Great Britain’s Hayley Watson-Greaves & Rubins Nite Selected for World Cup Final Start

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Hayley Watson-Greaves on Rubins Nite. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

April 5, 2018

Great Britain’s Hayley Watson-Greaves on the British-bred Rubins Nite will start in the World Cup Final in Paris next week, a replacement for the injured Calanta that was withdrawn from the Paris championship by Mary Hanna of Australia.

Hayley will be competing Rubins Nite, 14-year-old gelding (Rubin Royal x Limbo), in the first international championship for the pair, but they have been on British Nations Cup teams.

The 34-year-old rider and Rubins Nite were ranked 13th in the World Cup Western European League and 40th in the world rankings at the end of February which was the date to determine entries for the final.

 

She joins fellow Briton Emile Faurie and Delatio and 16 other combinations in the annual championship in which Isabell Werth on Weihegold OLD will defend the title the German Olympic team gold medal pair won at Omaha last year.

The addition of Hayley and Rubins Nite means Western Europe will have 12 of the 18 combinations to start, Isabell and Weihegold of Germany as title holder. nine highest ranked pairs from that league, home town entry Ludovic Henry of France on After You and Hayley on Rubins Nite as a replacement for Australia’s Mary Hanna.

The latest lineup for Paris:

Western European League (9 slots)

1

Patrik Kittel / Deja

SWE

2

Dorothee Schneider / Sammy Davis JR.

GER

3

Jessica Von Bredow-Werndl / Unee BB

GER

4

Madeleine Witte-Vrees / Cennin

NED

5

Edward Gal / Glock’s Zonik NOP

NED

6

Tinne Vilhelmson Silfen / Paridon Magi

SWE

7

Daniel Bachmann Andersen / Blue Hors Zack

DEN

8

Belinda Weinbauer / Söhnlein Brilliant MJ

AUT

9

Emile Faurie / Delatio

GBR

Central European League (2 slots)

1

Inessa Merkulova / Mister X

RUS

2

Hanna Karasiova /

Zodiak

BLR

Pacific League (1 slot)

Mary Hanna / Calanta AUS (scratched)

North American League (2 slots)

1

Laura Graves / Verdades

USA

2

Shelly Francis / Danilo

USA

Non-league (1 slot)

1

Yvonne Losos de Muñiz / Foco Loco W

DOM

 Title Defender

1

Isabell Werth (GER) / Weihegold OLD

GER

FEI extra starting places (2 slots) + 1 slot to replace the PAL athlete

1

Ellesse Tzinberg / Triviant 2

PHI

2

Ludovic Henry / After You

FRA

3

Hayley Watson-Greaves / Rubins Nite

GBR