Karin Donckers wins World Cup eventing title

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Karin Donckers wins World Cup eventing title
Karin Donckers wins World Cup eventing title

Belgium’s leading lady rider Karin Donckers (left), has added the 2012 FEI World Cup™ Eventing title to her long list of honours after scoring three top 10 places at Haras du Pin in France.

Karin was third with her 12-year-old Thoroughbred Lamicell Charizard, a horse she bought as a two-year-old at a racing sales in Germany, and eighth and ninth on two eight-year-olds, Lamicell Unique and Extebaria Van’t Verahof.

The first rider to win the FEI World Cup™ Eventing title, worth €9,000 this season, through scoring all points in just one outing, Karin finished just two points ahead of Swiss rider Felix Vogg, who had headed the leaderboard after Malmö in Sweden earlier this month.

The winner of the CIC3*-W at Haras du Pin was Germany’s reigning Olympic, World and European Champion, Michael Jung and Halunke FBW, by Heraldik XX.

"My horse is only an eight-year-old but he did it very well," said Michael. "I thought afterwards he was a bit tired, but in the jumping he showed that he was still fresh and powerful. He was a little bit nervous of the public, because he isn’t used to crowds."

Britain’s Emily Baldwin and the veteran Drivetime, winners of Haras du Pin in 2010 and regulars on the FEI World Cup™ circuit, led the dressage phase but dropped to fifth place with 8.8 cross country time penalties.

Results

    1. 1 Michael Jung/Halunke FBW (GER) 43.5 + 2.8 + 0 = 46.3

      2 Pascal Leroy/Minos de Petra (FRA) 47.8 + 0.8 + 0 = 48.6

      3 Karin Donckers/Lamicell Charizard (BEL) 43.5 + 1.6 + 4 = 49.1

      4 Nicolas Touzaint/Neptune de Sartene (FRA) 46.9 + 0 + 4 = 50.9

      5 Emily BaldwinDrivetime (GBR) 42.2 + 8.8 + 0 = 51.0

      6 Alix de Herce/Minx du Mane Roz (FRA) 49.6 + 0 + 4 = 53.6

      7 Yoshiaki Oiwa/Noonday de Conde (JPN) 45.8 + 5.6 + 4 = 55.4

      8 Karin Donckers/Lamicell Unique (BEL) 47.2 +3.2 + 7 = 57.4

      9 Karin Donckers/Extebaria Van’t Verahof (BEL) 53.0 + 5.2 + 5 = 63.2

      10 Sam Griffiths/Paulank Brockagh (AUS) 49.8 + 2 + 14 = 65.8

 

  1. Full results visit www.legrandcomplet.com

FEI World Cup™ Eventing final leaderboard

  1. 1 Karin Donckers (BEL) 86 points, €9,000

    2 Felix Vogg (SUI) 84, €4,500

    3 Sandra Auffarth (GER) 67, €2,500

    4 Ingrid Klimke (GER) 65

    5 Clayton Fredericks (AUS) 62

    6 Frank Ostholt (GER) 56

    7 Michael Jung (GER) 41

    8 Maksim Vakin (RUS) 41

    9 Pascal Leroy (FRA) 38

    10 Dirk Schrade (GER) 38