Equestre Internationale News
FEI Eventing World Cup News
exciting Eventing weekend lies ahead. The 17th and penultimate
qualifier of the 2003 FEI Eventing World series will be held at
Martinvast-Cherbourg (FRA) from 22 through 24 August. This northern
town located near the Channel successfully hosted a World Cup
qualifier one year ago. The winner was national Eventing star
Jean Teulère on Espoir de la Mare who a month after their
victory at Martinvast went on to become world champions at the
World Equestrian Games at Jerez de la Frontera (ESP).
Fifty-five riders with 75 horses representing Australia, Belgium,
Bermuda, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Italy,
Japan, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, South Africa,
Spain and Switzerland have announced their participation in this
World Cup qualifier. Among them:
. Olympic medallist Andrew Nicholson (NZL), who won the inaugural
qualifier at Gatcombe with Mallards Treat. This is his third World
Cup qualifier as he was also present at Chatsworth last May. He
has entered two horses: Duddles and Astronave.
. Another famous New Zealander is Olympic champion Blyth Tait,
who was 2nd at Martinvast last year winning 24 points with Ready
Teddy. This year he has entered two horses: Eze and the 16-year
old gelding Welton Envoy.
. One of the greatest Eventing champions Lucinda Green (GBR) will
also be at Martinvast. A former World Champion and a double European
she has won CCI**** Badminton six times.
. Defending champion Jean Teulère of France will bring
two less experienced horses: eight-year old gelding Hobby du Mée
and ten-year old Famoso Mail with whom he placed 7th in CIC**
Ecublens (SUI) last July. Espoir de la Mare is currently not competing
in view of next year's Olympic Games.
and Andrew Hoy, who have been among the most active World Cup
participants and both of whom are among the series' leaders, will
also be there.
Friday, 22 August
14h00 - 18h00 - Dressage
8h30 - 11h00 - Dressage
11h00 - 13h00 - Show Jumping
8h30 - 17h00 - Cross Country
17h00 - Prize-giving ceremony
For the full details, please visit the event's website www.concours-complet-martinvast.com