The IJRC held its Extraordinary General Assembly in Geneva last Friday, during which Kevin Staut (FRA) was elected as the new president of the International Jumping Riders Club.
Kevin Staut follows Christina Liebherr, who has been the club’s president twice.
François Mathy JR (BEL) was elected as First Vice President and Christina Liebherr (SUI) as Second Vice President.
While the new IJRC Board will be composed of:
Ludger Beerbaum (GER)
Peder Fredricson (SWE)
Steve Guerdat (SUI)
Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA)
Henrick Von Eckermann (SWE)
Max Kühner (AUT)
North American (already appointed by NARG):
Many top International riders attended the Extraordinary General Assembly, as well as the former IJRC President Franke Sloothaak and the FEI Jumping Director John Roche. Several journalists were also present, including the CHI-Geneva Sports Director, Alban Poudret.
Crucial items on the agenda besides the election included a summary of the topics voted on the FEI General Assembly in Montevideo.
At the beginning of the meeting, the current IJRC director Mrs Eleonora Ottaviani, underlined an important point: the Club is working WITH and not against the FEI, the National Federations and the Organizers, she said. It is true that sometimes there are different opinions, but the club believes that we are “on the same boat” and the IJRC will try to find a reasonable solution, doing its best for the sport, working together with FEI, National Federations and Organizers.
Source: Press Release by IJRC – International Jumping Riders Club
Photos: © IJRC / F. Petroni