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News - February, 2010
26 Feb 2010 Congratulations Georgia and Rosco
26 Feb 2010 Team announced for Seoul CSI2*
26 Feb 2010 Kiwis win Nations Cup at NZL HOY
26 Feb 2010 Invitation to Kihikihi CIC3*-W
25 Feb 2010 Expressions of Interest - WEG Vaulting
22 Feb 2010 Totilas is untouchable again at Neumnster
22 Feb 2010 Nominations called for the National NCAS Committee
21 Feb 2010 Nominations for the Australian Dressage Committee close this friday
19 Feb 2010 Vaulting Selectors have been appointed.
19 Feb 2010 FEI announces composition of new working group
19 Feb 2010 PRODUCT RECALL - DUBLIN ONYX HELMET
19 Feb 2010 The European Equestrian Federation formed
19 Feb 2010 World Equestrian Radio Offered for 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
19 Feb 2010 Official FEI Dressage tests? There is an app for that!
19 Feb 2010 Equestrian Land Developments 2010 National Young Rider Dressage
16 Feb 2010 Equestrian Australia appoints new CEO
15 Feb 2010 Wise Socrates gives Edwina the edge in Vigo - with a little help from youtube!
15 Feb 2010 Australians spectators encouraged to New Zealand World Cup Qualifier
12 Feb 2010 Athlete Director appointed
12 Feb 2010 LAST MINUTE call for EOI to compete in a team at the CSI Seoul, Korea.
12 Feb 2010 NEW 2010 Eventing rules - available now
11 Feb 2010 FEI Registration 2010 - IMPORTANT INFORMATION
11 Feb 2010 Nanjing to host 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2014
11 Feb 2010 PSI DJWTS announces jumping guest star!
9 Feb 2010 FEI round table conference resolves Rollkur controversy
12 Jan 2010 SSTA/Coach Educator Clinic, Brisbane - 26-28 March 2010
8 Feb 2010 2010 CDI promotional video
8 Feb 2010 Freesytle victory for Anky & Salinero at WDM CDI5* Palm Beach, USA.
8 Feb 2010 National Vaulting Committee - nominations closed.
5 Feb 2010 National Dressage Performance Gold Medals
5 Feb 2010 KL Grand Prix cancelled
5 Feb 2010 FEI sets up a fund for Haiti
4 Feb 2010 Reminder entries closing soon for PSI Dressage & Jumping with the Stars
3 Feb 2010 EOI to compete at the Nations Cup jumping event at HOY, NZL
3 Feb 2010 2009 Adelaide 3DE will be on Foxtel 4 & 7 Feb
1 Feb 2010 2010 PSG Challenge - Events are underway!
 

Congratulations Georgia and Rosco


The wedding party
Nicola Turner, Friday, 26 February 2010

Congratulations to Georgia Clifford who married Rosco Widdup on 13 Feb at Como House in Melbourne.

By all reports it was a beautiful day and great fun.

Georgia is the Riders Representative for the National Eventing Committee.
 

Team announced for Seoul CSI2*


Merrick Ubank helps the AUS Team to a win in Seoul in 2007
Nicola Turner, Friday, 26 February 2010

The National Selectors have announced the team of 4 riders to compete at the CSI2* in Seoul, Korea from 11-15 March 2010.

The event will consist of a team competition followed by an individual competition. The maximum height will be 1.10m for the team competition and 1.40m for the individual competition.

 
CSI2*  Seoul, Korea selected riders are:
  • Russell Morrison                              VIC                        
  • Hayley Coman                                  VIC                        
  • Jeremy Inglis                                    NSW  (designated Chef) 
  • Jamie Kermond*                               VIC    (preselected for individual competition)
*Originally AUS was invited to send just one rider to compete as an individual, for which Jamie Kurmond nominated. At a later date we were invited to send three more riders to form a team. Therefore Jamie will ride in both competitions.      
Congratulations and good luck!  
 

Kiwis win Nations Cup at NZL HOY


Jono Berry riding Yandoo Qunicy Z
Photograph:Jessie Smith
Nicola Turner, Friday, 26 February 2010

The Kiwis won the Team competition but Billy Raymont and Clem Smith were 1st and 2nd in the class at the unofficial Nations Cup event held at the Kelt Capital Horse of the Year Show in Hastings, New Zealand Fri 19 March.

The team event was as part of the Silver Fern Stakes 1.50m class.

Jamie Winning (NSW) and Yandoo Vangelo, Jono Berry (NSW) on Yandoo Qunicy Z , Billy Raymont (Qld) riding Nicolette (NZL horse) and Clem Smith (Qld) with Dark Ages represented Australia.

"The show was superb as it always is," said Aussie Chef d'Equipe, Stephen Lamb "the hospitality was first rate and we had beautiful weather."

Although we did not fare so well in the team event all the riders had some really good results throughout the show.  Billy won the Silver Fern Stakes but not on his team horse, Clem rode two really good rounds for second place.  Jamie came back to ride a clear 2nd round after being eliminated in the 1st which was a great effort.  Jamie was also was 2nd in the 1-star Grand Prix on her other horse Congo.  Jono had the round of the show in the 1st round of the feature class the Olympic Cup - a really great ride to be one of only 2 clear rounds out of the 19 starters but unfortunatley he did not have such a good 2nd round.  Billy rode really well again to take 4th place in the Olympic Cup.  

"This is why we send young riders to these events it gives them the experience in a team situation that they can really grow from," said Stephen.

Below report is taken from the HOY website http://www.hoy.co.nz

BILLY THE KID BAGS THE CHEQUE
19 Mar 2010
New Zealand may have annihilated Australia in the Nations Cup but the big bucks went across the Tasman when Billy Raymont won the Silver Fern Stakes at the Kelt Capital Horse of the Year Show in Hastings this evening (Friday). Raymont aboard Cortaflex Levitation NZPH flew his way to victory in a classy jump-off against countryman Clem Smith (Australia) on Dark Ages and the in-form Katie McVean (Mystery Creek) aboard her two mounts Dunstan Delphi and Dunstan Daffodil. The Nations Cup event, held as part of the class, the second richest of the show, totally belonged to the Kiwis, who took to heart their instructions from high performance leader Richard Sunderland. “It may not be all about winning, but second just isn’t good enough,” he said before the class. But he was a happy man after, with the entire team – McVean, Maurice Beatson (Dannevirke), Simon Wilson (Waipukurau) and late call-up Catherine Cameron (Cambridge). Cameron, just back this week from competing in Korea, replaced captain Robert Steele who was injured in a fall today, and while she was absolutely thrilled to be part of the winning team, she was sad it was an injury that saw her promoted. All four went clear in the second round of competition, leaving the team with just five faults from their best three competitors over the two rounds. The Australians finished on 31 faults from their best three over the two rounds, with just Smith on Dark Ages going double clear. Raymont’s team effort aboard Cortaflex Nicalette NZPH saw him taking two rails each round. Raymont and Levitation were first to go in the jump-off and set a cracking pace, going clear in 43.41. They were followed by McVean on Delphi who had problems rounding a corner and paid for it with a slow time, coming home in 46.15, then her next horse Daffodil who clocked the fastest time at 39.69 but took a rail after slicing a corner. Smith was clear in 45.09. “I prefer going out first,” said 30-year-old Raymont, who pocketed $13,500 for his win. “I put the pressure on Katie, she pushed hard and had a rail.” He said to win on his own horse would have been fantastic, but to do it on a horse he had only just got on was quite special. He is riding all of Anna Trent’s horses at the show – Trent broke her ankle three weeks ago and is gutted to be missing the chance at the nation’s top crowns. “To be able to come to another country and ride such quality horses is just incredible,” said Raymont, a former winner of the World Cup series in Australia. “Anna has done a fantastic job on these horses. These NZPH horses are as good as anything else I have ridden in the world – they are purpose bred and just amazing.”
Results – Silver Fern Stakes: Billy Raymont (Australia) Cortaflex Levitation NZPH 1, Clem Smith (Australia) Dark Ages 2, Katie McVean (Mystery Creek) Dunstan Delphi 3, Katie McVean (Mystery Creek) Dunstan Daffodil 4, Team Horse Sales NZ Simon Wilson (Waipukurau) Swinger 5, Maurice Beatson (Dannevirke) Jedi Warrior, Catherine Cameron (Cambridge) Kahurangi Valentino, Adrian Bruce (Gisborne) Witheze =6.
 
Billy Raymont also placed 4th in the show's premier class the Bell Tea Olympic Cup, which determines the NZL Jumping Rider of the Year and boasts a $200,000 prize purse!

Jody Hartstone won the Dressage Horse of the Year with her new stallion Whisper - formerly owned and ridden by Australian Kerry Mack.  Another former Aussie resident turned Kiwi star was Eventing rider Johnathon Paget who won the Three Star class on Clifton Promise for the second consecutive year.  Johnathon will be heading to America shortly to compete in the Rolex Kentucky CCI4* next month.

Other Links
 Horse of the Year website

The Australian and New Zealand team members

Billy Raymont and Nicolette

Clem Smith and Dark Ages

Jamie Winning riding Yandoo Vangelo

Jamie Winning and Vangelo Des Hazelles

Kelt Capital Horse of the Year Show
 

Invitation to Kihikihi CIC3*-W

Nicola Turner, Friday, 26 February 2010

Attention any riders who are interested in competing at the FEI HSBC World Cup qualifier at Kihikihi (NZL)2-4 April.

