Equestre Internationale News
FEI World Cup Jumping News:
Pessoa Wins In Bordeaux
Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum Joins Lansink In Top Of The Standings
World Cup Champion Rodrigo Pessoa scooped the 25,000 Euro winners
prize and rocketed up the league leaderboard with a superb victory
in the FEI World Cup qualifying competition in Bordeaux riding
Baloubet du Rouet. Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum finished 4th and
is now leading the standings together with Jos Lansink.
Complete news is published on http://www.horsesport.org/fei/news/news_03/new_03_01.lasso
FEI WORLD CUP LEADERBOARD AFTER ROUND 10 IN BORDEAUX:
1. Jos Lansink and Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum - 57.
3. Helena Weinberg - 53
4. Thomas Velin - 52
5. Eric Van der Vleuten - 51
6. Marco Kutscher - 50
7. Rolf-Goran Bengtsson - 46
8. Michael Whitaker - 45
9. Ludo Philippaerts and Toni Hassmann - 42
The next leg of the FEI World Cup series takes place in Vigo,
Spain on Saturday 14 February.
After Vigo, which will also host two competitions of the FEI Driving
World Cup, there will be only three more World Cup in Jumping
(Paris, s'Hertogenbosch and Goteborg) before the Final which will
be held from 21 to 25 April in Milan.
BIOGRAPHIES on riders competing in the FEI World Cup series are
available at http://bios.horsesport.org.
THE 26th FEI WORLD CUP JUMPING / SITUATION IN THE LEAGUES
There are 12 Leagues in the 2003 / 2004 season of the FEI World
The following 8 Leagues have ended their qualifications:
Canada, South America, South Africa, Central Asia, South East
Asia, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
CANADIAN LEAGUE (2 qualified)
There were 6 competitions in the Canadian League where a total
of 33 riders competed, including three Colombians, one Venezuelan,
one American and one French rider living in Canada. Ainsley Vince
competed in Las Vegas' Final in 2003.
- Ainsley Vince-CAN-Catch 22, Kafka
- Ian Millar-CAN-Nicos, Promise Me, Aftershock
- Yann Candele has also qualified as an extra rider from France-FRA-Sweet
Dream, Espresso Thyme, Marco Taere
1st Reserve : Elliott Stone-CAN-Freestyle, Ancho de Pomme
2nd Reserve : John Pearce -CAN-Champagné, Air Jordan
SOUTH AMERICAN LEAGUE - Southern Part (2 qualified)
Six competitions were held in South America: four in Brazilian
cities and two in two different sites in Argentina's capital Buenos
Aires. 81 riders from Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Uruguay and
Chile competed. The League was won by Marcello Lemes de Souza
with 53 points ahead of Lionel Collard-Bovy with 51 points and
Ricardo Kierkegaard and André Americo de Miranda, each
with 34 points.
- Marcelo Lemes de Souza -BRA-Wembley de Lagoa, MC Grafite II
- Lionel Collard-Bovy-ARG-AK Cordijana Z,
1st Reserve : Ricardo Kirkegaard-ARG-Pedro Z
2nd Reserve : André Americo de Miranda -BRA-Chapman Rouge,
Salamandra Limerick, Salamandra Chapman
SOUTH AFRICAN LEAGUE (1 qualified)
Five competitions were held in South Africa, with 25 riders -
all South Africans - competing.
- Dominey Alexander -RSA-Larry de la Bryère Last Step
Reserve : Barry Taylor-RSA-Sunday's Eagle, Porsche SA Avalanche
CENTRAL ASIAN LEAGUE (1 qualified)
There were four competitions in Central Asia: one in Bishkek (KGZ),
2 in Almaty (KAZ) and one Tashkent (UZB). 18 riders from these
three countries competed.
- Alexander Tishkov-KAZ-Zapad
Reserve : Gairat Nazarov-UZB-Peikam
SOUTH EAST ASIAN LEAGUE (1 qualified)
>From 27 July to 02 November 2003 six World Cup competitions
were held : four in Malaysia and two in Thailand.
- Qabil Ambak-MAS-Red Cloud, Opium Metodo
Reserve : Quzier Ambak-MAS-Calano
JAPAN LEAGUE (1 qualified)
Six competitions were held in Japan in the 2003 / 2004 season,
with 15 riders competing.
- Takamichi Mashiyama-JPN-Top Gear
Reserve : Seiji Ninomiya-JPN-Survival
AUSTRALIAN LEAGUE (2 qualified)
Eighteen competitions including the League Final were held in
Australia and 68 riders competed. Chris Chugg, who rode in the
1987 and 1991 World Cup Finals, won the League with 140 points,
ahead of Tim Amitrano (129 points) and Andrew Inglis (122 points).
- Chris Chugg-AUS-Diamond B Ego, Navy Seal, Kayak van Het Gravenhof
- Tim Amitrano-AUS-Mr Innocent
Reserve : Andrew Inglis-AUS-Silver Braid, Tactics, Mr Burns
NEW ZEALAND LEAGUE (1 qualified)
Ten competitions were held in New Zealand with 23 riders competing.
- Sally Steiner-NZL-Well Wisher
Reserve : Merran Hain-NZL-Tregonning
ERRATUM FEI PRESS NEWS 3/04
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
The correct name of the Acting Chairman of the Driving Committee
is Mr Richard Nicoll (USA).