Visitors Welcome at Dressage Task Force Judging Trials in Aachen

How can dressage sport become more comprehensible? How can it become more fair? More attractive? In the past months, the “Dressage Task Force" of the International Equestrian Federation FEI has developed ideas and concepts under the Chairmanship of the CHIO Aachen’s Show Director Frank Kemperman.

While doing so, dressage experts have also consulted external know-how. They watched judging methods for figure skating and discussed with experts of the International Gymnastics Federation. The Task Force’s conceptions will now be tested during a trial competition on September 7th and 8th in the Deutsche Bank Stadium on the CHIO show grounds.

Following their newly developed methods and ideas, the most renowned international judges will assess the dressage riders’ performances (f.e. Team European Champion Imke Schellekens-Bartels and Jana Kun from Aachen).

The demonstrations are open to the public, the entry for spectators is free on both days. The presentations will begin on Monday, September 7th, 1 p.m. and will end in the early evening of Tuesday, September 8th.

Emma Hindle Recognized with BEF Medal

Emma Hindle was among the exclusive group of individuals to receive BEF medals of honour at Windsor  in recognition of their services to sport for Great Britain. The accolade, which is given on the basis of outstanding achievement and contribution to the international equestrian world was presented during the evening performance of the Alltech FEI European Dressage and Jumping Championships on Thursday 27th August. Recipients are selected on the basis of riding prowess or other support of the British international effort.

Emma Hindle has represented Great Britain in International level Dressage competitions for nearly 20 years, competing consistently well at junior, young rider and senior Championships. As an under-21 she was on the team for the junior European Championships in 1989 and 1990 and the young rider European Championships in 1992, 1993 and 1996. In Emma’s Senior Championship debut in 2003 she helped the team win bronze at the European Championships and was the highest placed British rider with Wie Weltmeyer. She has been a stalwart of the British team ever since including producing one of the best British Performances of all time to finish 7th at the Olympic Games in 2008. Just this week she was part of the silver medal winning team at the European Championships at Windsor.