One of the biggest and most exciting horse shows in the World, Zurich, hosted the 9th round of the 2011 Western European League FEI World Cup Qualifier last weekend.
Germanys Marcus Ehning riding Noltes Kuchengirl made it five in a row for Germany at the show, by thrilling the crowd in the jump-off and just beating the talented young British rider Ben Maher on Robin Hood W.
Ehning comment “This was a very good World Cup competition. The course was quite big but nice to ride and I really liked it!” Course designer Frank Rothenberger set a demanding track and all riders agreed it is one of the biggest and toughest tracks they have ridden in quite some time.
Australia’s Edwina Alexander riding Itot Du Chateau finished in 3 rd spot.
Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2010/2011 Western European League – Standings After Round 8 at Mechelen, Belgium:
1. Kevin Staut FRA - 87
2. Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum GER - 62
3. Rolf-Goran Bengtsson SWE - 58
4. Billy Twomey IRL - 50
5. Christian Ahlmann GER - 46
6. Harrie Smolders NED - 43
7. Marcus Ehning GER - 40
8. Sergio Alvarez Moya ESP - 40
9. Rodrigo Pessoa BRA - 36
10. Michael Whitaker GBR - 35
11. Carsten-Otto Nagel GER - 33
12. Ludger Beerbaum GER - 31
13. Pilar Cordon ESP - 31
14. Jessica Kuerten IRL - 30
15. Malin Baryard-Johnsson SWE - 29
16. Gerco Schroder NED - 28
17. Robert Whitaker GBR - 28
18. Leon Thijssen NED - 27
19. Lars Nieberg GER - 27
20. Edwina Alexander AUS – 26