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Federation Equestre Internationale News


After four important events in Germany last November (Hannover, Berlin, Stuttgart and Munich), the German riders have consolidate their position in the Top ten of the World Riders Rankings supported by the Italian fabrics designer Gandini.

Ludger Beerbaum (GER) is still in the lead with a total of 3495 points, 896 points ahead of his runner-up Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA). Beerbaum won the Grand Prix in Stuttgart two weeks ago, and placed 2nd in the World Cup in Berlin and 2nd in the Grand Prix in Hannover.

Thanks to his good results in Verona, Berlin and Stuttgart, Toni Hassmann earned 225 points in November and enters the Top Ten. He is now 9th.
This edition of the rankings decides on the participation field of the Final of the Top Ten to be held in Geneva on 14 December evening.

Five nationalities will be represented at the Top Ten Final. Further to the retirement of Rolf-Göran Bengtsson (SWE), Leslie Howard will be the only lady and overseas rider in the Top Ten Final. The participating field is confirmed as followed:
1. Ludger Beerbaum (GER)
2. Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA)
3. Markus Fuchs (SUI)
4. Marcus Ehning (GER)
5. Otto Becker (GER)
6. Jos Lansink (BEL)
7. Lars Nieberg (GER)
8. Ludo Philippaerts (BEL)
9. Toni Hassmann (GER)
10. Leslie Howard (USA)

First reserve is Olympic champion Jeroen Dubbeldam (NED).

The Top Ten Final, open to the best 10 riders of the FEI/Gandini World Jumping Rankings will take place on Saturday 14 December 2002 at 21:00 in Geneva (SUI). The Final will be held over two rounds, without jump-off. The riders may choose if they want to ride the same or a different horse in the two rounds. The starting order will be from the Top 10 to Top 1 of the World Rankings in the first round, and reverse order of the first round's results in the second round. The Final
classification will be obtained by adding the penalty points of the two rounds. The time of the second round will be taken into account in case of a tie.

The course will be designed by Rolf Lüdi and Heiner Fischer (SUI).

Supported by Rolex, the FEI/Gandini Top Ten Final will have a total of 150.000 Swiss francs prize money (36.000 and a Rolex watch to the winner).
Geneva CSI-W was awarded the 1st place in the rankings of the best 2001-2002 Indoor shows. These rankings are established each year by the riders themselves for l'Année Hippique. Geneva placed before Göteborg (SWE) and Stuttgart (GER), while Aachen (GER) and Calgary (CAN) were designated as the two best Outdoor shows.

For the first time, Geneva will host a leg of the Driving World Cup on Sunday 15 December at 12:00. More information on the FEI Driving World Cup at

Visit Geneva website


Ulla Salzgeber still leads the rankings / Ingrid Klimke enters the Top Ten

Ulla Salzgeber (GER) leads the rankings with 79.856 points ahead of Nadine Capellmann (GER) with 78.750 pts and Lisa Wilcox (USA) with 78.208 pts.
Ingrid Klimke (GER) enters the Top Ten with an incredible jump from 16th to 7th place. The performances of the couple she forms with her 12 years old BWP gelding Nector vh Carelshof has greatly improved over the last weeks. She finished 1st in the Grand Prix and Kür in Berlin and Stuttgart (with a record score of 79.40 in the Kür of Stuttgart), and 2nd in the Grand Prix and Kür of Hannover. She is second of the standings of World Cup standings of the Western European League, behind Jan Brink (SWE).

Complete rankings are available from the FEI webite (section consult/results)


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