FEI Dressage Technical Committee Members and 2013/2014 FEI Championships and Finals Announced

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The FEI Bureau confirmed the following appointments to the FEI Technical Dressage Committee at its meeting held in Istanbul (TUR) yesterdday, 6 November: Members of the FEI Dressage Committee - Hans-Christian Matthiesen (DEN) was appointed as member for a four-year term (2012-2016) replacing outgoing member Elisabet Lundholm (SWE). The term in office of the athletes’ representative Kyra Kyrklund (FIN), appointed by the International Dressage Riders Club (IDRC), was extended until the online voting by athletes has been implemented.

Members of the FEI Para-Equestrian Committee
Amanda Bond (GBR) and Joop Stokkel (NED) were appointed as members replacing outgoing member Hanneke Gerritsen (NED), and Jane M. Goldsmith (GBR), who passed away earlier this year.
As with the members of the FEI Endurance Committee, in order to ensure continuity on the Committee by avoiding staggered terms, one of the newly elected members will serve a three-year (2012-2015) and the other a four-year-term (2012-2016). The terms will be determined by a draw and communicated to the General Assembly on 8 November.

The venues for the 2013 and 2014 FEI Championships & Finals were also allocated as follows:
2013 allocations
FEI Central Asia Jumping Championships Astana (KAZ), 2-5 July
FEI World Jumping Challenge Final Caracas (VEN), 11-16 June
FEI Central Asia Dressage Championships Almaty (KAZ), 14-16 June
FEI World Cup™ Driving Final Bordeaux (FRA), 8-10 February
FEI Pan American Endurance Championships for Seniors & Young Riders Costa Azul (URU), 3-6 September
FEI European Vaulting Championships for Seniors & Juniors Magna Racino (AUT), 30 July-4 August
FEI European Reining Championships for Seniors Augsburg (GER), 29 August-1 September
FEI European Jumping, Dressage & Eventing Championships for Ponies Arezzo (ITA), 16-21 July
2014 allocations
FEI European Jumping Championships for Young Riders, Juniors & Children Arezzo (ITA), 25-31 August
FEI European Jumping Championships for Veterans Zandhoven/Antwerp (BEL), August
FEI European Championships for Young Riders Vale Sabroso (POR), 10-14 September
FEI World Driving Championships for Singles Lühmühlen (GER). Mid-September

The FEI Bureau approved the creation of an FEI Nations Cup™ Dressage series on a trial basis beginning in 2013.
The provisional calendar is as follows:
CDIO 3* Vidauban (FRA), 17-20 May 2013
CDIO 3* Rotterdam (NED), 20-24 June 2013
CDIO 5* Aachen (GER), 3-8 July 2013
CDIO 5* Hickstead (GBR), 1-4 August 2013 (to be confirmed)
Any other CDIO outdoor competitions, with the exception of CDIO Wellington, FL (USA) which is of Small Tour level, will be included in the FEI Nations Cup™ Dressage series.
FEI Rules for Dressage relating to Team competitions (CDIO3*, 4*, 5*) will apply. The rules regarding the point system and participation will be available on the FEI website.

To see the complete list of FEI Commitee apointments visit here!

Main Decisions Taken by the FEI General Assembly

The FEI General Assembly 2012 took place in Istanbul (TUR) today in the presence of 252 delegates. One hundred and four National Federations – 80 in person and 24 by proxy – took part in the Assembly’s proceedings.

A summary of the main decisions taken by the Assembly is available here.