Equestre Internationale News
2 September 2002
World Single Driving Championship
- Extraordinary meeting of the Eventing Committee
- Samsung Nations Cup Final - Super League team selection
- Judicial Committee Meeting
- FEI Gandini World Jumping Rankings
World Single Driving Championship In Conty (Fra)
Chouzenoux ( FRA)123,29 won the individual title of the second
edition of the World Single Driving Championship which took place
last week-end in Conty, France.
to the elimination of Anne-Violaine Brisou (her groom touched
the reins during the cone competition), France missed the team
title, which was won by Sweden.
: Stéphane Chouzenoux - FRA - 123,29
Silver : Marie Kahrle - SWE - 125,17
Bronze : Fred Merriam - USA - 125,33
Leader of the FEI Top Driver Award for Singles, sponsored by Kühlne
GmbH & Co. is still Carina Ekenberg (SWE) with 67 points,
followed by the two French drivers Stéphane Chouzenoux
and Stéphane Meyson.
For more information and complete result: www.conty-worlddriving.com
Extraordinary meeting of the Eventing Committee
Chairman of the Eventing Committee, Wayne Roycroft (AUS) called
an emergency meeting on Sunday 1 September with his committee,
the manager of the Olympic and Eventing department and additional
Committee is in the process of formalising recommendations to
the FEI Executive Board on the best ways to counter the report
of the Olympic Programme Commission which stated that Eventing
should be excluded from the programme of the 2008 Olympic Games
is clear that Eventing has the unqualified support of the FEI
as a whole and a detailed proposal will be finalised shortly.
Nations Cup Series
Super League team selection
CSIO Rotterdam (NED) and Gijon (ESP) last weekend, Germany is,
with 63 points, the leader of the 2002 standings counting for
the selection to the initial season of the Super League in 2003.
The winner of the Samsung Nations Cup World Final, Italy, followed
with 50 points, ahead of France (48).
the initial year of the Super League the eight teams will be selected
placing in the standings of the Nations Cup competitions from
March to October 2002 (including CSIO Athens (GRE) and excluding
2002 Nations Cup Final). The same formula as the Nations Cup standings
will apply, i.e. the points of the eight best results will be
placing in the team competition at the 2002 World Equestrian Games
(half the points of the standings)
following table indicates the number o points given for the team
placing at the World Equestrian Games and in the Nations Cup 2002
2002 WEG 2002 Nations Cup
1st 14 28
2nd 11 22
3rd 9 18
4th 7 14
5th 6 12
6th 5 10
7th 4 8
8th 3 6
9th 2 4
10th 1 2
The standings and results of all CSIO part of the Samsung Nations
Cup Series are published on the FEI website http://www.horsesport.org/fei/consult/consult_02/con_02_01.html
FEI Judicial Committee met in Paris (FRA) on 27 and 28 August
2002. The Committee dealt with several pending judicial matters
and held a hearing with one rider.
decisions for the individual cases will be published in the FEI
Bulletin as soon as the appeal periods have passed.
Judicial Committee reviewed cases in which it had been alleged
that competitors had not followed the instructions of officials
at events. The Judicial Committee strongly emphasised that all
participants in an event must respect instructions of officials
in order to ensure the paramount principles for the promotion
of equal and fair conduct of events and accepted standards of
Judicial Committee considers the disrespect of officials as a
serious contravention of the rules.
medication cases for horses:
Judicial Committee held one hearing for a positive medication
case; the decision will be published once the appeal period has
positive medication cases were reviewed which involved young riders
or where the Person Responsible (PR) for the horse was considered
to be both the rider and the owner of the horse.
Judicial Committee reminds competitors that the National Federation
or the Chef d'Equipe must nominate the PR at the event for horses
ridden by competitors under the age of 18 years.
the rules, the PR is the person taking part in the event with
the horse; however, the owner or other such responsible person
may be held accountable in certain circumstances. The Judicial
Committee may penalise several Persons Responsible for a horse
if necessary. (see FEI GR Art. 142.2).
Judicial Committee also reviewed the procedures in connection
with medication control for horses including legal procedures.
