Equestre Internationale News
Malina Baryard/ H&M Butterly Flip is the 2003 Best Horse and
Rider - Combination in Jumping
FEI Olympic Rankings
FEI World Cup Jumping, Leipzig
FEI World Cup Driving
CSI Cairo (EGY)
New CRIs (Reining competitions) in Bremen and Dortmund
IPEC Ranking List
2004 FEI European Eventing Junior Championship date
2004 FEI General Assembly
In Memoriam Billy Haggard
FEI BEST HORSE AND RIDER COMBINATION IN JUMPING
on the results of the Gandini Jumping Riders' World Ranking List,
the 2003 FEI Best Horse and Rider Combination in Jumping is the
couple Malina Baryard (SWE) and Hennes & Mauritz Butterfly
Flip, with a score of 1224 points.
28 years old Swedish rider, part of the Silver Team of the 2002
World Equestrian Games, started to ride Butterfly Flip at an international
level in 1999 in Göteborg. In 2003, the couple finished 5th
of the European Championship in Donaueschingen and placed in the
top ten of no less than 21 competitions counting for the FEI Gandini
World Riders rankings.
pair Ludger Beerbaum (GER) / Goldfever 2 is second with 1003 points
followed by World No 1 Markus Fuchs (SUI) / Granie with 1002 points.
2003 Best Horse and Rider Combination rankings can be found on
intermediary Olympic Rankings for the disciplines of Jumping,
Dressage and Eventing are now available on the FEI website, section
FEI Olympic Rankings will include results from 1 January 2003
to 2 May 2004 and be used for the purpose of qualifying individual
riders for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
WOLD CUP JUMPING
next leg of the FEI World Cup Jumping Western European League
takes place this week-end in Leipzig. For all press-related enquiries
about Leipzig you should contact Kerstan Media Networking at Mobile:
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for Leipzig is: www.engarde.de.
7 events of the Western European League, Jos Lansink (BEL) is
leading the FEI World Cup standings with 57 points, ahead of Eric
Van der Vleuten (NED) 51 and Marco Kutscher (GER)
2003/2004 FEI World Cup Final will take place from 21 to 25 April
2004 in Milan (ITA).
website of the Final is www.worldcupmilano2004.com. It is still
under construction but contains links to the ticket sales, hotel
reservation and press office.
Office: MAS, Via Gregorio VII, 267 - Roma ph. +39 06 6383818;
fax +39 06 39387508; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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WORLD CUP DRIVING SEASON CONTINUES IN LEIPZIG
will host the fourth leg of the FEI World Cup Driving on 23 and
25 January. Last year, Leipzig made its debut in the World Cup
Driving circuit and received a warm welcome from both the competitors
and the spectators. Seven drivers will travel to Leipzig, amongst
which double World Cup Champion and current leader of the point
standings Michael Freund. Freund has received a wild card from
the organisation. The second wild card is allocated to Steffen
Scholz, an international four-in-hand driver from the Leipzig
area. Scholz has been a steady member of the B-kader for many
years. He has achieved several top-ten placings at international
events amongst which a second place at the CAI Altenfelden, Austria,
in 2003. Scholz, who has not competed at international indoor
level before, will compete with his team of German bred geldings.
The wild card drivers will have to compete against their fellow
countrymen Christoph Sandmann and Rainer Duen, Switzerland¹s
Werner Ulrich and the reining World Champion Ijsbrand Chardon
from the Netherlands.
warm up competition of the Partner Pferd horse show in Leipzig
will take place on Friday, 23 January at 22.00 hrs. The World
Cup competition in the Leipziger Messe is scheduled on Sunday,
25 January at 13.00 hrs. Michael Freund will perform once more
during the Gala evening on Saturday. Freund will treat the crowd
at a world premiere by driving a pas de deux with his seven-year
old son Marco, who will drive a team of Shetland ponies.
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FROM CSI CAIRO (EGY)
Mövenpick international Equestrian Competition
garden of the Mövenpick Hotel Cairo-Helipolis became an oasis
of the international show jumping sport from January 10 - 16,
2004. After a seven-year-break the CSI Cairo revived with its
ninth edition seeing 61 riders of 18 nations participating. In
this unique event two days of choosing and training the horses
in the Police Academy and three days of competition in the hotel
garden were accompanied by sightseeing activities and a two-day-trip
to the tourist center Sharm El Sheikh. The social part did not
come short with a Welcome and a Farewell Party in the hotel and
a Gala-Dinner given by the Egyptian Equestrian Federation during
a Nile boat cruise.
