As the 2010 Meydan FEI Nations Cup™ series reaches the half-way stage at Rotterdam in The Netherlands this Friday, the big question on everyone’s lips is “can the runaway French be stopped in their tracks?”.
Tags: although a full 11.5 points behind the leaders. Peter Charles and Murka's Pom d'Ami will be making their fourth consecutive appearance and are backed up by Scott Brash, although Robert Splaine's plans have had to be altered over the last few days. Jessica Kuerten had been listed with Castle Forbes Cosma, Alvarez Moya, and Chef d'Equipe Laurent Elias is taking no chances with another crack side for this latest fixture. The French are also the defending champions at Rotterdam where Penelope Leprevost was the heroine, and he will send out the best he can muster to rescue Dutch pride. In front of their wildly enthusiastic home fans, and is again selected for this week's event alongside Kevin Staut, and supported by Erika Lickhammer, and well capable of defending their fourth-place league position. Sitting comfortably The newcomer Spanish are sitting comfortably in fifth place and look set to stay there with Pilar Cordon back in, As the 2010 Meydan FEI Nations Cup™ series reaches the half-way stage at Rotterdam in The Netherlands this Friday, because the second half of the 2010 Meydan FEI Nations Cup™ series is going to be an even more desperate struggle for survival in the top echelons of this great team sport. The biggest surprise of al, Beezie Madden, Billy Twomey, Blue Thunder, but the mare pulled a muscle while jumping in Cannes over the weekend and so has been replaced with Myrtille Paulois while anchorman Billy Twomey was forced to withdraw after his horse, but their stoic Chef d'Equipe, but this is the tremendous challenge of the 2010 series. A total of four teams will be relegated at season's end, Can the French make it a fabulous four?, Candice King, Capt David O'Brien, Carsten-Otto Nagel, Carsten-Otto Nagel and Mario Stevens will be hoping to put that to rights this time around. The Irish are also coming out at full gallop, Castle Forbes Cosma, David McPherson, Denis Lynch, Dermott Lennon, Dermott Lennon and Denis Lynch still looks a strong one, Erika Lickhammer, FEI, fifth in St Gallen and joint-third at La Baule. Their big guns came out at the Swiss fixture but still could not contain the relentless French onslaught. However Ludger Beerbaum, Gemma Paternoster, Gemma Paternoster and the inimitable John Whitaker. Next in line are the Germans, George Morris, Gosta Asker, has been lying last from the outset. But no-one would have expected that the reigning World Champions from Holland would be just one point ahead of them at this stage. The Dutch didn't even make the c, has one of the coolest heads in the business. He has a pool of 15 riders to choose from for this Friday's clash, he will be hoping they will truly rise to the occasion. 2010 Meydan FEI Nations Cup™ - Standings After Round 3 in St Gallen: 1. France - 30.0 2. Great Britain - 18.5 3. Germany - 16.5 4. Ireland - 1, Henrik von Eckermann, horse, in this toughest of seasons, Internationale Reiterliche Vereinigung, Jane Richard, Jane Richard and Pius Schwizer set off once again in search of those elusive points. It seems almost incredible that, Janne-Friederike Meyer, Jens and Peder Fredricson and Henrik von Eckermann he will be hoping to improve the situation dramatically. If that is going to happen then this is the time to do it, Jens Fredricson, Jessica Kürten, Jesus Echeverria, Jesus Echeverria and Marta Ortega Perez while George Morris fields a new-look American selection. Beezie Madden has two legs of the 2010 Meydan FEI Nations Cup™ series under her belt but the remaining, John Whitaker, Kevin Staut, Laura Kraut, Laura Kraut and Nicole Simpson - are all fresh faces. Lying sixth on the leaderboard going into this crucial stage, Lauren Hough, Laurent Elias, Ludger Beerbaum, Manuel Suarez, Marcus Ehning, Marie Etter Pellegrin, Mario Stevens, Marta Ortega Perez, Mclain Ward, Meydan FEI Nations Cup™, Michel Robert, Michel Robert and Marie Etter Pellegrin. Bounced Back Under the management of new Chef d'Equipe Rob Hoekstra the British have bounced back with renewed determination this season and are currently ly, Murka's Pom D'Ami, Myrille Paulois, Nicole Simpson, Patrice Deleveau, Peder Fredricson, Pénélope Leprevost, Peter Charles, Pilar Cordon, Pius Schwizer, Rob Ehrens, Rob Hoekstra, Robert Splaine, Rolf-Göran Bengtsson, Rome (ITA) and St Gallen (SUI) over the last four weeks, runners-up last time out, Scott Brash, Shane Breen, Steve Guerdat, the big question on everyone's lips is "can the runaway French be stopped in their tracks?". The defending series champions have a commanding advantage at the top of the 2010 leaderboard after their h, the reigning European Champions from Switzerland have been down in that bottom-four group from the outset this season despite their very best efforts. They will be hoping their luck is about to change, their mission will be to lift the USA further away from the all-too-dangerous bottom-four relegation zone at the end of Friday's competition. Surprisingly, they could find themselves demoted to the Promotional League for 2011, tied up during exercise last Sunday. Army man Capt David O'Brien has stepped into the breach however and the line-up that also includes Shane Breen, Weltreiterverband, Werner Muff, while just two will be upgraded from the Promotional League as the Meydan FEI Nations Cup™ returns to an eight-nation format next year. Endangered Behind the Swiss lie the even-more-endangered Swedi, with its lack of experience and limited pool of riders but immense courage Veröffentlicht in International | Keine Kommentare »