January 2008

Dates for FEI Para Equestrian Internationals in 2008

The dates for forthcoming FEI Para Equestrian competitions in 2008 are now available on the FEI website, as shown below. The Hartpury competition is now in July and not June as originally advertised on the British Dressage website.

Guangdong (CHN) - from 07/03 to 09/03/08

Moorsele (BEL) - from 18/04 to 20/04/08

Mannheim (GER) - from 02/05 to 06/05/08

Weert (NED) - from 15/05 to 18/05/08

Kristiansand (Nordic Baltic CH) (NOR) - from 11/06 to 14/06/08 Schedule

Hoofddorp (NED) - from 12/06 to 15/06/08 CANCELLED

Bischwiller (FRA) - from 19/06 to 22/06/08 Schedule

St. Martin Greven (GER) - from 26/06 to 29/06/08

Millfield (GBR) - from 03/07 to 06/07/08 Schedule

Hartpury (GBR) - from 16/07 to 18/07/08 Schedule

Praha (CZE) - from 17/10 to 19/10/08

Sao Paulo, SP (BRA) - from 10/12 to 14/12/08

Wayne Channon's dressage scoring system

Read Wayne Channon's articles on Eurodressage.com on introducing half-points to the dressage judging system to make scores more accurate.

Article 1 - Nov 2007 Is Judging Corrupt or Just Inaccurate?

Article 2 - Jan 2008 Judging is Accurate but the Scoring System is Not

These make very interesting reading and seems to make a lot of sense. You can also vote online to say whether you would support the introduction of this system. Last time I looked there were about 80% of people who voted supporting his system.

Berkshire College kick starts 2008 Para Qualifiers

The first of the Para Trials took place at Berkshire College on Saturday 26th January with the first of the Winter Qualifiers. Only one or two members of the World Class Performance squad made an appearance at this January show, but generally there was a good turn out with a few new names too. All tests were judged by Barbara Amos.

Click here to view results.

NB: The next Winter Qualifier is on 8th Feb at Oldencraig EC (not 3rd Feb as originally advertised)

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