Please advise Michelle Battams (in the National office) of your intention to compete.

Entries in Principle: 5th March 2010

Nominated Entries: 19th March 2010

Definite Entries: 19th March 2010

Riders will be responsible for all international and domestic travel for themselves and their horses. There are some good flight options available for riders directly to Hamilton flying Pacific Blue

More information at www.thehorseevent.co.nz  

 

Expressions of Interest - WEG Vaulting

Tracey Lesslie, EA National Office, Thursday, 25 February 2010

Hurry! Expressions of Interest close 4 March!

Equestrian Australia is calling for all vaulters interested in competing at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky to submit an expression of interest.

There are separate forms for Individuals and Teams.

As the Selectors are keen to release a long list, Vaulters are requested to return their Expresion of Interest by 5pm, Thursday 4 March.

Please return EOI to Tracey Lesslie; tracey.lesslie@efanational.com or P.O Box 673, Sydney Markets, NSW, 2129 or by fax 02 9763 2466.

 

 

 

 

Totilas is untouchable again at Neumnster


The Dutch partnership of Edward Gal and Moorlands Totilas at Neumnster, Germany
Photograph:Thomas Hellmann
FEI Press Release, Malina Gueorguiev, Monday, 22 February 2010

Edward Gal's sensational run in the 2009/2010 FEI World Cup Dressage series continued at Neumnster in Germany today where he recorded his third victory with Moorlands Totilas as they continue to take this sport by storm.

Wherever he goes, the record-breaking 10 year old black stallion lights a fire of excitement, and the capacity crowd at the German venue could hardly contain their excitement when witnessing him in action on their home ground.  Neumunster is in the heart of Holsteiner country, and jumping is very much the local passion.  But Totilas carries a spell-binding quality that captures the heart of every horse-lover, and the roar of approval from the 4,800 spectators in the Holstenhallen as this special horse stole the limelight once again told the full story.

Gal's Dutch team-mate, Adelinde Cornelisen finished second with Jerich Parzival and Germany's Isabell Werth slotted into third with Warum Nicht FRH ahead of Denmark's Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein in fourth - exactly the same positions they had all filled in Saturday's qualifying Grand Prix. 

HELD THE LEAD
There were 15 starters in today's competition, and it was The Netherlands' Jeannette Haazen and the 15 year old Nartan who held the lead at the halfway stage with a mark of 75.15%.  However, with just five left to go, Gal and Totilas dramatically re-set the parameters when posting 87.60% on the scoreboard.  "There were some small mistakes in the one-tempi and some mis-steps too, but I was really happy with our performance today" Gal said afterwards.  "The passage and piaffe were marvellous and we did a really good extended trot - it felt even better than Amsterdam because the horse was not stressed like he was there, this time he was much happier" he added.

Denmark's Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein and Digby produced another excellent performance for a mark of 77.50% when next into the ring, while Germany's Carola Koppelmann and the 17 year old Le Bo scored 76.80% to move temporarily into third.  However the final two riders would change the order once again.

NERVOUS TENSION
Second-last to go was Cornelissen with the chestnut Jerich Parzival whose brilliance can sometimes be undermined by nervous tension in the ring.  At Neumunster the spectators are very close to the edge of the arena, but despite the intense atmosphere and the fact that he had never visited this venue before, the gelding rose to the challenge to achieve a score of 82.50%.  And when Germany's Isabell Werth and Warum Nicht FRH were just over a point further behind it was a Dutch one-two at the top of the result sheet.

Werth was pleased with her 14 year old "Hannes". She said "in the last six months he has grown in character and in confidence, and today he was much more concentrated". Cornelissen said she was very happy with her second-place finish.  "We had a few mistakes, but I think Parzival coped very well and I'm delighted with him".  She no longer shares the lead at the top of the FEI World Cup™ Dressage leaderboard however, as today's win has rocketed Gal way out in front with a total of 75 points.  Along with his hat-trick of wins he also took second place with the mare Sisther de Jeu at the opening leg in Odense, Denmark, last October.

There is huge competition in the Dutch camp because only three Dutch riders will be permitted to compete in the final at 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands next month and just a few points separate Cornelissen - now lying second on the leaderboard with 58 - from Imke Schellekens-Bartels in third with 55, Haazen in fourth now carrying 50 and multiple-champion Anky Van Grunsven who lies fifth 47 points.  The next leg in Gothenburg, Sweden in seven days time will therefore be crucial.

ROUSING RECEPTION
Gal commented today on the rousing reception that he and his winning horse received at Neumunster. "Yesterday we got a standing ovation, and today it was crazy during the prizegiving - the crowd was fantastic and its wonderful to ride a horse that is so loved by so many people." He knows that, with Totilas, he can afford to make some mistakes and yet still win a competition, but he insists he does not allow himself to become complacent.  "I don't take anything for granted, we all have some difficult days and you don't know the result until after the test is over -  after all he is still a horse!" he pointed out.

The last qualifying opportunity in the 2009/2010 FEI World Cup™ Dressage series takes place in Goteborg, Sweden next weekend 26/27 February.  For all information on the Swedish fixture check out website www.goteborghorseshow.com or contact Press Officer Mayvor Thorin, Email - mayvor.thorin@gotevent.se, Phone - +46 705 82 84 20.

RESULT:  1, Moorlands Totilas (Edward Gal) Ned 87.60%; 2, Jerich Perzival (Adelinde Cornelissen) ned 82.50%; 3, Warum Nicht FRH (Isabell Werth) Ger 81.40%; 4, Digby (Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein) Den 77.50%; 5, Le Bo (Carola Koppelmann) Ger 76.80%; 6, Nartan (Jeannette Haazen) Ned 75.15%; 7, Triviant (Matthias Alexander Rath) Ger 74.85%; 8, Apollo van het Vijverhof (Jeroen Devroe) Bel 73.60%; 9, Donatha S (Ellen Schulten-Baumer) Ger 72.80%; Equal 10, Favourit (Tinne Vilhelmson Silfven) Swe 72.10% and Gredstegards Casmir (Sune Hansen) Den 72.10%; 12, Edwador (Katarzyna Milczarek) Pol 71.85%; 13, Hinnerk TSF (Hubertus Schmidt) Ger 71.80%; 14, Sal (Nuno Palma e Santos) Por 69.15%; 15, Florian (Pierluigi Sangiorgi) Ita 67.50%.

2009/2010 FEI WORLD CUP™ DRESSAGE - STANDINGS after Round 8 at Neumunster (GER) - (Provisional)
1.    Edward Gal                -    75
2.    Adelinde Cornelissen            -    58
3.    Imke Schellekens-Bartels        -    55
4.    Jeanette Haazen            -    50
5.    Anky Van Grunsven             -    47
6.    Matthias Alexander Rath        -    45
7.    Isabel Werth                -    44
8.    Monica theodorescu            -    41
9.    Aat Van Essen                -    38
10.    Nathalie Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein    -    37
10.    Jeroen Devroe                 -    37
12.    Carola Koppelmann            -    36
12.    Patrik Kittel                -    36
14.    Laura Bechtolsheimer            -    32
14.    Hubertus Schmidt            -    32
16.    Hans Peter Minderhoud        -    30
17.    Tinne Vilhelmson Silfven        -    27
18.    Peter Gmoser                -    25
19.    Catherine Haddad            -    24
20.    Ellen Schulten-Baumer        -    21

Full standings at http://eventcontent.hippoonline.de

FACTS AND FIGURES:
15 horse and rider combinations competed in today's competition
8 nations were represented - Germany, The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, Poland, Portugal and Italy.
The judging panel was : at E - Mariette Withages; at M - Katrina Wust; at R - Peter Holler; at B - Leif Tornblad and at C - Wim Ernes.
This was the 60th anniversary show at Neumunster.
The Neumunster arena was first opened in 1936.

QUOTES:
Edward Gal - "I feel that my horse (Moorlands Totilas) is getting more confident all the time:
Isabell Werth - "What is special about competing at this show in Neumunster is that every rider who comes into the ring is greeted like an Olympic champion!"
Isabell Werth - "Today I was very happy with the passage and piaffe from Hannes"

WEBSITE: http://www.reitturnier.de/index2.htm

Western European League Calendar 2009/2010:
1 Odense (DEN), 17 – 18 October
2 Lyon (FRA), 29 – 30 October
3 Stockholm (SWE), 28-29 November
4 London Olympia (GBR), 15-16 December
5 Frankfurt (GER), 19-20 December
6 Mechelen (BEL), 26-27 December
7 Amsterdam (NED), 22-23 January
8 Neumünster (GER), 20-21 February
9 Göteborg (SWE), 26-27 February
FINAL 's-Hertogenbosch (NED), 25-27 March
 
FEI World Cup™ Dressage, the only worldwide series in this discipline, has entered its 25th season. The series, created in 1985, comprises four leagues: Western European, Central European, North American (including Canada) and Pacific (Australia, New Zealand, Asia). Each FEI World Cup™ Dressage qualifier consists of a Grand Prix test, which in turn is a qualification for the Freestyle to music competition, where league points are accumulated towards places in the Final. Judged on both technical and artistic merit, the FEI World Cup™ Dressage combines art, sport and partnership between horse and rider at the highest level and consistently proves a winning formula with audiences all over the world.
 
