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Federation Equestre Internationale News

27 May 2002


CSIO Lucerne (SUI)
30 May- 2 June

The Samsung Nations Cup will take place on Sunday 2 June, the 1st round starting at 13:45, and the second round at 17:15.

Nine teams will participate in the Nations Cup of Sunday.

Belgium: Ludo Philippaerts (world Nr. 3), Jos Lansink (15), Marc van Dijck (16), Philippe Lejeune (126).

Germany: Ludger Beerbaum (1), Marcus Ehning (8), Sören von Rönne (38), Mylene Diederichsmeier (242).

France: Olivier Guillon (67), Hubert Bourdy (45), Michel Robert (26), Ludovic Leygue (150).

Great Britain: Di Lampard (53), Tim Stockdale (82), Richard Davenport (86), Mark Armstrong (120).

Netherlands: Wout-Jan van der Schans (44), Leopold van Asten (107), Gert Jan Bruggink (107), Yves Houtackers (88).

Italy: Roberto Arioldi (25), Vincenzo Chimirri (195), Alessia Marioni (218).

Sweden: Maria Gretzer (87), Fredericson-Bratt Lisen (189), Peter Eriksson (101), Helena Persson (171).

Switzerland: Markus Fuchs (6), Willi Melliger (18), Urs Fäh, Paul Freimüller (54), Beat Mändli (63), Pius Schwizer (161).

USA: Laura Kraut (30), Ray Texel (35), Clare Bronfman (138), Francie Steinwedell (148).

After CSIO Rome (ITA) last Friday, Belgium is leading the Samsung Nations Cup standings with 25 points, followed by Germany with 22 points and Italy with 20 points. Cian O'Connor and Kevin Babington from Ireland and Josef Turi from Hungary are at the Top of the Leading Rider standings with 7 points; Carling King of Babington is the Leading Horse with 7 points.

The Swiss TV DRS will broadcast around 5 ½ hours of CSIO Lucerne. The Grand Prix on Friday 31 May will be transmitted live as will the Nations Cup on Sunday 2 June. Highlights will be on Eurosport on Saturday 8 June 09:30-10:30 and 11 June 12:00-13:00 (CET). A 1 hour programme is also scheduled on CNBC Sport Europe on 16 June 15:00-16:00 (CET) and CNBC Asia the same day 12:00-13:00 (HKT).

CSIO Lucerne has increased its global budget form 1.7 to 2 millions and the overall prize-money now amounts to CHF 524.000. the prize money of the Nations Cup, supported by Credit Suisse and part of the Samsung Nations Cup Series is CHF 172.000.
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Samsung Nations Cup 2001/2002 World Final will take place in Donaueschingen (GER) on Saturday 24 August

Samsung Electronics has supported sports marketing activities world-wide with a strong initiative in equestrian sports since 1988. In 1996 Samsung took the world-wide sponsorship of the Nations Cup in co-operation with the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the ruling body of the world-wide equestrian sport.

Samsung DIGITall, everyone's invited

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