Euro Update: 2010 World Cup Finals and 2011 European Championships in The Netherlands

Thursday, November 20, 2008

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At the 2008 FEI General Assembly in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the 2010 World Cup Finals have been allocated to 's Hertogenbosch and the 2011 European Dressage Championships to Rotterdam.

The 2011 European Championships will take place in August 2011 at the Kralingse Bos in Rotterdam, where the CHIO Rotterdam has been held for the past 60 years. Tineke Bartels, the Technical Director of Rotterdam, is pleased to host the Europeans. "It's a very big pleasure to present dressage at its best in Rotterdam," she commented.

The 2010 World Cup Dressage Finals will once again take place in 's Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, most likely in April 2010.

FEI Dressage Committee News:

The FEI Bureau voted on a motion to take the issue of the removal of the Dressage Committee Chair for decision to the General Assembly on Friday, 21 November.

IDTC Supports Ad Hoc Working Group

The International Dressage Trainers Club applauds the formation of the Ad Hoc Working Group by the FEI Executive Board. We support its proposed members and its broad representation of stakeholders and geographies.

We are especially pleased that the Executive Board recognises the need to work with all stakeholders in a cooperative and transparent way. We urge all National Federations to support the proposal at the General Assembly in Buenos Aires.

The IDTC looks forward to working productively with the Working Group and, in due course, with a new democratically composed Dressage Committee in an effort to seek the constant improvement of our sport.

Stuttgart German Masters Broadcast Live on the Internet

From November 19 - 23, 2008, the world renowned German Masters Tournament will take place in Stuttgart's Schleyerhalle for the 24th time. The contestants alone guarantee top-level equestrian sports experiences as some of the highest ranking riders in the world are entered to compete.

Stuttgart is the first indoor show of the season where the world's best dressage riders meet. Not only Olympic dressage diva's Isabell Werth and Nadine Capellmann are there, but also Danish bronze medallist Nathalie Zu Saeyn-Wittgenstein and Lone Jorgensen with her rising star Donna Asana. For England, Emma Hindle and Laura Bechtolsheimer are showing their best horses.

CPM24.TV will broadcast two online channels: the sports channel will cover all of the German Masters competitions live in English and German and the entertainment channel will offer 24 hour programming with interviews, riders' portraits and short films about horses.

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