Technical Note: The FEI World Cup Dressage™ Champion does not earn points in his/her starts but is automatically qualified to the next Final with two FEI World Cup™ Dressage qualifiers completed. Riders not belonging to the Western European League (WEL) or Central European League (CEL) cannot earn points in the WEL unless they have declared to compete in the WEL 2009/2010. These riders may however transfer the results from a maximum of three (3) WEL qualifiers to their own League. Points earned by CEL riders will be transferred to the CEL standings.
 
THE COMPLETE RULES CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM www.feiworldcup.org
 
The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), founded in 1921, is the international body governing equestrian sport recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and includes 133 National Federations. Equestrian sport has been on the Olympic programme since 1912 with three disciplines - Jumping, Dressage and Eventing. It is one of the very few sports in which men and women compete on equal terms. It is also the only sport which involves two athletes - horse and rider. The FEI has relentlessly concerned itself with the welfare of the horse, which is paramount and must never be subordinated to competitive or commercial influences.

 

Nominations called for the National NCAS Committee

Rebecca Willis, Monday, 22 February 2010

Under the EA Membership and Committee By-Laws, 2 positions within the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) committee are being called for.  

Nominations will close at the end of business Monday 08 March. Shortly after, EA will collate and forward copies of all nominations to each State NCAS Committee / Panel representative for review before the appointment panel meets via teleconference on Friday the 19th March.

The next meeting of the NCAS Committee is scheduled for the 24th and 25th March in Brisbane.  

As per the EA Membership & Committee By-Laws, the appointment panel will consist of:
  • One member appointed by the National Board of EA
  • One member for and appointed by each EA Branch NCAS Committee / Council  

Please click here for the 

2010 National NCAS Committee nomination form

EA NCAS Position description

 

Nominations for the Australian Dressage Committee close this friday

Tracey Lesslie, EA National Office, Sunday, 21 February 2010

As part of the governance arrangements for its skills-based structure, a number of positions on the Australian Dressage Committee must be vacated each year and opened for re-election.

 
This year, two of the five places on the committee fall due. Caroline Coleby and Kim Thomas. They may, however, re-stand for these positions and all committee members are subject to a limit on their tenure of 3 x 2-year terms (6 years in total) before a break of at least one year must be taken. In this instance Caroline Coleby has decided not to re-stand.
 
Nominations are now open for Equestrian Australia members wishing to be considered to fill these two vacancies.
 
Complete a nomination form in MS Word or PDF format and submit to the National Office by Friday 26 February. Late applications will not be accepted. 
 
Nominations will be voted upon by the State Branch Dressage Committees by 25 March. The new committee members will begin their 2-year term at the Australian Dressage Committee Meeting in late April 2010.
 
 

Vaulting Selectors have been appointed.

Tracey Lesslie, EA National Office, Friday, 19 February 2010

Equestrian Australia have appointed Vaulting Selectors and the draft Selection Policy is now available.

 

 

 

The Appointment Panel met earlier in the week and after receiving eight nominations have decided on the following appointments.

Angela Deeks

Christopher Wicks

Robyn Bruderer

The Appointment Panel also nominated Angie Deeks as the Chair of Selectors.

The EA Appointment Panel is comprised of an EA Board Member, the CEO , a Vaulters representative, the Chair of the NVC and one other member of the NVC. In this instance the Chair of the NVC did not take part due to a conflict of interest.

There is a link below where you can download the draft Vaulting Selection Policy. The Policy itself will not change. There are one or two dates that require confirmation and a final policy will be published here as soon as it is available.

Other Links
 Vaulting Selection Policy
 

FEI announces composition of new working group

FEI Press Release, Malina Gueorguiev, Friday, 19 February 2010

The composition of the FEI working group tasked with expanding current guidelines for Stewards to facilitate clear implementation of the policy on warm-up techniques following on from last weeks round-table conference on hyperflexion/Rollkur has been finalised today.

As announced after last week’s conference in Lausanne, the working group will be chaired by Dressage Committee Chair Frank Kemperman. Group members are Richard Davison (GBR), Rider/Trainer; John P. Roche (IRL), FEI Director Jumping/Stewarding; Jacques Van Daele (BEL), FEI Honorary Dressage Steward General/Judge; Wolfram Wittig (GER), Trainer; and Trond Asmyr (NOR), FEI Dressage Director/Judge. The working group will also draw on the expertise of a number of other specialists, including but not limited to the participants of the round-table conference*. The working group aims to have the guidelines completed by the end of March 2010.

The guidelines produced by the group will be communicated directly to Stewards and also to riders and trainers. The working group is expected to put forward further proposals for the education of Stewards to ensure that FEI rules are strictly adhered to and that the welfare of the horse is maintained at all times.
Guidelines for Stewards will incorporate the use of a range of sanctions, including verbal warnings and yellow cards for riders who transgress. Stewards will also be readvised to watch out for signs of distress in the horse, which may include but are not limited to obvious fatigue, profound or inappropriate sweating, persistent rough use of aids (i.e. bits, spurs or whip) and over-repetition of exercises.
The FEI Management is also currently studying a range of additional measures, including the use of closed circuit television for warm-up arenas at selected shows so that potential abuse accusations can be more readily identified and recorded.
The FEI will ensure that all findings produced by the working group are communicated on an ongoing basis.
A video update from FEI Dressage and Para-Equestrian Director Trond Asmyr is available here.
NOTE TO EDITORS
*Participants in the Lausanne round-table conference on hyperflexion/Rollkur (9 February 2010) were:
HRH Princess Haya, FEI President
Alex McLin, FEI Secretary General
International Dressage Riders Club, Margit Otto-Crepin
International Dressage Trainers Club, Linda Keenan
Francois Mathy, International Jumping Riders Club
David Broome, jumping representative
Sjef Janssen, dressage representative
Jonathan Chapman, Event Riders Association
Graeme Cooke, FEI Veterinary Director
Trond Asmyr, FEI Director Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage
John Roche, FEI Director Jumping and stewarding
Catrin Norinder, FEI Director Eventing
Ian Williams, FEI Director Non-olympic sports
Carsten Couchouron, FEI Executive Director Commercial
Richard Johnson, FEI Director Communications
Jacques van Daele, FEI Honorary Steward General Dressage
John McEwen, FEI Veterinary Committee Chair
World Horse Welfare, Roly Owers and Tony Tyler
Ulf Helgstrand, President Danish NF
Dr Sue Dyson
Dr.Gerd Heuschmann
Professor René van Weeren
Frank Kemperman, FEI Dressage Committee Chair (by phone)
Media Contact:
Malina Gueorguiev
FEI Press Manager
+41 78 750 61 33
 

PRODUCT RECALL - DUBLIN ONYX HELMET

Michelle Geoghegan, Weatherbeeta/Horseland, Friday, 19 February 2010

The manufacturer of Dublin Onyx helmets wishes to voluntarily recall all Black or White basic Dublin Onyx helmets for inspection due to a possible manufacturing fault.

The outer shell is coming away from the foam inner mould due to insufficient gluing at point of manufacture. This problem affects only the basic Dublin Onyx Helmet in Black & White (item codes: 441218 – 441241) and does not affect Purple Onyx helmets, wick lined or leather harness versions.

The problem only affects stock made in China, not previous stock made in New Zealand. You can identify if your helmet was made in China by looking for the internal sewn in label with “Made in China” on the reverse side.
 
If you have purchased this item since 01 December 2009, please contact the store of purchase urgently to arrange inspection of your helmet.
 
Note to all gear check stewards - It is recommended that for any forthcoming events, stewards ask each rider to read the recall notice and confirm they have checked their helmet accordingly before competing.
 

The European Equestrian Federation formed

FEI Press Release, Malina Gueorguiev, Friday, 19 February 2010

International horse sport has a new European association, the European Equestrian Federation (EEF). The new body was established today (18th February) by 27 European National Federations present at a meeting in Warendorf (Germany).

This process commenced at a meeting of European National Federations in Deauville (France) in March 2009 and was agreed in principle in Antwerp (Belgium) in September 2009. The Federation was officially formed today (18th February 2010), following the signing of the Statutes by National Federations. It is anticipated that other European Federations and other representative groups, who could not be present at the meeting, will also adopt the new Statutes.

The European Equestrian Federation (EEF) will represent the interests of European horse sport within the FEI. It will also liaise with the European Union and other decision making bodies on matters of concern to the horse community.
Speaking after the meeting, the newly elected President Dr. Hanfried Haring (Germany) said „The EEF will help to ensure that European countries have a clear voice within the FEI. Our goal is to contribute positively to the FEI by improving communication, cooperation and understanding. EEF will try to ensure that the needs of all Federations and stakeholders in the European equestrian community are properly taken into account.”
 
Other elected members of the interim Board are Christian Paillot (France) and Ulf Helgstrand (Denmark) as Vice Presidents as well as Manuel Bandeira de Mello (Portugal), Andrew Finding (Great Britain), Michal Wroblewski (Poland) and Armagan Özgörkey (Turkey).
 
"The FEI welcomes this development," said FEI President HRH Princess Haya. "Like the regional associations already established in Asia and the Americas, this reflects the natural evolution of representation of the sport's interests at the regional level. We expect it to help address the numerous specific needs of European National Federations."
 

World Equestrian Radio Offered for 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Press Release, Amy Walker, Friday, 19 February 2010

The World Games 2010 Foundation today announced the availability of “World Equestrian Radio,” a personal radio service complete with a souvenir radio receiver, to spectators of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

The World Equestrian Radio personal radio receiver will allow patrons to listen to live commentary and information while viewing a specific event or discipline. Users will be able to hear unique commentary and information pertaining specifically to the event they are attending. 

