Americans will ride 6th, 9th, 18th, 20th and 30th out of 33 in tonight’s speed class at World Cup Final

Kelli Cruciotti and Hadja Van Orshof are up first from the U.S.
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Thursday 04 April - 11h13 | Ian Clayton

Americans will ride 6th, 9th, 18th, 20th and 30th out of 33 in tonight’s speed class at World Cup Final

Switzerland’s Beat Mändli will get things underway at the 2019 Longines FEI World Cup show jumping Final in Gothenburg Thursday evening, riding first in the 1.60m opening speed class with his mare Dsarie, followed by Germany’s Ludger Beerbaum and Casello. From North America, there are five U.S. riders in the field of 33 athletes from 18 nations. 

 - Americans will ride 6th, 9th, 18th, 20th and 30th out of 33 in tonight’s speed class at World Cup Final

Switzerland's Beat Mändli will ride first on Dsarie
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Kelli Cruciotti and Hadja van Orshof are first up from the country in the sixth slot. “Today’s the day! World Cup action!”, the 212th-ranked rider in the world posted this morning. 

Next in line respectively from the country (no Canadians or Mexicans decided to make the trip to Scandinavia) are Georgina Bloomberg (Chameur 137), 2018 runner-up Devin Ryan (Cooper), and Eve Jobs (Venue d'Fees Des Hazalles), in the 9th, 18th and 20th positions respectively. Finally, defending champion Elizabeth ‘Beezie’ Madden will have a good lay of the land as she starts in 30th position on designer Santiago Varela's course with her stallion Breitling LS. Right behind her in the 31st starting position is World No.1 Steve Guerdat with Alamo. Link to warm-up video from Gothenburg on fei.tv.


As the FEI has described previously, there are three parts of a World Cup Jumping Final, which will unfold between now and Sunday in Gothenburg (with a break on Saturday):
"Competition 1 is a Speed class, with seconds added for knockdowns. 
Competition 2 is one round against the clock, and one jump-off which is also against the clock. Results are then converted into points which are carried into the third and last competition. 
Competition 3 is two rounds of jumping over a Grand Prix course of fences between 1.50m and 1.60m in height. The top 30 horse-and-rider combinations are eligible to compete but only 20 go through to the second round. The leading rider after the first two competitions goes last, and starts on a zero score.” Longines FEI World Cup Final I

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