Equestre Internationale News
- Eventing in the Olympic programme
- World Single Driving Championship in Conty
- 2002 WEG security
- Samsung Nations Cup Final. Super League team selection
- date for national Jumping Championships
- IPEC Open European Dressage Championship
Recommended For Exclusion Of The Olympic Programme by the IOC
Olympic Programme Commission
The FEI was informed of the conclusions of the Olympic Programme
Commission report which was presented to the International Olympic
Committee (IOC) Executive Board on 28 August 2002 in Lausanne
(SUI). The commission was in charge of reviewing the Olympic Programme
and presented recommendations on the programme of the 2008 Olympic
Games in Beijing.
Three sports and five disciplines were recommended for exclusion
of the Olympic programme, among which the equestrian discipline
of Eventing, considering the costs for venue preparations and
operations for Games OC and the issue of safety of athletes and
Since the 2000 Olympic Games, the FEI has conducted a thorough
study on the discipline of Eventing, consulting with a number
of specialists inside and outside the sport. Important changes
were made in the discipline format to improve safety both of the
riders and horses and a global safety programme was put in place.
The FEI worked with the IOC to significantly reduce the "Minimum
Requirements for Olympic Games" and important changes to
the format of the Olympic Eventing competition were adopted to
lower the cost of staging the discipline for the OC.
The FEI organised several meetings with the OC of the 2004 Olympic
Games (ATHOC) in order to review the budget of the infrastructure
of the equestrian competitions.
The FEI expresses its surprise that changes are proposed for the
2008 Olympic Games, as Beijing was allocated the Games under the
conditions that all sports and disciplines present in Athens were
Decisions on inclusion/exclusion of sports within the Olympic
programme will be made during the 114th IOC Session in Mexico
at the end of November. Changes regarding disciplines and events
will be further discussed during future IOC Executive Board meetings.
The FEI will study in detail the Olympic Programme Commission's
report and ask the IOC for further details. A comprehensive presentation
will be submitted to the IOC Executive Board before the IOC session
The full Olympic Programme Commission's report can be found on
The FEI report on "The Future of Eventing" is available
section reference, working docs, reports
World Single Driving Championship in Conty (Fra)
The second edition of the World Single Driving Championship started
yesterday Thursday 29th August in Conty, France. After one competitor
was eliminated at the 1st horses inspection, 54 teams from 18
countries will start. The dressage will take place on Thursday
and Friday, the marathon on Saturday and the cones on Sunday.
Titleholder Arja Mikkonen and SG Oberon (FIN) will participate.
For more information, visit www.conty-worlddriving.com
2002 World Equestrian Games
Security in place in Jerez
Jerez de la Frontera. Security for competitors and spectators
alike is of paramount concern for the Organizing Committee (OC)
of the World Equestrian Games at Jerez. Development of a Safety
Plan started more than a year ago by forming a special Task Force.
It includes members of the Town Hall of Jerez, National Police,
Local Police, Sub-delegation of Government, Guardia Civil, Protección
civil and the Organizing Committee.
All locations connected with the Games will be under special protection,
beginning from 7. September. Only after the last horses have left
the stables on 25. September the extra protection will be eased.
During daytime 150 agents, watchmen and assistants will be in
charge of security. The permanent supervision over a 24 hour period
will be performed by a team of 60 watchmen and assistants. For
days with an extra heavy turnout of spectators safety measures
are raised by adding more security forces. This includes the facilities
of Garrapilos, where on Saturday, 14. September, the Cross Country
competition for the Eventers will take place. Garrapilos being
a military installation, safety is in experienced hands. The sport
complex of Chapin will be enclosed by roughly 4000 meters of fence
line. Altogether with the security measures described before,
more than 1.000 agents from the Security National Department and
local department look after the safety of spectators and competitors
during the World Equestrian Games.
DURING THE GAMES, WEG DAILY NEWS ON WWW.HORSESPORT.ORG
Samsung Nations Cup Series
Italy won the Final
Super League team selection
The Samsung Nations Cup World Final took place on 24 August in
Second in the Samsung Nations Cup standings before the final,
Italy won the Final with 4 points penalty, ahead of Belgium (12)
and France (12). (ref.. Samsung Nations Cup release on FEI website)
Donaueschingen was the last Final of the Samsung Nations Cup Series
in its present format. In conjunction with the Final, Samsung
formally announced their support of the Super League to be launched
in 2003. The eight events part of the Super League will be announced
in the coming weeks.
For the initial year of the Super League the eight teams will
be selected based on:
1) Their placing in the standings of the Nations Cup competitions
from March to October 2002 (including CSIO Athens (GRE) and excluding
2002 Nations Cup Final). The same formula as the Nations Cup standings
will apply, i.e. the points of the eight best results will be
added 2) Their placing in the team competition at the 2002 World
Equestrian Games (half the points of the standings)
The following table indicates the number o points given for the
team placing at the World Equestrian Games and in the Nations
Cup 2002 standings:
Placing 2002 WEG 2002 Nations Cup
1st 14 28
2nd 11 22
3rd 9 18
4th 7 14
5th 6 12
6th 5 10
7th 4 8
8th 3 6
9th 2 4
10th 1 2
standings and results of all CSIO part of the Samsung Nations
Cup Series are published on the FEI website http://www.horsesport.org/fei/consult/consult_02/con_02_01.html
Date For National Jumping Championships
As of 2004, the 1st week-end of August will remain free of international
jumping events in Western Europe, in order to facilitate the organisation
of National Championships.
1st Open European Championship In Dressage For People With
The first Open European Dressage Championship for people with
disabilities will take place in Anadia, Portugal from 16 to 22
It will be run under IPEC (International Paralympic Equestrian
Committee) rules. The Championships are divided into 4 Grades
(level). The riders will perform a Warm-up competition and then
the Individual Championship competition. In addition, each rider
will ride a Freestyle to Music test in the same Grade as his or
her Individual Test.
FEI 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.