Karin Donckers has won the FEI’s world cup eventing title, after three top ten placings in the final leg at Haras du Pin in France.
As reported in H&C yesterday, the Belgian eventer came third over the weekend (22-26 August) riding Lamicell Charizard. Karin bought the 12-year-old thoroughbred as a two-year-old at a racing sales in Germany and produced him herself.
She also came eighth riding Lamicell Unique and ninth on Extebaria Van’t Verahof, both of which are eight years old. By taking three of the top ten places in France, Karin was able to leap to the top of the leaderboard and win the world cup title, worth €9,000. She is the first rider to win the series by scoring all points in just one outing.
Felix Vogg was the leader after the third leg at Malmö earlier this month, where he took seventh place. The Swiss rider also came second at Strzegom in Poland, but he finished outside the top ten at Haras du Pin, coming 12th with Onfire. This gave Karin the chance to take the lead, beating him in to second place by just two points.
Sandra Auffarth from Germany, who won Olympic team and individual gold at London 2012, stayed in third place, even though she didn’t compete in the fourth leg. Her win and eighth place at Strzegom were enough to maintain her position.