Equestre Internationale News
GANDINI WORLD JUMPING RIDERS RANKINGS
The leader of the FEI Gandini World Jumping Riders Rankings, Ludger
Beerbaum of Germany keeps his position of leader, with 3577 points
ahead of the Swiss Markus Fuchs (2952 pts) and Brazilian Rodrigo
Pessoa (2486 pts). Beerbaum will drop a record number of 675 pts
at the end of the month, reducing the gap to his runner-up Fuchs,
who will however also drop a fair amount of points (325).
The 25th World Cup Champion Marcus Ehning (GER) recuperates the
4th place of the rankings thanks to the 180 points earned in Las
Laura Kraut, best American rider of the World Cup Final, earned
95 points in Las Vegas and is now 17th.
For complete rankings, click on http://www.horsesport.org/fei/consult/consult_02/con_02_01.html
FEI BCM WORLD DRESSAGE RIDERS RANKINGS
Ulla Salzgeber (GER) leads the FEI BCM World Dressage Riders Rankings
with a score of 80.475 points. She is followed by Nadine Capellmann
(GER) and Lisa
Wilcox (USA). Debbie McDonald (USA) drops one place and is now
5th, behind Beatrizz Ferrer-Salat who is now 4th.
Complete Dressage rankings on: http://www.horsesport.org/fei/consult/consult_02/con_02_02.html
SAMSUNG SUPER LEAGUE
COMING YOUR WAY VERY SOON!
The all-important draw for the Nations Cup competition will take
place during the official launch of the Samsung Super League series
at 20.45 on Friday May 9th in La Baule.
Definite entries and further information on La Baule are available
on website: www.labaule-cheval.com.
As the series draws nearer there has been further clarification
of the situation regarding the participation of teams at each
event. In La Baule, Rome, Hickstead, Dublin and Rotterdam only
the eight Super League teams will compete while at St. Gallen,
and for the final event in Barcelona, the national teams are also
invited. A team from the United States of America has, exceptionally,
been invited to Aachen.
A reminder of the schedule for this first running of the Samsung
Super League series:
1. La Baule FRA (8-11 May) Sunday 11 May
2. Rome ITA (22-25 May) Friday 23 May
3. St Gallen SUI (29 May-1 June)Sunday 1 June
4. Aachen GER (17-22 June) Friday 20 June
5. Hickstead GBR (23-27 July) Friday 25 July
6. Dublin IRL (6-10 August) Friday 8 August
7. Rotterdam NED (28-31 August) Friday 29 August (CHANGE OF DATE)
8. Barcelona ESP (18-21 September)Sunday 21 September.
FEI DEVELOPMENT WORKING GROUP
The Executive Board, in its March meeting in Zurich, approved
the creation of a Development Working Group in the framework of
the FEI Strategic Planning Committee. The Working Group will consider
the future role and direction for the Development Department within
the global FEI strategy. Its goals are: 1) Establish a regional
coaching structure; 2) Review development programmes for NFs;
3) Establish progressive regional competitions and championships.
This should enable the FEI to develop the fantastic potential
of its small NFs which represent the basis and future of the Equestrian
The Development Working Group will be composed of the following
Gerry Mullins (IRL), Chairman
Cristoph Hess (GER)
Karl-Heinz Giebmanns (GER)
Jean-Philippe Camboulives (FRA)
Peter Strijbosch (NED)
All members have a broad experience in the field of sports development
and coaching and will hold their first meeting by end of May (exact
date to be confirmed).
THE HORSE IN OUTSIDER ART
On May 5, 2003 an exhibition on "the horse in Outsider Art"
opened in the museum im Lagerhaus St. Gallen, Switzerland. The
exhibition comprises of approximately 150 works: paintings, drawings
and sculptures from 60 outsider artists all with the theme of
The exhibition in the Lagerhaus, a museum which concentrates on
naïve and Outsider Art coincides with the CSIO St. Gallen
(29 May to 1 June) and is open until 6 July 2003.
Outsider art comprises naïve art, art created by mentally
handicapped, by visionaries or by self-taught artists outside
of the mainstream of the art world. Among the major outsider artists
in the exhibition are Adolf Dietriech, Aloise, Carlo, Jaber, Hans
Krüsi, Michel Nedjar, Martin Ramirez André Robillard,
Louis Soutter, the artists from Gugging and the Navajo Indian
woman Mamie Deschillie
A catalogue was published, edited by Max E. Amman. A limited number
are available free of charge from the FEI.
Jozsef (Joe) Turi died on 29 April 2003, one week after an accident
when riding a motorcycle. He was 47 years old.
Joe Turi was born in Hungary and came to England as a young boy
and stayed. In the mid eighties, he became a member of the British
Jumping Team, competing for his adopted country in the 1988 Olympic
Games where he finished 14th.
After political changes in Easter Europe, Joe Turi returned to
his native Hungary and now as Jozsef Turi became immediately the
mainstay in the Hungarian Jumping team. In 1998 he rode for Hungary
in the Wold Equestrian Games, finishing 6th. He was in Sydney
for the 2000 Olympic Games but was unable to compete because his
horse was lame.
In addition, Joe Turi rode in three European Championships, winning
the team Gold medal in 1989 in the British team. He qualified
six times for the World Cup Final (4 times for Great Britain,
twice for Hungary) placing ninth in 1988.
Turi rode in more than 50 Nations Cups, among which 33 for Great
Britain, and was in 16 wining teams. His major individual sport
achievement was in 1987 at Olympia when, riding Vital, he won
the World Cup Competition