FEI Press Release: Bob Ellis| 17 June 2010| GBR
Bob Ellis (GBR) has been appointed as the Jumping course designer for the London 2012 Olympic Games. The appointment of the British designer, who produced the courses for last year’s Alltech FEI European Jumping Championships, was announced by London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG).
Ellis will be responsible for the courses for all the Jumping competitions and also for the Jumping test of the Eventing at the Olympic venue in Greenwich Park. He will be supported by an experienced international team which includes Kelvin Bywater (GBR), Stephen Renouard (GBR), Bernardo Costa Cabral (POR) and Alan Wade (IRL).
Working closely with LOCOG’s equestrian events manager Tim Hadaway, Ellis will develop design concepts for fences that showcase the themes of UK culture, London’s heritage and landmarks, and the history of Greenwich itself. He will also oversee Jumping courses for the test event in July 2011.
“The FEI welcomes the appointment of Bob Ellis as course designer for the London 2012 Olympic Games”, said John Roche, FEI Director Jumping. “Bob has proved his talent as a course designer at the top level of the sport and it is wonderful that he is being given the opportunity to showcase that talent on home turf at the Olympic and Paralympic equestrian venue in GreenwichPark.”
HSBC World Cup Eventing | 17 May 2010 | GBR
British-based Australian Sam Griffiths kept his country at the forefront of the HSBC FEI World Cup™ Eventing rankings with a superb win at Chatsworth (GBR), his first ever victory in this series. This latest result means that Australian riders have won three out of the first five of the 12 events across three continents and 10 countries in the 2010 HSBC FEI World Cup™ Eventing.