Equestre Internationale News
20 June 2002
Executive Board Meeting
- Berlin and Aahrus in World Cup Calendar
- CIC World Cup will be launched in August
- FEI Childrens International Jumping Competition Final
- FEI Waldfried Euro Future Cup Final
- Samsung Nations Cup Preview
- CSIO Ikast replaced by CSI Vilhelmsborg
- In Memoriam: H-N Gilljam and R. Johnson
- News from Russia
Executive Board met on 12 June 2002 in London (GBR). Among the main
topics discussed were the following:
Central European Driving Challenge
In order to further develop Driving the Executive Board approved
the creation of a Central European Driving Challenge beginning in
2003. The countries involved are Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech
Republic, Romania, Croatia and Poland.
Regional Championship of Central Asia
The Executive Board accepted the creation of a Regional Championship
of Central Asia to be held in 2003 in Kazakhstan. The Championship
will include Jumping and Dressage. Exact dates will be confirmed
at a later stage.
CSI Event Categorisation
Further to the recommendation of the Jumping Committee and its working
group, the Executive Board approved a new CSI categorisation system
for the 2003 season. The events will be categorised according to
In addition, it was agreed to change the categorisation of CSIOs
as follows: the current CSIO four-star events will become CSIO five-star
events and the current three-star events will become CSIO four-star
events. The system for one and two-star events will remain unchanged.
A new three-star category will be introduced.
The new system is expected to bring the CSIO star system in line
with the CSI system.
Course Designer at the 2002 World Cup Final in Leipzig (GER)
On the recommendation of the Jumping Committee, the FEI Executive
Board suspended the "O" status of the course designer
Mr Frank Rothenberger (GER) .This decision was taken based on Mr
Rothenberger's involvement during a training session of German riders
prior to the 2002 World Cup Final in Leipzig (GER). Mr Rothenberger
can, however, continue to function as an International Course Designer
at international events with the exception of World Championships
and Olympic Games.
An International Course Designer may be promoted to the status of
Official International Course Designer by the Bureau on the recommendation
of the Jumping Committee, which shall be based on extensive experience
and demonstrated proficiency at high level competitions (rules for
Jumping events, Annex XIII)
Dressage Rule Changes
On the recommendation of the Dressage Committee the Executive Board
approved rule changes for Dressage events. They relate to the regulation
of the publicity on arena fence, the failure of music during a Freestyle
and the starting order for competitions were riders had to qualify
(Art, 429.2, 429.12 and 425.8).
Several amendments to the Rules for the World Cup in Dressage for
the season 2002/2003 were approved. They relate to articles 480,
483, 486, 487 and 488. For all qualifying events and League Finals,
the final classification will be determined by the placings in the
Kür, as it is at the Final. The wild card attribution will
The rule changes will be published in the next FEI Bulletin and
on the FEI website.
World Championship for Young Horses in Dressage Verden
The Executive Board allocated the World Breeding Championship for
Young Horses in Dressage for the years 2003-2005 to Verden (GER)
2002 Dressage Championship of the Americas
The Executive Board approved the allocation of the 2002 Dressage
Championship of The Americas to Blainville (CAN) on 17-21 July.
The next meting of the Executive Board is scheduled during the World
Equestrian Games in Jerez (ESP) in September.
& Aarhus in World Cup Calendar for one more year
Executive Board of the FEI decided to include Aarhus and Berlin
in the FEI World Cup Calendar in the 2002 / 2003 season. The Executive
Board considered new aspects not known to the World Cup Working
Group when it met in Leipzig on 06 May 2002. Berlin and Aarhus are
included in the 2002 / 2003 season only, thus bringing the number
of events to 15. The World Cup status given to Berlin for this coming
season depends, however, on the events dislocation from the Velodrome
to the Mess halls. In the 2003 / 2004 season there will be 13 events,
of which one will organise the Final.
World Cup Will Be Launched In August
FEI has developed an Eventing World Cup based on CICs (One-Day Events)
to commence 1st August 2002.
CIC World Cup is organized as on a Three-star level CIC competition,
with three-star level qualifiers and a three-star level final.
competitions will be held for a full calendar year starting 1st
August 2002 and ending 31 August 2003.