The radio receivers cost $45. Units may be pre-ordered at, www.weg2010store.com/woeqra.html. Customers will pick up their pre-purchased receivers when they arrive at the Kentucky Horse Park for the 2010 Games. A limited number of units will also be available for purchase on site during the event.
The price includes expert commentary for Vaulting, Dressage, Reining, Eventing Dressage and Eventing Jumping, Driving Dressage and Para-Dressage. Presently, commentators include:
·         Dressage—Cathy Connelly, noted trainer and commentator
·         Eventing—Jean Mitchell, former FEI judge and commentator; Betsy Steiner, World Championship Dressage rider
·         Vaulting—Nancy Stevens Brown , trainer, coach, commentator
·         Reining— Rick Weaver, Current NRHA President, past Futurity winner
“World Equestrian Radio will give spectators the opportunity to hear the competition from an insider’s perspective,” said Kate Jackson, Vice President of Competitions for the Foundation. “It will essentially be like attending a private clinic on the discipline and is also a great way for non-equestrians to learn more about what they are watching.”
The commentators are top professionals that have a broad reaching knowledge of their disciplines and will provide a compelling insight for the listener. Before the events and during the breaks the listener will have the opportunity to hear updates from the other disciplines as well as event information.
The World Equestrian Radio service providers are Speakeasy, LTD and Flight Line Radio.
About the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are the world championships of eight equestrian disciplines recognized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI). The Games are held every four years and this will be the first occurrence in the United States.
The Games will be broadcast on NBC Sports, which has marked the largest commitment to network coverage of equestrian sport in U.S. television history. The 2010 Games are expected to have a statewide economic impact of $150 million, and current sponsors include Alltech, Rolex, John Deere, Ariat International, Inc., Meydan and the American Quarter Horse Association. For more information on the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, please visit www.alltechfeigames.com.
Media Contact:
Amy Walker
Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
awalker@feigames2010.org
859-255-2010
 
 

Official FEI Dressage tests? There is an app for that!

FEI Press Release, Malina Gueorguiev, Friday, 19 February 2010

The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) is happy to announce the launch of its first ever official mobile application.

 

“FEI EquiTests”, developed in close cooperation with Canada-based e-learning and visual communication design specialists Numen Communciations Inc., is a mobile application designed to help riders learn, reference and practice FEI Dressage tests.
“FEI EquiTests”,is available worldwide through the Apple iTunes store under FEI license.
For each test, the application allows iPhone and iPod users to:
- read the test instructions along with the marking criteria;
- view Dressage animation diagrams that outline the movements of the test;
- record and play readings of the test that are perfectly timed to match the user’s individual horses and the arena in which they are practicing;
- reference the official Dressage test score sheet to see where the judges’ emphasis is;
- get better understanding of the FEI Rules as PDFs of the rulebooks on topics such as movement definitions, competition rules, dress code, judging and veterinary inspection are available;
- keep up-to-date with the latest Dressage news through the FEI news feed.
FEI EquiTests 1 is available for free, so that riders and coaches may evaluate the features available. This application includes all features related to one sample test: the globally used FEI Young Riders Individual Competition Test.
FEI EquiTests 2 includes all the most recent 2009 FEI Eventing Dressage Tests and is available for only USD 9.99.
Additional versions of FEI EquiTests featuring FEI Dressage and FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage tests will be launched later this year.
”Publishing the FEI Dressage test content for the iPhone and iPod Touch is a success story for EquiApps.com as it illustrates the quality and real-world functionality we are interested in publishing," said Tanya Heins of Numen Communications Inc. "Our goal is to establish EquiApps.com as the leading equestrian mobile application developer and provide digital learning and reference tools that make sense to an active outdoor equestrian lifestyle.”
”This exciting development is a perfect example for FEI’s ambitions to proactively use the various opportunities today’s digital media are offering to introduce the sport and its fascination through new channels to new and younger audiences,” FEI Executive Director, Commercial Carsten Couchouron commented. “FEI EquiTests provides riders and coaches with a valuable and user-friendly tool for the further development of individual riding skills”.
For more details visit the official websites at www.equiapps.com  and the Apple ITunes store: FEI EquiTests 1and FEI EquiTests 2.
About FEI:
The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI),founded in 1921, is the international body governing equestrian sport recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and includes 133 National Federations. Equestrian sport has been on the Olympic programme since 1912 with three disciplines – Jumping, Dressage and Eventing. It is one of the very few sports in which men and women compete on equal terms. It is also the only sport which involves two athletes – horse and rider. The FEI has relentlessly concerned itself with the welfare of the horse, which is paramount and must never be subordinated to competitive or commercial influences.
About Numen Communications Inc.:
Numen Communications Inc., owns and operates EquiApps.com. The company develops mobile applications for an equestrian lifestyle. Applications are sold and distributed worldwide through the Apple iTunes store. Numen Communications Inc. is a consultancy with expertise in education and visual communication design.
 

Equestrian Land Developments 2010 National Young Rider Dressage

Angie Patterson, National YR Dressage Championships Press Release, Friday, 19 February 2010

Incorporating the ELD Sheds and Stables CDI-Y National Para-Equestrian Championships presented in association with Disability Modifications.

The 2010 YOUNG RIDER NATIONAL DRESSAGE CHAMPIONSHIPS proudly announce its naming rights sponsor, Equestrian Land Developments. This is a company that needs little introduction to the serious Australian equestrian competitor. After ten years and more than 600 arenas, ELD delivers the complete equestrian property construction service. ELD’s commitment to Australia’s equestrian community is exemplified as the company takes up the principle partnership of the forthcoming National Young Rider Dressage Championships.

There is more impetus for the event as a result of the forward thinking move on the part of Equestrian Queensland to develop an EQ Premium Events Calendar for 2010. Ten FEI ** and *** events have been identified and will benefit dramatically from aggressive profiling in both the generic and mainstream media. This is quite a unique concept for Equestrian sport in Australia and organizing committees and sponsors alike will be the beneficiaries. The Equestrian Land Developments  2010 National Young Rider Dressage Championships  are scheduled for 25 - 27 June at the Royal Agricultural Society’s Toowoomba venue.
Competitor Information and Schedules
A designated web address which contains all information for competitors is now available. http://www.qld.equestrian.org.au/ and follow the link.
ELD Sheds and Stables CDI-Y
The FEI World Cup™ Dressage for Young Riders is a competition at the FEI Young Rider level comprising of qualifying Young Rider events and a Final. This takes place as part of the FEI World Cup of Dressage in Frankfurt, Germany every year. Australia’s last representative in 2008, Jayden Brown, finished a very creditable 7th and the organizers are hoping all young riders who meet the qualifying criteria, will enter this prestigious international event, the naming rights for which have been taken up by the exciting new ELD division, ELD Sheds and Stables
National Para – Equestrian Championships
In 2006 the FEI, in agreement with the International Paralympic Committee, added Equestrian competition for Riders with a Disability.  Now known as Para-Equestrian, it is the 8th Discipline of the FEI.
In another first for Queensland, the 2010 National Para-Equestrian Championships are to be held in conjunction with the 2010 Dressage National Young Rider Championships at Toowoomba, QLD as part of the Para-Equestrian High Performance Competition Support Program. Disability Modifications have been confirmed as the proud sponsors of the Para-Equestrian National Championships which are also supported by the Australian Sports Commission, the Australian Paralympic Committee and the Equestrian Australia High Performance Program.
 

Equestrian Australia appoints new CEO

Franz-Josef Venhaus, Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Equestrian Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Grant Baldock as the new Chief Executive Officer. The appointment will take effect in mid-April in the lead-up to the retirement mid-year of current CEO Mr. Franz Venhaus, who has been in the position since 2002.

Grant joins Equestrian Australia (EA) with over fifteen years experience in sports administration. He started his career at the Palm Beach (Qld.) Surf Life Saving Club, having been Australian Surf Life Saving Champion in three consecutive years, and then moved to Sydney to join Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA). There he held various positions, interlaced with sport management assignments at Commonwealth Games and World Swimming Championships.  Grant’s current position is that of General Manager Surf Sport with SLSA, where he controls a budget of $4.9 million and is responsible for the management of Surf Sports national partnerships worth in excess of $3 million per annum.

“We look forward to working closely with Grant. He will bring valuable experience and a different perspective to our administration.  Grant is committed to enacting the vision of EA and we are very fortunate to have him joining the team,” said Mr. Paul Cargill, President of Equestrian Australia.

‘We are equally sorry to see Franz vacate the position and thank him for his great contribution over the past eight years.  Franz will, of course, assist Grant in the weeks after his appointment to make the transition as smooth as possible.  I will say more about Franz closer to his retirement.”

Equestrian Australia warmly welcomes Grant, who will commence his new role on Wednesday, 14 April 2010. 
 


Grant Baldock
 

Wise Socrates gives Edwina the edge in Vigo - with a little help from youtube!


Edwina receives her Rolex watch as winner of today's eleventh leg of the 2009/2010 Rolex FEI World Cup Jumping series in Vigo, ESP
Photograph:Kit Houghton
Malina Gueorguiev FEI Press Release, FEI Press Release, Monday, 15 February 2010

Australia's Edwina Alexander scooped maximum points at the eleventh leg of the 2009/2010 Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping series in Vigo, Spain tonight with a brilliant performance from Cevo Socrates.

