- date World Cup Dressage Final confirmed
- Gandini is the new sponsor he Jumping Riders Rankings
- First 2001 FEI/Gandini World Jumping Riders Rankings
- Mediterranean Games without Equestrian competittions
- Invitation to Eventing Open Forum "the future of Eventing"
- Eventing: new distances for cross country
- New MCP approved laboratory
- New section press service on www.horsesport.org
DATE OF THE WORLD CUP DRESSAGE FINAL CONFIRMED
> The World Cup Dressage final in Vilhelmsborg Castle near Aarhus (DEN) will be held at the originally planned date, i.e. 5-7 April 2001.
After the withdrawal of the Brazilian Organising Committee, the Final has been re-allocated to Denmark at the beginning of the month.
GANDINI IS THE NEW SPONSOR OF THE JUMPING RIDERS RANKINGS
The FEI and the Italian company Gandini recently signed a four-year cooperation agreement for the marketing, publication and promotion of the FEI World Jumping Riders Rankings.
The calculation and production of the rankings will be done by the FEI. The FEI/Gandini World Jumping Riders Rankings will be published once a month. The ranking list begins on the 1st January each year with the carry over of the total number of points, which have been accumulated during the previous year until the 31 December. At the end of each month the points earned during that month are added to the list. The points from the same month the previous year are dropped from the list (see complete rules published in FEI Press News 01/01 and Bulletin 1/2001)
A special competition, open for the best riders of the rankings, plus one wild card, will be organised at the end of each year. This "FEI/Gandini World Jumping Rankings Final" will be organised during of one of the top-level show jumping event, selected by both the FEI and Gandini.
Gandini High Fashion Fabrics was founded in 1925 and is active in the creation and design of high-quality fabrics for the most famous couturiers of the world. Gandini supports the International Jumping Riders Club. Under Gandini's colour, the young Brazilian Rodrigo Pessoa became World Champion.
FIRST 2001 FEI/GANDINI WORLD JUMPING RANKINGS:
LUDGER BEERBAUM IS WORLD NUMBER ONE
Olympic Team Gold medallist, Ludger Beerbaum is the Number one in the first ranking list of the year, calculated according to the new formula. Thanks to his good and regular results, throughout 2000, Beerbaum takes the lead in the rankings. As explained in FEI Press News 1/01, there is no longer a limit to the number of results taken into account per year. The rankings are published on the FEI website www.horsesport.org section consult/results.
With a simple click, you can have access for each rider to the breakdown of points awarded in each competitions counting for the rankings. The number of points to be dropped the next month is displayed in a separate column.
There were very few changes in the Top Ten at the end of January, compared to the List 0, compiling all 2000 results, which was published early January. In fact, only few events counting for the rankings, i.e. three World Cup events of the Pacific League and the CSI-A Neustadt were held in January 2001.
There should be an exciting fight among the Top 10 riders in February, as many points earned in February 2000 will be dropped from their "account" a the end of the month. Among the important competitions scheduled for February 2001 are CSI-A Zurich (SUI) this coming week-end, CSI-W Bordeaux (FRA) and CSI-A Neumünster (GER).
Complete rankings on www.horsesport.org section consult
EQUESTRIAN COMPETITIONS WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE MEDITERRANEAN GAMES
The Tunisian Equestrian Federation just informed the FEI that the Organising Committee of the 2001 Mediterranean Games in Tunis decided to exclude the equestrian competitions from its programme.
INVITATION TO EVENTING OPEN FORUMS 2001 «FUTURE OF EVENTING»
The FEI Eventing Committee is organising four Open Forums in 2001 to discuss the Working Statement of the Future of Eventing (document sent to National Federations in November 2000 and available on the FEI):
Lexington (USA) - Saturday 28 April 2001 during the CCI**** at 5.00 p.m., lounge at the covered arena of the Kentucky Horse Park
Badminton (GBR) - Wednesday 2 May 2001 during CCI****, at the Badminton Village Hall at 6.30 p.m.
