A LITTLE ERROR IN THE FRENCH DEPARTMENT.....
Despite their exceptional and undoubted talents, the French dressage team will NOT be competing in today's fourth leg of the 2007 Samsung Super League with FEI in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Yesterday's Samsung Super League with FEI Press Release No. 9 erroneously listed the French squad which competes in this weekend's dressage Nations Cup at the 59th Rotterdam Show instead of the show jumping team, but there will be little or no piaffe, passage or pirouetting going on when the jumpers go into action today. French show jumping Chef d'Equipe Gilles Bertran de Balanda sends out a strong side that includes Florian Angot riding First de Launay, Stephan Lafouge with Gabalou des Ores, Eugenie Angot with Ilostra Dark and Roger-Yves Bost riding Ideal de la Loge and, drawn second-last to go, they will be in determined mood. Lying sixth on the Samsung Super League with FEI leaderboard going into this half-way stage they need to boost their points in order to move away from the USA and Sweden who are battling it out at the bottom of the order.
Today's competition begins at 14.00 local time.
SAMSUNG SUPER LEAGUE WITH FEI - LEADERBOARD AFTER ROUND 3 AT ST GALLEN:
1. Germany - 21.75
2. Switzerland - 14.75
3. Netherlands - 14.0
4. Belgium - 13.75
5. Great Britain - 11.0
6. France - 9.75
7. USA - 7.0
8. Sweden - 5.5
SAMSUNG SUPER LEAGUE - NATIONAL PRIDE, INTERNATIONAL PASSION!
The fourth leg of the series takes place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on Friday 22 June. For further information on the Dutch fixture check out website www.chio.nl. Show President in Rotterdam is Frans Lavoy, Show Director is Emile Hendrix and Press Officer is Anita Lussenburg, Email:
SAMSUNG SUPER LEAGUE WITH FEI - 2007 CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
ROUND 1 - La Baule (FRA) Friday 11 May; ROUND 2 - Rome (ITA) Friday 25 May; ROUND 3 - St Gallen (SUI) Friday 1 June; ROUND 4 - Rotterdam (NED) Friday 22 June; ROUND 5 - Aachen (GER) Thursday 5 July; ROUND 6 - Hickstead (GBR) Friday 27 July; ROUND 7 - Dublin (IRL) Friday 10 August; ROUND 8 and FINAL - Barcelona (ESP) Sunday 16 September.
FEI TELEVISION BROADCAST INFORMATION FOR SAMSUNG SUPER LEAGUE WITH FEI AT ROTTERDAM::
NOS (The Netherlands) - Friday 22 June, time unconfirmed
RAI (Italy) - Check local service
Equidia (France) - Sunday 24 June 22.45
TVE Teledeporte (Spain) - Check local service
Sport Espressen (Sweden) - Check local service
WCSN (USA) - Friday 22 June 14.00
CBC Country (Canada) - Saturday 30 June 14.00, 20.00, 23.00, Sunday 1 July 12.00, 23.00
CNBC Europe - Sunday 8 July 17.00
CNBC Asia - Sunday 1 July 15.00
ESPN Brazil - Check local service
ESPN Star (Pan Asia) - Wednesday 18 July 18.00, 19.00, Thursday 19 July 07.00,
Sunday 22 july 06.00, Monday 23 July 13.30, 18.00, 14.00
Saturday 28 July 02.00, Monday 30 July 08.00
Eurosport - Wednesday 27 June 20.00, Thursday 28 June 08.30
Finnish Sport TV - Thursday 5 July 19.30
Fox Sports (Middle East) - Tuesday 12 July 19.30
M-Net (Pan Africa) - Friday 13 July 20.00, Saturday 14 July 02.00, Sunday 15 July 06.00,
Monday 16 July 11.00, Wednesday 18 July 17.00, Thursday 19 July 13.00,
Saturday 21 July 19.30
Sport TV (Portugal) - Check local service
Sport + (France) - Monday 2 July 22.15
You can access all the latest Samsung Super League with FEI news and information on website www.samsungsuperleague.com.
Want to know more? You can check the comprehensive MEDIA GUIDE for the series, which is available in print and for download at www.samsungsuperleague.com under "Media Guide" heading.
PHOTOGRAPHS - a Photo Gallery of pictures is available on the Samsung Super League with FEI website for use by professional media only. The gallery will be regularly updated with low and high-resolution photographs and is password protected. To obtain a password follow the simple instructions when clicking on the link.
The Samsung Super League with FEI consists of the eight most prestigious horse shows at which the world's eight best national teams compare their merit. The Samsung Super League with FEI is connected to the FEI Nations Cup series through a promotion/relegation system at the end of each season.
Samsung Electronics, one of the world's largest electronics companies, is committed to supporting international sporting events, thereby returning corporate profits to the public and working towards a more harmonious and equitable society.