2021 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 2022 is to be held in Leipzig, Germany.
A full listing of the final standings and results from the 2019/20 Series can be found HERE.
The Australian World Cup 2021 Season:
|1||Werribee||20 March 2021|
|2||Gatton||20 June 2021|
|3||Caboolture||26 June 2021|
|4||Sydney||27 August 2021|
|5||Adelaide Royal||9 September 2021|
|6||Melbourne Royal||1 October 2021|
|7||Tamworth||9 October 2021|
|8||Adelaide 3DE||21 November 2021|
|9||Sale||29 November 2021|
|10||Sydney||11 December 2021|
ROUND 3 – CABOOLTURE (26 JUNE)
The third leg of the 2021 Australian World Cup Series was held at Caboolture last Saturday with the very popular win going to Maddison Stephen and Yalambi’s Grazi. The 2018 Series Winning combination of Aaron Hadlow and Vahlinvader were the only other combination to go double clear and finished in second. For a full report on the class click HERE.
After three legs, we now have a tie in first place and a crowd of riders grouped near each other at the top of the leaderboard. The previous leader, Tom McDermott, once again nominated Alpha Activity as his World Cup horse, but they finished in 20th place, picking up just the solitary point to advance to 36. First leg winner Amber Fuller faired little better, finishing in 17th to pick up four points to also advance to 36.
James Arkins, who was third on 21 points going into this leg, finished an unlucky fourth, but this was enough to significantly bridge the gap to the leaders with an additional 13 points taking him to a total of 34. Like Arkins, a productive leg by Billy Raymont who finished 3rd, took him from 17th place to currently lie 4th, just three points adrift of Arkins, while the consistent Stephen Dingwall has picked up points in all three outings to round out the top 5 on a total of 26 points.
Following these five and in very good positions are Olivia Hamood on 25 points and Aaron Hadlow on 24 points, who have both only competed at two legs so far this season. Maddison Stephen’s maximum score of 20 from just the one leg, sees her sit well within striking distance of the leaders in tenth place.
The next opportunity for points will take place in Leg 4 of the series, which is scheduled for the Waratah World Cup weekend at SIEC on Saturday 28 August.
The current (unofficial) full points table after three legs is as follows:
|FEI ID||RIDER||No. of Legs||Points||Rank|
Completed Events for 2021
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