Dressage judge candidates for Rio 2016 named

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Brazil's National Equestrian Centre, site of the 2016 Olympic equestrian events, at the Deodoro Cluster in Rio.
Brazil’s National Equestrian Centre, site of the 2016 Olympic equestrian events, at the Deodoro Cluster in Rio. © Ismar Ingber

A long list of 12 five-star judges Rio 2016 Olympic Dressage events has been named by the FEI, with the final lineup being drawn in August.

Dressage_iconMaribel Alonso (Mexico) has been appointed as President of the Ground Jury, and the Jury’s remaining six members and reserves will be determined by a draw conducted at the FEI Headquarters in Lausanne under the supervision of the FEI Legal Department.

The long list includes Susanne Baarup (DEN), Stephen Clarke (GBR), Annette Fransen-Iacobaeus (SWE), Andrew Gardner (GBR), Peter Holler (GER), Isabelle Judet (FRA), Thomas Lang (AUT), Gary Rockwell (USA), Francis Verbeek (NED), Eddy de Wolff van Westerrode (NED), and Katrina Wüst (GER).

All judges must be from different nationalities. Each time a jury member is drawn, the remaining candidates that share the same nationality will be automatically eliminated.

 

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