Equestre Internationale News
4 May 2004
GAMES QUALIFICATION NOW CLOSED
Individual qualification process through the FEI Olympic Riders
Rankings of 2 May 2004 is now complete. The list of qualified
nations is available from the FEI website and will be officially
published in the FEI Bulletin.
Section Consult, rules, qualifications
GANDINI WORLD RIDERS RANKINGS
ONLY 10 POINTS SEPARATE BEERBAUM AND HIS RUNNER-UP EHNING
2655 points, Ludger Beerbaum (GER) is leading the FEI Gandini
World Riders Rankings with as few as 10 points more on his fellow
countryman Marcus Ehning. Beerbaum dropped 305 points at the end
of the month, only earning 90 at FEI World Cup qualifier at Göteborg.
Ehning (2645 pts) had a fruitful month of April: he collected
100 pts at the World Cup Final in Milan, where he finished 2nd
in the first competition and 12th in the Final, 115 pts in Göteborg
where he finished also 2nd in the Fridays qualifying competition
and another 80 pts in Düsseldorf where he won the Grand Prix.
Swiss Marcus Fuchs maintained his 3rd position. With his 3rd place
at the FEI World Cup Final in Milan where he won the first competition
and his good results in Göteborg, Marcus Fuchs is back to
Madden-Patton (USA) went up two places to grab the 4th rank, thanks
to her excellent results in Charlotte and Tampa (USA) where she
finished 2nd of the Grand Prix. The best lady rider is even becoming
a threat for the Top 3, as they will all drop a number of points
at the end of the month (330 for Fuchs, 305 for Beerbaum and 235
for Ehning) whereas she has none to drop from May 2003.
progression also from Robert Smith (GBR) who went up from 17th
to 14th place. He earned 200 points during the month at CSI 4*
Shefield and in Göteborg. The World Cup Champion Bruno Broucqusault
(FRA) progressed from 42nd to 24th place in two months.
rankings are available on FEI website www.horsesport.org section
SAMSUNG SUPER LEAGUE SEASON TO START IN BRAND NEW STADIUM IN LA
will be no less than 123 riders, 300 horses, 18 nations and five
continents in La Baule celebrating the new François André
stadium and demonstrating the global reach of equestrian sport
at the highest level.
five continents will be represented by 67 riders from 15 nations
in Jumping, and 56
riders from eight nations in Endurance for the CEIO 3*.
inauguration of the renovated François André stadium
will take place on Thursday, 6 May. The best riders in the world
have confirmed their participation including the leader of the
FEI Gandini World Riders Rankings Ludger Beerbaum.
Baules website www.labaule-cheval.com in association with
Jumping Vidéo and Paris Web Cube, will give web surfers
equipped with an ADSL (high speed) connection the opportunity
to follow live all the competitions of the event including the
Derby, Grand Prix and Samsung Super League*. This service will
cost 15 Euros for live, or 18 Euros delayed, per competition).
For rights reasons, the Samsung Super League will only be available
live to visitors having an IP address in France, and on 15 may
to IP outside of France.
BCM WORLD DRESSAGE RIDERS RANKINGS
Ulla Salzgeber still in the lead, World Cup Champion Anky Van
Grunsven back to Top 3
a total of score of 79.762, Ulla Salzgeber (GER) is leading the
FEI BCM World Dressage Riders Rankings including events starting
from 1 May 2003 to 30 April 2004. She is followed by American
rider Debbie McDonald with 77.852.
2004 World Cup Champion Anky Van Grunsven is back to the top and
has progressed from 6th to 3rd place. With 9 year old Gestion
Salinero, Anky had achieved a spectacular score of 83.45% in the
Freestyle to Music (Kür) of the FEI World Cup Final early
Kemmer is now 4th with 76.919. She scored 78.65% in the Düsseldorf
Final to finish 4th.
rankings can be downloaded from the FEI website www.horsesport.org
section consult, results, dressage
FORUM IN SAO PAULO (BRA)
1st Latin American Dressage Forum will be organised on 22 and
23 May 2004 in Sao Paulo (BRA).
Forum will include the following themes:
-Basic principles and philosophy, new rules, judging by Mariette
Whitages, FEI Dressage Committee Chairman
- Training and training programmes for children, by Jean Bemelmans,
- Development: the achievements and plans for the future, by Jacqueline
Braissant, FEI Development Project Manager
- Horse anatomy and the influence of horse riding in anatomy,
by Gerd Heuschmann, Official Veterinary
- Young horses, by Angelika Fromming, FEI International Judge
information and applications: tel. (5511) 5093 33 11 ask for room.
