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Euro News - Participants for the 2021 World Cup Finals Announced
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Posted by Astrid Appels for Eurodressage
WORLD CUP FINALS
The FEI has announced the participants for the 2021 World Cup Finals, which will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden, on 30 March - 4 April 2021.
Two Western European Slots Opened Up
Four slots have been filled with riders who did not originally quality for the event.
Two Western European League slots were declined by qualified riders: Cathrine Dufour chose not to compete Atterupgaards Cassidy, with whom she won the CDI-W Vilhelmsborg in October 2020. Also Austrian Florian Bacher chose not to make the trip to Sweden. He recently broke his arm and is still recovering from his injury.
Both Dufour and Bacher tied in 9th place on the Western European League ranking.
One of those spots have been taken by the American based Israeli rider Sahar Hirosh, who will be making his World Cup debut aboard the 18-year old Dutch warmblood Whitman
No Pacific League rider
No Pacific League rider was found to fill that slot. The 2020 Pacific League Finals did not take place due to Covid-19, but the spot could have been filled by a European based rider who competed here in the circuit.
That slot remains empty, which meant that three extra starting places became available.
See the full list of Participants at Eurodressage.com