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Federation Equestre Internationale News

20 February 2004

- FEI World Cup Jumping after Vigo
- FEI World Cup Jumping Final in Milan: programme and info
- FEI World Cup Dressage: the road to Duesseldorf
- FEI World Cup Driving: Vigo
- Reining Super Slide Kreuth (GER)
- Vet course at Olympic Museum
- In Memoriam


Eugenie Angot, sister-in-law of WEG team gold medallist Reynald Angot, created a real sensation when she won the FEI World Cup qualifier last week-end in Vigo, Spain.

The next leg of the FEI World Cup Jumping series takes place in Paris on 6 March 2004. The website for CSI-W Paris-Bercy is

Jos Lansink and Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum lead the standing of the Western European League with 57 points each.

All the news on the FEI World Cup Jumping are published on the FEI website

Biographies of all competitors participating in the World Cup Jumping are available on


There is only a bit more than 50 days to go before the FEI World Cup Jumping Final which will be held in Milan (Italy). For the first time of the over twenty-years-long history of the FEI Jumping World Cup the 2004 final will take place in Italy where, from 21 to 24 April, the world's best riders and horses will compete in the arena of the Forum of Assago, located in the outskirts of Milan, some 15 minutes from the city centre. Started in 1979, the World Cup Final is an annual showdown among the top international riders. Approximately 45 riders, including many past and future Olympians, qualify from 13 leagues around the world.

The 2004 FEI Jumping World Cup finals will be organised by the Italian National Equestrian Federation (FISE) in conjunctions with Media Partners and MKA, two experienced organisers of events that have been partners of FISE for the last few years in the organisation of the CSIO of Rome - Piazza di Siena.

Since a few days from the official opening of the Box Office of the 2004 FEI Jumping World Cup Final is very successful. In order to book tickets, memberships or to reserve exclusive seats at the VIP tables overlooking the competition ring, a dedicated phone line is now available: +39 06 638 3818. Bookings are welcomed also via e-mail: .

The Road to Duesseldorf - Into The Home Straight

The penultimate qualifying round of the FEI World Cup Dressage Western European League takes place at Neumunster, Germany this weekend, where fans are due another top quality 'dressage feast'.

As expected, entries are dominated by a strong German contingent. Heike Kemmer can sit this one out as she is still sitting pretty at the top of the points standings after two wins, one second and a third place this season. Berlin winner Hubertus Schmidt, former title winner Isabell Werth and Ann-Kathrin Linsenhof are all out to increase their hold, as only two more German riders will be able to compete at the Duesseldorf final (a maximum of three per nation are eligible).

Talented Danish rider Nicole Ahlefedt Laurwig-Lehn, currently in ninth place in the standing, and Sweden's Louise Nathhorst, another former titleholder in eighth, are entered for Neumunster and can take advantage of the opportunity to gain points and move up the standings past the absent contingent of strongly placed Dutch riders.

For British star Emma Hindle, the Dutch absence should enable her to regain second place in the standings, as she restarts her season after giving her horses a rest.

Russia's Elena Sidneva is having a run here, but as the winner of the FEI World Cup Central European League, she is already qualified for the Final, which takes place in Dusseldorf from 1-4 April.

FEI World Cup Dressage presented by Volksbank Raiffeisenbank eG, Neumünster,And the Deutschen Genossenschafts-Hypothekenbank AG
Grand Prix
Saturday 21st February 07.45

Freestyle to Music Qualifier for the FEI World Cup Dressage Western European League
Sunday 22nd February 09.20

For further information:
CDI-W Neumunster

FEI World Cup Dressage Final 2004

Freund invincible in Vigo
Michael Freund has turned out to be invincible during the two FEI World Cup Driving events which were held last week-end in Vigo, Spain. After Bordeaux dropped out of the World Cup Driving circuit, Vigo offered to host two instead of one World Cup event. Freund won the warm up competition and both World Cup competitions. The challenge however, came from an unexpected corner this time. In the warm up competition and the second World Cup, it was Mechelen-winner Gert Schrijvers who came very close to Freund's time. In the first World Cup, Hungarian driver Jozsef Dobrovitz made only one fault and even though he could not compete with Freund¹s time, the Hungarian driver ended on a deserved second place. Boyd Exell, driving a team of German warmbloods and Orlov trotters owned by Michael Freund, finished third in all three competitions, consistently having three faults and nearly finishing in the same time in all three rounds.

The next leg of the FEI World Cup Driving will take place in 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, on 28 March 2004. website

Standings after CAI-W Vigo: or FEI website

Super Slide now with Qualifications both for FN German Championship Reining and FEI Reining Masters

The Super Slide (Kreuth, Germany, September 2-5,2004) now offers even more than the NRHA Futurity classes. It is also a CRI Cat. B plus qualifying show for the German Reining Championship (NF). This means that reiners can qualify both for the German Reining Championship and the $ 100,000 FEI Reining Masters in Oklahoma City.

Altogether the show offers EUR 15 000 add. with EUR 3000 going to the best breeders. Besides the Futurity classes in SBH Non Pro and Open as well as in Bit Non Pro and Open, there are NRHA Germany classes in Youth up to 14 years, Youth up to 18 years, Intermediate Non Pro, Non Pro and Open, all counting for the high point list.


The FEI is pleased to announce that a course for FEI Event Veterinarians will be organised in Lausanne (SUI) from 1 - 4 July 2004 at the Musée Olympique de Lausanne.

The course will be directed by Dr. Frits Sluyter, Head of FEI Veterinary Department

The course will consist of two parts:

- The first part will be a theoretical approach to veterinary management during FEI competitions based on the FEI regulations.
- The second part will be based on practical experience as the course will hopefully be held during the CIC** in Ecublens.

For further details on the programme and/or registration, please contact:
Fédération Equestre Internationale
Anne Wuillemin-Kaltenrieder


Norman Elder, who rode twice for Canada in the Olympic Games, died at the end of last year, aged 64. The younger brother of six-time Olympian Jimmy Elder competed in the Olympic Three-Day Events of 1960 in Rome, and in 1968 in Mexico City. Norman Elder also won three medals at two Pan American Games: in 1959 he was third individually on Prince Maple, and won team gold; in 1967 he finished second individually, riding Ranae Doe.

Elder then became an adventurer and carried out expeditions to the Amazon, the Congo, Papua New Guinea, the Arctic and Madagascar. He wrote several books about his exploits.


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