In the 11-horse jump-off the 15 year old gelding showed the wisdom of his years when producing a classy, clean and confident round that was simply too good for the rest.  And this latest result has rocketed Alexander up to fourth place on the series table with just two more qualifying legs remaining.

But Edwina also used her head today.  "I woke up at 7 o'clock this morning and turned on YouTube to watch my round with Socrates in Zurich Grand Prix where we won two years ago.  He's very different from my other horse Itot, and I don't always find him so easy to ride, but it reminded me just what I needed to do - and I think it worked!" said the delighted rider tonight.  Runner-up was Switzerland's Beat Mandli, winner of the third leg at Lyon in France last November, while, after four previous attempts, Belgium's Judy-Ann Melchior picked up her first points of the season when third with the bay mare Cha Cha Z. 

OPENING ROUND
This leg of the series attracted five riders from both the home nation and from Germany, but Pilar Cordon and the Holsteiner stallion Herald were the sole Spanish representatives in the jump-off.  Some notable names missed the closing stages including Germany's Lars Nieberg whose 11 year old gelding Levito threw in a surprise refusal at the second element of the triple combination at fence six, and Sweden's Malin Baryard-Johnsson whose mare, H&M Actrice, clipped the final element here also to join the seven-strong contingent who put just four faults on the board.  Unluckiest of all was possibly Portugal's Luciana Diniz who was put in a copybook tour of the track with Winningmood only to fault at the final oxer.

It was a top-class line-up against the clock however, and it was never going to be an easy one to win.

PATHFINDER
Frenchman Patrice Deleveau was pathfinder with Katchina Mail, but a mistake at the FEI Vertical, now fourth fence on the track, left the door open for those coming after him and it widened even further when Pilar Cordon followed with a disappointing three fences down with the super-handsome Herald.  It was Judy-Ann Melchior who set the first real target as she brought the 10 year old Cha Cha Z through the finish clear, and although her time of 51.61 seconds looked beatable she still held the lead after Germany's Marco Kutscher and Cash returned more than six seconds quicker, but leaving the penultimate vertical on the floor. 

Kutscher showed that the turn to the FEI vertical was the key to a fast time, but while Mandli snatched the advantage he didn't test Louis to the limit when stopping the clock at 50.29.  The 2009 individual European Champion, Kevin Staut from France, lost his chance at the very first fence when Le Prestige St Louis inexplicably jammed on the brakes.  The 11 year old stallion looked sharp and fresh in the first round but it seemed like his cheeky nature got the better of him this time out as he went on to buck his way around the course and return with 17 faults for that one refusal and a lot of time penalities. 

FOOT-PERFECT
The Netherlands Harrie Smolders and Exquis Oliver Q collected four faults, but Alexander and Cevo Socrates were foot-perfect all the way.   They were already up on time at the vital vertical and as they galloped through the finish in 48.75 seconds it was clear that this would now take some beating.  Switzerland's Steve Guerdat, winner at Zurich two weeks ago, was giving it a shot riding down to the last but that fell to leave him in fifth spot, although he would have been more than pleased with Jalisca Solier who has returned to the ring with all of her enthusiasm intact after a layoff following a leg operation last September.  When the final two runners - Holland's Leon Thijssen with Tinky Winky and Switzerland's Pius Schwizer with Ulysse - both returned with two fences down then Alexander was assured of top marks.

"The last few World Cups were not good for me" the winner said afterwards, as she praised her 15 year old winning ride.  "Socrates has had a great career but he's been out for eight months and this was his first show back so I didn't know what to expect.  He won the Zurich Grand Prix in 2008, and the Gothenburg Grand Prix in 2009 and was also third in Valkenswaard - he's is an incredible horse, not a championship ride but incredibly clever and brave - I'm really thrilled with him tonight!" she said, aware that she is more than comfortably qualified for the Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping final in Geneva in April.

The next leg of the 2009/2010 Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping series will take place at Gothenburg, Sweden from 25-28 February.  For all information on the Swedish fixture check out website www.goteborghorseshow.com or contact Press Officer Mayvor Thorin, (mobile) +46 705 82 84 20, (email) mayvor.thorin@gotevent.se

RESULT: 1, Cevo Socrates (Edwina Alexander) Aus 0/0 46.75; 2, Louis (Beat Mandli) Sui 0/0 50.29; 3. Cha Cha Z (Judy-Ann Melchior) Bel 0/0 51.61; 4, Cash (Marco Kutscher) Ger 0/4 44.92; 5, Jalisca Solier (Steve Guerdat) Sui /4 46.09; 6, Katchina Mail (Patrice Deleveau) Fra 0/4 46.93; 7, Exquis Oliver Q (Harrie Smolders) Ned 0/4 50.34; 8, Ulysse X (Pius Schwizer) Sui 0/8 46.95; 9, Tinky Winky (Leon Thijssen) Ned 0/8 51.95; 10, Herald (Pilar Lucrecia Cordon Muro) Esp 0/12 49.06; 11, Le Prestige St Lois (Kevin Staut) Fra 0/17 63.25; 12, Napoli du Ry (Simon Delestre) Fra 4/68.30; 13, Cabreado (Daniel Deusser) Ger 4/69.80; 14, Taloubet Z (Christian Ahlmann) Ger 4/70.73; 15, AD Picolein Zeldenrust (Alvaro Miranda) Bra 4/70.78; 16, Winningmood (Luciana Diniz) Por 4/72.50; 17, L'Espoir (Geir Gulliksen) Nor 4/73.40; 18, H&M Actrice (Malin Baryard-Johnsson) Swe 4/73.50; 19, Isaac du Jonquet (Mikael Forsten) Fin 8/70.97; 20, Kellemoi de Pepita (Michel Robert) Fra 8/71.75. Full results at: www.scg-nl.nl

ROLEX FEI WORLD CUP™ JUMPING - Standings after Round 11 at Vigo, Spain:
1.    Pius Schwizer            -        66
2.    Marco Kutscher        -        65
3.    Marcus Ehning            -        64
4.    Edwina Alexander        -        60
5.    Kevin Staut            -        59
6.    Beat Mandli            -        57
7.    Eric Van der Vleuten    -        57
8.    Philipp Weishaupt        -        57
9.    Patrice Deleveau        -        55
10.    Jessica Kuerten        -        53
11.    Penelope Leprevost        -        47
12.    Ludger Beerbaum        -        46
13.    Natale Chiaudani        -        43
14.    Rodrigo Pessoa        -        41
15.    Daniel Etter            -        40
16.    Steve Guerdat            -        39
17.    Michael Whitaker        -        39
18.    Svante Johansson        -        39
19.    Albert Zoer            -        34
20.    Luciana Diniz            -        33
Complete standings at www.feiworldcup.org

Facts and Figures:
33 starters
11 into jump-off
5 riders from both Spain and Germany started in the first round
Pilar Cordon was the only Spanish rider to qualify for the jump-off
Riders from a total of 15 nations took part in this evening's competition
The oldest horse in this leg of the series was the 16 year old Aboyeur, ridden by Italy's Gianni Govoni
The youngest horses were the two 9 year old geldings, Cabreado ridden by Germany's Daniel Deuser and Napoli du Ry ridden by Simon Delestre for France.
There was one elimination in the first round - Spain's Sergio Alvarez Moya with What's Next
Two riders retired in round one - The Netherlands' Leopold Van Asten (VDL Groep Santana) and French rider Julien Epaillard (Kanthaka de Petra) 
The youngest rider in today's competition was 17 year old Manuel Anon Suarez from Spain riding Fantasia.

Quotes:
Edwina Alexander, talking about her winning ride Cevo Socrates - "Sometimes he's almost too careful and that's why I decided to check out my ride on YouTube.  I have to use a lot more leg on him than I do on Itot but he is so brilliant - he jumps from his heart, he wants to do it for you and if he ever makes a mistake it is my fault.  He doesn't know how to put a foot wrong!".

Website: www.csivigo.com

CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR WESTERN EUROPEAN LEAGUE: 1, Oslo (Norway) 9-11 October; 2, Helsinki (Finland) 15-18 October; 3, Lyon (FRA) 28 Oct-1 November; 4, Verona (Italy) 5-8 November; 5, Stuttgart (Germany) 15-22 November; 6, London-Olympia (Great Britain) 15-21 December; 7, Mechelen (Belgium) 26-30 December; 8, Leipzig (Germany) 21-24 January; 9, Zurich (SUI) 28-31 January; 10, Bordeaux (France) 5-7 February; 11, Vigo (Spain) 11-14 February; 12, Gothenburg (Sweden) 25-28 February; 13, s'Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands) 25-28 March; FINAL - Geneva (Switzerland) 14-18 April.

Broadcast Schedule can be downloaded from www.feiworldcup.org

Photo Catalogue - Photographs of winning riders in high/low resolution can be downloaded from FEI Photo Calalogue at www.fei.org>Media>Photo Catalogue - no reproution fee ut photographer must be credited (name appears under picture).  Usage strictly for editorial purposes.

Media Guide - 2009/2010 Media Guide filled with useful facts, figures, statistics and contact details can be downloaded from www.feiworldcup.org - click on Jumping then Media.  Hard copy available from FEI Communications - Email olivia.robinson@fei.org.

FEI World Cup™ Jumping has entered its 32nd season. The series, created in 1978, today comprises 14 leagues on all continents. The best riders from 121 preliminary competitions will qualify for the final in Geneva, Switzerland which takes place from 14-18 April 2008.

