Record number qualify in North America for 2019 Longines FEI World Cup Final

Lucy Davis and Cassis in 2016
Credit : Scoopdyga

Monday 11 March - 11h05 | Sebastien Roullier

Record number qualify in North America for 2019 Longines FEI World Cup Final

We now know all the qualified show jumpers from the two sections of the North American league for the 2019 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final, which will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden from April 3–7. And it's a long list!

 - Record number qualify in North America for 2019 Longines FEI World Cup Final

Laura Kraut in Los Angeles
Credit : Scoopdyga

The West Coast will be represented by Americans Richard Spooner, Eve Jobs and Kelli Cruciotti, as well as by the Egyptian Nayel Nassar, qualified as an extra athlete, i.e. residing in this league area but not American. For its part, the East Coast has witnessed a big number of riders qualified once all the extras are taken into account. With league leader Beezie Madden already automatically qualified as 2018 defending champion, it is necessary to go down to 13th place to get to the seventh rider for Uncle Sam and thus reach the quota set by the World Cup rules. The other Americans thus eligible through the league for Gothenburg are Molly Ashe Cawley, McLain Ward, Laura Kraut, Ryan Devin, Lucy Davis, Georgina Bloomberg and Mattias Tromp, joined by Germany’s Wilhelm Genn, Ireland’s Conor Swail and Shane Sweetnam, New Zealander Sharn Wordley and Swiss Beat Mändli. Not forgetting Nicole Walker and Vanessa Mannix, the two best Canadians, and Salvador Onate and Eugenio Garza Pérez, the two best Mexicans. In short, if all decide to make the trip across the Atlantic next mont, the 2019 Final could be one of the biggest in history!
 
With 20 points earned at Ocala for his World Cup Grand Prix victory this past weekend, teenager Brian Moggre – who has only had the right to compete in the World Cup classes since January 1, 2019 given his age, will have to wait until next autumn to begin a new qualifying season and hope to make his first Final in 2020. In the meantime, he could not have dreamt of a better start on the elite circuit. 

Longines FEI Jumping World Cup North American League - East sub league standings
Longines FEI Jumping World Cup North American League - West sub league standings

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