16 april 2009
New FEI O-officials DrivingDuring the FEI Bureau Meeting on 31 March and 1 April in Vevey, Switzerland, the proposal of the FEI Driving Committee for the promotion of Driving Officials was approved.
Foto: Rinaldo de Craen
Dutch course designer Johan Jacobs was promoted from International Course Designer to Official International Course Designer. Jacobs was together with Arjan Brink the course designer of the FEI World Four-in-Hand Championships in Beesd in 2008. He has been the course designer at the CAIO Breda for several years and is this year responsible for e.g. the course design at the CAI-A in Windsor, Great Britain and at the CAIO Breda and CAIP-B in Giethmen, the Netherlands.
Hungary’s Gábor Fintha is also promoted from International Course Designer to Official International Course Designer. Fintha has been and is responsible for many courses at major international combined driving events in Hungary such as Vecsés, Fabiansebestyen and Szilvásvárad. Fintha also designed the courses for the FEI World Cup Driving event in Budapest in December 2008.
Martha Hanks-Nicoll from the USA is promoted from International Judge to Official International Judge. Hanks-Nicoll has been judging at World Championships and international events for many years and is a.o. President of the Appeal Committee at the FEI World Pair Driving Championships in Kecskemét 2009.