by a Swiss journalist and show jumping enthusiast, Max E. Ammann. From its inception until 1999 both the final and qualifiers were sponsored by Volvo. [2] From 1999 to 2013, the series has been sponsored by Rolex. [3] Longines has been the title sponsor of the series from October 2013.

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Show jumping, also known as "stadium jumping", "open jumping", or simply "jumping", is a part of a group of English riding equestrian events that also includes dressage, eventing, hunters, and equitation. Jumping classes are commonly seen at horse shows throughout the world, including the Olympics. Sometimes shows are limited exclusively to jumpers, sometimes jumper classes are offered in conjunction with other English-style events, and sometimes show jumping is but one division of very large, all-breed competitions that include a very wide variety of disciplines. Jumping classes may be governed by various national horse show sanctioning organizations, such as the United States Equestrian Federation in the USA or the British Showjumping Association in Great Britain. International competitions are governed by the rules of the International Federation for Equestrian Sports.

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Approximately 45 riders qualify from 13 leagues around the world. Usually there are 20 riders from Europe, 15 from the United States, 5 from Canada and 5 from elsewhere in the world. In the 28 World Cup finals held until 2007, United States riders have emerged with the most titles, having won the championship seven times. [4] Hugo Simon was the first rider to win the FEI World Cup three times, followed by Rodrigo Pessoa. Mario Deslauriers is so far the youngest winner, aged 19, in the competition's history riding Aramis in 1984. At the beginning, the final was a rather complicated process and in 1981 its formula was modified. Since then it has not been changed. It starts with a table C (speed), followed by a jump-off competition and, after one day's rest, a two-round final not against the clock.

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The FEI World Cup Final is usually held in April of each year.


1979 Gothenburg (SWE)

Hugo Simon equestrian

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Eddie Macken equestrian

Eddie Macken is an Irish equestrian show jumper, who was a member of the Irish team - along with Paul Darragh, Capt. Con Power, and James Kernan – that won the Aga Khan Cup three years in a row. Other notable career highlights include a record four consecutive Hickstead Derby wins, two individual silver medals at the Show Jumping World Championships, 1974 with Pele and 1978 on Boomerang, and an individual silver medal at the 1977 European Championships with Pele. Macken has many major Grand Prix victories worldwide. Many of Macken's achievements were gained in partnership with his Irish bred gelding, Boomerang. From Macken's first rides with Boomerang as a four-year-old in 1970, the pair blazed a trail of wins that lasted a decade.

1980 Baltimore (USA)

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Paul Schockemöhle West German equestrian

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1981 Birmingham, England (GBR)

Michael R. Matz American racehorse trainer and equestrian

Michael R. Matz is an American race horse trainer and former Olympic equestrian team member who was inducted into the show jumping Hall of Fame. He lives in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. As a trainer, he has scored two wins in the Classics, the 2012 Belmont Stakes with Union Rags and the 2006 Kentucky Derby with Barbaro. Matz also was named "person of the week" by ABC News for his heroism in saving four children from the crash of United Airlines Flight 232 in 1989 on which he was a passenger.

1982 Gothenburg (SWE)

John Whitaker (equestrian) British equestrian

John Whitaker MBE is a British equestrian and Olympian who competes in show jumping. He has won numerous international medals including an olympic silver medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles.

1983 Vienna (AUT)

1984 Gothenburg (SWE)

1985 Berlin (FRG)

1986 Gothenburg (SWE)

1987 Paris (FRA)

1988 Gothenburg (SWE)

1989 Tampa (USA)

1990 Dortmund (GER)

1991 Gothenburg (SWE)

1992 Del Mar (USA) (Final was held outdoors)

1993 Gothenburg (SWE)

1994 's-Hertogenbosch (NLD)

1995 Gothenburg (SWE)

1996 Geneve (SUI)

1997 Gothenburg (SWE)

1998 Helsinki (FIN)

1999 Gothenburg (SWE)

2000 Las Vegas (USA)

2001 Gothenburg (SWE)

2002 Leipzig (GER)

2003 Las Vegas (USA)

2004 Milan (ITA) 21 – 25 April

2005 Las Vegas (USA) 21 – 24 April

2006 Kuala Lumpur (MAS) 26 – 30 April

2007 Las Vegas (USA) 19 – 22 April

2008 Gothenburg (SWE) 24 – 27 April

2009 Las Vegas (USA) 15 – 19 April

2010 Le Grand-Saconnex near Geneva (SUI) 14 – 18 April

2011 Leipzig (GER) 27 April – 1 May

2012 's-Hertogenbosch (NLD) 19 April – 22 April

2013 Gothenburg (SWE) 24 April – 28 April, course designer Uliano Vezzani (ITA).

2014 Lyon (FRA) 17 April – 24 April, course designer Frank Rothenberger (GER).

2015 Las Vegas (USA) 16 April – 19 April, course designer Anthony d'Ambrosio (USA).

2016 Gothenburg (SWE) 23 March – 28 March, course designer Santiago Varela (ESP).

2017 Omaha (USA) 30 March – 2 April, course designer Alan Wade (IRL).

2018 Paris (FRA) 11 April – 15 April, course designer Santiago Varela (ESP).

2019 Gothenburg (SWE) 3 April - 7 April

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  1. Official FEI World Cup statistics to 2005 .pdf
  2. Sponsored by Volvo from 1979 – 1999
  3. Rolex FEI World Cup Final Archived 2012-04-03 at the Wayback Machine ,
  5. 1979 – 2007 FEI World Cup results from Swedish Equestrian Federation Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
  6. 2008 Rolex FEI World Cup results from Fédération Équestre Internationale
  7. 2013 Rolex FEI World Cup Final results
  8. 2014 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final – Overall classification
  9. 2015 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final – Overall classification
  10. 2016 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final – Overall classification
  11. 2017 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final – Overall classification