Germany’s Klaus Roeser Succeeds Thomas Baur on 6-Member FEI Dressage Committee

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Klaus Roeser of Germany. © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Klaus Roeser of Germany. © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Nov. 10, 2015–Klaus Roeser, the German dressage team chef d’equipe, was appointed to succeed Thomas Baur on the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Dressage Committee.

The appointment of Klaus as the organizers’ representative for four years was made by the FEI Bureau Tuesday.

He heads up the German Dressage Selection Committee and, as an employee of Paul Schockemöhle, a part owner of Totilas, was criticized for placing the black stallion on the German team at the European Championships in August. The horse was withdrawn after the Grand Prix and his retirement from competition declared.

Thomas Baur, also of Germany, served for six years on the committee.

The committee is made up of Frank Kemperman, director of the World Equestrian Festival CHIO in Aachen, Germany as chairman; Maribel Alonso de Quinzaños of Mexico; Luis Lucio of Spain; Hans Christian Matthiesen of Denmark, and Anna Paprocka Campanella of Italy.

The bureau agreed on the launch of a global Olympic communications campaign in the countdown to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next summer.

The key focus, the FEI said, will be to boost appeal of equestrian sport to a global audience with the ultimate goal of safeguarding the sport for future Olympics.

In the 2012 London Games, equestrian sport celebrated 100 years in the Olympics and will be paet of the 2020 Games in Tokyo.