EVENTS FOR 2002
to contractual negotiations the following events will host a CIC-W
Qualifier during the timescale August 1st 2002 to December 31st
4 August Gatcombe Park, Great Britain.
18 August Ribersborg, Malmö, Sweden.
25 August Martinvast Cherbourg, France.
10 November Nichelino-Torino, Italy.
qualifiers for the period January 1st 2003 and August 1st 2003 will
be decided upon at a meeting of the CIC World Cup Sub-Committee
at le Lion DAngers (FRA) in France on Sunday 20th October
wishing to host a qualifier for this period must apply through their
NFs in writing to the FEI Eventing Office prior to 1 August 2002.
first final will take place in Pau (FRA) 23-26 October 2003 subject
to contractual negotiations.
rules of the World Cup will be published on the FEI Bulletin 3/02
and on the FEI website.
Children's International Jumping Competition Final
2002 Final of the FEI Childrens International Jumping Competition
will take place in Brasilia (BRA) from 2 to 8 December 2002.
Waldfried Euro Future Cup Final
second Final of the FEI Waldfried Euro Future Cup will be held in
Frankfurt (GER) from 12 to 15 December 2002.
FEI Walfdried Euro Future Cup is a Dressage Series aimed at Young
Riders in Western and Central Europe which includes six events and
a Final. With the support of Walfried Dressage Stables, and the
FEI Development Fund, riders from the Central European Region are
invited to participate in Western European events. Central European
events also received financial help.
Nations Cup Preview
is still in the lead of the Samsung Nations Cup Series with 51 points
ahead of Belgium with 48 points. The Leading Horse is still Carling
King (IRL) of Kevin Babington. Cian OConnor (IRL) is now the
Leading Rider with 9 points.
week-end, seven nations will participate in the Samsung Nations
Cup of CSIO Drammen (NOR) on Saturday 22 June: Belgium, Denmark,
Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Germany. The firs round will
start at 13:00 and the second is scheduled at approx. 14:30.
results on www.dor.no.
Ikast Replaced By CSIO Vilhelmsborg (Den)
to the cancellation of CSIO***/CDIO*** Ikast, the Danish CSIO***/CDI***
will be held in Vilhelmsborg Aahrus, from 1 to 4 August.
Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein mourns the death of Hans Nicolaus
Gilljam (GER) who passed away on 8 June 2002 at the age of 71. Member
of the CHIO Aachen association ALRV since 1952, he acted as volunteer
in various position at Aachens event and became a member of
the Association in 1965. Since 1993, he belonged to the Executive
Board of the ALRV. With a great deal of personal commitment, heart
and enthusiasm he contributed to the development of the World
Equestrian Festival CHIO Aachen.
Event Veterinarian Roger F. Johnson (GBR) passed away on 26 May
2002. Mr. Johnson was a Testing Vet in the FEI Medication Control
Programme (MCP) for more than 10 years. Popular with both participants
and organisers thanks to his friendly fashion, Roger F. Johnson
used to perform the doping control at competitions together with
his wife Dinah, also a veterinarian.
***, 4-6 July 2002, Moscow (RUS)
CDI*** will take place in Moscow (RUS) from 4 through 6 July 2002.
Riders representing Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany,
Italy, the Netherlands, Russia and Ukraine will participate in it.
Anky van Grunsven (NED), European champion in 1999 and Olympic champion
in Sydney 2000, Arjen Teeuwissen (NED), Lone Jorgensen (DEN) or
Rudolf Zeilinger (GER), many time World and European championships,
will be among the competitors.
event will provide the host country with the opportunity to display
its rich equestrian tradition in sports and breeding. It will be
held at the Central Moscow Hippodrome, founded almost 170 years
ago and which is on of the oldest and most prestigious structures
of its kind in Europe. Prizes will be given out by the Russian President,
Vladimir Putin, patron of the event.
FEI World Cup Jumping
11 13 Helsinki FIN
18 20 Oslo NOR
25 27 Aarhus DEN
07 10 Verona ITA
14 17 Berlin GER
12 15 Geneva SUI
18 22 London Olympia GBR
26 30 Mechelen BEL
24 26 Leipzig GER
07 09 Bordeaux FRA
13 16 Vigo ESP
07 09 Paris Bercy FRA
14 16 Dortmund GER
20 23 s-Hertogenbosch NED
27 30 Göteborg SWE
16 20 LAS VEGAS USA
16 19 Helsinki FIN
24 26 Oslo NOR
06 09 Verona ITA
04 07 Geneva SUI
December 18 22 London Olympia GBR
December 26 30 Mechelen BEL
January 22 25 Leipzig GER
February 12 15 Vigo ESP
February 20 22 Bordeaux FRA
March 05 07 Paris Bercy FRA
March 12 14 Dortmund GER
March 25 28 s-Hertogenbosch NED
April 08 12 Göteborg SWE
One of the above events will organise the Final in 2004