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Show Jumping World Cup

The FEI World Cup Show Jumping Final, is an annual international competition among the world’s best show jumping horses and riders. The series, created in 1978, today comprises 14 leagues on all continents. The best riders from 132 preliminary competitions qualify for the final. [1] The FEI World Cup was thought up by a Swiss journalist and show jumping enthusiast, Max E. Ammann. From its inception until 1999 both the final and qualifiers were sponsored by Volvo.[2] It is now sponsored by Rolex.[3]

Approximately 45 riders qualify from 13 leagues around the world. Usually there are 20 riders from Europe, 15 from the United States, 5 from Canada and 5 from elsewhere in the world. In the 28 World Cup finals held until 2007, United States riders have emerged with the most titles, having won the championship seven times.[4] Hugo Simon was the first rider to win the FEI World Cup three times, followed by Rodrigo Pessoa. Mario Deslauriers is so far the youngest winner, aged 19, in the competition's history riding Aramis in 1984. At the beginning, the final was a rather complicated process and in 1981 its formula was modified. Since then it has not been changed. It starts with a table C (speed), followed by a jump-off competition and, after one day's rest, a two round final not against the clock.

The FEI World Final is usually held in April of each year. The final will be held at the Leipzig Trade Fair in Leipzig, Germany from April 27, 2011 to May 1, 2011.[5]


1979 Göteborg (SWE)

1980 Baltimore (USA)

1981 Birmingham, England (GBR)

1982 Göteborg (SWE)

1983 Vienna (AUT)

1984 Göteborg (SWE)

1985 Berlin (FRG)

1986 Göteborg (SWE)

1987 Paris (FRA)

1988 Göteborg (SWE)

1989 Tampa (USA)

1990 Dortmund (GER)

1991 Göteborg (SWE)

1992 Del Mar (USA)

1993 Göteborg (SWE)

1994 's-Hertogenbosch (NLD)

1995 Göteborg (SWE)

1996 Geneve (SUI)

1997 Göteborg (SWE)

1998 Helsinki (FIN)

1999 Göteborg (SWE)

2000 Las Vegas (USA)

2001 Göteborg (SWE)

2002 Leipzig (GER)

2003 Las Vegas (USA)

2004 Milan (ITA) 21 - 25 April

2005 Las Vegas (USA) 21 - 24 April

2006 Kuala Lumpur (MAS) 26 - 30 April

2007 Las Vegas (USA) 19 - 22 April

2008 Göteborg (SWE) 24 – 27 April

2009 Las Vegas (USA) 15 – 19 April

2010 Le Grand-Saconnex near Geneva (SUI) 14 – 18 April


  1. Official FEI World Cup statistics to 2005 .pdf
  2. Sponsored by Volvo from 1979 - 1999
  3. Rolex FEI World Cup Final, www.rolex.com
  4. www.worldcuplasvegas.com
  5. 2011 FEI World Cup Final in Leipzig, Germany
  6. 1979 - 2007 FEI World Cup results from Swedish Equestrian Federation
  7. 2008 Rolex FEI World Cup results from Fédération Équestre Internationale

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