Equestre Internationale News
21 May 2002
Nations Cup Rome (Ita) 24 May 2002
Teams will compete at the legendary Piazza di Siena: Belgium, France,
Germany, Colombia, Sweden, Italy, the Netherlands and USA.
The host team will be composed of Roberto Arioldi, Gianni Govoni,
Massimo Grossato and Jerry Smit.
The Nations Cup will be held on Friday 24 May. The 1st round will
start at 15.30 and the 2nd round at 17.35 to finish at 18.50. The
course designer is Uliano Vezzali (ITA)
The second round will be taken up live on RAI 3 from 18.00 - 18.50.
Eurosport will show a one hour edited programme (Highlights) on
29 May 9:30-10:30 and 1 June 8:30. CNBC Europe will show highlights
on 9 June from 15:00 to 16:00.
After CSIO La Baule (FRA), Germany leads the standings with 22 points
ahead of Belgium (20 points) and Italy (13 points).
More information and all results can be found on www.piazzadisiena.com
Meeting of The Jumping Committee
FEI Jumping Committee held its annual statutory meeting on the 6
May 2002 in Leipzig (GER) following the Jumping World Cup Final.
Among the items on the agenda for discussion were the following:
The Committee confirmed its support for the intended introduction
of the Nations Cup Super League in 2003. It also confirmed the main
decisions taken by the 2001 General Assembly in relation to the
Super League as published in FEI Bulletin 4/2001 (eight countries,
eight teams not necessarily linked).
In relation to the selection of the eight Super League teams, the
Committee decided to introduce a small alteration to the selection
procedure. This was felt to be necessary as the 2002 Samsung Nations
Cup World Final takes place earlier than usual. Consequently, all
three and four-star Nations Cup competitions in 2002, excluding
the Samsung Nations Cup World Cup Final, beginning with CSIO Wellington
(USA) and ending with CSIO Athens (GRE) in October will count for
the selection of the eight Super League teams. The team competition
at the 2002 WEG will also count.
The 2001/2002 Samsung Nations Cup series point system will apply
for the 2002 Nations Cup competitions commencing with CSIO Wellington
(USA) and finishing with Athens (GRE) for the purpose of selecting
the eight Super League teams.
The following points will be given to teams placed at the 2002 WEG
and to the teams classified from 1st to 10th following CSIO Athens
Nations Cup Season
The FEI Jumping Committee together with the FEI Strategic Planning
Committee created a small FEI Working Group to examine the situation
in relation to various series currently being organised with a mandate
to produce a paper for consideration within the next six months.
The FEI Executive Board will be asked for its approval to introduce
a CSI five-star categorisation system based on prize money to be
introduced for the 2003 season. Additional requirements in relation
to the categorisation system will be considered during the course
of 2002 by an FEI Working Group.
The Committee decided that the FEI decision in relation to establishing
a fixed date free of international Jumping events in Western Europe
to allow National Federations to hold their National Championship
would be upheld. However, a different date will be sought.
Grand Prix Competitions
Beginning in 2003 only one competition at each event may carry the
name Grand Prix.
If no competition at an international event has the title Grand
Prix the highest prize money competition must be run according
to one of the formula for Grand Prix competitions. This, of course,
excludes, Derbies, Six bar and Puissance competitions.
Next meeting: Las Vegas (USA), April 2003
Italy Supreme At CRIO Reggio Emilia (Ita) 15-19 May
On Saturday, 18 May afternoon all the twelve teams looking to qualify
for the World Equestrian Games paraded together under one flag:
the world reining flag² Once again the stands were
filled with reining enthusiasts cheering the riders from all over
Europe and the Middle East .
Team Italy once again won Nations Cup after a tight battle with
Team Austria who took the silver. Marco Manzi astride Spanish Snapper
(Snapper Cal Bar x Zips Shady Lady) was the first to run for Team
Italy and scored a 216, the highest score of the first cut which
also earned him the individual silver a half point ahead of Austrias
Dennis Schulz riding Arc Turn Into The Top. In the second cut, Rudy
Kronsteiner from Austria, astride Jacs On Top (Hollywood Jac 86
x Caramel Cody) won the individual classification after scoring
a 221,5 in the first go, here scoring an exciting 221 with the 11
year old stallion.
Adriano Meacci for Italy astride Jodie Tamara (Jodies Doc Tari x
Skip Tamara) contributed in keeping the score high for the home
team with a 215 which earned him the individual third place. Austrias
Tina Kunster and Van Bar Five (Pepper Pride x Van Bar Sangiorgio)
kept the suspense up after unfortunately scoring a 0. Italian rider
Dario Carmignani, third to show for the Italian Team, astride Frozen
Sailor (Sir Jac Frost x Sail On Sweetness) kept the run for first
open after scoring a 199 due to a major penalty but Nicola Cordioli
and RS Little Red Jaba (Genuine Redskin x Docs Jabalina) determined
the win by scoring a 218 after Christian Mantler for Austria with
Mr Red Peppy Delmaso finished his run with a 204,5.