The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), founded in 1921, is the international body governing equestrian sport recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and includes 133 National Federations.

Equestrian sport has been on the Olympic programme since 1912 with three disciplines - Jumping, Dressage and Eventing. It is one of the very few sports in which men and women compete on equal terms. It is also the only sport which involves two athletes - horse and rider. The FEI has relentlessly concerned itself with the welfare of the horse, which is paramount and must never be subordinated to competitive or commercial influences.

 

Australians spectators encouraged to New Zealand World Cup Qualifier


A member of Megan's NZL fan club
KhiKhi HSBC FEI World Cup Qualifier 2009
Photograph:Peter Jones
Nicola Turner, Monday, 15 February 2010

Australian Eventing enthusiasts are being encouraged to cross the Tasman in April for the Mitavite International Horse Trial which features New Zealand’s only qualifier for prestigious HSBC FEI World Cup Eventing series.

As airline partner of Virgin Blue it is possible to fly Pacific Blue direct from Brisbane and Sydney and via convenient connections from destinations across Australia to Hamilton.  Hamilton International Airport is just a short 20 minute drive from the Kihikihi Domain, venue for Mitavite International Horse Trial being held 2-4 April 2010.   

“With our event falling over the Easter holidays, coupled with low fares on Pacific Blue and the convenient location of the Hamilton Airport we see great potential for Australians to take a long weekend trip to New Zealand to enjoy our event and its legendary Kiwi hospitality” said event spokesperson Bevan Houlbrooke.   
It is expected Australia will again be well represented in Kihikihi’s World Cup class with Megan Jones already indicating she will be back to contest her title.  Jones had a convincing win last year taking home a lion’s share of the NZ$70,000 prize pool. “While Megan Jones and Shane Rose were popular with the locals last year, I am sure they would love to see a large cheering squad of Aussies to support them at Kihikihi in 2010” said Mr Houlbrooke.
In addition to the Horse Trial there are plenty of opportunities to explore some of the local attractions including the stunning wild west coast beaches of Raglan, the Maungatautari Ecological Island, Lake Karapiro which is venue for the 2010 World Rowing Championships, the enchanting Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Cambridge which is the centre of New Zealand's equine and thoroughbred industry and Hamilton, a vibrant riverside city with a lively café scene and beautiful gardens.
Visitors from Australia who are interested in attending the Mitavite International Horse Trial should register their interest by emailing info@thehorseevent.co.nz .  More information about the event can be found at www.thehorseevent.co.nnz  and bookings with Pacific Blue can be made on www.flypacificblue.com
 

Athlete Director appointed


Niki Chapman - EA Athlete Director
Nicola Turner, Friday, 12 February 2010

Congratulations to Niki Chapman on her appointment to the Athletes' Commission and to the position of Athlete Director on the Equestrian Australia Board.

Niki has competed at International level in Eventing and also actively participates in Dressage and Jumping competition.  She is one of the organisers of a new CIC event in Camden.

Niki worked as a Sports Consultant at the National Office for four years dealing with international events, entries to and schedules for these and, among other duties, as secretary to the National Eventing Committee. Niki now is the Program Coordinator - Equestrian for the NSW Institute of Sport, which administers a National Equestrian program in conjunction with Equestrian Australia and the NSW Branch.

The term is for two years with full rights except in the appointment of additional directors.

The Athletes' Commission will represent the views of athletes in the Federation and will advise the EA National Board on any matters relating to sport.

The Athletes' Commission consists of the Riders’ Representatives from the National Sport Committees: Dressage, Eventing, Jumping, Show Horse and Vaulting.

 
 

LAST MINUTE call for EOI to compete in a team at the CSI Seoul, Korea.


Flag of South Korea
Mandy Stephens, National Office, Friday, 12 February 2010

Equestrian Australia has received a late invitation from the Korean Federation for a team of 4 riders to compete at the CSI2* in Seoul, Korea from 11-15 March 2010. The Federation had previously invited just an individual rider however they have extended the invitation to include a team.

 

The event will consist of a teams’ competition followed by an individual competition. The maximum height will be 1.10m for the teams’ competition and 1.40m for the individual competition. Equestrian Australia have already selected a rider to compete in the individual competition and this rider will also compete in the teams event, therefore we are calling for EOI to select the 3 other team members.

Equestrian Australia would like to invite members to indicate their interest to compete at this competition in Seoul, Korea. All interested riders will need to complete the Expressions of Interest form.
 
The Show Organising Committee will provide the following:
  • Accommodation and meals at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel for the riders from the 11-15th March.
  • Transfer from (airport - hotel - airport) and to and from the show ground.
  • The competition horses
  • Social Events
The riders will be responsible for:
  • Return flights to Seoul
  • Insurance (The EA National Office can assist with this insurance)
 
The EA National office will provide administration support and a uniform for the selected rider.
 
Please complete the FORM and fax to the National Office on (02) 9763 2466 if you would like to be considered for be part of the team at the CSI2* in Seoul, Korea. 
 
Applications close next Friday 19th February , 2010.
 
Applications received after this time will not be considered.
 Please contact Mandy at the EA National Office on (02) 8762 7777 if you have any questions regarding this competition.

Other Links
 Event Timetable
 

NEW 2010 Eventing rules - available now

Nicola Turner, Friday, 12 February 2010

Amended National Eventing rules are on now the web and are also available for purchase.

The rules are effective now so please read them before your next competition.

2010 Eventing rules and Annexes

 

FEI Registration 2010 - IMPORTANT INFORMATION


Equestrian Australia
Michelle Battams, Thursday, 11 February 2010

Notice regarding FEI Registration and Participation in International events

In the past the FEI made allowances for riders and horses, who were not FEI-registered prior to competing in International events and let them complete their registration after they had competed.  This meant that the results gained at the competition were validated by the FEI once the registration was complete.

As of 1 January 2010, if riders or horses are not registered PRIOR to competing in an International event, they will be immediately DISQUALIFIED and any results they achieve at the event will not be valid, nor will any ranking points be accumulated.

Even if the rider or horse is registered after the event has taken place, the results from the event, in which they competed unregistered, will no longer be included in their FEI results list or ranking points as they have in the past.

TO AVOID DISQUALIFICATION AND CONSEQUENCIAL UPSET, RIDERS MUST ENSURE THEY AND THEIR HORSE ARE FEI-REGISTERED PRIOR TO COMPETING IN AN INTERNATIONAL EVENT IN 2010!! The Equestrian Australia National Office will take no responsibility for riders competing unregistered. It is the responsibility of the rider and/or horse owner to register with the FEI.

 

Nanjing to host 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2014

International Olympic Committee Press Release, Thursday, 11 February 2010

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today elected Nanjing, People's Republic of China, as the host city of the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2014 during the 122nd IOC Session in Vancouver, Canada.

Nanjing received 47 votes to edge out runner-up Poznan, Poland, which received 42 votes.

“We had two outstanding candidatures from two fantastic cities. Both expressed the spirit of the Youth Olympic Games and both were capable of staging the event,” said IOC President Jacques Rogge. “We are looking forward to working with Nanjing, and are confident the Youth Olympic Games in 2014 will be a success.”
Some 3,600 athletes ranging in ages from 15 to 18 are expected to compete at the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing in 2014, which will feature competitions in 26 sports.
President Rogge will soon establish a Coordination Commission to assist Nanjing throughout its preparation period.
“The preparation period for the second summer edition of the Youth Olympic Games will take four-and-a-half years, which will allow Nanjing to match both the expectations of the IOC and the athletes in producing a programme of sport, culture and education that is of the very highest standard,” Rogge added.
The Youth Olympic Games are the culmination of the IOC’s determination to reach out to young people. Far more than merely being about competition, the Games are also a platform on which young people can learn about the Olympic values and the benefits of sport, while sharing their experiences with people from around the globe.
Nanjing became the first Youth Olympic Games host city directly elected in an IOC Session; previously Singapore (2010) and Innsbruck (2012) were selected by IOC members via postal vote.
Notes to Editors:
The Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, to be held between 14 and 26 August 2010, will bring together 3,600 athletes between 14 and 18 years of age from all 205 National Olympic Committees to compete in the 26 sports on the London 2012 Olympic Games programme. A fully fledged education programme will raise participants’ awareness of the Olympic values and topics like healthy lifestyles and the fight against doping. A number of communications initiatives will link the youth of the world with the event. A culture programme will ensure a festive and pleasant atmosphere within the host city.

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PSI DJWTS announces jumping guest star!

Nicola Turner, Thursday, 11 February 2010

Edward Doyle, an international rider, trainer and breeder from Ireland will be attending this year's PSI Dressage & Jumping with the Stars as the Jumping Guest Star.

Edward is well credentialled for this role, and brings with him a depth of knowledge and experience gained from a lifetime involvement in the jumping world.

