Equestre Internationale News
6 November 2003
FEI Gandini World Jumping Riders Rankings
- FEI BCM World Dressage Riders Rankings
- World Cup Jumping in Verona
- Intenational Golden Years Trophy
- FEI Eventing World Cup
- 5-year strategic plan announced for Reining
- Meeting Group I and II
- This week-end: Adelaide Horse Trial
FUCHS (SUI) NUMBER ONE FOR THE 5TH CONSECUTIVE MONTH
Markus Fuchs firmly leads the FEI Gandini World Jumping Riders
Rankings with 3465 points, more than 500 points ahead of Ludger
Beerbaum (GER), second with 2958 points. Markus Ehning is third
with 2489 points.
Fuchs obtained most of his points at the CSI 5* which was organised
for the first time in Kuala Lumpur (MAS) from 2 to 5 October.
first change in the Top Ten is the exchange of places between
Lars Nieberg (GER) and Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA) who are now 6th and
10th, Michael Whitaker is back in the Top Ten he was 17th
last month thanks to his performance in Syracuse, NY (USA)
where he earned 100 points, Hannover (55 points) and Kuala Lumpur
Kraut (USA) finished 2nd in the World Cup of Washington (USA)
and earned 105 points there, and 70 more points in Harrisburg
(USA). She goes up two places and is now 16th. Just behind her,
Samantha McIntosh (BUL), who was 23rd last month and earned 185
points in Kuala Lumpur and 60 pts in Hannover, where she finished
4th in the Grand Prix.
month will see the big fight to qualify for the 3rd Top Ten Final
which will be held in Geneva on 6 December 2003. The rankings
will exceptionally be closed one week before the end of the month,
on 24 November, to decide on the Top Ten Final participating field.
The present No 10, Michael Whitaker, is only 28 points ahead of
his runner-up Malin Baryard who has no intention of missing her
appointment with the public of Geneva Palexpo arena who is so
found of her. Only 35 points behind is Ludo Philippaerts (BEL),
who finished 6th at last years Final and surely wants to
compete against the best riders of the world again on that occasion.
The World Cup season has now started for real, and riders will
strive to obtain points this week-end in Verona and the following
one in Berlin and Toronto. The CSI 4* of Wiener Stadthalle (AUT)
will also be an event to score a fair amount of points, as will
CSI 4* in Stuttgart on the closing week-end of the rankings.
rankings on www.horsesport.org, section consult, results, jumping
BCM WORLD DRESSAGE RIDERS RANKINGS
Ulla Salzgeber still Number One
80.624 points, the European Champion Ulla Salzgeber (GER) is the
undisputed leader of the FEI BCM World Dressage Riders Rankings,
ahead of Lisa Wilcox (USA) and Beatriz Ferrer-Salat (ESP).
first change in the Top Ten can be found at the 7th place, which
is now in the hands of Klausen Husenbeth (GER), who finished second
in the Grand Prix and Kür of Bremen on Piccolino 19.
Werth (GER) is back in the Top Ten (9th) thanks to her 3rd place
in the Grand Prix and Kür of Bremen with Anthony FRH.
Sidneva, who won the World Cup of Marianske Lazne (CZE) last September
(but which results where only taken into consideration this month
due to late reception at the FEI) enters the Top Ten.
progression of the Austrian rider Victoria Max-Theurer who goes
up from 23rd to 16th place thanks to her 4th place in the Grand
Prix and 3rd place in the Kür of Marianske Lazne.
rankings on www.horsesport.org, section consult, results, dressage
WORLD CUP JUMPING
Western European League
Van der Vleuten, victorious at the opening leg in Helsinki, Finland
and fourth in Oslo, heads the league table for the Netherlands
with a tally of 33 points to date.
is the next venue for the series on 9November. The charming Italian
city celebrates its 105th Horse Show which has long been an important
meeting place for equestrian enthusiasts from all around the world.
This year Verona will host the World Cup for the third consecutive
time. A total of 10 World Cup Qualifiers have taken place in Italy
beginning with the competitions held in Milan in 1983 and Birago
in 1984. The series then moved to Casalecchio di Reno between
1995 and 2000.
Stanny van Paesschen and O de Pomme took the honours in Verona
in 2001 and last years winners were Rodrigo Pessoa and Gandini
Lianos for Brazil. This year Olaf Petersen is Course Designer
and the CSI W programme, which runs over three days from 6 to
9 November, offers a prizefund of 231,387 Euro.
FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE THIRD LEG OF THE FEI WORLD CUP SERIES
IN VERONA CONTACT:
Website: www.fieracavalli.com. Press Officer: Caterina Vagnozzi
- Tel: ++ 39 06 321 8857. Fax: ++ 39 06 361 0419. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
: Jos Lansink rode AK Zandor Z, not AK Caridor Z as previously
stated, when finishing second in the FEI World Cup competition
in Oslo, Norway on 26 October.
