Equestre Internationale News
31 October 2002
Eventing Committee Meeting
- Endurance Committee Meeting
FEI EVENTING COMMITTEE MEETING
The Eventing Committee met in Angers (FRA) after a very successful
Eventing World Championship of 6 and 7 year old Young Horses in
Lion dAngers. 5 Stud books participated in the team Championship
and 16 studbooks were represented in the competition with riders
from 21 NFs.
The main discussion on the Committees agenda were:
- Olympic format of Eventing depending on the IOC decision further
to the IOC Program commission recommendations.
- Review of the Eventing Championship of the WEG in Jerez.
- Format of Courses for Eventing Officials for 2003. Discussions
on training programs and promotion procedures for Eventing Officials
are ongoing with the International Eventing Officials Club (IEOC).
- Eventing Safety Program for 2003 as well as cooperation with TRL
were reviewed and will be finalized in the next month. Decision
was taken to postpone official approval of the Safety pin developed
by Great Britain until better evidence could be obtained. Possibility
for NFs/OC to use such pins under the supervision of an approved
official for next year was possible and encouraged.
- Eventing Development program managed by Capt José Ortelli
(ARG) for South America, and Mrs Jennifer Millar (GBR) for the South
East Asian region was reviewed and the Committee concluded that
the distribution of financial and technical assistance was very
effective. For 2003, the program for the East-European countries
would be developed and managed by Mr Hans Klemm (GER) and by the
newly appointed Mr Andrew Griffiths (GBR).
FEI ENDURANCE COMMITTEE MEETING
The FEI Endurance Committee held a special meeting on 29 October
in London (GBR) primarily to discuss the problems that arose during
and following the World Equestrian Games Endurance Event. They were
joined at the meeting by Prof. Leo Jeffcott Chairman of the FEI
Veterinary Committee and the FEI Secretary General Dr Bo Helander.
As the files on the two horses that died have been sent to the Judicial
Committee the committee did not discuss these specific cases, however
they did agree that many aspects of the WEG Endurance were poorly
organised and that much more control was required for future Championships.
The Committee further discussed methods to protect the welfare of
horses competing at major rides and agreed on a number of new proposals
that will be presented to the FEI Bureau at its meeting next week
in Moscow (RUS).