Sunday, May. 26, 2024

Bob Ellis Selected As 2012 Olympic Jumping Course Designer

Bob Ellis of Great Britain has been appointed as the jumping course designer for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Ellis was the designer for the 2009 Alltech FEI European Jumping Championships.

Ellis will be responsible for the courses for all the show jumping competitions, as well as the show jumping portion of the three-day eventing. He will be supported by an experienced international team that includes Kelvin Bywater of Great Britain, Stephen Renouard, also from Great Britain, Bernardo Costa Cabral of Portugal, and Alan Wade of Ireland.

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Bob Ellis of Great Britain has been appointed as the jumping course designer for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Ellis was the designer for the 2009 Alltech FEI European Jumping Championships.

Ellis will be responsible for the courses for all the show jumping competitions, as well as the show jumping portion of the three-day eventing. He will be supported by an experienced international team that includes Kelvin Bywater of Great Britain, Stephen Renouard, also from Great Britain, Bernardo Costa Cabral of Portugal, and Alan Wade of Ireland.

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Ellis will work closely with equestrian events manager Tim Hadaway to create fences that showcase the themes of U.K. culture, London’s heritage and landmarks and the history of Greenwich Park, where the events will be held. Ellis will also design courses for the July 2011 test event.

“Bob has proven his talent as a course designer at the top level of the sport, and it is wonderful that he is being given the opportunity to showcase that talent on home turf at the Olympic and Paralympic equestrian venue in Greenwich Park,” John Roche, FEI Director of Jumping, said.

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