The FEI has published its long list of judges for the dressage event at the London 2012 Olympic Games, which take place 2 - 9 August 2011 at Greenwich Park. The long list is made up of eleven 5* judges from eight nations.
A blind draw of the long listed judges will take place at FEI headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) on 23 September 2011 to finalise the members of the London 2012 Olympic Ground Jury.
The 2012 Olympic long list includes:
- Stephen Clarke (GBR)
- Maribel Alonso (MEX)
- Evi Eisenhardt (GER)
- Wim Ernes (NED)
- Ghislain Fouarge (NED)
- Isabelle Judet (FRA)
- Gary Rockwell (USA)
- Jean-Michel Roudier (FRA)
- Mary Seefried (AUS)
- Leif Törnblad (DEN)
- Katrina Wüst (GER)
Stephen Clarke, as a host country judge, has already been appointed as President of the Ground Jury. Jacques Van Daele (BEL) will take on the role of Chief Dressage Steward for London 2012 and Wojtek Markowski (POL) is Technical Delegate.
“The FEI’s Dressage Committee has proposed the long list according to FEI rules, which state that there can be up to 12 5* judges, a maximum of two per country and from a minimum of eight countries,” explained Trond Asmyr, FEI Director Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage.
“We are now looking forward to announcing the final list of highly respected international judges who will form the Ground Jury for London 2012.”
Olympic Dressage gets underway at Greenwich Park on 2 August 2012 with two days of Grand Prix competition, the first qualifier for both team and individual standings. The top seven teams and 11 best-placed individuals go forward to the Grand Prix Special on 7 August, which will decide the team medals. The Freestyle to Music to decide the individual medals takes place on 9 August.
To view the full London 2012 Olympic timetable, please click here.
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