Christian Ahlmann continues to top the Western European World Cup League
German champion is the unchallenged leader of FEI World Cup Western League 2015/2016. While there are just two more qualifying legs: Zurich, Switzerland on Sunday 31 January and Bordeaux, France on Saturday 6 February.
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After the 9th leg of the 2015/2016 season came to a conclusion on Sunday 17th January in Leipzig, won by the young German Niklas Krieg on Carella, Christian Ahlmann holds on to his lead in the Longines FEI World Cup Western European League. The German rider has collected a total of 77 points, and has secured himself a spot in the final in Gothenburg which takes place in March. Rank two is France's Simon Delestre on 61 points, who also should be ready for the final as it usually takes about 40 points and upwards to make it. With two legs remaining, Netherland's Harrie Smolders is rank three with 51 points while rank four is his EuroHorse colleague Jos Verlooy from Belgium on 50 points.
France's Penelope Leprevost is rank five on 45 points, and should also be more or less ready for the final.
Very good success at CSI-W in Leipzig for Italian rider Luca Moneta who has clinched the class of the six-bars riding his faithful Neptune Brecourt, making all clear rounds and finishing well for first place with the landlord Markus Renzel on Lexus.
Success also for another winning Italian rider: Emanuele Gaudiano who won with Carlotta 232 the second qualification of Animo Youngster Cup. While German Markus Renzel with Blacky won the first Animo Youngster Cup Final; behind him another Animo rider, the Swiss Pius Schwitzer riding Electric Z, who won also the first qualification on Thursday!!
The third place was bring by Marcus Ehning with Calanda.
The Partner Pferd horse show in Leipzig, Germany presented the ninth leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2015/2016 Western European League today.
40 horse-and-rider combinations started, including 15 from the host nation. Course designer was Germany’s Frank Rothenberger.
Winning rider was 22-year-old newcomer Niklas Krieg from Germany partnering the 12-year-old mare Carella. This was the pair’s first time to compete in the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping series. 14 horse-and-rider combinations qualified for the jump-off.
There are just two more qualifying legs of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2015/2016 Western European League left to run - at Zurich, Switzerland on Sunday 31 January and at Bordeaux, France on Saturday 6 February.
The Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2016 Final will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden from 23 to 28 March. Defending Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping champion is London 2012 Olympic gold medallist Steve Guerdat from Switzerland.
Animo Youngster Cup is a circuit of four legs scheduled in four prestigious events in Germany, among the best international horse shows.
(Patner Pferd -Leipzig January 14/17 January)
Deutsches Spring - Un Dressur Derby Hamburg May 4/5
Paderborn Challenge September 8/11
Munich Indoors, München November 10/13
Animo Youngster Cup Final – Leipzig Result: