5. Teen Brian’s Debut Joy
17-year-old Brian Moggre enjoyed an incredible Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ debut as he beat Dutch legend Harrie Smolders to win in Ocala in March. Pushing the speed, he gave the Florida crowd a gorgeous clear ride, even with a near bobble at a huge wide oxer, and finished in 41.29 seconds on zero faults.
4. Brilliant Beezie
American star Beezie Madden picked up where she left off by triumphing in Lexington. Madden – the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final winner in Paris last year - took the win in Kentucky aboard Chic Hin D Hyrencourt, a new mount for her on the World Cup circuit. Madden finished first in a six-person jump off, narrowly edging out fellow American Molly Ashe Cawley, who took second place.
3. Patteet Perfect
Belgium’s Patteet won her first Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ event on a testing course in Helsinki in October as she beat the field in a 10-athlete jump off. Sweden's Peder Fredricsson led the way until Patteet channelled her inner eventer and galloped down to the last in 39.30.
2. Ahlmann Rocks Leipzig
Christian Ahlmann secured a second win of the campaign in January in Leipzig, one of the German’s favourite venues. Against a fabulous field that also included Marcus Ehning and Daniel Deusser, Ahlmann was last out. Ahlmann and Caribis Z made it look very easy when cruising through the finish in the winning time of 40.70 seconds to a massive roar of approval from the packed stadium.
1. Daniel’s Terrific Treble
It was an incredible indoor campaign for German Daniel Deusser, who made sure of finishing top of the Western European League thanks to three fabulous wins. Deusser and Tobago Z completed the treble in Bordeaux in February, following wins in Madrid and Verona (where Deusser had teamed up with Calisto Blue). Belgium’s Gregory Wathelet had set the pace in Bordeaux, with Deusser the last to go and needing to find a line that would let him shave time without risking any rails down.
Cutting to the inside after a double combination, the German broke the beam in 46.37 seconds for the win. Deusser finished the qualifying campaign at the top of the Western European League with 99 points – 27 more than second-placed Christian Ahlmann.
It's been a fabulous season, but there's much more to come. Watch the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final live on FEI TV from Wednesday until Sunday...