He is a member of the famous Doyle family who are a household name in the Irish jumping community. Father Ned is a showjumping judge, elder brother Jack rode for Ireland at the 1988 Seoul Olympics and Edward’s son, Edward Junior is continuing the family tradition having represented Ireland in the European Childrens Championships at the age of 16.
Edward himself has been a successful international rider for many years, starting with an appearance at the European Young Rider Championships in the mid 1980’s. He has been Irish National Champion twice, a member of the Irish team at the 1999 European Championships, runner up in the famous Hickstead Derby and has won international classes at prestigious show such as Calgary, Dublin, Hickstead and Millstreet. A regular Irish Team squad member since 2000, he has made many Nations Cup appearances, riding at least 4 different horses, and lists a career highlight as captaining the winning Irish Team at the Athens CSIO in 2000. In recent years he has competed in the Samsung Super League series, representing Ireland.
He has also achieved considerable success as a producer/breeder of elite level jumping horses. Several he has competed at the World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses, most recently placing 6th in the 7yo consolation class (out of 110 starters) with “Samgemjee” in 2009. Another he bred, “Flexible”, placed 2nd in the World Cup Final in Gothenberg 2008 ridden by US rider Rich Fellars.
At DJWTS Edward will be heading up the judging panel for the Young Jumping Horse classes, and also conducting the Jumping Masterclass on Saturday March 20, with horses selected from the young jumping horse classes. He will ride each age group winner to determine the Champion of Champions. A two day clinic will be held on March 20 & 21, immediately following DJWTS and is open for all showjumping riders to apply. Clinic details will be announced shortly.
Spectators should note that silver and bronze tickets are still available for advance purchase until March 8 from GPAC, phone 03 52251200. More event information available from: www.equestrianvictoriaevents.com.au/DJWTS or www.vic.equestrian.org.au  
Enquiries to Event Director - Caroline Coleby 0432 505 774     dwts@live.com.au
 

FEI round table conference resolves Rollkur controversy


FEI Round Table Conference Participants 2009
FEI Press Release, Lausanne (SUI), Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Following constructive debate at the FEI round-table conference at the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne today (9 February), the consensus of the group was that any head and neck position achieved through aggressive force is not acceptable.

The group redefined hyperflexion/Rollkur as flexion of the horse’s neck achieved through aggressive force, which is therefore unacceptable. The technique known as Low, Deep and Round (LDR), which achieves flexion without undue force, is acceptable.

The group unanimously agreed that any form of aggressive riding must be sanctioned. The FEI will establish a working group, headed by Dressage Committee Chair Frank Kemperman, to expand the current guidelines for stewards to facilitate the implementation of this policy. The group agreed that no changes are required to the current FEI Rules.
The FEI Management is currently studying a range of additional measures, including the use of closed circuit television for warm-up arenas at selected shows.
The group also emphasised that the main responsibility for the welfare of the horse rests with the rider.
The FEI President HRH Princess Haya accepted a petition of 41,000 signatories against Rollkur presented by Dr Gerd Heuschman.
The participants in the FEI round-table conference were:
HRH Princess Haya, FEI President
Alex McLin, FEI Secretary General
Margit Otto-Crépin, International Dressage Riders Club Representative
Linda Keenan, International Dressage Trainers Club Representative
Sjef Janssen, Dressage Representative
Frank Kemperman, Chairman, FEI Dressage Committee (by conference call)
François Mathy, International Jumping Riders Club Representative
David Broome, Jumping Representative
Jonathan Chapman, Eventing Representative
Roly Owers, World Horse Welfare Representative
Tony Tyler, World Horse Welfare Representative
Ulf Helgstrand, President, Danish Equestrian Federation
John McEwen, Chairman, FEI Veterinary Committee
Dr Sue Dyson, Veterinary Representative
Dr Gerd Heuschman, Veterinary Representative
Prof. René van Weeren, Veterinary Representative
Jacques van Daele, FEI Honorary Steward General Dressage
Graeme Cooke, FEI Veterinary Director
Trond Asmyr, FEI Director Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage
John Roche, FEI Director Jumping and Stewarding
Catrin Norinder, FEI Director Eventing
Carsten Couchouron, FEI Executive Director Commercial
Richard Johnson, FEI Communications Director
The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), founded in 1921, is the international body governing equestrian sport recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and includes 133 National Federations. Equestrian sport has been on the Olympic programme since 1912 with three disciplines - Jumping, Dressage and Eventing. It is one of the very few sports in which men and women compete on equal terms. It is also the only sport which involves two athletes - horse and rider. The FEI has relentlessly concerned itself with the welfare of the horse, which is paramount and must never be subordinated to competitive or commercial influences.
 

SSTA/Coach Educator Clinic, Brisbane - 26-28 March 2010

Rebecca Willis, Tuesday, 12 January 2010

A clinic for EA NCAS Coaches wishing to become Skill Specific Trainers/Assessors (SSTAs) or Coach Educators (CEs) will be held in Brisbane from 26-28th March 2010. 

This will also be an opportunity for existing SSTA/CEs to update their qualification.

The Coach Educator and Skill Specific Trainers & Assessor roles underpin all EA Education (Riding and Horse Management) and Accreditation (Coaching) courses. This is achieved by the CE or SSTA working with, educating, providing feedback and assessing Certificate/Accreditation Course Candidates under the EA NCAS competency based assessment principles.
 
Coaches must be adequately experienced and meet the pre-requsites in order to attend the clinic.  In this sense, the National or Branch NCAS Committee will endorse each Coach's suitability to attend the CE / SSTA Course in Brisbane, March 2010.
 
CE/SSTA participants will be required to “demonstrate active involvement within all aspects of the Seminar and be assessed as competent in assessing candidates according to the EA NCAS criteria and standards’.
 
CE/SSTA participants will be asked to complete written or verbal assessments throughout the Seminar and post course assessment and mentoring requirements before being qualified as an SSTA/CE.

Click here to download an Expression of Interest form which includes details about pre-requisistes.

 

2010 CDI promotional video

Nicola Turner, Monday, 8 February 2010

Peter Haynes from 'In the limelight' has made great new promo video for the CDI

 

Freesytle victory for Anky & Salinero at WDM CDI5* Palm Beach, USA.


Victory gallop Isabell Werth-Satchmo Anky van Grunsven-Salinero Steffen Peters-Ravel
2010 World Dressage Masters, Palm Beach USA
Photograph:Ilse Schwarz www.dressage-news.com
Nicola Turner, Monday, 8 February 2010

Dutch superstars Anky and Salinero, who won Olympic Gold in 2004 and 2008, scored 84.450% to beat US favorite and current FEI World Cup Champion Steffen Peters and Ravel 81.700 % and Germany's Isabell Werth on Satchmo 78.950 % in Saturday night's freestyle under lights at the Exquis World Dressage Masters CDI5* Palm Beach USA.

It was the first time since the 2009 World Cup Final in Las Vegas that the trio had come head to head in a freestyle competition.

"Tonight everything just worked out how it should be,” Anky said. “I was really, really pleased with him. I am very proud. We’ve had worse competitions and better competitions, but if you have a horse, you know that's life. I'm so proud that he's still fit, wants to do his job, and wants to compete. He's still a happy horse. He likes to compete and do training. It's nice to feel that it's still there. He does get older and settles down a bit, that's nice too. It's fantastic to still have a horse like this.”
The musical freestyle with prize money of US$82,000 was the highlight of the opening event of the second year of the world’s richest lineup of dressage competitions. The Palm Beach event, as with other Exquis World Dressage Masters competitions, carries total prize money of US$136,000.
The Exquis World Dressage Masters series includes:
USA Palm Beach 4-6 Feb
GER Munich 13-16 May
FRA Cannes (to be confirmed)
GBR Hickstead 31 Jul- 1 Aug

Results

Place Horse  Rider  Judge E  Judge H  Judge C  Judge M  Judge B Total
1. Salinero Anky van Grunsven (NED)82.750, 83.500, 87.750, 83.000, 85.250, 1689 84.450%
2. Ravel Steffen Peters (USA) 83.500, 80.25,0 84.75,0 80.750, 79.250, 1634 81.700%
3. Satchmo 78 Isabell Werth (GER) 77.500, 80.250, 81.250, 79.750, 76.000, 1579 78.950%
4. Pop Art Ashley Holzer (CAN) 74.500, 77.000, 78.000, 76.750, 75.250, 1526 76.300%
5. Leonberg Mikala Munter Gunderse (DEN) 74.000, 74.250, 69.250, 72.000, 71.500, 1444 72.200%
6. Ovation Christa Laarakkers (NED) 71.750, 72.000, 70.250, 68.750, 73.000, 1423 71.150%
7. Calecto V Tina Konyot (USA) 72.000, 67.500, 70.750, 72.500, 70.750, 1414 70.700%
8. Le Mont d’Or Anja Ploenzke (GER) 69.000, 70.750, 68.500, 69.000, 72.500, 1399 69.950%
 
pictures courtesy of Ilse Schwarz at www.dressage-news.com
 

 

Other Links
 World Dressage Masters web site

Isabell Werth and Satchmo

Steffen Peters riding Ravels two tempi changes - one handed

Leslie Morse-Tip Top

Ulla Salzgeber and Wakana
 

National Vaulting Committee - nominations closed.

Tracey Lesslie, EA National Office, Monday, 8 February 2010

Nominations are now open for the Equestrian Australia Vaulting Committee.

As part of the governance arrangements for its “skills-based” structure, three positions on the National Vaulting Committee must be vacated this year and opened for re-election. 

Nominations for this committee have now closed. An appointment panel will vote on the nominations received and the result will be published as soon as it is to hand 

 
This year, three of the five places on the committee fall due.

Greg Blunden, Michael Winwood and Melanie Fedrick will vacate their positions. They may, however, re-stand for these positions and all committee members are subject to a limit on their tenure of 3 x 2-year terms (6 years in total) before a break of at least one year must be taken.
 
Nominations are now open for Equestrian Australia members wishing to be considered to fill these three vacancies.  
 
