Equestre Internationale News
FEI Gandini World Riders Rankings, Top Ten Final
- Test event for FEI World Cup Jumping Final in Milan
- FEI Tutors course
- Stockholm Horse Show
- In Memoriam
FEI GANDINI WORLD JUMPING RIDERS RANKINGS
This edition of the FEI Gandini World Jumping Riders Rankings
decide on the participating field of the Top Ten Final to be held
in Geneva (SUI) Palexpo arena next 6 December 2003.
The qualified riders are:
1 Markus Fuchs SUI 3265 pts
2 Ludger Beerbaum GER 2678
3 Marcus Ehning GER 2329
4 Lars Nieberg GER 2158
5 Jos Lansink BEL 2016
6 Otto Becker GER 1987
7 Rodrigo Pessoa BRA 1970
8 Beezie Madden - Patton USA 1864
9 Malin Baryard SWE 1708
10 Robert Smith GBR 1663
The 3rd Top Ten Final, open to the best 10 riders of the FEI Gandini
World Jumping Riders Rankings will take place in Geneva on Saturday
6 December 2003. The first two editions of the Top Ten Final saw
the victory of Ludger Beerbaum (GER), with Goldfever in 2001 and
GladdyS in 2002.
It is the first time that two lady riders will participate in
the Top Ten Final. Beezie Madden Patton (USA) consolidate
her position thanks to her 1st place in the Masters of Stuttgart
and successful participation at CSIO Buenos Aires. The second
rider is the young Malin Baryard (SWE), who just entered the Top
Ten of the rankings this month thanks to her victory in the Grena
Prix of Stuttgart. Malin won her first World Cup competition in
Geneva in 2001 and is loved by the Swiss public.
are six nationalities represented in the Top Ten. The reserve
riders (place 11 to 13) for the Top Ten Final are Michael Whitaker,
Peter Wylde and Ludo Philippaerts, who have already confirmed
Complete rankings on www.horsesport.org, section results, jumping
TEST EVENT FO THE FEI JUMPING WORLD CUP FINAL IN MILAN
>From 19 to 21 December 2003, the Forum of Assago, just outside
of Milan (Italy) will host a CSI 3* that will serve as Test Event
for the 2004 FEI Jumping World Cup Final. It will be the first
time that the World Cup Final is organised in Italy. The Final
was allocated to Milan last July and, as the venue has never before
hosted an equestrian competition, it was decided that the CSI
3* already scheduled for December in the same venue, would be
used as official Test Event for the final.
Italian Equestrian Federation (FISE), which takes care of the
organisation through its own exerienced team as well as with the
support of its Regional branch (Comitato FISE Lombardia), has
already defined all technical aspects together with the FEI during
a joint meeting that took place in early November in Milan.
The CSI 3* Master Milano Winter Show Jumping will use exactly
the same infrastructures as the final: 190 stables will be built
in a covered pavillion of the Forum; the competition ring (35
x 75) will test the same sand footing; the collecting ring will
be in a temporary structure adjacent to the stables (30 X 80).
The Italian Christmas show will feature three classes per day
with the highlight on Sunday with the Grand Pix Città di
Milano that will offer a prize money of 40.000 €. An invitational
CDI will also take be organised in the frame of the event.
FEI TUTORS COURSE
Army Equitation School, Dublin (IRL), 17-19 November 2003
Further to the task the FEI gave to the FEI Development Working
Group to create a coaching structure for developing national federations,
the FEI asked a group of leading trainers, all of whom have worked
in developing National Federations to become the first FEI Tutors.
They are Karl-Heinz Giebmanns (GER), Lars Meyer zu Bexten (GER),
Kathy Amos Jacob (FRA), Jean-Philippe Camboulives (FRA), Susanne
Macken (IRL), Daan Nanning (NED), Peter Strijbosch (NED) and Lt
Col Gerry Mullins (IRL).
The task of the tutors will be to implement the FEI Coaching System
and conduct courses for coaches in developing regions. To achieve
this goal, this panel of experts met in Dublin, at the Army Equitation
School, the domain of Lt. Col. Gerry Mullins, Chairman of the
FEI Development Working Group, where a specific course focusing
on interactive adult education communications techniques
and tutoring was held. This course was conducted by a renowned
expert in communication, Liam Moggan from the National Coaching
& Training Centre (NCTC) in Limerick (IRL).
Apart from the practical sessions where FEI Tutors were instructed
on and practised Tutor and Coaching techniques, the participants
enjoyed a very interesting lecture on The Rider Pathway
to Excellence by Dr Istvan Balyi, NCTC International Advisor
on Long term Player/Athlete Development. Mr Pat Duffy, Chair of
the NCTC gave a short presentation on the history of the NCTC
and how they develop the Coach Education Syllabi (menu) for all
sports in Ireland and the relationship and differences between
Coaching and Tutoring techniques.
The course was organised thanks to Lt Col. Gerry Mullins, Commanding
Officer, The Army Equitation School, Dublin, in conjunction with
the National Coaching & Training Centre in Limerick and the
Equestrian Federation of Ireland (EFI).
STOCKHOLM INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW
Last year the Stockholm International Horse Show celebrated its
10th anniversary with a record-breaking audience of over 75 000
spectators in three days. This year again competitions of the
highest level will be organised in Jumping, Dressage and Four-in-Hand
Driving, as well as spectacular performances of international
The reigning World champion in Jumping Dermott Lennon will come
back to Stockholm for the third time and have a go in the Mitsubishi
Grand Prix and try to grab the event prize of a Mitsubishi Outlander.
Sweden is gathering a top squad led by Malin Baryard.
The leader of the World Cup standings Eric van der Vleuten who
beat Malin Baryard in the World Cup Qualifiers both in Helsinki
and in Oslo will also come to Stockholm so she has a chance to
get even on her home ground.
Heike Kemmer was part of the German gold winning team at Hickstead
European Dressage Championship this year. Jan Brink brought home
the individual silver medal. This week-end they will meet again
in Stockholm for the FEI World Cup Dressage Qualifier. The complete
Swedish team of the Europeans, Louise Nathhorst, Helena Larson
and Minna Telde together with Brink, will start in Stockholm.
Stockholm International Horse Show has been voted the best indoor
driving arena in the world by the Four-in-Hand drivers. IJsbrand
Chardon, Tomas Eriksson, Michael Freund, Jan-Erik Pålsson,
Gert Schrijvers and Boyd Exell will drive in Stockholm for the
second leg of the FEI World Cup Driving 2003/2004 season.
Mr Jean Romanet (FRA), leading personality in the Horseracing
world, died recently at the age of 89. Not only was he the Chairman
of the annual meeting of the International Federation of Horseracing
Authorities based in Paris, he was also crucial in establishing
a communicating link between IFHA and the FEI. At his initiative,
the FEI became involved in the Office International des Epizooties
(the global organisation for monitoring animal diseases) with
whom the FEI has an official agreement for collaboration at
this place. He also set up the annual participation of the FEI
in the IFHA International Conference, where the collaboration
between the two competition organisations has become very effective.
Mr Manuel Ferreira Lima (POR) died last 30 October after along
illness. Manuel Ferreira Lima dedicated his life to equestrian
sport and was the President of the Portuguese Equestrian Federation
from 1983 to 1986. He presided the CSIO of Lisbon from 1972 to
1974 and then in 1979 and 1980 and became member of the FEI Judicial
Committee from 1986 to 1991. He also chaired the POR NF annual
assembly from 1987 to 1999.
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