Equestre Internationale News
19 March 2003
OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE
The Finance Committee met on 11 March 2003 in Lausanne (SUI).
The main subjects on the agenda were the results for the 2002
financial year and the budget 2003.
The Committee received a report from the FEI auditors, Price Waterhouse
Coopers who approved the accounts as presented by the Secretariat.
The budget for 2003 foresaw a discrepancy in growing expenses
over income. The Finance Committee therefore, discussed the possibility
of gradually increasing in 2005 some of its fees, which had not
been raised in several years. These proposals would be presented
to the Bureau and later to the General Assembly for approval.
The Finance Committee also discussed the financial implications
of the Commercial division.
The Committee took note of the financial relations between the
NFs and the FEI which were more positive than in recent years.
The Finance Committee would ask the Bureau in Madrid to approve
the 2002 accounts and to allocate the surplus to the FEI's reserves
and to approve the budget for 2003.
PRESS CREDENTIALS OPEN FOR FEI BUDWEISER WORLD CUP FINAL IN LAS
The FEI Budweiser World Cup will return to the Thomas and Mack
Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, April 16-20, 2003. The top show
jumping horses and riders in the world will be competing for the
prestigious title of World Cup Champion at what will be the 25th
annual FEI World Cup Final.
Budweiser World Cup 2003 features five action-packed days of competition
in Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world. Event highlights
include heart-stopping speed classes, the Grand Prix of Las Vegas,
and of course, the World Cup Final.
The 2003 Las Vegas Final will be the fifth World Cup Final held
in the United States. Previous Finals were held in Baltimore (1980),
Tampa (1989), Del Mar (1992) and Las Vegas (2000).
With 32 million people visiting Las Vegas each year, airfare and
accommodation options are in abundance. A variety of vacation
packages are available to fit every budget and lifestyle.
Vegas Events, Inc., organizer of the Budweiser World Cup, is a
private, not-for-profit corporation whose charge is to bring special
events to Las Vegas to support Southern Nevada's tourism efforts
and increase economic impact. In its 21-year history, Las Vegas
Events has produced, presented, or supported more than 203 events
including the National Finals Rodeo, NASCAR Winston Cup racing,
Motocross racing, the Mountain West Conference Basketball Tournament,
the Miss Universe Pageant, the Harley-Davidson Mile and a Half
Tour, the CineVegas International Film Festival, the World Aerobic
Championships and many others.
For Budweiser World Cup 2003 ticket information, or to purchase
tickets, please visit www.worldcuplasvegas.com or call (1 702)
260-8605. For more information on visiting Las Vegas and available
travel options, please visit the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce
website at www.lvchamber.com.
Press accreditation form is available on the FEI website, section
News/press service or from the FEI Communications department email@example.com
SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE TRANSPORTATION OF HORSES
The Second International Conference on the Transportation of Horses
by Road, Sea and Air will take place at Hartpury College, Gloucestershire,
(GBR) on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 July 2003.
The conference will be sponsored by the FEI, the International
League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH) and the Massachusetts
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA). It will
focus on horse welfare during transport and will build on the
First Equine Transport Workshop, held in March 1999 in Middleburg,
Virginia, USA, sponsored by the MSPCA which updated earlier research
into Transport Stress in horses initiated by FEI and ILPH.
The conference is specifically aimed at industry representatives
and is expected to attract 200-300 delegates. It will review risk
factors for transport and existing guidelines for equine movement;
seek to capture the perspective of the horse transportation industry
on practical aspects of managing horses during transport, and
on the safety and design of transporters by road, sea and air.
There will be a separate Veterinary Research Group Meeting, chaired
by Professor Catherine Kohn (University of Ohio), which will provide
a forum for discussion of new information and research on equine
transport, identify areas for future study, and define
opportunities for collaboration.
For more information, please contact:
Alex Atock, Conference Secretary
International League for the Protection of Horses (I.L.P.H.) e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org, Fax: +44 (0)1953 498373
Registration procedures for the conference.at http://www.ilph.org/items.asp?ID=145&TY=3