Euro Update: Salzgeber, Tebar, and Max-Theurer Win at CDI Stadl Paura

French Karen Tebar has won the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special at the international competition in Stadl Paura, Austria. Aboard her hot Hanoverian mare Falada M (by Forrest xx) she scored 71.500% and 71.440%. Austrian Victoria Max-Theurer won the Grand Prix for kur and Grand Prix Kur on the Oldenburg Salieri (by Sandro Hit).

Ulla Salzgeber is slowly making her come back to the international show scene with two small tour horses, Herzruf's Erbe and Wakana. Aboard the chestnut gelding Herzruf's Erbe, Salzgeber won the Prix St Georges and Intermediaire I with 71.333% and 71.500%. "These were successful show days for me here in Stadl Paura. My young horses presented themselves well and I'm sure that Herzruf's Erbe will make a good impression in the Grand Prix ring," Ulla Salzgeber commented. (View scores)

Photo courtesy: CDI Stadl Paura

CDI Addington: Rothenberger, Somerset, McGivern Win

Sanneke Rotherberger, Georgina Somerset and Nicola McGivern are the big winners at the CDI Addington in Great Britain. The 16-year old Sanneke Rothenberger, daughter of Sven and Gonnelien Rothenberger, won all pony classes as well as all junior riders classes. Aboard the German Reitpony Konrad, she scored 73.750% in the pony kur to music. With Paso Doble (by Don Primero) she won the junior riders kur. British Georgina Somerset reigned in the Young riders division.

Nicola Mcgivern made her international come back with Active Walero (by Wanderer). After a long period of injury, Walero is fit and winning again. He won the Grand prix kur with 69.450%.

"Our grand prix was full of mistakes because of his exuberance, which is a wonderful thing to be able to say considering he is 17.” Nicola admits to their freestyle being cobbled together at the last minute: “My music was stuck in a CD player, so I had to make do with a freestyle I hadn’t used since 2002. We didn’t even run through it once, but he produced some of the best work I have ever had from him. I think we took the meaning of the word freestyle to a new level, though!”(View scores)

Alex McLin, New FEI Secretary General

The President of the Fédération Equestre Internationale, HRH Princess Haya, has today announced the appointment of Alex McLin to the position of Secretary General, effective immediately. The appointment follows an extensive consultation period, with the National Federations, and the interviewing of a number of external candidates. Mr. McLin, who joined the FEI in March 2005, is currently the General Counsel & Deputy Secretary General of the FEI and has been Acting Secretary General since September 2007.

Educated at Duke University, a member of the New York Bar and having previously worked for the World Economic Forum, Mr McLin (37) is highly experienced in sports law, governance and management. (Read More)

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