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FEI appoints new director of dressage

NORWEGIAN judge Trond Asmyr, 54, has been appointed director of dressage at the International Equestrian Federation (FEI).

He succeeds Sweden’s Eva Salomon, who resigned in May after six years.

A former director of a Norwegian tour operator, Mr Asmyr has served as vice-president of the Norwegian Equestrian Federation for the past six years. He has judged dressage for 30 years — 15 of those at international level.

FEI sports director David Holmes said: “Trond has a great understanding of the sport and how national federations work.

Mr Asmyr takes up his position on 20 June, at a time of great change for the Olympic sport. A taskforce is currently reviewing major areas of the disclipine, following the enforced resignation of the old dressage committee last November (20 November 2008).

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