August 18, 2005 -- Australia's Clayton Fredericks and Ben Along Time won the
2005 FEI Eventing World Cup Final in Malmö, Sweden, August 14. He
retained his overnight score of 42 penalties with a clear show jumping
Andrew Hoy of Australia had one rail down and one time penalty to finish
second on 44.3 penalities with Mr. Pracatan. Piia Pantsu of Finland and
Karuso finished third on 44.4 penalties.
"At the moment I have five three-star level horses but Ben Along Time is
definitely my favorite, especially after what he did today," Fredericks
said. "I've had him since he was four, and we established a special
partnership from the very beginning. He is relatively mild tempered but has
a little twist which makes him so special."
Fredericks' ambition is to make the Australian team for the 2006 World
Equestrian Games and 2008 Olympic Games.
Hoy was pleased with Mr. Pracatan as well. "He made only one mistake during
the entire weekend," he said. "I'm ecstatic."
American riders Jan Thompson, Heidi White, Jessica Heidemann and Lauren
Whitlock finished seventh, 10th, 19th and 21st, respectively.