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SIDNEVA Elena
Sport Dressage
NOC Russia   
GenderFemale
Born13 Dec 1964 in Moscow, URS
Human Interest
Last Update
  08 Sep 2018
Further Personal Information
Residence Moscow, RUS
Occupation Athlete
Languages English, German, Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began riding at age 12. She took up dressage at age 15 at the Olympic Training Sports Centre in Khimki, Russian Federation.
Why this sport? She took up dressage because, at the time, girls at her training centre were not allowed to do jumping or eventing. Her only choice was dressage. "At first I thought dressage was not interesting, but I later realised it is the most complicated discipline, requiring enormous diligence."
Name of coach Dmitry Polonsky, RUS
General Interest
Most influential person in career Russian dressage rider Elena Petushkova, German dressage rider Reiner Klimke. (FEI, 31 Mar 2004)
Hero / Idol German dressage riders Hubertus Schmidt and Ulla Salzgeber. (FEI, 31 Mar 2004)
Sporting philosophy / motto "I believe it is possible to ride until you are age 70 if you stay fit. Every day you learn something new." (lipica.org, 27 May 2013)
Awards and honours She holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 28 Dec 2017)
Other information OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has served as an ambassador of the Vanya charity foundation. The organisation helps equestrian riders who suffer serious injuries or illness. (fondvanya.ru, 2018)

Major Results
Olympic Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2000 OG-D Sydney NSW (AUS) PODKHOD 24  
World Equestrian Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2002 4th WEG Jerez de la Frontera (ESP) ARTAX CONDOR RBB 12  
Continental Championships and Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2013 CH-EU Herning (DEN) ROMEO-STAR 46  
2007 CH-EU La Mandria, Torino (ITA) ARTAX CONDOR RBB 33 7
2003 CH-EU Hickstead (GBR) ARTAX CONDOR RBB 52  
2001 CH-EU Verden (GER) Artax-Condor RBB 27 10
1999 CH-EU Arnhem (NED) PODKHOD 14 9
1997 CH-EU Verden (GER) Pokhod 21 5
World Cup Final
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2014 CDI-W Final Lyon (FRA) ROMEO-STAR 13  
2005 CDI-W Final Las Vegas NV (USA) ARTAX CONDOR RBB 15  
2004 CDI-W Final Düsseldorf (GER) ARTAX CONDOR RBB 8  
2002 CDI-W Final 's-Hertogenbosch (NED) ARTAX CONDOR RBB 11  

