British officials join Paris 2024 line-up

  • Written By: British Dressage
  • Published: Fri, 27 Oct 2023 10:05 GMT

With the Olympic and Paralympic Games just 9 months away, the FEI has confirmed the Ground Jury who will officiate at the 2024 event taking place in Paris next summer.

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British Dressage is well represented at Paris 2024, with five officials appointed to the Ground Jury across both the Olympic and Paralympic fixtures.  

FEI 5* Judge Isobel Wessels has been appointed to the seven-strong judging panel for the Olympic Games, as part of an experienced and knowledgeable team:  

  • Raphael Saleh (FRA) - president of the ground jury
  • Henning Lehrmann (GER)
  • Isobel Wessels (GBR)
  • Mariette Sanders (NED)
  • Magnus Ringmark (SWE)
  • Michael Osinski (USA)
  • Susanne Baarup (DEN)

Leading British official Dan Chapman has been appointed as Chief Steward, alongside overall Chief Steward Cesar Hirsch (VEN) and Technical Delegate Vincenzo Truppa (ITA).  

There will be three Judging Supervisory Panel members for the Olympic Games, with Mary Seefried (AUS), and Henk van Bergen (NED) joined by British FEI 5* and List 1 Judge Andrew Gardner

For the Paralympic Games, there will be two British officials in attendance, contributing their expertise in officiating. John Robinson is appointed to the ground jury at his first Paralympic Games, joining the following:  

  • Anne Prain (FRA) - president of the ground jury
  • Suzanne Cunningham (AUS)
  • Kristi Wysocki (USA)  
  • Ineke Jansen (NED)
  • Freddy Leyman (BEL)
  • John Robinson (GBR)

Whilst experienced British steward Juliet Whatley has been allocated the role of Chief Steward for the Paralympic Games.

Hosted just outside of France’s capital at the Palace of Versailles, the dressage events at the Olympic Games take place from 27 July to 6 August, with the Paralympic Games disciplines from 3 – 7 September.