Update: North American World Cup Jumping standings en route to next spring's Paris Final

Mandy Porter and Milano in Sacramento
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Tuesday 21 November - 15h52 | In Paris, Ian Clayton

Update: North American World Cup Jumping standings en route to next spring's Paris Final

“When spring comes to Paris, the humblest mortal alive must feel that he dwells in paradise.” - Henry Miller 

 - Update: North American World Cup Jumping standings en route to next spring's Paris Final

Isabelle Lapierre and Cescha M in Bromont
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While the famous American writer’s thoughts about Paris may not be shared by everyone, many of the world's top Show Jumpers are hoping to be in the French capital next spring on the occasion of the 2018 Longines FEI World Cup Final from April 10-15 at the AccorHotel Arena.

And while Western European riders recently wrapped up the latest stage of their qualifying circuit with the victory of Steve Guerdat in Stuttgart, Germany, North American-based riders have also been making the rounds on the other side of the pond, looking to pick up the necessary points to book their Transatlantic ticket. All of them will be eventually aiming to replicate the feat of McLain Ward, who won the 2017 Final in home soil in Omaha, Nebraska on HH Azur.

After five competitions in both the Western and Eastern divisions of the continental league, and with a break before action resumes in January, now is an opportune time to take a glance at the current Jumping standings in North America. 

In the West, five stages have been held so far: (in order) Langley, British Columbia, Sacramento, California, Del Mar, California, Calgary, Alberta and Las Vegas, Nevada. The next stop will be in Guadalajara, Mexico from January 24-28, 2018. In the East, Shows Jumping pairs have taken to courses in Bromont, Quebec, North Salem, New York, Washington, DC, Lexington, Kentucky, and Toronto, Ontario. 

Following Richard Spooner’s win in Las Vegas with 10-year-old Hanoverian Chatinus, the experienced American leads the Western sub-league standings with 58 points, with compatriots Mandy Porter and Jenni McAllister tied with 41. The first Canadian is Laura Jane Tidball in sixth with 32.
Full standings and the competition calendar can be viewed here. 

In the East, where Kent Farrington won in Toronto earlier in the month, it’s fellow American Alison Robitaille in the pole position with 52 points, followed by 2017 Champion McLain Ward with 45 and Canada’s Isabelle Lapierre (40). Full standings in the East are here. 

According to FEI rules, "seven east and seven west coast competitions will determine a total of 14 athletes – seven US athletes from the East Coast sub league, three US athletes from the West Coast league, plus two apiece from Canada and Mexico – that will receive their qualifying tickets for the Final." (Paris image: Pixabay)

 - Update: North American World Cup Jumping standings en route to next spring's Paris Final


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