Egyptian television stations plus the worldwide via satellite
receivable station ART (Arabian Radio and Television) have been
broadcasting live the three classes. Victory in the warm-up competition
built by Hauke Schmidt (GER) went to the Dutch rider Marcel Goran
aboard Watch Out ahead of Egypt's Andre Sakakini aboard Leonardo
and his country-fellowman Islam Amr Eid aboard Sphinx. Victory
in the Grand Prix was taken in the second round by Egypt's Karim
Zohair El Sobky aboard Le Gatte in clear 43.58 seconds. Second
place went to Belgian rider Francois Mathy Jr. aboard Darios (0/44.59)
and third to the Egyptian General Ahmad El Sawaf aboard Meshmish
Z (0/47.74). Second-best non-Egyptian rider became Alfredo Fernandez
Duran, the Top Leading Rider 2003 of Spain, placing seventh aboard
Crepe Suzette (4/44.73). For the team competition in manner of
a Nations Cup the teams were drawn. The team competition was won
by a team of three Egyptian riders plus the Italian rider Massimo
the FEI Secretary General Dr Bo Helander and the FEI Executive
Board member Hanfried Haring, top officials of the international
equestrian sports were present. Both were impressed by the organisation
and the high quality of the event, as well as by the the participating
Egyptian riders and horses.
HIGHLIGHTS FOR REINERS
in Bremen and Dortmund now approved as CRIs (FEI Reining)
International western shows at Bremen and Dortmund were just approved
by the FEI as Concours Reining International" CRI Cat. B.
Besides the NRHA Lawson Bronze Trophy and the qualification for
the German Championship Reining (FN), Bremen and Dortmund now
offer the chance of qualifying for the $ 100.000,-- World Reining
Masters 2004 in Oklahoma City.
first two qualifying events for the World Reining Masters are
now Bremen and Dortmund.
BREMEN: Kampmann Pferdesportfestival, Bremen, February 27 and
28, 2004 (CRI: Friday, Feb. 27, approx. 6 p.m.)
DORTMUND: Internationales Reitturnier, Westfalenhallen Dortmund,
March 12-14, 2004 (CRI: Friday, March 12, approx 6 p.m.)
for CRIs must be made on the official FEI forms and can be sent
to the show office (Sylke Stemme).. The fee for the CRI, which
includes the qualification to the German Championship is EUR 75,--
plus EUR 8,-- FEI charge. Nomination Forms and Schedules: www.dqha.de
Ranking list for the International Paralympic Equestrian Committee
for all Grades is available now on the web-site www.ipec-athletes.de.
The website also contains information on the qualification to
the Paralympics Athens 2004.
FEI EUROPEAN EVENTING CHAMPIONSHIP
2004 FEI European Eventing Championships for Juniors, Pratoni
del Vivaro (ITA), has been confirmed from 9 to 12 September.
2004 FEI General Assembly will take place in Paris (FRA) on 20
and 21 April. In the frame of the Assembly, a Forum and several
workshops will be organised. One of the important points on the
agenda will be the revision of the FEI Statutes and General Regulations,
as well as a presentation on the FEI new coaching system.
information and online accreditation at http://www.horsesport.org/fei/reference/reference_05/ref_05_04.html
D. Billy Haggard (USA), respected rider and owner,
passed away on 5 January 2004. Haggard was best known for his
success aboard Bold Minstrel, the only horse ever to represent
the United States at the World Championship level in two different
disciplines. Haggard rode Bold Minstrel in two consecutive Pan
American Games, earning the Eventing Team Silver Medal in 1959
and the Team Gold in 1963. In 1964, he loaned Bold Minstrel to
fellow eventer Mike Plumb who piloted him to the team Silver Medal
in the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
on, under Haggards ownership, the wonderfully versatile
Bold Minstrel began to train in show jumping with William Steinkraus
and the pair went on to win the team Silver in the 1967 Pan American
Games in Winnipeg.
also owned and lent other talented mounts to members of the US
show jumping team. In 1996, a tragic accident in the warm-up ring
left Haggard paralyzed, but his cheerful and optimistic spirit