238, email email@example.com
EVENTING RIDERS WORLD RANKINGS
Kimberly Severson in the lead
Severson (USA) is leading the FEI Eventing Riders World Rankings
with 294 points thanks to her victory in Rolex Kentucky CCI 4*
in Lexington. She also earned points in CCI 3* in Atlanta, where
she placed 2nd, 4th and 6th.
winner of this years Badminton CCI 4* William Fox-Pitt (GBR)
is second with 279 points, followed by Srah Cutteridge (GBR) who
achieved a 8th and 10th place in Badminton as well as a 12th place
4th are David OConnor (USA) and Lourenco Vieira da Silva
(BRA) with 149 points.
riders obtained points for the FEI Eventing Riders World Rankings
from 1st January 2004 until today.
rankings are available from the FEI website www.horsesport.org
section consult, results, eventing.
MISSION TO ATHENS FEATURING PIPPA FUNNELL
Funnell, Britain's champion eventer is one of the eight athletes
that Eurosport follows in the weekly programme "Mission to
Athens" (M2A) as they prepare to achieve their goals of competing
in the Athens Olympic Games.
Funnell has been involved with horses all her life and is a major
name in Eventing since her teens after winning the individual
European title in 1987. She is the first rider to win the Eventing's
Grand Slam after winning the Kentucky, Badminton and Burghley
Horse Trials last year.
week a journalist follows Pippa during practice, taking care of
her horses and competing. Recently we watched Pippa winning at
"Fontainebleau" event and last week-end followed her
at Badminton Horse Trials.
miss the "inside story" of training for the Olympics
on Mission to Athens, Tuesday and Saturday on Eurosport.
special M2A section was created on Eurosport website, where web
surfers can find more information concerning the programme, such
as athletes diary and message boards where visitors can
leave encouragements and questions to the athletes.
or direct link http://eurosport.com/home/pages/V3/L0/S21/sport_Lng0_Spo21.shtml
First CDI to be organised in Topolcianky.
1 May, Slovakia, together with 9 other European countries joined
the European Union and on 5-6 June the first CDI*will take place
in Slovakia. The host of this event is the National stud farm
its recently renovated historical premises, the traditional breed
of Lipizzaner, Arabian, Hucul and sports warmblood horses will
certainly find convenient competition conditions, with its brand
new footing and box stables. Thanks to the support of the FEI
Development fund, the event will be judged by an international
organisers from the Topolcianky stud and the Slovak Equestrian
Federation would like to warmly invite all competitors interested
in this new but attractive event.
EQUESTRIAN ATHLETES ASSOCIATION
20 April 2004, the new umbrella organisation of the riders in
the three Olympic disciplines of Jumping, Dressage and Eventing
was formally announced at the FEI General Assembly (see FEI Press
board of the Association is composed of the following members:
- Cayetano Martinez de Irujo (ESP), President
- Magritt Otto Crépin (FRA), Vice President
- Eddy Stibbe (AHO), Vice President
- Andrew Hoy (AUS)
- Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA)
- Richard Davidson (GBR)
- Günter Seidel representing American Dressage and Peter
Wylde representing American Jumping.
General: Eleonora Ottaviani
association is aimed at promoting exchanges between their rider
members as well as discussing subjects of common interest among
the Olympic disciplines. The ultimate goal of the association
is to have one rider on the IOC Athletes Commission.
Ehrnrooth (FIN), who rode for Finland in the Three-Day Event of
the 1948 Olympic Games, died recently aged 99. Please accept our
apologies for the spelling mistake in FEI Press News 12/04.
Zlatiev (FRA), eminent member of the Judicial Committee since
1996, passed away last 28 April 2004.