A rewarding day at FEI Refresher Seminar for Jumping Stewards (12 February 2019, Tuesday)


Dear Members,

To refresh listed FEI Jumping Stewards’ status for FEI re-accreditation purposes as well as to provide refresher training to reinforce their acquired knowledge, a FEI Refresher Seminar for Jumping Stewards was organized by our Federation today at the Central Complex of Sha Tin Racecourse. Our course director is Professor Nigel King, who is a Level 3 Jumping Steward and Senior Jumping Judge from HKG as well as a Member of Ground Jury at the upcoming Longines Masters of Hong Kong 2019 from 15-17 February 2019 (this Friday to Sunday). Mr. Stephan Ellenbruch, FEI Jumping Committee Chair, FEI Level 4 Jumping Judge and the President of the Ground Jury at Longines Masters of Hong Kong 2019 also presented at the seminar to share his experience at the Jumping competitions with all participants. A total of 15 participants from Australia, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Malaysia attended the seminar, including some observers from Hong Kong.

The one-day seminar was conducted in an interactive manner with the course director reviewing different stewarding concepts and techniques during Jumping competitions. Participants were then invited to raise questions and discuss in detail with the director and other participants on the related topics. Besides the inspiring content delivered by Prof. King, the HKEF was honoured to earn the presence of Mr. Stephan Ellenbruch who is the FEI Jumping Committee Chair and the President of Ground Jury at the Longines Masters of Hong Kong 2019 at the Seminar. Participants were granted the opportunity to discuss any jumping-related matters directly with Mr. Stephan Ellenbruch.

After the seminar, all FEI listed Jumping Stewards who completed the whole refresher today were presented certificates issued by the FEI. The Refresher Seminar offered them an opportunity to recall their stewarding knowledge with meaningful discussion among attendees.

The HKEF would like to express our gratitude to the Course Director, Prof. Nigel King for his efforts in conducting the seminar, as well as Mr. Stephan Ellenbruch for his contribution to the class contents. Putting an end to the FEI Refresher Seminar for Jumping Stewards today, a FEI Refresher Seminar for Jumping Judges will be conducted by Stephan tomorrow (13 February 2019, Wednesday) at the same event venue.

Please stay tuned to our updates on the Refresher Seminars soon!

Best regards,

Hong Kong Equestrian Federation