Equestre Internationale News
26 March 2003
FEI Executive Board Meeting
- World Cup Dressage Final
- World Cup Jumping
- Top Ten Final again in Geneva
- World Cup Driving
- FEI Eventing World Cup: preview Temecula (USA)
- Special report from Australia: CIC 3 stars Wandin Park
- Silver Camera Award, conditions of participation
- CSIO 3 stars Alexandria (EGY) cancelled
Executive Board Meeting
Executive Board met on 24 March 2003 in Zurich. The main topics
discussed and the decisions taken were the following:
Recommendations from the Strategic Planning Committee
The Executive Board took note of the Strategic Planning Committees
proposal for a solution to the pay card problem. This was currently
under discussion with all relevant parties.
FEI / EU Relations
The Executive Board decided to create a working group to undertake
a study on the FEI / EU relations which were becoming increasingly
important. The group would be composed of George de Jong (NED),
Jacky Buchmann (BEL), Dominique Faye (FRA), Hanfried Haring (GER),
Philip Billington (GBR) and Bo Helander (FEI Secretary General).
2003 Final of Childrens International Jumping Competitions
On the recommendation of the Children Committee the Executive
Board allocated the 2003 Childrens Final to Spruce Meadows,
2003 Balkan Championships
Upon the request of the Organising Committee of the 2003 Balkan
Championships scheduled to take place in Istanbul (TUR), the Executive
Board agreed to the re-location of the Dressage competitions to
Thesaloniki (GRE). The request was based on the technical and
economical problems the OC was presently facing. Thus, only Jumping
will remain in Instanbul, while Dressage will be held in Greece
and Eventing in Arbanasi (BUL).
The Executive Board made a clarification to the rules for the
Samsung Nations Cup Series and approved the exclusion of the Samsung
Super League events when calculating the number of Nations Cup
competitions to count per team for the calculation of the standings
of the Series. Therefore the six best results will be taken into
consideration (30% of the events) for all teams, even if a nation
obtains points at a Samsung Super League as a wild card.
FEI Development strategy
The Executive Board agreed to recommend that the Strategic Planning
Committee establish a Working Group to work on a Development Strategy
for the next 5 years.
The Executive Board agreed to the request of the 4-star Three
Day Event Organisers to have a hearing with their representatives
during the next meeting of the Executive Board. The Eventing 4-star
Organisers wish to explain their position relating to the importance
of maintaining the traditional Three Day Event format at Senior
next meting will take place on 25 April 2003 in Madrid (ESP).
Cup Dressage Final
following riders will participate to the World Cup Final to be
held in Göteborg (SWE) from 27 to 30 March 2003.
Mc Millan / Crisp (AUS)
Iryna Lis /Problesk (BLR)
Shannon Dueck / Korona (CAN)
Richard Davidson / Ballaseyr Royale (GBR)
Gina Kapellmann-Lütkeme / Amando (GER)
Heike Kemmer / Albano (GER)
Ulla Salzgeber / Rusty (GER)
Isabell Werth / Antony FRH (GER)
Marlies Van Baalen / Idocus (NED)
Alexandra Korelova / Balagur (RUS)
Christian Pläge / Regent (SUI)
Daniel Ramseier / Rali Baba (SUI)
Jan Brinks / Björsells Briar 899 (SWE)
Helena Larsson / Corrado WL 919 (SWE) wild card
Minna Telde / Björsells Sack 907(SWE) wild card
Debbie McDonald / Brentina (USA) wild card
Guenter Seidel / Nikolaus 7 (USA)
George Williams / Rocher (USA)
Grand Prix will be held on Friday 28 10:00. The Final will be
held on Sunday at 12:00.
information on http://www.goteborghorseshow.com/
wins in 's-Hertogenbosh
Pessoa made it very clear in 's-Hertogenbosch, that he intends
to reclaim the FEI World Cup jumping title.
riders contested the jump off after the course designed by Hank
Drabbe proved troublesome to most of the field, including world
ranked no.1 Ludger Beerbaum, World cup champion Otto Becker, World
Champion Dermott Lennon who all failed to reach the jump off.