FEI WORD CUP JUMPING SERIES - CALENDAR OF EVENTS
1, Helsinki - 19 October; 2, Oslo - 26 October; 3, Verona - 9
November; 4, Berlin - 16 November; 5, Geneva - 7 December; 6,
Olympia, London - 21 December; 7, Mechelen - 30 December; 8, Leipzig
- 25 January; 9, Amsterdam - 1 February; 10, Bordeaux - 7 February;
11, Vigo - 14 February; 12, Paris - 6 March; 13, s'Hertogenbosch
- 28 March; 14, Gothenburg - 11 April. Final in Milan - 21-25
TOP-TEN ON THE LEADERBOARD AFTER ROUND 2 AT OSLO
1. Eric van der Vleuten - 33
2. Robert Smith - 21
3. Malin Baryard - 18
E4. Jos Lansink/Helena Weinberg - 17
E6, Richard Davenport/Bruno Broucqsault - 15
E8, Jeroen Dubbeldam/Michel Hecart - 13
E10, Marco Kutscher/Maria Gretzer - 12.
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OF THE INTERNATIONAL GOLDEN YEARS TROPHY
Final of the International Golden Years Trophy took place on 26
October 2003 in Moorsele (BEL).
Cappellin (SUI) finished first of the Final for the Young Riders
category, ahead of Vincent Voorn (NED) and Julien Daunat (FRA).
Final for Juniors was won by Suus Kuyten (NED) followed by Raphaele
Leyendecker (FRA) and Tim Gredley (GBR).
Golden Years Trophy is a Series aimed at Young Riders and Juniors
in Jumping, and in 2004, included 10 qualifying events all over
complete standings are available from the FEI website www.horsesport.org,
section results, jumping.
EVENTING WORLD CUP RESUMES AT CIC-W NICHELINO (ITA)
FEI Eventing World Cup resumes this weekend, only two weeks after
the very successful Final held at Pau, France, that concluded
the series initial season. An impressive field of 56 riders
and 68 horses will convene at Nichelino, near the Italian city
of Turin, for the first leg of the second season. The nations
taking part are Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, France, Great Britain,
Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, The Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand,
Poland, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland and Tunisia. The countries
with the largest number of riders are Poland and Switzerland,
six participants each, along with the home nation who has entered
Dressage test will take place over two days due to the high number
of entries. It begins today at 13h00 and will continue tomorrow
Friday 7 November from 9h00 to 16h30. Dressage will be followed
by Cross Country scheduled on Saturday 8 November from 12h30 to
16h00. Sunday 9 November will be devoted to Jumping, beginning
at 14h00, which will be followed by the prize-giving ceremony
at approximately 16h30.
2nd World Cup qualifier will be held in the United States at Tallahassee,
FL from 12 to 14 March 2004.
2004 FEI Eventing World Cup season will consist of 17 qualifiers
and a Final held according to the following calendar (subject
to approval by the FEI Eventing Committee and Bureau).
ITA 7-9 November 2003
Tallahassee, FL USA 12-14 March 2004
Temecula, CA USA 26-28 March 2004
Belo Horizonte, Lagoa Santa BRA 1-3 April 2004
Kihikihi NZL 1011 April 2004 TBC
Chatsworth GBR 15-16 May 2004
(Werribee) Melbourne, VIC AUS 12-14 June 2004
Luhmühlen GER 1720 June 2004
Moscow RUS 17-20 June 2004
Strzegom POL 26-29 June 2004 ? or
Kalispell (Rebecca Farm), MT USA 23-25 July 2004
Warwick AUS 24-25 July 2004
Lulworth GBR 30 Jul1st Aug 2004 TBC
Hardwick (Over The Walls) USA 30 Jul1st Aug 2004 TBC
Martinvast FRA 26-29 August 2004
Malmö (Ribbersborg) SWE 2629 August 2004 TBC
Waregem BEL 9-12 September 2004
Pau FRA 20-24 october 2004 TBC
Malmö SWE August TBC
order to encourage the participation of the worlds best
riders and make the sport of Eventing more accessible and exciting
for the general public, some modifications have been brought to
the series rules. The main change consists in the allocation
of points. World Cup points will be allocated to competitors only,
as opposed to competitor/horse combination as was the case during
the first season. The three best results will count towards the
final standings. Points will be allocated to all riders that have
completed the competition.
ANNOUNCES FIVE YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN FOR REINING
First FEI World Reining Masters to feature $100,000 Final
FEI Reining Committee has released details on a five-year plan
to position the sport of Reining within FEI as a major discipline.