The new committee members will begin their 2-year term at the National Vaulting Committee Meeting in April 2010.

If you are interested in being part of the National Vaulting Committee download the nomination pack in PDF or Word. 
 
Please send your completed nomination to tracey.lesslie@efanational.com, P.O Box 673, Sydney Markets NSW 2129 or by fax 02 9763 2466.

Nominations close Monday 15 February 2010.
 
 

National Dressage Performance Gold Medals

Nicola Turner, Friday, 5 February 2010

To recognise outstanding performances the Australian Dressage Committee has introduced a special Gold Medal System.

 

National Dressage Performance Gold Medals will be awarded to horse/rider combinations who obtain the following in the current year.
The qualifying period is from the closing date of entries for the Australian Dressage Championships up to and including the next closing date of entries for the Australian Dressage Championships (e.g. 16/9/09 to 15/9/10).
Gold Medals:
Novice or Elementary level - 3 performances of 75% or more at each level
Medium or Advanced level - 3 performances of 70% or more at each level
PSG or Inter I (small tour) - 3 performances of 70% or more across the small tour
Inter II or Grand Prix (big tour) - 3 performances of 70% or across the big tour
Details
·         Riders from throughout Australia are eligible.
·         Riders must be current financial members of Equestrian Australian to be eligible
·         Performances can be from any official competition held in Australia
·         Official overall scores only will be eligible (not individual judges scores)
·         Performance medals will be presented at the Australian Dressage Championships
·         HC results are not eligible
·         On a 3 monthly basis progress results will be added to a National Dressage Leader Board available on the EA website
Result gathering
·         On 1 September each year riders will be asked, via the EA website and notification to the SDAs, to provide details of their performances direct to the National Office. In 2010 these nominations are to be received no later than 24/9/10
 

KL Grand Prix cancelled

Nicola Turner, EA National Office, Friday, 5 February 2010

Unfortunately the CSI 5* KL Grand Prix will NOT be held as scheduled from 18-21 March 2010.

Asiapromote apologises for the late notice and promises there will be another Kuala Lumpur Grand Prix in the future. We will keep you posted.

 

FEI sets up a fund for Haiti


The devastation in Haiti following the earthquake
Photograph:Getty images
Nicola Turner, EA National Office, Friday, 5 February 2010

In response to the tragic earthquake, which rocked Haiti last month, the FEI is inviting the equestrian community to gather financial support.

Funds collected will be sent to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) to assist both organisations in their efforts towards the rebuilding of the sports movement and local sports installations in Haiti once local conditions permit. If you wish to partake in this recovery effort, you may do so by sending your donation to the bank account below with the indication "Donation Fund for Haiti".

Bank UBS SA, 1002 Lausanne, Switzerland

Account holder: Federation Equestre Internationale

Account 243-G0518709.0

IBAN CH53 0024 3243 G051 8709 0

BIC UBSWCHZH80A

FEI President HRH Princess Haya, UN Messenger of Peace and Chairperson of International Humanitarian City (IHC), a global humanitarian and aid hub in Dubai, travelled to Port-au-Prince on 22 January 2010 to oversee a delivery of 90 metric tonnes of relief supplies for the Haitians, meet with Haitian and UN officials and raise awareness of the need for international aid.

The shipment was organised by the International Humanitarian City at the request of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and included 40 metric tonnes of canned food and high-energy biscuits, and another 50 metric tonnes of hospital tents, water sanitation equipment, prefabricated offices, and computer and telecommunications equipment.

 In addition to WFP's cargo, the plane carried emergency supplies from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment.

Contributions are also being made by the National Federations. The Irish Jumping Team, consisting of Cameron Hanley, Dermott Lennon, Cian O'Connor and Billy Twomey, have donated EUR 4,000, their prize money from the Nations Cup held in Abu Dhabi on 5 February, to the humanitarian agency GOAL Ireland to aid the relief effort in Haiti.

The FEI appreciates all contributions and will report back on the use made of the funds.

 

 

Reminder entries closing soon for PSI Dressage & Jumping with the Stars

Nicola Turner, Thursday, 4 February 2010

Competitors are reminded that entries for this year’s event will close on Wednesday February 10.

The dressage and jumping schedules are available from www.equestrianvictoriaevents.com.au/DJWTS or www.vic.equestrian.org.au

For the dressage riders there are the prestigious Australian Young Dressage Horse Championships for 4yo, 5yo and 6yos.   Classes at FEI level are also being held with a CDI-W event for the Grand Prix horses who will be using this event as one of the last chances to impress selectors for team selection for the World Equestrian Games later this year. The Prix St Georges Cup consisting of the Prix St Georges and Inter I Freestyle is for the up and coming FEI horses, and a CDI-Y event for Young Riders is an exciting opportunity for those seeking possible qualification for the Young Rider World Cup Final in late 2010.
For the jumping riders there are the Young Jumping Horse classes for 4yo, 5yo, 6yo and 7yos, plus the addition this year of a Mini Prix class commencing at 1.3m
For spectators, tickets are available from the Geelong Performing Arts Centre, phone 03 5225 1200 or follow the links on the above web-sites.   Advance purchase tickets only available until March 8.
Enquiries:         Event Director - Caroline Coleby 0432 505 774     dwts@live.com.au

Other Links
 DJWTS web site
 

EOI to compete at the Nations Cup jumping event at HOY, NZL


Jamie Winning participating at the HOY in 2009
Mandy Stephens, National Office, Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Equestrian Australia has received an invitation from the New Zealand Federation for a team of 4 rider/horse combinations to compete in an unofficial Nations Cup event to be held at the Horse of the Year Show in Hastings, New Zealand 16-21st March 2010.

 
 
 

The event will be run as part of the Silver Fern Stakes on Friday 19th March. The Silver Fern Stakes is a 1.50m class run under Art 273.3.2; 261.5.2. therefore nominating combinations must have experience at 1.50m and higher. Equestrian Australia will be sending a Chef d’Equipe to accompany the team for the event.

The Show Organisers will offer a travelling subsidy per horse of NZ$3000 TBC and Equestrian Australia are offering National Jumping Squad combinations, selected onto the team, an additional AU$2000 towards travel expenses. IRT have provided a quote for the flight costs to New Zealand of approximately AU$7370 return,however EA recommends that all transport pricing is checked with IRT or an alternate carrier.
 
The invitation is extended for all riders to participate in the other classes being offered at The Horse of the Year show, one of Oceania’s premier equestrian events. The show’s full schedule is attached.
 
Equestrian Australia would like to invite members to indicate their interest to compete at this competition in New Zealand. All interested combinations will need to complete the Expressions of Interest form.
 
The Show Organising Committee will provide the following:
  • Travelling subsidy per horse
  • Accommodation and stabling for team members
  • Entry fees for the Silver Fern Stakes class only.
The riders will be responsible for:
  • Return airfares to New Zealand (horse and rider)
  • Transport
  • All entries to other classes at the HOY
  • Insurance (The EA National Office can assist with this insurance)
 
The EA National office will provide administration support and a uniform for the selected riders.
 
Please complete the EOI form and fax to the National Office on (02) 9763 2466 if you would like to be considered for the Nations Cup event at the HOY, New Zealand.
 
Applications close at 5pm, Friday 19th February, 2010.
 
Please contact Mandy at the EA National Office on (02) 8762 7777 if you have any questions regarding this competition.

Other Links
 Show Schedule
 Horse of the Year website

Peter McMahon
 

2009 Adelaide 3DE will be on Foxtel 4 & 7 Feb

Nicola Turner, Wednesday, 3 February 2010

The 2009 Adelaide 3de Highlights will be on Foxtel as follows...

 

 

Channel
Date
Time
TX Day
FOX2
4/02/2010
12:30:00
Thursday
FOX2
7/02/2010
06:00:00
Sunday

 

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Also a reminder the 6 disc DVD Package of all the footage from the 2009 Equestrian Australia CCI**** and the CIC** and CCI** is available to purchase through a secure payment website or eftpos ...  http://www.australian3de.com.au/news/2010/01/18/2009-dvd-set-available-now
 

2010 PSG Challenge - Events are underway!


Tor Van den Berge and Fisherman's Friend
2008 CDI PSG Challenge
Photograph:franz venhaus
Nicola Turner, EA National Office, Monday, 1 February 2010

This competition is one of the major competitions held in Australia for our up and coming FEI horses.


The National Final carries $1000 to the winner in prize money.

You can download a full schedule of Qualifying events and Finals in each State here.

Final entries are decided as a result of qualifying scores and state nominations which close on 30/9/10.
 
All riders with horses of the appropriate age competing at Prix St Georges level in 2010 have been encouraged to nominate.
  • the competition is open to nominated combinations with horses of any origin with the following restrictions
  • horses may enter qualifying events once they have turned 7 years of age (1 August for Southern Hemisphere Horses, 1 January for Northern Hemisphere Horses)
  • horses must be 11 years or under during the calendar year of the competition
  • horses must be registered with the EA
  • riders and owners must be financial members of EA
  • each combination seeking selection must compete in at least two qualifying competitions (in their own and/or another State). This may include a State Final.
  • riders may compete in State Qualifiers and Finals other than in their own State provided they have obtained written permission from the ADC
Nomination Form (incl more information)
 

State Branches

Member Associations Equestrian New South Wales Equestrian Victoria Equestrian South Australia Equestrian Queensland Equestrian Western Australia Equestrian Northern Territory Equestrian Tasmania