Rudy Kronsteiner, winner of both rounds, was just as thrilled with
his win: Jacs On Top is just a great horse! Even though he
has been shown a lot and has obtained many prestigious titles, he
is such an athletic horse and has such a great mind that whatever
you ask him to do he just does. This is a double win for our team
and its just fantastic.
The third place went to Team Germany and a total score of 1275.
Also qualifying for Jerez de la Frontera are Team Great Britain,
third in the first go round, and the all lady Team Switzerland who
remounted from sixth place in the first go round to fifth in the
Six Individuals from NFs who have not qualified teams will be qualified
to take part in the WEG 2002. The NFs of the three highest placed
individuals from the CRIO at Reggio Emilia were Franck Perret of
France, Peter Ljungberg of Sweden and Jolande Van de Valk of the
Endurance Test event for WEG 2002
The Endurance Trial ride for WEG 2002 was held in Jerez on the 27th
April 2002. 140 horses and riders took part from all over the world
and they were supplemented with many observers keen to see the course
for the WEG.
Unfortunately the ride exposed a number of organisational problems
for the discipline of Endurance and major work is now underway to
rectify the situation. These will include a revision of the course,
changes to the Vet gate area and a general review of the organisation.
Further to a debriefing which took place the following day, the
FEI Endurance Committee is confident that the actions taken will
ensure a successful event in September 2002.
Antonio Ortiz, General Manager of Jerez 2002 WEG Organizing Committee
commented on the Endurance Test Event as follows: 'We are aware
that the Endurance test event we ran in Jerez had some major problems,
however the reason why you run a test is to verify organization
and all operations, and to change plans according to the result
of the test. I believe that right at the end of the event we had
a clear picture of what needed to be changed for WEG and now I feel
that we can expect the Endurance World Championships to be a top
event next September'.
CDIO** Józefin (POL)
The first CDIO in the capital of Poland, Warsaw, took place from
3 to 5 May. Scheduled for 2001, the event had to be cancelled due
to the Foot and Mouth disease which affected Europe last year.
The show was run on the facilities of the Riding Club Aromer, which
offered optimal conditions for the riders, their horses and the
spectators. Two full size indoor arenas, two outdoor arenas and
200 permanent boxes were available.
Under a fantastic blue sky, 42 riders with 59 horses representing
12 nations competed in Józefin. The host country was represented
by 8 riders with 11 horses. Seven classes were organised including
Germany won the team competition of Saturday with a total of 5118
points ahead of Austria (5018) and Sweden (5001).
U.Schwanz (GER) on Ryco won the Grand Prix, N. Statdlinger/Egalite
(AUT) won the Grand Prix Special and S. Gielen/Chasmir (SWE) the
Kür on Sunday.
This Weekend: CCI*** / Saumur - 23 to 26 May
75 riders from 17 nations have confirmed their participation to
CCI*** Saumur (FRA).
World title holder Blyth Tait (NZL) and Lily the Pink will participate,
as will his fellow countryman Andrew Nicholson entered with three
horses. The double European Champion Pippa Funnel (GBR), who won
Badminton CCI**** two weeks ago, will be the great favourite.
Twist la Beige of Jean-Louis Bigot (FRA) will officially retire
from the competition at 17 years old, after an exceptional career.
The French cable TV Equidia, will have a special 90 minutes programme
with the best moments of the cross country on Saturday evening at
All results and more information on www.saumur.org
90 Veteran Riders At La Baule (Fra): 1st Victory For A Lady
For the first time of the season, Germany had to leave a nations
cup victory to another country and could even not reach a place
on the podium! One week after the French CSIO, the European veterans
(130 horses and 90 riders) had the opportunity to ride on the grass
of these wonderful facilities.
In the Grand Prix, the supremacy was feminine with the victory of
the Pat Crann/Milette (GBR), who was more than 4 seconds faster
than Rony Deloof/Conjamo (BEL) in a jump-off where the 3rd competitor,
the Swiss Luigi Baleri on Belem du Garun had one fence down.
The Nations Cup was won by Switzerland (Theo Muff, Karl Burckhardt,
Eva Ernst, Luigi Baleri).
The last two events before the 2nd European Championship to be held
in Frauenfeld (SUI) from 18 to 21 July will be Grefrath (GER) from
6 to 9 June and Karlsruhe (GER), from 20 to 23 June.
Complete results : http://www.paragon.de/rm/vjr.htm