Equestre Internationale News
2 July 2002
FEI Gandini World Jumping Riders Rankings
-Top Ten Final
- FEI Gandini World Jumping Rankings
- FEI BCM World Dressage Rankings
- CHIO Aachen
- Meeting of the Strategic Planning Committee
- Nations qualified for the Reining competitions of the WEG 2002
- 2002 IPC World Driving Championship
- CDI Brno and Waldfried Euro Future Cup
- European Jumping Pony Championship in Lanaken
- In Memoriam
Top Ten Final
The second Final of the Top Ten, reserved to the 10 best riders
of the FEI Gandini World Jumping Riders Rankings, will be held again
in Geneva (SUI) on Saturday 14 December 2002, in the frame of the
The successful first final of the Top Ten, organised in Geneva in
December 2001, saw the victory of the leader of the Rankings, Ludger
The formula of the Final will be finalised by the International
Riders Club (IJRC) in cooperation with the FEI in October 2002.
FEI BCM World Dressage Rankings
Ludger Beerbaum (GER), winner of the Grand Prix of CHIO Aachen,
earned 579 points this month, compensating a bit more than half
the 1064 points he dropped from June 2001. Beerbaum earned no less
than 445 points in six of the seven competitions of CHIO Aachen
counting for the rankings.
Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA) recuperated almost all the points he dropped
from last year, and is now only some 500 points behind
Beerbaum (compared to about 1000 last month). Pessoa earned 160
points in Spruce Meadows, 115 in Aachen and 60 in Balve.
Rolf-Göran Bengtsson (SWE) went up one place and is now third.
He earned 100 points in CSI-A Cannes and 260 in Aachen.
Lars Nieberg (GER) only obtained 30 points in Aachen, and consequently
went down to 6th place, as he was dropping 635 points at the end
of the month. Franke Sloothaak (GER) was kicked out of the Top 10,
from 9th to 12th place.
Leslie Howard (USA) found her way to the Top 10 for the first time
ever. She is the first woman rider in the Top 10 since December
1999 (Lesley McNaught). Howard earned 287.5 points in CSI-W Spruce
Meadows only. Several other ladies are performing well: Laura Kraut
(USA) who was only 30th two months ago is now 15th, Margie Goldstein-Engle
(USA) went up from 25th to 18th place and the young Swedish rider
Malin Baryard progressed from 28th to 22nd place.
The FEI BCM World Dressage Riders Rankings are still dominated by
Ulla Salzgeber (GER) with an unchanged score of 79.949.
Lisa Wilcox (USA) exchanged place with Arjen Teeuwissen (NED) and
is now 5th with 75.992 points. She finished 4th in the Kür
in CHIO Aachen. Beatriz Ferrer Salat, had excellent scores in Aachen
and Balve, which were included in her ten best scores counting for
the rankings: she finished 3rd in the Grand Prix and Kür in
Aachen and 3rd in the Grand Prix and second in the Kür in Balve.
She moved up from 9th to 7th place of the rankings.
Despite her performance in Aachen, where she scored 83.75% in the
Kür, Nadine Capellmann (GER) is not yet in a position to steal
the 2nd place of the rankings from Lars Petersen (DEN).
Ludger Beerbaum's week in Aachen was record-breaking. Three victories,
crowned by a triumph in the Grand Prix on Sunday on his horse Goldfever
3, with 48,46 seconds in the jump-off, ahead of World Cup Champion
Otto Becker (GER) on Dobel´s Cento (50.50). Markus Fuchs (SUI)
finished third on Tinka's Boy in front of 45.000 spectators, who
had watched the Soccer World Cup Final, which had been broadcast
live in the stadium earlier in the afternoon.
On Friday, Switzerland won the Nations Cup part of the Samsung Nations
Cup Series with a team composed of Beat Mändli/Gryfino, Paul
Freimüller/Himmerdor, Dehlia Oevray/King Cavalier and Markus
Fuchs/Tinkas Boy. Germany finished second and Belgium third.
Nadine Capellmann (GER) and Farbenfroh, won the Aachen Dressage
Grand Prix for the first time, finishing 0.26 points ahead of Ulla
Michael Freund (GER) was presented with the 2001 Top Driver Award
Trophy by the Chairman of the FEI Driving Committee Jack Pemberton
during a ceremony on the showground on Saturday. On the Sunday,
Freund won the obstacle driving competition, and ensured the team
title for Germany with his team mates Rainer Duen and Christoph
Sandmann. The Netherlands took the second place ahead of Sweden.
Michael Freund won the individual classification ahead of new comer
Mark Weusthof (NED) and Tomas Eriksson (SWE), who had the best score
in the Marathon on Friday.
Werner Ulrich (SUI) leads the FEI Finn Caspersen Four-in-Hand Top
Driver Award with 37 pts.
Complete info and results on www.chioaachen.de
Meeting of the Strategic
Planning Committee In Aachen
Nations qualified for the Reining competitions of the World
Equestrian Games 2002
The principle topic on the Agenda of the Strategic Planning Committee
(SPC) meeting held recently in Aachen (GER) was a meeting with
the FEI Dressage Committee to discuss the progress of the Strategic
Plan. This was part of an ongoing series of meetings with the
FEI technical committees.