Known as the Road to Aachen and Beyond, the plan focuses
on the implementation of important competitions internationally
for horses six years of age and older, while increasing the number
of countries where the discipline is held.
implementation of the five year plan is strategically the logical,
next step toward the growth of reining as an international discipline,
stated Frank Costantini, FEI Reining Committee Chairman. The
committee is pleased to share this plan with the Reining community
and the equestrian world. In development for two years, the plan
moves the sport forward following its successful debut at the
World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain last year, Costantini
of the 10-point plan include:
Management of an international series, The FEI World Reining Masters,
beginning in 2004 for individual riders
2) Assist 15 countries to hold CRI qualifiers in 2004
3) Continental championships starting in 2003, with all continents
hosting a championship by 2005
4) Three Nations Cup competitions held in 2004, increasing
to six in 2006.
5) Qualification of a minimum of 15 teams for the World Equestrian
Games in 2006, to be held in Aachen, Germany
6) The incorporation of Reining as a discipline in FEI Childrens
competition in 2006
7) The introduction of Reining through clinics and demonstrations,
to a minimum of two countries per year, beginning in 2004
Organizing a World Championship for Reining in 2008
9) The development of a platform for Reining to enable the discipline
to fulfil its Olympic aspiration
10) Development of a funding mechanism for the growth of Reining
internationally, and keeping prize money in line with other FEI
first element of the plan is the implementation of the FEI World
Reining Masters, announced in July of this year. The Reining Masters
is a series of qualifying events for individual riders competing
on horses six years old and older, concluding with a final.
inaugural Masters Final will be held December 3, 2004 in Oklahoma
City, Oklahoma, in conjunction with the National Reining Horse
Association Futurity. Negotiations with a presenting sponsor are
underway, and a $100,000 prize fund for the final is guaranteed,
thanks to the National Reining Horse Association and the American
Quarter Horse Association.
National Federation hosting at least one FEI Reining competition
(CRI) in 2004 will receive an invitation to send its leading money
earning rider to the Masters. Although participants may compete
in CRIs outside their country of citizenship, riders may only
count for Reining Masters eligibility earnings won at CRIs held
in their own country.
rider may compete on more than one horse, and all such earnings
will count, as it is the rider who will qualify for the Final,
not horse and rider combinations. Those countries which qualified
for the finals of the 2002 World Equestrian Games-United States,
Canada, Italy, Germany and Great Britain- will be eligible to
send their top two money earning riders.
will be two sets of FEI Awards, 1 for the open division and the
second one for these nations who had qualified for the World Equestrian
of the FEI Reining Committee, in addition to Costantini are Johannes
Orgeldinger of Germany, Antonio Mastrangelo of Italy and Dominique
Reynaud of France. FEIs Michael Stone serves as liaison
to the Committee.
Federations are being encouraged by the FEI to apply for dates
for their CRI qualifiers. Further information is available through
FEI Sports Director Michael. Stone at the FEI Secretariat in Lausanne,
OF GEOGRAPHICAL GROUPS I AND II
I and II met in Tallinn (Estonia) on 10 October 2003. It was the
first time that such a meeting was organised in a Baltic country.
I and II first met separately and held a joint meeting in the
the items discussed were the following:
Both Groups I and II were in general very positive about the first
Super League season which had just finished. FEI Sports Director
Michael Stone made a presentation on the FEI evaluation of the
eight events composing the Series and presented the future improvement
expected by the FEI for 2004.
The Manager of the Eventing department, Catrin Norinder presented
the progress report on the latest developments in the discipline.
Group II expressed its satisfaction towards the modifications
to the disciplines format undertaken by the Eventing Committee.
of the General Regulations and Statutes
The proposals concerning the Revision of the Statutes and General
Regulations to be approved at 2004 General Assembly in Paris were
reviewed. Most proposals have the agreement of the Northern Equestrian
Federations and are seen as improvements.
The so-called Pay card issue continues to be a matter of concern
to Group I and II. The different alternative solutions proposed
by the working group initiated by the FEI Strategic Planning Committee
were discussed, and the NFs were asked to come up with their input
and further comments.
The EU working group chaired by Jacky Buchmann, President of BEL
NF, made his first report. The main concerns relate to policy
developments within the European Union which could significantly
impact equestrian sport, such as the EU transportation regulations
and medication issues.
Haal, the President of the Estonian Equestrian Federation, invited
the attending members to the Tallinn Horse Show, and to a dinner
in the National Museum, in a building constructed by Tsar Peter
ENTRIES FOR ADELAIDE INTERNATIONAL HORSE TRIAL IN AUSTRALIA
2003 Mitsubishi Adelaide International Horse Trials has attracted
a record number of entries. More than 130 horses have been entered
in the CIC 2* and CCI 4* which will take place from 7 to 9 November.
spectators are expected. More information on www.adelaidehorsetrials.com.au