Spain’s Beatriz Ferrer-Salat Elected Rider Representative to FEI Athletes’ & Dressage Committees
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Sept. 24, 2018
Beatriz Ferrer-Salat, Spain’s Olympic and World Equestrian Games medalist, has been elected as the dressage representative to the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Athletes’ and the Dressage Committee for four years, effective Monday.
Beatriz, 52 years old is the top ranked Spanish rider at No. 21 in the world on Delgado, and was one of seven representatives elected from a total of 52 candidates from 26 countries for eight spots.
Beatriz first competed in the Olympics in Atlanta in 1996, followed by Sydney in 2000, Athens in 2004 winning team silver and individual bronze and at Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
WEG appearances included Rome in 1998, Jerez, Spain in 2002 winning individual silver and team bronze, and at the just concluded Tryon Games on Delgado. In six European Championships, she and Delgado captured freestyle bronze in 2015.
Other athletes elected are: jumping-Cian O’Connor of Ireland; eventing-William Fox-Pitt of Great Britain; para-Angelika Trabert of Germany; vaulting-Kristina Boe of Germany; endurance-Taker Taher of Saudi Arabia, and reining-Francesca Sternberg of Great Britain. Voting for driving was a tie between Marieke Harm of Germany and Jambor Vilmos of Hungary to be decided by a runoff online vote Oct. 1-10.