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ATTENTION - FEI DIRECTIVES FOR JUDGES- FEI FREESYLE TESTS - UPDATE 2006
ATTENTION ALL DRESSAGE JUDGES AND COMPETITORS
Please note the FEI has issued updated “Directives for Assessing the Degree of Difficulty in a Freestyle Test” and also “Guidelines for Judges – FEI Freestyle Tests”, now in effect for 2006. This information has been combined into one document which is attached to this message for your reference and convenience. Click to view document
World Equestrian Games 2006 Aachen
The entire German national team, including both the individual and team members, have confirmed their attendance, since this is a premiere that nobody wants to miss: This year equestrian sport fans will be able to enjoy vaulting competitions at the World Festival of Equestrian Sport, CHIO Aachen 2006 (May 17th-21st). This is designed as a test run for the World Equestrian Games in seven equestrian sport disciplines around three months later (August 20th - September 3rd). The reigning world champions Kai Vorberg and Nicola Ströh, the team world champions from Ingelsberg, the Aachen Riding Club and five further teams from Rhineland will all be taking part in the evening event in the Deutsche Bank Stadium on Friday, May 19th, between 7 pm and approx. 11 pm, where they will be demonstrating top gymnastic performances on their horses. "This is going to be one of the highlights of the CHIO 2006," comments Frank Kemperman, General Manager of the Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein (ALRV).
The colourful show program - including the most successful vaulter of all time, Nadia Zülow - will be taking the audience on a nostalgic journey into the past. In line with the motto of this year's CHIO "50 + 1 years", the sportsmen and women will be showing how vaulting has developed and changed over the past decades, clad in historical suits and costumes of course. Tickets costing 15 Euros are already available from the ALRV. For further information, please contact www.chioaachen.de
NEW FEI WORLD CUP™ BRAND IDENTITY – new dynamic brand for the FEI World Cup
The FEI has unveiled the new FEI World Cup™ brand identity that was developed in cooperation with Design Bridge , an Amsterdam located international design agency.
The main objectives for this new FEI competition brand were to satisfy the need expressed by the event organisers for an adequate brand identity for the FEI World Cup™, to make the series more attractive for potential sponsors and to strengthen the position of the FEI as its owner.
“The design was selected thanks to its simplicity and dynamism. The letter C, which is inspired by a horse shoe, is the powerful equestrian element of the new identity. The bold graphic treatment creates a harmonious link with the FEI corporate logo which is the driving part of the new brand,” FEI Treasurer Guilherme Sarmento commented.
The new FEI World Cup™ brand will be used for all relevant disciplines in order to achieve rapid brand recognition. To identify the related discipline, the official discipline colour (e.g. red for Jumping) will be incorporated in the letter C.
Implementation will begin in January 2006.
For any further information regarding the use of the FEI World Cup™ brand identity and to receive the artwork, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to Mark and Belinda Trussell of Stouffville Ontario, who are expecting their second child late July 2006! Congratulations to Ron King and Renee Young of North Gower, Ontario, expecting their first baby in April 2006!
NEW CDI FOR 2006
Hot off the press! Walter Shanly past CET Dressage Chairman and Toronto businessman, is heading up a new CDI3*/Y/J/P/CIch and EC national dressage competition, August 8-12, 2006 at the Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto. Mr. Shanly ran the very successful CDIs in 1995-96 in Sunnybrook Park, Toronto. Equivents is proud to announce that we have been engaged as the Event Director and secretariat. Stay tuned to the Equivents website for the Prize Lists and more details.
Happy New Year
Equivents Inc. would like to wish all their sponsors, competitors, owners, grooms, wonderful invaluable volunteers and website visitors a very Happy New Year!Thank you to those who competed at Equivents competitions in 2005 and we hope to welcome you again in 2006! Equivents would like to particularly thank all of the wonderful sponsors whose generosity made the 2005 competitions such a success, with particular note to: Marismas Sport Horses - Horse World - Greenhawk - Dale & Cathi Thompson - Friends of the Park - Ecogold - Eload - Leatherdale Farms - Dressage Arenas - Dressage Canada.