The CSI***** at Stuttgart, Germany was announced as the FEI Top World Cup Show for media with a Totilas-like score of straight 10s as voted for by the attending journalists.
Jörg Klopfer, press officer of the Stuttgart Masters team, is presented with "Best Press Office" award for the Rolex FEI World Cup Western European League 2010/2011 by Grania Willis, FEI Head of Communications. © Kit Houghton/FEI
More than 200 journalists and photographers covering the 12 Western European League qualifiers of the Rolex FEI World Cup 2010/2011 season cast their votes for the press office that has demonstrated exemplary communication skills, high quality on-site and online media services and ability to supply information swiftly.
The Best Press Office award was introduced at the start of the season to celebrate the hard work of the event organising teams.
Jörg Klopfer, press officer of the Stuttgart German Masters team, was presented with the award at a Rolex Media Reception in the Leipzig Press Club during the FEI World Cup Finals in Leipzig. Klopfer is a former journalist and a previous award winner for services to the press. He was press chief at the 1993 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Stuttgart, which was covered by over 3000 journalists and the Stuttgart team won the Association Internationale de la Presse Sportive (AIPS) award for best press centre.
Jean-Noël Bioul, Head of International Sponsorship at Rolex said: "On behalf of Rolex and our Equestrian team, I congratulate the German Stuttgart Masters press office for their great efforts in growing the popularity of this sport which we all love. We enjoy working with all the press teams on the Rolex FEI World Cup Western League, and thank them for their continued dedication and professionalism, now and in the future."
FEI Director of Press Relations, Grania Willis said the Stuttgart German Masters press office had worked with the passion and dedication that is synonymous with the Rolex FEI World Cup.
"Press offices have a vital role to play and are fundamental to the success of our events. True to form, all of the press offices supporting us during the 2010/2011 season have received extremely positive feedback from journalists and photographers, but it was Stuttgart that came out as the clear winner."