June Newsletter - News Brief
Renowned course designers:
The course designers for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy have been appointed. The Jumping course will be designed by ex-rider and 1982 world team champion, Frédéric Cottier. Pierre Michelet, another former horseman, will be in charge of the Eventing course design. The Swiss, Christian Iseli, has been chosen for the Driving course. And for the very first time, a designer for the Endurance course may also be appointed.
Health surveillance and monitoring:
The event will see hundreds of horses coming together from around the globe. The health regulations in force for an event of this scale are very strict and the Organising Committee has already started working on the issue. The sports director, Laurent Cellier, met up in Paris on 22 May with Graeme Cooke, the FEI veterinary director. Another meeting, convening several experts in the matter, is scheduled to take place before the summer.
The Organising Committee’s general assembly will be held in Caen on 15 June. It will bring together the founder members and associate members of the GIP (public interest group) of JEM Normandie 2014. The aim: define, orient and oversee the Organising Committee’s general policy-making as well as approving the annual accounts for the financial year.
Figure of the month :
6 : is the number of vaulters in a team at the World Equestrian Games. Six for only one (big) horse, but only a maximum of three can climb on at the same time! We will introduce you to this wonderful discipline in the next edition of the newsletter.