Current Results
Date Venue Competition Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
20.06.2014 to 22.06.2014 CDI-W Brno (CZE) GP - Grand Prix ROMEO-STAR 1  
20.06.2014 to 22.06.2014 CDI-W Brno (CZE) GP FS - Grand Prix Freestyle to Music ROMEO-STAR 1  
23.05.2014 to 25.05.2014 CDI-W Lipica (SLO) GP - Grand Prix ROMEO-STAR 3  
23.05.2014 to 25.05.2014 CDI-W Lipica (SLO) GP FS - Grand Prix Freestyle to Music ROMEO-STAR 3  
15.05.2014 to 18.05.2014 CDI4* Villach, Treffen (AUT) GP - Grand Prix ROMEO-STAR 5  
15.05.2014 to 18.05.2014 CDI4* Villach, Treffen (AUT) GPS - Grand Prix Special ROMEO-STAR 8  
17.04.2014 to 21.04.2014 CDI-W Final Lyon (FRA) GP FS - Grand Prix Freestyle to Music ROMEO-STAR 13  
17.04.2014 to 21.04.2014 CDI-W Final Lyon (FRA) GP - Grand Prix ROMEO-STAR 15  
04.04.2014 to 06.04.2014 CDI3* Caselle di Sommacampagna (ITA) GP - Grand Prix ROMEO-STAR 1  
04.04.2014 to 06.04.2014 CDI3* Caselle di Sommacampagna (ITA) GP FS - Grand Prix Freestyle to Music ROMEO-STAR 1  
27.02.2014 to 02.03.2014 CDI-W Göteborg (SWE) GP FS - Grand Prix Freestyle to Music ROMEO-STAR 9  
27.02.2014 to 02.03.2014 CDI-W Göteborg (SWE) GP - Grand Prix ROMEO-STAR 10  
13.02.2014 to 16.02.2014 CDI-W Neumünster (GER) GP - Grand Prix ROMEO-STAR 11  
13.02.2014 to 16.02.2014 CDI-W Neumünster (GER) GP FS - Grand Prix Freest ROMEO-STAR 15  
05.12.2013 to 08.12.2013 CDI5* Salzburg Arena Messezentrum (AUT) GP - Grand Prix ROMEO-STAR 5  
05.12.2013 to 08.12.2013 CDI5* Salzburg Arena Messezentrum (AUT) GP FS - Grand Prix Freestyle to Music ROMEO-STAR 5  
29.11.2013 to 01.12.2013 CDI-W Stockholm (SWE) Grand Prix Freestyle to Music ROMEO-STAR 13  
29.11.2013 to 01.12.2013 CDI-W Stockholm (SWE) Grand Prix ROMEO-STAR 15  
08.11.2013 to 10.11.2013 CDI3* Zakrzow (POL) GP FS - Grand Prix Freestyle to Music ROMEO-STAR 1  
08.11.2013 to 10.11.2013 CDI3* Zakrzow (POL) GP - Grand Prix ROMEO-STAR 3  
13.09.2013 to 15.09.2013 CDI-W Wroclaw, Partynice (POL) GP - Grand Prix ROMEO-STAR 5  
13.09.2013 to 15.09.2013 CDI-W Wroclaw, Partynice (POL) GP FS - Grand Prix Freestyle to Music ROMEO-STAR 8  
19.08.2013 to 25.08.2013 CH-EU-D Herning (DEN) Final Classification ROMEO-STAR 46  
19.08.2013 to 25.08.2013 CH-EU-D Herning (DEN) Grand Prix ROMEO-STAR 46  
12.07.2013 to 14.07.2013 CDI4* Fritzens-Schindlhof (AUT) GP FS - Grand Prix Freestyle to Music ROMEO-STAR 6  
12.07.2013 to 14.07.2013 CDI4* Fritzens-Schindlhof (AUT) GP - Grand Prix ROMEO-STAR 10  
25.06.2013 to 30.06.2013 CDI4* Aachen (GER) D2 HAVENS Pferdefutter- Preis ROMEO-STAR 22  
24.05.2013 to 26.05.2013 CDI-W Lipica (SLO) GP - Grand Prix ROMEO-STAR 1  
24.05.2013 to 26.05.2013 CDI-W Lipica (SLO) GP FS - Grand Prix Freestyle to Music ROMEO-STAR 1  
02.05.2013 to 05.05.2013 CDI3* Radzionkow (POL) GPS - Grand Prix Special ROMEO-STAR 2  
02.05.2013 to 05.05.2013 CDI3* Radzionkow (POL) GP - Grand Prix ROMEO-STAR 4  
17.04.2013 to 21.04.2013 CDI4* Hagen (GER) GP - Grand Prix ROMEO-STAR 12  
17.04.2013 to 21.04.2013 CDI4* Hagen (GER) GP FS - Grand Prix Freest ROMEO-STAR 14  
06.03.2013 to 10.03.2013 CDI3* Vidauban (FRA) GP - Grand Prix ROMEO-STAR 11  
27.02.2013 to 03.03.2013 CDI3* Vidauban (FRA) GP FS - Grand Prix Freestyle to Music ROMEO-STAR 4  
27.02.2013 to 03.03.2013 CDI3* Vidauban (FRA) GP - Grand Prix ROMEO-STAR 5  
Abbreviation Meaning
DNF Did Not Finish
DNS Did Not Start
DNQ Did Not Qualify
DSQ Disqualified
FNR Finished No Rank
RET Retired
WDW Withdrawal






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