The FEI World Jumping Challenge “WJC” has been part of the FEI program to cater less experienced jumping riders in areas of the world that does not have international jumping competitions.
The competition consists of three competition categories:
In order to keep the competition fair for all countries, the FEI appoints the course designer and the riders of the WJC compete on the same course and same sized arena.
The WJC is divided into 10 geographical zones. Consequently, Indonesia is in Zone 9, together with India, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Pakistan. However, this year’s WJC zone 9 participants did not feature all nations of the group. Only India, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand participated in the event.
Indonesia claimed the top spot, ahead of India and Singapore. The results are based on the combined result from the best combination of each country in each category.
In Category A, Erwin M. Yoga on W-Equestrian’s stallion Count Contend, the stallion is the son of Comte by Contendro I, finished with 4 penalties over 4 rounds. As a result, clinching the top spot in both regional rankings and the Indonesian national ranking. Additionally, Erwin has been training Count Contend since he was a young horse, it is truly great to see that the results pay off in these recent years.
Secondly, in the Category B Indonesia was represented by Joko Susilo on Pegasus Stable’s stallion Maestro Blanco, the stallion is the son of Eurocommerce Zurich, by the famous Eurocommerce Berlin. Furthermore, Joko finished second in the regional rankings and first in Indonesia with 0 penalties.
Finally, to round of the Indonesian team was Roddie Ziese in Category C. Over the course of 4 rounds, Roddie finished first in Indonesia with 4 penalties and came in fifth in the regional rankings. Riding his trusted companion, Quifilio Z by Quidam de Revel, Roddie was an unexpected winner in Indonesia. He has been away from riding for approximately three years and just came back to Arthayasa Stables a few weeks before the competition.
In a few months time, the location of the FEI World Jumping Challenge 2017 Final will be announced. Of course we hope to see Erwin M. Yoga represent Indonesia and Zone 9 in the Final!
Sources and Full Results of Zone 9: