Bob Ellis is 2010 designer

By: Horse Deals


Bob Ellis is 2010 designer
Bob Ellis is 2010 designer
Leading course builder Bob Ellis has been appointed as the show jumping course designer for London 2012 Olympic Games.
Bob, who designed the courses for last year’s European Jumping Championships at Windsor, will be responsible for the courses for all the show jumping competitions and also for the jumping phase of the eventing at the Olympic venue in Greenwich Park.
He will be supported by an experienced international team which includes Kelvin Bywater Stephen Renouard, Portugal’s Bernardo Costa Cabral and Ireland’s Alan Wade.
Working closely with LOCOG’s equestrian events manager Tim Hadaway, Bob will develop design concepts for fences that showcase the themes of UK culture, London’s heritage and landmarks, and the history of Greenwich itself. He will also oversee show jumping courses for the test event in July 2011.
"The FEI welcomes the appointment of Bob Ellis as course designer for the London 2012 Olympic Games", said John Roche, FEI director jumping. "Bob has proved 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."