August 21, 2011 - Clayton Fredericks and Chris Burton offer a total victory to Australia in the last FEI Eventing World Cup leg - The current world number 6 at the FEI rankings, Clayton Fredericks, won the last FEI Eventing World Cup leg in Le Pin, Normandy, France, riding Dunges Laurent Rose.
"It's really good to win here," he said, "and I really want to congratulate all the organizing committee for all the work which have been done here, on the ground and the course." In the lead after dressage and cross-country with his second mount Be My Guest, Clayton incurred 4 faults on the show jumping on which only one rider, Karim Laghouag (FRA), realized a clear round.
Chris Burton (AUS) placed his two horses at 2nd and 3rd ranks but it was not enough to beat Clarke Johnstone (NZL) in the FEI Eventing World Cup general ranking. 7th yesterday after cross country, Cédric Lyard was no more the best French rider after show jumping. Alix de Hercé took advantage of the difficult course. Thanks to only one fault with her mare, Alix climbed up from 13th to 5th place.
Clarke Johnstone (NZL) - Winner of the 2011 FEI Eventing World Cup
Thanks to his two victories in Kihikihi and Sidney, Clarke Johnstone (NZL) finally won the FEI Eventing World Cup 2011 in front of Chris Burton (AUS) only for 4 points.
CIC 2 stars Grand Prix Région Basse Normandie: Kenki Sato (JPN) Without Worry
The Japanese rider finally won the CIC 2 stars riding his small mount Toyboy III. Based in Germany by Michael Jung's stable, Kenki took advantage of the withdrawal of Lara de Liedekerke (BEL), leader yesterday after the show jumping test. Arnaud Boiteau finishes at the second place riding Quoriano, with Jean-Lou Bigot (FRA) at the 3rd place just behind, with his good 3 stars horse, Lotus de Gobaude.