Equestre Internationale News
8 August 2002
Young Riders Festival, Hagen a.T.W. (Ger)
30 July to 5 August, Hagen was dedicated to the youth and hosted
three FEI European Championships for Juniors and Pony riders as
well as the FEI/PSI World Challenge Finals 2001, without mentioning
35'000 spectators on Saturday and on Sunday went to encourage
and applaud riders participating in the FEI European Junior Jumping
Championship, European Dressage Pony Championship, FEI European
Eventing Pony Championship, as well as the finalists of the FEI
World Jumping Challenge, World Dressage Challenge and Children
Dressage Competition. All competitions took place at Ullrich Kasselmann's
stables, except the European Eventing Pony Championship, which
was organised at Bramsche/Engter, 30 min from Hagen. A total of
51 nations were represented and among those Zimbabwe, Paraguay,
Belarus, India and New
and solidarity prevailed during the whole event.
JUMPING JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP:
1. Mathieu Billot (FRA)
2. Suus Kuyten (NED)
3. Lee Williams (GBR)
DRESSAGE PONY CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Katharina Winkelhues (GER)
2. Annika Fiege (GER)
3. Stephanie Jansen (GER)
EVENTING PONY CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Wouter De Cleene (BEL)
2. Julia Krajewski (GER)
3. Miriam Borggräfe (GER)
WORLD JUMPING CHALLENGE FINAL
1. Alexandro Laitan (PAR)
2. Israel Lopez (PUR)
3. Emma Blair (NZL)
WORLD DRESSAGE CHALLENGE FINAL
1. Svetlana Yevshchik (BLR)
2. Roberta Foster (BAR)
3. Martine Lambert (ZIM)
CHILDREN DRESSAGE COMPETITION'S FINAL
1. Sarah Waddel (BRA)
2. Taylor Boyd (UAE)
3. Janice Watson (RSA)
special price for horsemanship was awarded to Julian Hyde from
who participated in the Children Dressage Competition's Final.
Nations Cup ; Battle for the Final
teams are in a battle to qualify for the Samsung Nations Cup Final,
which will take place from 22 to 25 August in Donaueschingen (GER).
total number of teams in the Final will be eight (including the
home team). The top six teams qualify for the final, plus two
wild cards (1 for the home team, one for an overseas team). As
the home team, Germany, is leading the standings with a comfortable
63 points, no wild card will be needed to qualify them. Consequently,
the best 7 teams of the standings will go to the Final, plus one
wild card for the best overseas team (USA).
The Top 5 of the current standings (Germany, Italy, Belgium, the
Netherlands, and France have secured their place to the Final.
This week-end in Dublin and Bratislava, four teams will have to
fight for the two remaining seats: Switzerland (6th with 33 points),
Sweden (7th with 31 points), Ireland (8th with 30 points) and
Great Britain (9th with 28 points).
view the current standings, visit http://www.horsesport.org/fei/consult/consult_02/con_02_01.html
Nations Cup will be held on Friday 9 August at 15:00.
Teams from Great Britain, Belgium, France, Holland, Italy, Switzerland
and Ireland will compete.
Gilles Bertran de Balanda
addition to the Nations' Cup on Friday, there are nine other international
competitions during the show, providing exciting viewing for over
20,000 spectators in the Main Arena. Over 1,500 horses, including
stallions, brood mares and foals, hunters, horses and ponies take
part in 90 showing classes and national jumping
info and results visit www.rds.ie/kerrygold
teams have confirmed their participation in the Samsung Nations
Cup of Bratislava (starting order)
9. CZECH REPUBLIC
Samsung Nations Cup will take place on Friday 9 August, first
round starting at 10:00, second round at 14:00.
more information and results, visit the official website of the
Slovak Equestrian Federation www.jazdectvo.sk
The 2001/2002 Samsung Nations Cup Series Final will take place
in Donaueschingen (GER) on Saturday 24 August.
Electronics has supported sports marketing activities world-wide
with a strong initiative in equestrian sports since 1988. In 1996
Samsung took the world-wide sponsorship of the Nations Cup in
cooperation with the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI),
the ruling body of the world-wide equestrian sport.
