Equestre Internationale News
17 April 2003
World Cup Final in Las Vegas
- FEI new Biography service
- WC Jumping final standings all leagues
- EU Dressage Championship in Hickstead
- EU Dressage Championship Juniors and Young Riders in Saumur
- WEG pictograms donated to the FEI
- Rolex Kentucky CCI 4 stars preview
- Sydney CCI 3 stars
- Reminder: ILPH seminar on transport of horses
FEI World Cup Jumping Final In Las Vegas
The world's best show jumping horses and riders had their first
look at the competition arena on Wednesday 16 April in preparation
for today's opening round of the FEI Budweiser World Cup 2003.
The Final will feature forty-one riders from around the world,
competing for the prestigious title of World Cup Champion at what
will be the 25th annual FEI World Cup Final. The riders took turns
in the ring Wednesday, not competing, but familiarizing their
horses with the arena. Earlier in the day Markus Fuchs of Switzerland
and Nicole Simpson of the United States picked the numbers and
names in the draw to determine the order of go, marking the start
of the year's most important equestrian event in the entertainment
capital of the world.
information on www.worldcuplasvegas.com
Highlights programme will be broadcast on Eurosport on Wednesday
For further information on other broadcasters showing the event,
Reminder: FEI Biography Service
In conjunction with the FEI World Cup Final, the FEI is pleased
to announce a new online riders biography service:
The biographies of all riders participating in the World Cup Final
are available for commentators, media representatives and any
World Cup Jumping Final : Standings In All Leagues
There were 12 Leagues in the 2002 / 2003 season of the FEI World
Cup Jumping: Western Europe, Central Europe, Canada, South America,
South Africa, Central Asia, South East Asia, Japan, Australia,
New Zealand, USA West Coast and USA East Coast.
Fourteen competitions were held in the Western European League
in the 2002 / 2003 season. Paris-Bercy was cancelled. 161 riders
competed in at least one World Cup competition - 99 received points.
Markus Fuchs, the World Cup Champion of 2001, won the league with
107 points, ahead of Rodrigo Pessoa and Lars Nieberg, both with
The Final standings are available on FEI website www.horsesport.org
section consult/results / direct link:
European Dressage Championship At Hickstead (GBR)
Tickets are now on sale for the European Dressage Championship
which will take place from 13 to 17 August 2003 in Hickstead (GBR).
This is the first time that the Championships will be held in
Britain since they were hosted at Goodwood in 1987.
Riders are likely to include reigning European Champion, Ulla
Salzgeber, World Champion, Nadine Capellmann, and Olympic Champion,
Anky van Grunsven,
together with teams from the top dressage nations and the best
British riders aiming to gain Olympic qualification.
More information is available on the website www.edc2003.com.
European Dressage Championship Juniors And Young Riders
The European Dressage Championship Juniors and Young Riders will
take place from 24 to 27 July in Saumur (FRA).
Accreditation form is available from the FEI website section news/press
service - direct link
WEG 2002 Pictogrammes Donated To FEI
The WEG 2002 Organising Committee generously offered the copyright
of all disciplines pictograms, which had been developed for the
Equestrian Games in Jerez de la Frontera, to the FEI.
The pictograms will be used by the FEI to identify its seven equestrian
disciplines in all publications and on the website.
In The Eventing World : Coming Soon
Rolex Kentucky CCI 4 stars from 24 to 27 April in Kentucky
Horse Park, Lexington, KY (USA)
Four Star Events, the most challenging level of the sport, are
held at just four venues each year plus the Olympic Games and
World Championships every four years. Of the four annual Four
Star Events, only one, the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, takes
place in the U.S. The other annual events are at the Badminton
Horse Trials and the Burghley Horse Trials in Great Britain, and
at Adelaide in Australia.
Added Bonus: The $250,000 Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing is awarded
to any rider who wins the Rolex Kentucky, Badminton and Burghley
Four Star Events in succession. William Fox-Pitt, winner at Burghley
last fall, is expected to be on hand at the 2003 Rolex Kentucky
Three-Day Event to try to add a second victory to his attempt
to become the first Rolex Grand Slam winner.
More info on http://www.rk3de.org
Sydney CCI 3 Stars
Sydney International Three day Event will take place from 25 to
28 April, in the famous Horsley Park which hosted the equestrian
competitions of the 2002 Olympic Games.
The event will include a CCI 3 stars, where the best Australian
shall attend with their top horses.
More information on http://www.sydneyeventing.org
Reminder: Second International Conference On The Transportation
The Second International Conference on the Transportation of Horses
by Road, Sea and Air will take place at Hartpury College, Gloucestershire,
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 July 2003.
The conference will be sponsored by the FEI, the International
League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH) and the Massachusetts
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA). It will
focus on horse welfare during transport and will build on the
First Equine Transport Workshop, held in March 1999 in Middleburg,
Virginia, USA, sponsored by the MSPCA which updated earlier research
into Transport Stress in horses initiated by FEI and ILPH.
The conference is specifically aimed at industry representatives
and is expected to attract 200-300 delegates. It will review risk
factors for transport and existing guidelines for equine movement;
seek to capture the perspective of the horse transportation industry
on practical aspects of managing horses during transport, and
on the safety and design of transporters by road, sea and air.
There will be a separate Veterinary Research Group Meeting, chaired
by Professor Catherine Kohn (University of Ohio), which will provide
a forum for discussion of new information and research on equine
transport, identify areas for future study, and define
opportunities for collaboration.
For more information, please contact:
Alex Atock, Conference Secretary
International League for the Protection of Horses (I.L.P.H.) e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org, Fax: +44 (0)1953 498373
procedures for the conference.at http://www.ilph.org/items.asp?ID=145&TY=3