rider Eric van de Vleuten was first to go in the jump off but
had one down, Marco Kutscher was clear with a time that would
not prove too hard to beat. Malin Baryard riding H&M Butterfly
Flip beat the early time but was unlucky not to go clear but still
gained valuable points in her bid to travel to the Final in Las
Vegas and with Gothenburg to come next week ,she still has an
outside chance of making the "top eighteen" of the standings
Britain's Robert Smith riding Mr Springfield had a fast clear
round which home rider Jan tops couldn't beat and it was left
to three times FEI World Cup champion Rodrigo Pessoa to jump an
incredible round which had the Dutch crowd on their feet cheering
as he smashed Smiths' time by 3 seconds.
commented that he was very pleased with Baloubet de Rouet 's performance
and well he might be, as he travels to Las Vegas in two weeks
time searching for his elusive fourth FEI World Cup title.
Top Ten Final To Be Held In Geneva (Sui)
International Jumping Riders Club (IJRC)and the FEI allocated
the Top Ten Final to Geneva.
CSI-W, which will be held from 4 to 7 December, will host the
Top Ten Final for the third consecutive year. Last year, 36000
spectators attended the show, which was elected best indoor event
of the 2001-2002 season by the riders themselves.
first two editions of the Final saw the victory of Ludger Beerbaum
(GER), undisputed leader of the FEI/Gandini World Jumping Riders
Rankings, with Goldfever in 2001 and and Gladdys last December.
The Final will again be supported by Gandini High Fashion Fabrics
CSI-W website : http://www.concours-hippique.ch
accelerates in s-Hertogenbosch
Boyd Exell won the FEI World Cup Driving competition in s-Hertogenbosch
(NED). Despite two knocked down balls, Exell passed the finish
line one second faster than Mark Weusthof. The Netherlands
tallest team driver drove a clear round with his team of greys
and came second, ahead of last years winner Christoph Sandmann.
Tomas Eriksson, IJsbrand Chardon and wild card driver Harry de
Ruyter took the places four to six. Immediately after the exciting
competition, which was broadcasted live on Dutch television, the
names of the five drivers who qualified for the ninth competition
in Göteborg were announced. Michael Freund (Germany), Boyd
Exell (Australia), Mark Weusthof (Netherlands), Tomas Eriksson
(Sweden) and Christoph Sandmann(Germany) will travel to Göteborg
last leg of the FEI World Cup Driving will take place in Göteborg,
Sweden, from 27 to 30 March.
FEI World Cup Driving will be broadcasted on television channel
CNBC Sports Europe on 14th June (from 23.30-00.00 GMT).
in 2001, the Driving World Cup has provided an innovative new
style of competition for indoor events, with courses combining
marathon and cone driving obstacles. The 2002/2003 season of the
World Cup includes nine events: Stuttgart (GER), Stockholm (SWE),
Geneva (SUI), Mechelen (BEL) in 2002; Leipzig (GER), Bordeaux
(FRA), Vigo (ESP), s-Hertogenbosch (NED) and Göteborg
(SWE) in 2003. The Top 5 Four-in-Hand drivers of the standings
after the first eight events will compete in the last event in
Göteborg from 27 to 30 March 2003.
2001/2002 World Cup Champion is Michael Freund (GER).
Eventing World Cup
DOWNS HOSTS FIRST USA WEST COAST WORLD CUP QUALIFIER
first World Cup Final will be held in Pau, France this October,
and Galway Downs in Temecula, California is hosting the only West
Coast qualifying event for both United States riders, and riders
from other national federations. Any American rider finishing
in the top four of the CIC-W*** will receive an invitation to
the inaugural World Cup Finals.
will perform their dressage test on Friday, and on Saturday they
will compete over a 38 obstacle cross country course. Following
the CIC format, there will be no roads and tracks, and no steeplechase.
On Sunday morning the horses will undergo a veterinary inspection
before competing in the final phase - show jumping.
event will truly have an international flair, befitting its CIC-W***
status with riders from Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand,
as well as the United States. Some of American's top eventing
riders will be vying for an invitation to the World Cup Final.
