Equestre Internationale News
15 September 2002
Executive Board meets with the Eventing Committee to discuss their
proposal to respond to the Olympic Programme Commission's recommendation
to exclude Eventing from the Olympic programme
conjunction with the World Equestrian Games, the Executive Board
Committee held a meeting with the Eventing Committee on Saturday,
15 September 2002 in Jerez de la Frontera (ESP).
following Executive Board Members were present: HRH The Infanta
Doña Pilar de Borbón (ESP), President, Freddy Serpieri
(GR E), 1st Vice President, Leopoldo Palacios (VEN), 2nd Vice
President, Guilherme Sarmento, Treasurer, Hanfried Haring (GER),
member and Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee. The Secretary
General Dr Bo Helander (SWE) also attended the meeting.
following members of the Eventing Committee attended the meeting:
Wayne Roycroft (AUS), Chairman, Giuseppe Della Chiesa (ITA), Jack
Le Goff (USA), William Henson (GBR), and Eddy Stibbe (AHO) representing
respectively the organisers and the riders within the Committee.
FEI Eventing Committee presented a proposal to respond to the
issues raised in the IOC Programme Commission's report, which
was pres ented to the IOC Executive Board on 28 August 2002. The
Commission, in charge of reviewing the Olympic Programme for the
2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, recommended that three sports and
five disciplines were excluded of the Olympic Programme, among
which the equestrian discipline of Eventing.
Executive Board studied in depth the proposal of the Eventing
Committee and fully supported its approach. To address the concerns
of the IOC Commission, the FEI will propose a shorter Olympic
competition formula, along the lines of the existing CIC format.
detailed proposal will be circulated to the National Federations
for consideration and comments and will be made available immediately
after the World Equestrian Games. It is expected that a meeting
between the FEI and the IOC will be organised to present the FEI
proposal by mid-October 2002.
on inclusion/exclusion of disciplines within the Olympic programme
will be made during the IOC session in Mexico on 28 and 29 November