The aim of such review was to shorten even further the time periods
for processing of the majority of the cases. For cases in which
a deliberate attempt to affect the performance of the horse is
suspected, the Judicial Committee may further investigate all
aspects of a case including requiring the PR and/or other implicated
persons to provide additional evidence and testimonies.
on the number of positive medication cases of horses reviewed,
the Judicial Committee reminds competitors that any veterinary
treatments of horses at events is strictly prohibited unless such
treatments are performed in accordance with the rules and regulations.
Possession and use at an event of syringes of any kind by anyone
unless provided for under the rules is strictly prohibited. (See
FEI Veterinary Regulations Annex III & VII).
Judicial Committee reviewed the minutes of the Ad Hoc Medical
Committee and provided some useful comments. The Chairman of the
Judicial Committee will join the Medical Committee at their meetings
during the World Equestrian Games in Jerez ESP.
Gandini World Jumping Riders Rankings
no surprise, Ludger Beerbaum is the undisputed leader of the rankings
with 3632 pts, followed by Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA) and Rolf-Göran
Nieberg (GER) went up two places and is now 4th, as he only dropped
a limited number of points last month.
Fuchs (SUI) went up from 8th to 7th place. He won 100 points at
the Nations Cup Final in Donaueschingen, 155 in CSI Vakenswaard
and 65 in CSIO Villhemsborg.
Whitaker (GBR) went up from 15th to 13th place thanks to his good
results in CSI-A la Coruna (he placed 3rd in the Grand Prix).
Jeroen Dubbeldam (NED) progressed as well thanks to his good performance
at CSIO Rotterdam and CSI-A Valkenswaard. He is now 14th.
most impressive progression is without doubt the one of Eric Navet,
who went up 15 places (he is now 24th) thanks to his results in
Donaueschingen and Valkenswaard, and because he had no point dropped
from August last year.
to late reception of results, the FEI/BCM Dressage Riders Rankings
will be available on FEI website later this week.
PRESS NEWS IN COOPERATION WITH:
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO.
Samsung Electronics has supported sports marketing activities
world-wide with a strong initiative in equestrian sports since
1988. In 1996 Samsung took the world-wide sponsorship of the Nations
Cup. Samsung is a long time partner of equestrian sport and has
been the patron of the International Jumping and Dressage competitions
(now called Challenge) aimed at developing the sport on a worldwide
basis since 1988. Samsung believes strongly in the values of sport,
which promote deeper understanding and mutual exchange between
people of the world.
GANDINI HIGH FASHIO FABRICS
Gandini Tessuti Alta Moda (Gandini High Fashion Fabrics) was founded
in 1925 and is active in the creation and design of high-quality
fabrics. In 2001 Gandini became the new sponsor of the FEI World
Jumping Riders Rankings.
Best Communication & Management, BCM, is specialised in the
organisation, management and sponsorship of equestrian events.
BCM's services range from providing various facilities to organising
the entire show. Beside its activities in event organisation,
BCM is also the publisher of the official equestrian yearbook
'L'Année Hippique,' and of the monthly magazine 'Horse
International'.Since 1998, BCM supports the World Cup Dressage
and the World Dressage Rankings.
In 2001 Performance Sales International (PSI) granted its support
to the FEI Jumping and Dressage Challenge. This series of approximately
100 competitions taking place in over 60 countries serves to develop
dressage and show jumping in nations wishing to reach the highest
Since 1999, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Equestrian and Racing
Federation produces the FEI Endurance Riders Rankings. The 2001
edition was won by Dato Kamruddin bin Abdul Ghani (MAS).
Thank you to the supporters of the Driving discipline: Finn Caspersen,
supporter of the Four-in-Hand Top Driver Award, Van der Wiel Harness
supporter of the Top Driver Award for Pairs, Kühnle who supports
the Singles Top Driver Award. The US company Driving Essentials
and the Canadian Freedman Harness support the North American Challenge
WALDRIED DRESSAGE STABLES
Since 2001, Waldfried Dressage Stables is supporting the Euro
Future Cup, a Dressage Series aimed at encouraging the progress
of Young Riders.
The FEI would like to take this opportunity to thank its faithful
sponsors for their ongoing support.