World Equestrian Games riders Amy Tryon and Gina Miles will both
be competing, as well as local talents Natalie Rooney and Jill
FEI Eventing qualifier will be held in World Junia Rabello (Brazil)
from 10 12 April 2003.
first Final of the Eventing World Cup will be held in Pau (FRA)
from 23-26 October 2003
From Australia : 2003 Wandin Park International CIC ***
By Adam Fawcett in Australia
World Equestrian Games competitor David Middleton has continued
his domination of Australian eventing by taking out the CIC***
on the twelve year old Armitage Downie Warlord at the Wandin Park
International Horse Event, Australia held on 23 March 2003.
win was not an easy one, David slowly clawing his way back from
6th place to snatch victory by just 0.03 points with a score of
61.96 ahead of fellow World Equestrian Games competitor Olivia
Bunn and GV Top of the Line on 61.99.
the influence of both Captain Mark Phillips and Sydney 2000 course
designer Mike Etherington-Smith reigning supreme, Wandin Park
has become one of Australia's most challenging tracks, David Middleton
proving just what a force he is for Australia, the only rider
to come home clear and under time - on both his three star horses.
place went to Atlanta Olympic Gold medallist Wendy Schaeffer and
last years Adelaide four star victor Koyuna Sun-Glo on 62.70,
Middleton taking home fourth on his 2003 advanced state champion
R.U.N.V.S on 63.83.
just 1.87 points separating the top four places, and with all
of them being held by squad members, Australian team selectors
are sure to have a headache picking a line-up for Athens.
Camera Award For The Best Picture Of 2002/2003
CHIO Aachen, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) and
the Sparkasse announce the contest Best Equestrian Photo
of the Year for which the award is presented on the occasion
of the World Equestrian Festival, CHIO Aachen 2003, from 17 to
the 22 June.
jury of experts will determine the winner and present the prizes.
addition to the Silver Camera trophy, the winner will
receive a cash prize of EUR 2.600,--, the second EUR 500,-- and
the third placed EUR 250,--. All participants will receive the
CHIO- Journal AIXcours.
photographers shall submit their photographs and Curriculum Vitae
Die Silberne Kamera
52070 Aachen, Germany
photographs on the short list will be exhibited in the public
area during the World Equestrian Festival, CHIO Aachen 2003. The
presentation ceremony will take place on the occasion of CHIO
Aachen in June 2003.
The photographs with equestrian sport scenes from around the world
must have been taken between April 1st, 2002 and March, 31st 2003.
2) The participants declare to be the author of the submitted
3) Each participant may submit a maximum of three different photographs
(colour or b/w)
4) Format: The length and width of the paper photographs must
be between 40cm (minimum) and 60cm (maximum). In addition, a second
print of the photographs (ca. 18 x 24cm) must be provided. Digital
pictures can be sent on CD (must be TIF, JPG or BMP; resolution
300 dpi) The backside of the photographs must state the pictures
title, the name of the photographer, as well as the date and place
were the photo was taken.
5) The awarded photos and photos of the short list will only be
used by the Organisers in conjunction with the contest (exhibit,
prize giving ceremony).
6) Publication of the awarded pictures in conjunction with the
contest should be at no fee for the editors/ publishers.
7) Further commercial use of the photos should be agreed between
the photographer and the publisher(s) independently of the organizers.
7) Paper photos and CDs will only be returned upon request and
at own risk
8) The jurys decision is final and cannot be contested by
any legal action.
9) Participation in the Silver Camera Award is subject
to acceptance of the above conditions.
10) Only professional photographers are entitled to participate
in the contest.
11) The winners will be contacted personally. The photographers
are required to send their complete contact data, including e-mail
closing date for the contest is April 15th, 2003.
3 STARS Alexandria Cancelled
Egyptian Equestrian Federation just informed the FEI that CSIO
3 stars Alexandria, due to take place from 24 to 26 April 2003
had been cancelled due to the current situation in the Middle
East. A new date will be decided when the circumstances allow