The sport of “Indoor Driving,” at the FEI level at any rate, is a fast-paced, exciting blend of cones driving and two marathon-like obstacles … all taking place in an indoor arena. We don’t see much of this type of driving here in the States, but it’s a really big deal among Europe’s top FEI drivers. During the winter, the FEI recognizes a series of “Driving World Cup” events, which are held at a variety of indoor show-jumping competitions. This weekend, in Bordeaux, France, was the Driving World Cup Final. Koos de Ronde (who came here to the KY Horse Park in 2011 to drive a team in an exhibition round on the marathon course at the Kentucky Classic CDE) won this year’s Final event, beating out Boyd Exell, who’d held the title for the past several years.

You can watch Koos’s winning round here:

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If the embedded video won’t work on your computer and/or to see other drivers in both the first and final rounds (and at some of this season’s previous World Cup events), click here.