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17 April 2001

* Jumping World Cup Final in Goteborg
Markus Fuchs is the first Swiss World Cup Champion
* Meeting of the FEI World Cup Working Group:
* 2000 FEI Dressage Challenge Supported by PSI
Final Results Group IX:
* FEI 2001 General Assembly, San Francisco, 24-27 April 2001

Markus Fuchs is the first Swiss World Cup Champion

The 23rd World Cup Final was held from 12 to 16 April 2001 in Göteborg (SWE). For the first time in the World Cup history, a Swiss rider earned the coveted World Cup title on Monday, in front of a crowd of 12.000 enthusiastic spectators. Markus Fuchs and his stallion Tinka's Boy is the new World Cup champion after a victorious jump-off against the titleholder, Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA) and Baloubet du Rouet.
The British pair Michael Whitaker and Handel II took the 3rd place ahead of another Swiss, Willi Melliger and Calvaro V. Forty five riders from 14 countries competed in Göteborg during the Easter week-end, among whom 19 were participating in a World Cup Final for the first time.
It is the 3rd time in the history of the World Cup that a jump-off has been held to decide the winner. The first time was during the first edition of the Final in 1979 in Göteborg and the second time in Geneva in 1996. On both occasions, Hugo Simon (AUT) was the winner.
The Americans were very successful in Göteborg and placed 5 riders in the Top 10. None of the 9 German riders who qualified for the Final could make it to the Top 10.
Chieko Yamagushi, is the first Japanese lady to have competed in a Jumping World Cup Final, she finished 37th

Complete results on:

Meeting of the FEI World Cup Working Group:

The FEI World Cup Working Group met on Sunday, 15 April. The members are:Olaf Petersen, Bo Helander, Tom Gordin, Franke Sloothaak and Max E. Ammann.
The following was decided or proposed to the FEIs Executive Board for approval:
The Calendars of the 12 Leagues in the 2001 / 2002 season were approved.
In addition to the 12 events of the Western European League already approved by the World Cup Working Group at its meeting in February in Bordeaux, the following three events were added for the 2001 / 2002 season:
Aarhus DEN October 2001
Verona ITA November 01 04, 2001
Vigo ESP February 2002

The full Calendar will be published shortly once the remaining dates are confirmed.
The application of Madrid was positively received. But the organisers were asked to organise a CSI first before being considered for World Cup status in the 2002/2003 season.
The World Cup Working Group discussed in general the selection of World Cup events in the Western European League and to offer the selected events a 3 years agreement.

The following procedure is proposed to the FEI Executive Board:
- in late Summer 2001 all Western European indoor CSI-A events will be invited to apply for World Cup Status.
by mid April 2002 the World Cup Working Group will select the member World Cup events for the 2002 / 2003, 2003 / 2004 and 2004 / 2005 seasons.
- this procedure will be repeated every three years.:

Pending further investigations, no decision was taken as to the allocation of the Final 2002. A decision can be expected by end of May.

The 2003 Final will be held in Las Vegas. Bordeaux has expressed interest in staging the 2004 Final.


As was the case for Group III (competitions held in January 2001), the 2000 edition of the FEI World Dressage Challenge, supported by PSI, took place in March in the Caribbean Group (Bermuda, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Antigua, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados). The FEI Judges noted with satisfaction significant progress in most of the countries thanks to the dressage courses financed by Olympic Solidarity and to the endless enthusiasm of the riders, coaches and all riding fans.

Prix St. Georges
1. Roberta Foster Herbst Charmeur BAR 62.00 %
2. Akoele Roachford Markis BAR 57.00 %
3. Paula George Beach Boy BER 54.75 %

Test A - Advanced Level
1. Gina Hunte Kings Crown BAR 63.14 %
2. Chrystal Peter Sunbird JAM 58.86 %
3. Dawn Fox Making Waves BER 56.57 %
4. Akoele Roachford RA BAR 56.43 %
5. George Fernandez Hechicero DOM 56.29 %
6. Karen Phang Nyah Bingie JAM 55.14 %

Test B - Novice Level
1. Michelle Ingham Shiraz BER 60.20 %
2. Susan Wates Merlot JAM 60.00 %
3. Patrice Stollmeyer Shinkansen TRI 57.20 %
4. Naomi Roachford Esra BAR 56.80 %
5. Alix Hobday Francisco TRI 56.00 %
6. Rebecca Mazely Hot Risk TRI 55.80 %

Team Classification
1. Barbados 182.14%
2. Jamaica 174.00%
3. Bermuda 171.34%
4. Trinidad & Tobago 169.00%
5. Dominican Republic 156.14%
6. Antigua 121.00%

Children Class
1. Daniella De Silva Felipe BER 332 points:
2. Rachel Roblin Chocolate Ripple BER 305 points
3. Daniella De Silva The King of Rock BER 303 points
4. Julian Hyde Royal Symphony JAM 300 points
5. Vanessa Francis Coco La Grey JAM 295 points
6. Claire Howard A Simple Luxury BER 290 points
ex. Sara Looger Baldadi TRI 290 points

FEI 2001 General Assembly
San Francisco, 24-27 April 2001

More than 80 National Federations have announced their participation to the 2001 FEI General Assembly. It is the second time that the General Assembly is organised in the United States and for the first time on the West Coast (first time was 1994 in Tampa, FL). The American Horse Show Association (AHSA) hosts the meeting.

During the week, several meetings are organised in conjunction with the General Assembly itself. The Bureau composed of the chairmen of the technical committees and chairmen of geographical groups meet before the General Assembly. The Forum, organised the day before the statutory General Assembly, is an informal meeting between representatives of the federations, riders and organisers associations and the Bureau. This year, the Forum will mainly be devoted to the Eventing discipline and a presentation of the International Paralympic Equestrian Committee (IPEC). A development lunch is also organised to encourage informal discussion and create direct contacts between the Bureau members and the Delegates of National Federations included in the Development Programme of the FEI:

Among the main items of discussion this year will be the following::
- Finance: due to the very positive results of this year, the Finance Committee proposes a substantive increase of FEI's reserves in line with an earlier General Assembly decision. This is timely matter in a year when the spreading Foot and Mouth Disease in Europe is already having an impact on FEI's income.
- Creation of new membership categories for national federations with reduced annual subscription for developing nations:
The rules for the discipline of reining will be presented for approval. The General Assembly accepted reining as a new FEI discipline last year.
- Strengthened cooperation with IPEC (International Paralympic Equestrian Competitions)
- Development of a Super League for the Jumping discipline.
- Veterinary: report on Medication Control
- Future of the Eventing discipline (the discipline is undergoing a major reflection on its future format and monitoring and improvement of safety aspects.
- Progress report on the preparation of the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez de la Frontera (ESP)
- Olympic Games: final report on the equestrian competitions of Sydney Olympic Games, report on Athens preparation
- Programme, accreditation and more information on the FEI website (section reference/working docs)

Aachen Accreditation available from FEI website section NEWS/media service


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