All the members of the Dressage Committee attended in addition
to the World Cup Director Mr Joep Bartels (NED). There was a very
open discussion on the future of the discipline and ways to increase
its popularity outside of the traditional areas. Issues such as
Judging, dress code and TV were all discussed. The meeting recommended
a joint working group be established to progress the future development
of the discipline.
The SPC also discussed the implementation of the Business Plan
and a report from the SPC Endurance Working Group.
The two qualifying events or the Reining competitions took place
in Reggio Emilia (ITA) in May and Gladstone (USA) last week-end.
The following nations qualified a teams for the World Equestrian
Games: Austria, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Germany, Great Britain,
Italy, Switzerland, Sweden and USA.
The following nations qualified individuals:
France = 2 riders
Mexico = 2 riders
Hollande = 1 rider
Czech Republic = 1 rider
is a quota of 46 riders and 46 horses.
IPC World Carriage Driving Championships
2002 World championships for disabled drivers/ Singles will be held
from 25 to 29 September 2002 in Greven (GER). The championship will
take place at the same time as the German national driving championships
for pony-four-in-hand and horse pairs.
und Fahrverein St. Martin Greven-Bockholt in Greven,
Kuratorium für Therapeutisches Reiten e.V. (DKThR)
may be two- or four-wheeled. There will be three set of results.
One for Grade I drivers, one for Grade II drivers and one for teams.
The Marathon will be held on Saturday 28 September.
request, the Organising Committee will provide horse and carriages
with priority to competitors outside of Europe.
supports international equestrian sport for people with disabilities.
Medical Classifiers determine a Grade for each competitor. IPEC
produces rule books for Dressage and Driving as well as Dressage
tests suitable for all Grades. The FEI and IPEC signed a cooperation
agreement in 2001.
Brno (Cze) and Waldfried Euro
a long break, it is very rewarding to see the Dressage discipline
back in the Czech Republic, which has a long tradition in equestrian
sport. For four years, an international Dressage event is organised
in the equestrian club of Panska Licha, in Brno. In
2002 the event became a CDI *** and was included in the FEI Waldfried
Euro Future Cup.
Brno took place from 21 to 23 June and included riders from six
nations. The Swiss rider winner Silvia Ilke on Florian won the Grand
Prix. The Freestyle to Music was won by Angela Hergeth (GER) on
Transpofix. The Euro Future Cup competition, sponsored by Walfried
Stables was dominated by Germany which trusted the first 3 places
with Benjamin Werndl on Achill. In the team classification the first
place went to Germany, the second place to the mixed team composed
of two Polish riders and one Hungarian rider.
European Jumping Pony Championship
the last weekend of July, the domain of Zangersheide will be the
scene of European Championship for pony riders. The original plan
was to also host the Dressage and Eventing for the 25th international
title for ponies organised in Lanaken, but logistical problems forced
the Organising Committee to move these two championships to Hagen
European Championship is the ultimate test for pony-riders. And
that means top-sport. The best example thereof is Malin Baryard.
The Swedish girl was European Champion in 1990 on Inishannon and
now ranks among the world's top.
years later Inishannon, ridden by Jakob Hellström, won the
gold medal again. He now belongs to the few ponies that won two
titles. Colton Maelstrom and Machno Carwyn also belong to the ranks
of these Golden Ponies. Both are jumping at the highest
level. The stallion Machno Carwyn is among the favourites of the
championship. This Welsh pony was born in England and, at 10-yr-old,
is now starting for Switzerland. In 1999, he finished in shared
eleventh place at the European Championship and in the following
years, he proved unbeatable. His rider Faye Schoch (SUI) has grown
out of the pony class and it is up to her brother Jordan to continue
the success story. In Fontainebleau, among a field of powerful competitors,
he finished second in the Grand Prix.
European Championship starts with two qualifiers, in which the finalists
can start in the Grand Prix with a clean slate. This class has two
rounds in which the fences will eventually go up to 1.30m-1.35m
with a possible jump-off. The traditional Nations Cup will be held
on the last day. Great Britain reigned supreme last year. But it
often happens that the countries finish so close together tat a
jump-off determine the winner.
23rd July 2002
- 19.00 Pony inspection
hrs Chefs dEquipe Meeting
24th July 2002
hrs Competition nr. S1 Training Session (Warm-up)
for all competitors with ponies participating at the EC
Competition nr. S2 European Championship 1st qualification
25th July 2002
hrs Competition nr. S3 CSIP
Competition nr. S4 CSIP
Competition nr. S5 E.C. 2nd Qualification
26th July 2002
hrs Competition S6 Consolation Competition Individual
Competition nr. S7 CSIP
Competition nr. S8 European Championship Individual Final
27th July 2002
hrs Competition nr. S9 CSIP
Competition nr. S10 Team E.C. Consolation
Competition nr. S11 CSIP
Disco evening for everybody
28th July 2002
hrs Competition nr. S12 CSIP Grand Prix
Competition nr. S13 European Championship Team Final
Distribution of prizes and indemnities (Art. 130)
Hansen, the captain of the 1964 New Zealand Olympic Jumping team,
died recently aged 74, after a year-long battle against cancer.
The 1964 team was the first New Zealand team ever to compete in
the Olympics. Riding Tide, Bruce Hansen finished 31st in the event.