Belo Horizonte (BRA) - 12-15 July 2001, exact date/time to be confirmed, during the South American Eventing Championship
Adelaide (AUS) - 4-7 october exact date/time to be confirmed, during CCI****
Pau (FRA) - Thursday 11 October 2001, an hour after the last Dressage test, during the European Eventing Championship on the venue
At these Open Forums, the Eventing Working Statement will be presented by the Chairman of the Eventing Committee, Mr Wayne Roycroft, to be followed by open discussion in the presence of the Members of the Eventing Committee.
Eventing Riders, Organiser's, Officials, Trainers, Representatives of NFs, Media as well as all other persons connected with the sport are invited to participate.
The Eventing Committee's "Working Statement on the Future of Eventing" is available on the FEI website www.horsesport.org section reference/working
docs/report) or on request to the FEI Secretariat.
MODIFICATIONS TO 1999 RULES FOR EVENTING ON CROSS COUNTRY DISTANCES, EFFECTIVE 1 JANUARY 2001
Taking into account the numerous amendments included in the Rules for Eventing 1999 to be implemented 1st January 2001, it has been decided by the Eventing Committee to postpone the decision of the amendments for the distances of Cross Country Phase to 2002.
The intention of the Eventing Committee, as per its "Working Statement on the Future of Eventing", is to proceed with a consultation period during 2001 with all involved in the sport at the planned Open Forums in on this item and the others announced.
The following ANNEX 5 - TABLE OF SPEEDS, DISTANCES & JUMPING EFFORTS will apply for 2001 :
CROSS COUNTRY One Star (*) Two Star (**) Three Star (***) Four Star (****)
220 mpm 220 mpm 220 mpm 220 mpm
A 18 - 23 min 18 - 23 min 20 - 25 min 20 - 25 min
3960 - 5060 m 3960 - 5060 m 4400 - 5500 m 4400 - 5500 m
640 mpm 660 mpm 690 mpm 690 mpm
B 3 min 3½ min 4 min 4½min
1'920 m 2'310 m 2'760 m 3'105 m
Jumping efforts 5 - 7 6 - 8 6 - 8 8 - 10
220 mpm 220 mpm 220 mpm 220 mpm
C 28 - 35 min 28 - 35 min 30 - 40 min 30 - 40 min
6160 - 7700 m 6160 - 7700 m 6600 - 8800 m 6600 - 8800 m
520 mpm 550 mpm 570 mpm 570 mpm
D 7½ - 9½ min 9 - 11 min 10 - 12 min CCI:12-14 min6840 - 7980 m
3900 - 4940 m 4950 - 6050 m 5700 - 6840 m CCIO:13-14 min7410 - 7980 m
Jumping efforts 30 35 40 45
MEDICATION CONTROL PROGRAMME : DRUG TESTING SERVICE
The contract between the FEI and the Horseracing Forensic Laboratory (HFL) (GBR) comes to an end on 30 June 2001. As is the practice, laboratories situated in the MCP area were invited to tender for the contract, which will commence on 1 July 2001. After examination of the tenders received by the Medication Sub-Committee, and the FEI Secretary General, the following laboratory has been appointed for the period 1 July 2001 to 30 June 2005:
L.A.B. Fédération Nationale des Courses Françaises
169 avenue de la Division Leclerc
92290 Chatenay-Malbry, FRANCE
Tel : (331) 47 02 91 48 / Fax : (331) 47 02 34 00
The above decision in no way reflects on the professional capabilities of HFL, with whom the FEI enjoyed a long and successful relationship for many years.
NEW SECTION "PRESS SERVICE" ON WWW.HORSESPORT.ORG
This section is dedicated to information of interest to the press (accreditation forms, information from the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists, etc.)
The first information posted in this new section are accreditations forms for the World Cup Final Jumping which will be held form 12 to 16 April in Göteborg (SWE)
www.horsesport.org section news
1 Eventing: change of rules in cross country distances
2 World Cup Final Jumping press accreditation
3 FEI/Gandini World Jumping Riders Rankings
FEDERATION EQUESTRE INTERNATIONALE
T 41 21 310 47 47 F 41 21 310 47 60