7-9.10.2013 International experts in the field of equestrian visited Izhevsk
On October 7th, 2013 a delegation of international experts in the field of equestrian arrived in Izhevsk. It consisted of the following members:
- Mr. Olaf Petersen (Germany, Bavaria) is an honorary member of the Bureau of the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI); an equestrian judge. Today he is specialized in show jumping and organizing routes for jumping competitions and also in constructing special equipment and obstacles. Mr. Olaf Petersen is the only specialist in the world of equestrian sports who created routes for two Olympic Games and was a member of the principle panel of judges during four Olympic Games.
- Ms. Tatiana Molchanova (Moscow, Russia) is a deputy editor-in-chief of the International magazine “NHS”; an equestrian judge; a member of organizing committees of many international competitions carried out under the auspices of the FEI.
On October 8th, 2013 international experts officially met with representatives of local authorities of Izhevsk. In that event Mr. Vasily Shatalov, Deputy chairman of the Izhevsk City Council, Ms. Faniya Fedorova, Chairperson of the permanent committee on social policy of the Izhevsk City Council, Mr. Sergey Strelkov, Head of the Department on physical culture, sport and tourism of the Izhevsk City Administration, and Mr. Igor Krasnov, Minister on physical culture, sport and tourism of the Udmurt Republic, took part.
During the meeting various aspects of the process of equestrian sports’ development in Izhevsk and the Udmurt Republic were discussed. Parties paid significant attention to the perspective of organizing international exchange between Izhevsk equestrian trainers and specialists from Bavaria. Moreover, the Federation of equestrian sports of the Udmurt Republic was recommended to liven the work on organization of competitions in close cooperation with the Ministry on physical culture, sport and tourism of the Udmurt Republic and the Department on physical culture, sport and tourism of the Izhevsk City Administration.