Samsung DIGITall, everyone's invited
further information about the Samsung Nations Cup Series or other
sports marketing activities, visit: http://www.samsungnationscup.com
Gandini World Jumping Riders Rankings
changes in the Top Ten. Ludger Beerbaum still leads the rankings
with 3547 points, ahead of Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA) and Rolf-Göran
the jumping rankings on http://www.horsesport.org/fei/consult/consult_02/con_02_01.html
BCM World Dressage Riders Rankings
Salzgeber (GER) leads the rankings with 79.949 points. Olympic
Champion Anky van Grunsven goes up from 10th to 8th place.
Complete rankings on the FEI website
the dressage rankings on http://www.horsesport.org/fei/consult/consult_02/con_02_02.html
FEI World Eventing Rankings On The FEI Website
FEI World Eventing Rankings are now available on the FEI website
in a dynamic format. The details of the scores can be viewed by
clicking on the riders' name.
Macrí (ITA) one of the pioneer of Endurance in Italy, recently
passed away, aged 44. He defended the Italian colours in the most
endurance rides, including three European and three World Championships.
International Endurance Judge, member of the Italian National
Commission since 1999, Romano Marcrí acted as technical
consultant for developing Endurance at the Qatar Equestrian Federation
for several years.
Hugo-Vidal (USA), passed away on 3 August 2002 aged 68. Named
Horseman of the Year in 1971 by the USA NF, Hugo Vidal was a trainer,
breeder and served on several committees of the USA NF such as
the Hunter Seat Equitation, Licensed Officials Committee and the
Drugs & Medications Committee. Recognised judge in several
disciplines, he also served on the Board of Directors and the
Executive Committee of the USA NF for several years.
PRESS NEWS IN COOPERATION WITH:
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO.
Samsung Electronics has supported sports marketing activities
world-wide with a strong initiative in equestrian sports since
1988. In 1996 Samsung took the world-wide sponsorship of the Nations
Cup. Samsung is a long time partner of equestrian sport and has
been the patron of the International Jumping and Dressage competitions
(now called Challenge) aimed at developing the sport on a worldwide
basis since 1988. Samsung believes strongly in the values of sport,
which promote deeper understanding and mutual exchange between
people of the world.
GANDINI HIGH FASHIO FABRICS
Gandini Tessuti Alta Moda (Gandini High Fashion Fabrics) was founded
in 1925 and is active in the creation and design of high-quality
fabrics. In 2001 Gandini became the new sponsor of the FEI World
Jumping Riders Rankings.
Best Communication & Management, BCM, is specialised in the
organisation, management and sponsorship of equestrian events.
BCM's services range from providing various facilities to organising
the entire show. Beside its activities in event organisation,
BCM is also the publisher of the official equestrian yearbook
'L'Année Hippique,' and of the monthly magazine 'Horse
International'.Since 1998, BCM supports the World Cup Dressage
and the World Dressage Rankings.
In 2001 Performance Sales International (PSI) granted its support
to the FEI Jumping and Dressage Challenge. This series of approximately
100 competitions taking place in over 60 countries serves to develop
dressage and show jumping in nations wishing to reach the highest
Since 1999, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Equestrian and Racing
Federation produces the FEI Endurance Riders Rankings. The 2001
edition was won by Dato Kamruddin bin Abdul Ghani (MAS).
Thank you to the supporters of the Driving discipline: Finn Caspersen,
supporter of the Four-in-Hand Top Driver Award, Van der Wiel Harness
supporter of the Top Driver Award for Pairs, Kühnle who supports
the Singles Top Driver Award. The US company Driving Essentials
and the Canadian Freedman Harness support the North American Challenge
WALDRIED DRESSAGE STABLES
Since 2001, Waldfried Dressage Stables is supporting the Euro
Future Cup, a Dressage Series aimed at encouraging the progress
of Young Riders.
The FEI would like to take this opportunity to thank its faithful
sponsors for their ongoing support.