2019/2020 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.
A full listing of the final standings and results from the 2018/19 Series can be found HERE.
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|
After Round 8 of the Australian World Cup Qualifying Series for 2019/20, held at Sale last Saturday, there has been a change at the top of the Series leaderboard. Billy Raymont has taken over the lead following the 17 points he earnt by placing second in the event. As only the top six rounds count towards the series total and this was the seventh round in which he had competed, Raymont was able to drop the four points scored in the Gatton round and by replacing it with the 17 earnt at Sale, he improved a net 13 points from 70 to 83. The previous leader, Chris Chugg, could only muster six points at Sale, moving him from 72 to 78, still well within striking distance of the lead.
The round winner, Tom McDermott, has moved into third place, with the 20 points secured, moving him from 52 to 72 points. McDermott is in great form and if he continues on his charge, may threated for the top position by the end of the Series which has just three rounds to go.
Jamie Kermond has made up good ground lately to currently lie in fourth place. Kermond, who only had six points after Round 4, has scored well in each of the last four rounds and with 61 points, lies just over 1 round win off the lead. The big improver this round was Brooke Langbecker who took 15 points away from Sale, which almost doubled her season tally and has moved her up to eleventh place.
The unofficial standings after Round 8 are as follows:
|FEI ID||RIDER||No. of rounds||Points||Rank|
The next round of the Series and the last for this year, (the final two rounds will be held at Boneo in Victoria in early 2020) will be held at the Chatham Park Summer Showjumping Classic at Sydney International Equestrian Centre (SIEC) on December 7. With this show also having the final round of the AJTL series on the program, we can be sure that most of the big names will be in attendance and look forward to watching the exciting race to the top of the leader board unfold.
Horse Rankings as at 23rd November 2019
For Horse Rankings after Round 8 click HERE
Completed Events for 2019/2020
Russell Johnstone and Daprice. Photography Credit Michelle Terlato
Chris Chugg and PSS Levilensky – Photo credit Oz Shotz
Tom McDermott and Alpha Activity. Photo Credit Julie Wilson
Tom McDermott and Elegance de la Charmille. Photo credit: Lisa Gordon
Clay Simmonds on Oaks Castanza. Photo: OZ Shotz Photography