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The FEI Federation Equestre Internationale News

15 August

European Dressage Championship In Verden (Ger)
European Vaulting Championship In Poznan (Pol)
Samsung Nations Cup At Dublin And Bratislava
News From USA Equestrian Inc.
Vaulting Committee Meeting, Poznan (Pol) 5 - 6 August 2001
Academy Global Dressage Forum
Press Accredition To FEI Open European Endurance Championship


German team wins gold medal, silver for the Netherlands and bronze for Denmark. Ulla Salzgeber is the old and new European Dressage Champion.

68.000 spectators attended the Championship, which was held from 10 to 12 August in Verden (GER).

The German dressage team is the new European Champion in the team competition. Altogether the German riders Nadine Capellmann (Farbenfroh), Heike Kemmer (Albano), Ulla Salzgeber (Rusty) and Isabell Werth (Anthony) achieved 5612 points. With this result the team confirmed its role as favourite.

The Dutch team with Ellen Bontje (Gestion Silvano), Arjen Teuwissen (Gestion Goliath), Gonnelien Rothenberger-Gordijn (Jonggors Weyden) and Anky van Grunsven (Gestion Idool) followed on the second place with 181 points less than the German Team. Winner of the bronze medal was the team from Denmark with Jon D. Pedersen (Esprit de Valdemar), Lone Jörgensen (FBW Kennedy), Lars Petersen (Blue Horse Cavan) and Nathalie Sayn-Wittgenstein (Fantast S). They achieved 5359 points. Fourth and fifth became the teams from Spain and Sweden.

Ulla Salzgeber with her 13-years-old horse Rusty won the individual competition. With a total result of 237,64 points she became the new European Dressage Champion. In spite of heavy rain-showers Ulla Salzgeber was the calmness herself. The expected duel between Salzgeber and Nadine Capellmann didn't occur. In the Kür Nadine Capellmann finished fifth with 77,05%. At the end she won the bronze medal with the total result of 228,38 points. Second in the Kür and winner of the silver medal was Arjne Teeuwissen from the Netherlands with Gestion Goliath with a total result of 228,47 points.

Gold again for all title-holders

A very successful Vaulting Championship was organised in Poznan from 9 to 12 August 2001.

In a very friendly atmosphere, a close battle saw the victory of Switzerland, which proudly kept its European Team title, won in 1999 in Nitra (SVK). The Swiss team earned the gold medal with a score of 8,157 points ahead of Germany (8.038) and Sweden (7.314).

The Individual titles were much disputed between the German and French vaulters, who clearly dominated the championship. The Female Individual title was won by the title holder Nadia Zülow (GER) with Rubins Universe, with 8.857 points. Silver went to Nicola Stroh (GER) with 8.514 pts and bronze to the French Maud Bousignac with 8.318 pts.

The three 1999 medal winners of the Male Individual titles reiterated their exploit, and almost in the same order! Matthias Lang (FRA) with Farceur Breceen HN, kept the gold with 8.860 pts, followed by former bronze medallist Kai Vorberg (GER) with 8.657 pts and Gero Meyer (GER), who took the bronze with 8.455 pts.

Germany and Belgium Celebrate a Good Friday

The German team took their second Nations Cup on the trot when taking the honours in Bratislava last Friday 10 August 2001 while in Dublin, Belgium won the coveted Aga Khan trophy for the very first time.

A formidable line-up of 12 twelve teams battled it out in the Slovakian city where the current Samsung Nations Cup series leaders, Germany, won the competition with 0 points penalties, followed by Switzerland with 8 points and France with 12 points.

The same day in Dublin there was high drama in the battle for the Aga Khan Cup which has evaded Belgian hands during the 75-year history of Nations Cup jumping at the Royal Dublin Society show grounds. The Irish were hotly-tipped to follow on their European team and treble Nations Cup successes in recent months but only finished 4th. Belgium won the trophy with 8 points penalties followed by France with 9 points and USA with 12 points.

As Gijon begins next week, Germany still heads the league table with Italy in second, Belgium third and Ireland and France sharing fourth position and the tension is mounting just one month before the final.

There are four Nations Cups left before the Final in Madrid from 20 to 23 September: Gijon (ESP) 21-26 August, Rotterdam (NED) 30 Aug-2 Sep, Spruce Meadows (CAN) 5-9 Sep and Sofia (BUL) 6-9 Sep.

The Czech Equestrian Federation just informed the FEI of the cancellation of CSIO Poderbrady due to take place from 13-16 September 2001

Coming soon:

Gijon (ESP)
Rotterdam (NED)
Spruce Meadows (CAN)

Visit also SNC News dedicated section on the FEI website and

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USA dominate FEI North American Young Riders Championships

The 2001 FEI North American Young Riders' Championships presented by State Line Tack, was held at Tempel Farms in Wadsworth, IL (USA) from August 8-12, 2001. U.S. riders dominated the three championship events of dressage, show jumping and eventing. The championships are considered a USA Junior Olympics - equestrian event and provide valuable competition for young riders between the ages of 16-21 as they advance to the senior ranks.


