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FEI World Cup Driving – London Olympia


Boyd Exell: Olympia Saturday 19.12.15Driving Final 2nd place Boyd Exell AUS (Pic Trevor Meeks)

Koos de Ronde: Olympia Saturday 19.12.15 Driving Qualifier 3rd place Koos de Ronde NED (Pic Trevor Meeks)

Ijsbrand Chardon: Olympia Saturday 19.12.15 Driving Final Winner Ijsbrand Chardon NED (Pic Trevor Meeks)


IJsbrand Chardon beats Boyd Exell at London Olympia

By Cindy Timmer

On December 19, 2015 the Netherlands’ IJsbrand Chardon succeeded in doing what all the drivers in the FEI World Cup™ Driving series are aiming to do. The four-time World Champion pipped the so-far-unbeatable Boyd Exell from Australia with two fast and faultless rounds in the electric atmosphere of the Grand Hall at Olympia in London (GBR). Exell, who competed with a wild card, finished second ahead of Koos de Ronde (NED) in third.

It is the third time that Chardon has won the leg in London, having previously been victorious in 2011 and 2013. And he performed very well throughout the three competition days, which included an extra competition on the first day that did not count for the World Cup.

By earning the 10 World Cup points, Chardon is now certain of a starting ticket for the Final in Bordeaux, France along with Exell and de Ronde.

From the largest to the smallest arena

Dutch Level 4 Course Designer Johan Jacobs was responsible for the course last week in the largest arena in Geneva, Switzerland and took up the challenge to design another exciting course in the smallest arena in the FEI World Cup™ Driving series in London Olympia.

Results FEI World Cup™ Driving, London Olympia (GBR), 19 December 2015:

  1. IJsbrand Chardon (NED) 207,07

  2. Boyd Exell (AUS) 213,89

  3. Koos de Ronde (NED) 230,19

  4. József Dobrovitz (HUN) 113,53

  5. Georg von Stein (GER) 115,44

  6. Glenn Geerts (BEL) 125,69

  7. Daniel Naprous (GBR) 133,01

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