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Federation Equestre Internationale News

26 June 2002


- Additional qualifying jumping events for 2002 WEG
- CHIO Aachen Opening Ceremony
- Samsung Nations Cup Preview: Aachen
- Silver Camera Award 2002
- IPEC European Dressage Championship
- Development update
- New CAI-B in the North American Driving Challenge
- Holders of FEI badges of honour: admission to WEG 2002

Additional Qualifying Jumping Events for the World Equestrian Games 2002

The following additional competitions will serve as qualifiers for the 2002 World Equestrian Games, Jumping Events

July 18 - 21, Redefin (GER)
July 26 - 28, Royan (FRA)
August 01 – 04, Valkenswaard (NED)
August 08 – 11, La Coruna (ESP)

The complete list of qualifying events is available from the FEI Secretariat.

CHIO Aachen Opening Ceremony

About 39,000 spectators attended the official "Opening Ceremony" of CHIO Aachen (GER) last Tuesday 25 June. This year, the Netherlands were invited as the partner country.

During the opening ceremony, 173 children from 23 nations officially presented Aachen's bid book for the 2006 World Equestrian Games to FEI 1st Vice-President Freddy Serpieri (GRE).

Samsung Nations Cup Preview: Aachen

After CSIO Drammen (NOR) last week-end, which saw the victory of the Swedish team, Germany – finishing second - is still in the lead of the Samsung Nations Cup Series standings with 53 pts ahead of Belgium (48).

Ten nations will participate in the Nations Cup of CHIO Aachen (GER), part of the Samsung Nations Cup Series, on Friday 28 June: Belgium, Spain, France, Great-Britain, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and Germany. The first round will start at 13:45 and the second is scheduled at 16:00. German channel ZDF will broadcast live the second round.

Silver Camera Award 2002

Organised by CHIO Aachen, the FEI and the Sparkasse Bank, the "Silver Camera" rewards the „Best Equestrian photo of the Year". In total 20 photographers sent 59 pictures for the international contest. The Jury included representatives of the photographers, the bank Sparkasse Bank, the German magazine Reiter Revue, the daily newspaper Aachener Nachrichten, Aachen Organising committee ALVR, a member of the German National Federation representing the FEI. as well as active riders.

On 25 June, during the CHIO Aachen “Media-Night” the 2002 trophy was awarded to Maximilian Schreiner (GER) for his picture "Spanish Impressions". The shot was taken at last year's opening ceremony of CHIO Aachen (GER) where Spain, host of the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez de la Frontera next September, was invited as a special guest.

Maximilian Schreiner was born in 1949 in Weiden. Rider and breeder, he always took a keen interest in horse sport. After a carrier as graphic designer and then pharmacist, he followed photography courses and later became photojournalist.

2nd prize Glenn Hunt (AUS) - "untitled 1"

3rd prize Gerd Arnolds (GER) - "Marathon"

The shots are displayed on the FEI homepage “the picture of the month”.

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IPEC European Dressage Championship

IPEC (International Paralympic Equestrian Committee) Open European Dressage Championship will be organised from 17 to 22 September 2002 in Anadia (POR).

The Championship is hosted by the Portuguese Sports Federation for the Disabled and the POR NF. The competition is for disabled riders of all grades according to IPEC Rules.

IPEC supports international equestrian sport for people with disabilities. Medical Classifiers determine a Grade for each competitor. IPEC produces rule books for Dressage and Driving as well as Dressage tests suitable for all Grades. The FEI and IPEC signed a cooperation agreement in 2001.

Development Update

Beside the organisation of courses for riders and officials, another example of the support to the development of equestrian sport is the recent purchase of technical equipment. Thanks to the kind assistance of the Swiss company TAG HEUER, the FEI was able to acquire three basic timing equipments at a preferential price. This equipment will be used for the further development of equestrian competitions in Central Asia, Baltic and Central European regions.

Each timing equipment will be shared by the NFs of the same region, i.e. KAZ, UZB, KGZ for Central Asia; LAT, EST, LTU for the Baltic countries and UKR and BLR for Central Europe. This should help enhancing regional events and World Cup CSIs towards FEI higher standard.

New CAI-B in the North American Driving Challenge

Fair Hill, Elkton, Maryland (USA)- 25 - 27October 2002 was included in the FEI Calendar as a CAI-B. It was decided to include the event in the North American Challenge Series.

For more information and programme, visit

Holders of FEI badges of honour: admission to WEG 2002

Holders of FEI Badges of Honour are entitled to free admission to the 2002 World Equestrian Games. The holders shall apply to the Organising Committee of the World Equestrian Games in advance for the necessary tickets and passes.

Gold, silver and bronze Badges of Honour are awarded to deserving competitors in the different FEI disciplines.


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