2018/2019 Australian League World Cup Qualifying Series
The FEI World Cup Jumping Series comprises 13 leagues across all continents.
The top placed horse and riders from each series are invited to attend the World Cup Jumping Final, which in 2020 is to be held in Las Vegas.
The Australian World Cup 2019/20 Season
|1||Caboolture||27 July 2019|
|2||Gatton||4 August 2019|
|3||Waratah Show – Sydney||24 August 2019|
|4||Adelaide Royal Show||5 September 2019|
|5||Melbourne Royal Show||24 September 2019|
|6||Tamworth||12 October 2019|
|7||Adelaide / AUS3DE||17 November 2019|
|8||Sale||24 November 2019|
|9||Sydney Summer Classic||7 December 2019|
|10||Boneo||26 January 2020|
|11||Boneo||2 February 2020|
Final Rider Rankings for 2018/19
The final event of Australian 2018-19 World Cup Qualifier season took place at Sale last Sunday (3rd of February). Aaron Hadlow, who had the series won before the final round, was a deserved winner of the series by a clear nine point margin over Kate Hinchen in second and Billy Raymont, ten points further back in third place.
Raymont, who competed in only three rounds, could be considered a little unlucky as he won each round he contested, however, WEG and other overseas commitments kept his participation to a minimum. Clint Beresford, who took out two of the first three rounds did not improve his score over the last seven rounds, which saw his early lead slowly pared back to eventually finish fourth. Five other riders won a single round each, namely, Aaron Hadlow, Jasmine Dennison, Kate Hinschen, Adam Metcalfe and Brook Langbecker. It was great to see several of these riders take out their first class at World Cup level.
Despite winning once in Gatton, consistent performances were the key to Hadlow’s success. He competed in every round, except for the two in Adelaide, and has been rewarded for his efforts by taking out the Series. Hadlow’s horse Vahlinvader, was also the leading horse of the World Cup Series.
In all 57 riders competed over the ten rounds of the series with almost all of them scoring some points in the series. Australian Jumping congratulates all riders on their performances throughout the series.
A full listing of the final standings from the 2018/19 series appears below:
|FEI ID||RIDER||No. of events||Points||Rank|
Horse Rankings as at 3rd Feb 2019
For Horse Rankings after Round 10 click HERE
Completed Events for 2018/2019
Clint Beresford on SL Donato. Photo: OZ Shotz Photography