Equestre Internationale News
4 June 2002
FEI GANDINI World Jumping Riders Rankings
- FEI BCM World Dressage Riders Rankings
- Samsung Nations Cup
- 20 years of Endurance
- 2002 World Singles Driving Championship in CONTY (FRA)
- This Weekend
Gandini Jumping Riders World Ranking List: Time For A Change
is the high season for the riders of the FEI Gandini Jumping Rankings.
Ludger Beerbaum (GER) still firmly leads the rankings with 3719
points. In May, he earned 675 points at the World Cup Final in Leipzig,
but also at CSI-A Wiesbaden, Aach, Hamburg in Germany and last week-end
at CSIO Lucerne. Points of both 2001 and 2002 Swiss CSIOs are exceptionally
included in the same list, as the 2001 edition in St-Gallen was
held in June and therefore points awarded at that event are still
taken into account. Next month, Beerbaum will have no less than
1046 points dropped from June last year, including half of the points
earned at the 2001 European Championship.
Pessoa (BRA) remains second with a total of 2784 points (935 less
than Beerbaum). In June, he will loose only 380 points,
so he might find himself in a position to take hold of the first
place of the rankings.
Nieberg (GER) continues his progression and goes up from the 4th
to the 3rd place, thanks to his good results in Leipzig, Wiesbaden
and Hamburg. Rolf Göran Bengtsson (SWE) follows closely behind
in 4th positoin thanks to his 240 points earned in Leipzig.
Hassmann (GER) and Otto Becker (GER) enter the Top Ten at the 8th
and 10th place respectively. The 2002 World Cup Champion Becker
earned no less than 253.5 points in Leipzig.
American ladies are taking advantage of their European tour. Leslie
Howard (USA) is the best lady rider and now occupies the 11th rank.
She might very well enter the Top Ten next month, as she will have
no points dropped. Excellent performance also from Laura Kraut (USA)
who moved up from 30th to 19th place. She earned 150 points in CSIO
Rome, and was one of the double clear rounds at the Samsung Nations
Cup of CSIO Lucerne (100 points bonus).
BCM World Dressage Riders Rankings
Salzgeber (GER) is getting close to the 80% average score. She is
now leading the rankings with a total of 79.935 points.
change in the Top Ten.
rankings with details of the scores for each rider (best 10 scores
included n the rankings) on www.horsesport.org,
took the lead of the Samsung Nations Cup further to the victory
of their team in CSIO Lucerne (SUI) last week-end. With 32 points,
Germany is ahead of Belgium (also 32 points, but over 7 competitions
compared to 6 for Germany). The Leading Horse is Carling King (IRL)
of Kevin Babington. Thanks to her double clear round in Lucerne,
Laura Kraut (USA) is now the Leading Rider with 8 points.
week-end, 11 teams will participate in the Samsung Nations Cup of
CSIO Lisbon (POR) on Sunday 9 June: Brazil, Bulgaria, Germany, Italia,
Switzerland, France, Great Britain, Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal
and Spain. The firs round will start at 14:00 and the second is
scheduled for approx. 18:00.
results on www.jumpoffpor.com
same day, Another Nations Cup will take place at CSIO Poznan (POL).
More information will be published in the Samsung Nations Cup section
of the FEI website as soon as available. For more information, see
Years of Endurance
sees the 20th year of FEI Endurance and it is remarkable to witness
the growth of the discipline. Prof. Vittorio de Scantis (ITA), now
Honorary Vice President of the FEI, introduced it to the FEI with
the assistance of Dr George Riedler (SUI) who was then the Chairman
of the European Long Distance Ride Conference (ELDRIC).
1982 there were 4 international rides. This number slowly increased
to an average of 18 rides per year up until 1998. This was the year
that the World Championships were held in the United Arab Emirates.
Thanks to the sponsorship of the UAE NF, riders were able to ride
their own horses in the Championship for the first time and 47 NFs
came from all over the world to compete.
huge attendance proved the catalyst for an amazing growth in participation,
in 2001 even with the Foot and Mouth epidemic there were 130 rides
and this year there will be over 175.
sport has changed over these years although the fundamental principles
have not. Today the rides are faster, the riders more professional
and with that improvement the quality of all aspects have generally
improved. The challenge for the next 20 years is to maintain this
improvement and to ensure that as in the past the horses welfare
is the paramount concern of all in the sport.
World Singles Driving Championship in CONTY (FRA)
2002 World Singles Driving Championship will be organised in Conty
(FRA) from 28 August through 1 September. Drivers from 23 nations
and some 25,000 visitors are expected to join in this second edition.
The first World Singles Driving Championship took place in Ebbs
(AUT). The second edition, which should have been held in Gladstone
(USA) in 2000, was cancelled due to an outbreak of west nile virus.
competitions will take place in an exceptional venue located 120km
north of Paris. Les Ateliers de la Selle, a former cheese dairy
transformed into a horse club, is surrounded by woods and paths
where International Course Designer Christian Iseli has built brand
new marathon obstacles especially for the occasion. Moreover, this
club is a home to 48 disabled people who partake in an innovative
therapy based on horse training. In this connection, a seminar on
equestrian sports for the disabled will be held prior to the Championship,
on 26 August at the Picardie-Amiens University.
will take place according to the following schedule:
28 August opening ceremony
Thursday, 29 August dressage
Friday, 30 August dressage
Saturday, 31 August marathon
Sunday, 1 September obstacle driving
further information, please visit the official website www.conty-worlddriving.com
Nations Cup, CSIO Lisbon (POR) on www.jumpoffpor.com
Nations Cup CSIO Poznan (POL) on www.hipodromwola.pl