Oct 19, 2021

Longines FEI Jumping World Cup started - brilliant surprise winner in Oslo


Leipzig - It has finally started, the season of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup 21/22. After the corona-related break of this prestigious indoor show jumping series, the motivation among the show jumpers is great and it promises to be an exciting season, which will celebrate its finale at PARTNER PFERD, presented by Sparkasse Leipzig and Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Sachsen, from April 6 to 10, 2022. 

Newcomers have matured, veterans motivated as never before. It has been extremely absent: the World Cup! But now it's starting again and traditionally Oslo delivers the kick-off to the new season of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup. The Norwegian capital immediately experienced a surprise winner who could hardly believe his luck, even though he somehow had a feeling that great things could happen on this show weekend: "My horse jumped better than ever already on Friday. Even during the warm-up, the feeling was so good that I was already wishing it was Sunday," said the Dutch rider, Kevin Jochems, with a smile on his face about his twelve-year-old Turbo Z.  The stallion from Zangersheide also did his rider a favor in the decisive World Cup jumping competition and lived up to his name. More than a second faster than the other competitors, the pair flew to the first victory of the World Cup series and the first top score for the ranking. Second place went to Belgian Pieter Clemens and Hulde G followed by Jens Fredricson (SWE), the brother of multi-champion Peder Fredricson, with Markan Cosmopolit.

Already at the end of October the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup moves to Lyon (FRA) and one week later to Verona (ITA). Then, at the end of November, the Spanish capital Madrid will be the host and the series will stay in Spain for one more leg, as it heads to the traditional World Cup venue La Coruña on the second weekend of December. Even after the Brexit, London (GBR) will of course remain a shining stop for the international show jumping series, just before Christmas. Classically over the holidays, the Belgian Mechelen attracts with points for the ranking, before it goes in the new year first to Basel (SUI). The last three stops on the way to the World Cup final are Amsterdam (NED), Bordeaux (FRA) and Gothenburg (SWE). And then it will be decided who will be allowed to participate in the glamorous final in Leipzig from April 6 to 10, 2022.
One thing is already clear, it will not be just any final, it will be - as already in 2011 in Leipzig - a multi-final with all World Cup disciplines in equestrian sport. All FEI World Cup Finals will be celebrated in spring 2022: show jumping, dressage, driving, vaulting.
Tickets will be sold via www.partner-pferd.de. Here you can also get a lot more info about the event.