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Federation Equestre Internationale News

17 April 2003

- World Cup Final in Las Vegas
- FEI new Biography service
- WC Jumping final standings all leagues
- EU Dressage Championship in Hickstead
- EU Dressage Championship Juniors and Young Riders in Saumur
- WEG pictograms donated to the FEI
- Rolex Kentucky CCI 4 stars preview
- Sydney CCI 3 stars
- Reminder: ILPH seminar on transport of horses

FEI World Cup Jumping Final In Las Vegas

The world's best show jumping horses and riders had their first look at the competition arena on Wednesday 16 April in preparation for today's opening round of the FEI Budweiser World Cup 2003.

The Final will feature forty-one riders from around the world, competing for the prestigious title of World Cup Champion at what will be the 25th annual FEI World Cup Final. The riders took turns in the ring Wednesday, not competing, but familiarizing their horses with the arena. Earlier in the day Markus Fuchs of Switzerland and Nicole Simpson of the United States picked the numbers and names in the draw to determine the order of go, marking the start of the year's most important equestrian event in the entertainment capital of the world.

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Highlights programme will be broadcast on Eurosport on Wednesday 23 April.
For further information on other broadcasters showing the event, consult

Reminder: FEI Biography Service

In conjunction with the FEI World Cup Final, the FEI is pleased to announce a new online riders biography service:

The biographies of all riders participating in the World Cup Final are available for commentators, media representatives and any interested person.

World Cup Jumping Final : Standings In All Leagues

There were 12 Leagues in the 2002 / 2003 season of the FEI World Cup Jumping: Western Europe, Central Europe, Canada, South America, South Africa, Central Asia, South East Asia, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, USA West Coast and USA East Coast.

Fourteen competitions were held in the Western European League in the 2002 / 2003 season. Paris-Bercy was cancelled. 161 riders competed in at least one World Cup competition - 99 received points. Markus Fuchs, the World Cup Champion of 2001, won the league with 107 points, ahead of Rodrigo Pessoa and Lars Nieberg, both with 83 points.

The Final standings are available on FEI website section consult/results / direct link:

European Dressage Championship At Hickstead (GBR)

Tickets are now on sale for the European Dressage Championship which will take place from 13 to 17 August 2003 in Hickstead (GBR).

This is the first time that the Championships will be held in Britain since they were hosted at Goodwood in 1987.

Riders are likely to include reigning European Champion, Ulla Salzgeber, World Champion, Nadine Capellmann, and Olympic Champion, Anky van Grunsven,
together with teams from the top dressage nations and the best British riders aiming to gain Olympic qualification.

More information is available on the website

European Dressage Championship Juniors And Young Riders

The European Dressage Championship Juniors and Young Riders will take place from 24 to 27 July in Saumur (FRA).

Accreditation form is available from the FEI website section news/press service - direct link

WEG 2002 Pictogrammes Donated To FEI

The WEG 2002 Organising Committee generously offered the copyright of all disciplines pictograms, which had been developed for the 2002 World
Equestrian Games in Jerez de la Frontera, to the FEI.

The pictograms will be used by the FEI to identify its seven equestrian disciplines in all publications and on the website.

In The Eventing World : Coming Soon

Rolex Kentucky CCI 4 stars from 24 to 27 April in Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY (USA)

Four Star Events, the most challenging level of the sport, are held at just four venues each year plus the Olympic Games and World Championships every four years. Of the four annual Four Star Events, only one, the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, takes place in the U.S. The other annual events are at the Badminton Horse Trials and the Burghley Horse Trials in Great Britain, and at Adelaide in Australia.

Added Bonus: The $250,000 Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing is awarded to any rider who wins the Rolex Kentucky, Badminton and Burghley Four Star Events in succession. William Fox-Pitt, winner at Burghley last fall, is expected to be on hand at the 2003 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event to try to add a second victory to his attempt to become the first Rolex Grand Slam winner.

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Sydney CCI 3 Stars

Sydney International Three day Event will take place from 25 to 28 April, in the famous Horsley Park which hosted the equestrian competitions of the 2002 Olympic Games.

The event will include a CCI 3 stars, where the best Australian based riders
shall attend with their top horses.

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Reminder: Second International Conference On The Transportation Of Horses

The Second International Conference on the Transportation of Horses by Road, Sea and Air will take place at Hartpury College, Gloucestershire, (GBR) on
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 July 2003.

The conference will be sponsored by the FEI, the International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH) and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA). It will focus on horse welfare during transport and will build on the First Equine Transport Workshop, held in March 1999 in Middleburg, Virginia, USA, sponsored by the MSPCA which updated earlier research into Transport Stress in horses initiated by FEI and ILPH.

The conference is specifically aimed at industry representatives and is expected to attract 200-300 delegates. It will review risk factors for transport and existing guidelines for equine movement; seek to capture the perspective of the horse transportation industry on practical aspects of managing horses during transport, and on the safety and design of transporters by road, sea and air. There will be a separate Veterinary Research Group Meeting, chaired by Professor Catherine Kohn (University of Ohio), which will provide a forum for discussion of new information and research on equine transport, identify areas for future study, and define
opportunities for collaboration.

For more information, please contact:
Alex Atock, Conference Secretary
International League for the Protection of Horses (I.L.P.H.) e-mail:, Fax: +44 (0)1953 498373

Registration procedures for the


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