Gold - USA Region 3 - Total score - 3755 points.
Lesley Eden (Picasso), Lake Mary, FL; Courtney Raiser (Our Conversation), Lilburn, GA; Gwen Poulin (Pik Cachet), Deleon Springs, FL

Silver - USA Region 1 - Total score - 3729 points.
Bronze - USA Region 2 - Total Score - 3656 points.



Gold - Lesley Eden (Picasso), Lake Mary, FL - USA Region 3 - 201.85%
Silver - Jessica Rizzi (Jamboree), Bedford, NY - USA Region 8 - 199.09%
Bronze - Kerri Sowers (Kazan), Egg Harbor, NJ - USA Region 1 - 194.43%


Gold - USA Zone 1- Total Score - 12 faults: Amanda Baird (Poleander), Greenwich, CT; Ashley Baker (Beaucoup), Greenwich, CT; Katelyn Denby (Leonardo), Somers, CT; Sarah Willeman (Lapeti), Hamilton, MA.

Silver - Canada Ontario - 24 faults
Bronze - USA Zone 2 - 32 faults.


Gold - Amanda Baird (Poleander), Greenwich, CT USA- Zone 1 Silver - Emily Williams (Oyster), Loveland, OH  USA Zone 5 Bronze - Carley Campbell-Cooper (Rex Get Busy) - Canada-Ontario


Gold - USA Area 5 - Total score - 261.40 penalties
Heidi Hewlett (Ocotillo) Venton, LA; Clark Montgomery (Cape Town), Bryan, TX; Will Faudree (The Big Easy), Midland, TX; Amy Smith, Dallas, TX (Ringwoon Ventura)
Silver- USA Areas 4,6 & 8 - Total score - 303.80
Bronze- USA Area 2 - Total score - 1147.20


Gold - William Coleman (Ratzi), Charlottesville, VA USA- Area 2 - 55.00 penalties
Silver- Jessica Heidemann (French Twist), Bellingham, WA USA - Area 7/9 - 66.00 Bronze - Jessica Oxendine (Rusty Halo), Round Hill, VA USA - Area 2 - 76.00


The FEI Vaulting Committee held its annual meeting in Poznan (POL) on 5th and 6th August just prior to the European Vaulting Championship. Dr Gernot Spitzer (AUT), President of the International Vaulters; Club, attended the meeting in a consultative capacity.

The meeting was the last one to be chaired by Mrs Helma Schwarzmann (GER) after 12 years as either member or Chairman of the Committee. Mr Jean-Michel Pinel (FRA) will replace Mrs Schwarzmann as Chairman in 2002.

The Committee agreed that the qualification criteria, which shall apply for the World Championship 2002, should remain unchanged from the qualification criteria required for the 2000 World Championship i.e. an average score of at least 6.0 points (final result in one round) reached at least two CVI**s in Europe (one CVI**/* outside Europe).

The Committee discussed at length a proposal to remove the age limit in the team competition. As this would be a far-reaching move, it was agreed that the opinion of National Federations would be sought before any further action is taken in this regard.


On September 24 and 25th, a global Dressage Forum will take place at the Academy in Hooge Mierde (NED) organised in cooperation with the International Dressage Trainers Club. Two days at the Academy with six clinics of international top trainers and top riders, will provide a unique experience for dressage riders, trainers, owners and judges. The trainers are Jörgen Koschel, Kyra Kyrklund, Sjef Janssen, Eric Lette, Rafaël Soto and Johann Hinnemann. During both days, after the clinics, a seminar with guests from the international dressage scene will take place after the clinics.

Tel: +31 13 509 1666 Fax: +31 13 509 2719


The 2001 Open European Endurance Championship will take place on 29 September in Castiglione del Lago (Italy). The accreditation form can be found on the FEI website section News, and must be filled in and sent back by e-mail or fax before 10 September to: or +39 075 5287189.

The requests for Press Passes coming from freelance media (journalists and photographers) will be accepted only if they will be accompanied by a letter from the editor of the publications for which they will be covering the event. For hotel reservations please contact:

Servizio Turistico Territoriale - IAT del Trasimeno
Piazza Mazzini, 10  06061 Castiglione del Lago - Perugia - ITALY Tel. + 39 075 9652484 / 075 9652738 Fax + 39 075 9652763

For any further information please contact:

2001 FEI - Dubai Duty Free Open European Endurance Championship Press Office
Tel. +39 348 7966118 Fax +39 075 5287189 e-mail

Italian National Equestrian Federation (FISE) Press Office (Ms. Lucia Montanarella):
Tel. +39 06 36858115 Fax +39 335 6165415; or +39 06 36858151



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