Equestre Internationale News
9 January 2003
GANDINI WORLD JUMPING RIDERS RANKINGS
The World Rankings List No 24 includes events from 1 January to
31 December 2002.
Ludger Beerbaum (GER), is the undisputed leader of the rankings
since their introduction in January 2001. The winner of the Top
Ten Final last December in Geneva, has a total of 3479 points.
His runner-up Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA) is now more than 1000 points
With Sören Von Röhne now at the 10th place of the rankings,
thanks to his good results in Frankfurt and Mechelen, there are
now no less than six German riders in the Top Ten. Toni Hassmann
(GER) goes up 2 places and is now 8th, thanks to his victory in
the Grand Prix of La Coruna and the points he earned in Geneva.
Michel Robert (FRA) who earned 150 points in CSI-A La Coruna and
80 in Olympia goes up from 18th to 14th place. The winner of Olympia
World Cup, Robert Smith (GBR), jumps up from 66th to 33rd place.
complete rankings on http://www.horsesport.org/fei/consult/consult_02/con_02_01.html
FEI BCM WORLD DRESSAGE RIDERS RANKINGS
Ulla Salzgeber (GER) still leads the World Dressage Rankings with
79.856, ahead of Nadine Capellmann and Lisa Wilcox. The latest
increased her score from 8.208 at the end of November to 78.623,
thanks to her victory in Frankfurt, where, with Relevant 5, she
won the Grand Prix and the Kür with a score of 81.31%.
Olympic Champion Anky van Grunsven is back in the Top Ten and
goes up from 11th to 8th place. She won the Grand Prix and Kür
in Mechelen with Gestion Krack.
rankings on http://www.horsesport.org/fei/consult/consult_02/con_02_02.html
FEI WORLD CUP JUMPING
Pessoa leads the World Cup standings
Rodrigo Pessoa leads the World Cup standings of the Western European
League with 58 points since Geneva CSI-W last December. His runner
up Markus Merschformann is getting closer, with a total of 53
points further to his victory in Mechelen.
The next World Cup qualifier of the Western European League will
be Leipzig from 24 to 26 January.
of all World Cup Leagues on http://www.horsesport.org/fei/consult/consult_02/con_02_01.html
Mr Götz Weber Stephan (GER), Official FEI Judge in Dressage
passed away on 27 December, aged 60. Mr Weber-Stephan became FEI
Candidate Judge in 1984 and International Judge in 1990. He was
awarded the Official status in 1996. He came from a family very
involved with horses and was himself an active rider up to S level.
Very dynamic judge at the international level, he was one of the
faithful judges of the FEI Challenge Development Series for more
than 10 years.
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
WALDFRIED 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.