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FEI Top Driver Awards 2003
3 September 2003

FOUR-IN HAND, SUPPORTED BY FINN CASPERSEN
 
After the cancellation of one of the qualifying events at Bydgoszcz (POL), the Top Driver Award for
Four-in-Hand teams concluded in Donaueschingen. With 78 points, World Champion, IJsbrand Chardon (NED) is the winner of the 2003 Trophy, which he had won only once before, in 1997.  Boyd Exell (AUS) is second with 68 points, followed by Christoph Sandmann (GER) with 66. The positions of the top 12 drivers are shown below. Only 4 events count - scores marked with * are discounted.

Driver NAT ast jer win vec wac sau alt aac wee bre lep neb bee szi don Total
1 Chardon, IJsbrand NL 15       13*     20   23     20     78
2 Exell, Boyd Aus     17   2*     23   18     10   9* 68
3 Ulrich, Werner Sui       7* 17     10   16     15   13 66
4 Eriksson, Tomas Swe 4*       15     13   13     13   17 65
5 Sandmann, Christoph Ger         20     18   15         20 62
6 Schrijvers, Gert Bel 12       12     14   15     5*   15 58
7 Dobrovitz, Jozsef Hun       12       8         17 14 11 54
8 Ruyter, Harry de NL 3*   20   9     9   5*     9   6* 54
9 Bozsik, Jozsef Hun               12       14   17 0 53
10 Freund, Michael Ger 7             15   20         5* 47
11 Brasseur, Felix Bel     15         16   9         7 47
12 Duen, Rainer Ger         7     11   10     12   10 43

 
PAIRS, SPONSORED BY VAN DER WIEL HARNESS
 
Only one more qualifying competition (Jardy, 18-21 September) before the conclusion of the FEI Top Driver Award for Pairs. French driver Pierre Jung leads the standings with 53 points ahead of Zsolt Selyben (HUN) 53 points but only a second place as best score (Jung was first in Windsor), and Ben Gosschalk (NED) with 51 points.
 
SINGLES, SPONSORED BY KŰHNLE GmbH
 
Andr?Herman wins the FEI Top Driver Award for Singles with a total of 48 points, ahead of Renaud Vinck (FRA) and Anne Violaine Brisou (FRA).
 
All Driving standings are available from the FEI website at www.horsesport.org/fei/consult/consult_02/con_02_04.html
 

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