Eighteen plus riders make the cut for World Cup Finals in Las Vegas…

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Published on March 1, 2015

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Marco Kutscher, GER and Cornet´s Cristallo were on 3rd place in the Longines WC-jumping.
Pic Roland Thunholm

A total of 18 riders qualify for the final from the Western European League, and one to lose out today was The Netherlands’ Harrie Smolders who collected 56 points on the US circuit but needed to add some Western European League points today if he was to make the cut.

As defending champion, Germany’s Daniel Deusser is automatically qualified even though he has finished in tenth place, while the results for America’s Lucy Davis and Australia’s Edwina Tops-Alexander, who finished fourth and sixth respectively in the WEL series, are transferred to their own regional leagues. Bengtsson today confirmed that he will not travel, so that opens the door of opportunity for Belgium’s Jos Verlooy who currently lies in 24th position.

18 riders from the Western European League qualify for the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2014/2015 which will take place in Las Vegas, USA from 15-19 April.

Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2014/2015 Western European League – Standings after Round 12 at Gothenburg (SWE):

1. Steve Guerdat SUI – 77
2. Bertram Allen IRL – 71
3. Kevin Staut FRA – 65
4. Lucy Davis USA – 62 (North American rider competing on Western European League)
5. Marco Kutscher GER – 59
6. Edwina Tops-Alexander AUS – 57 (Australian rider competing on Western European League)
7. Harrie Smolders NED – 56 (Failed to acquire points on Western European League)
8. Marcus Ehning GER – 53
9. Mikael van der Vleuten NED – 51
10. Daniel Deusser GER – 50 (Automatically Qualified)
11. Douglas Lindelow SWE – 49
12. Jur Vrieling NED – 46
13. Hans-Dieter Dreher GER – 44
14. Rolf-Goran Bengtsson SWE – 42 (Will not attend)
15. Simon Delestre FRA – 41
16. Martin Fuchs SUI – 40
17. Geir Gulliksen NOR – 38
18. Penelope Leprevost FRA – 38
19. Sergio Alvarez Moya ESP – 37 (Qualified)
20. Luca Maria Moneta ITA – 36 (Qualified)
21. Pius Schwizer SUI – 34 (Qualified)
22. Gerco Schroder NED – 34 (Qualified)
23. Reed Kessler USA – 33 (North American rider competing in Western European League)
24. Jos Verlooy BEL – 33 (Qualified)

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