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Great Britain Wins Double Gold in Eventing

Photo: Leszek Wójcik.

British riders have defended their last year’s title and stood on the highest step on the podium twice: individually and as a team. The silver medal went to France, and bronze to Ireland.

The British team won with the following squad: Finn Healy with Midnight Dancer, Ibble Watson with Bookhamlodge Pennylane, Freya Partridge with Master Macky, and Daisy Bathe with SF Detroit. They took the lead after dressage and kept it until the end of the competition.

The best score in the team, and the best one in the individual ranking, belonged to 15-year-old Finn Healy – 31,7. Although he was tenth after dressage, a clear round inside the time on the cross-country course and only one point for time during the showjumping have earned him his gold medal.

“It was a testing cross-country track, very technical; it required some reactive riding; we all did that and got ourselves in the position to win. It didn’t really sink in yet. It’s a dream come true,” said Finn Healy.

Silver went to his teammate Ibble Watson and bronze to Camilla Luciani (ITA) with Camelot Damgaard.

Daisy Bathe had an unlucky round in the jumping and finished the championships on the seventh position.

Dressage

The Danish have won three gold medals at this year’s Pony European Championships in dressage: team, individual, and freestyle, where riders performed their rounds to music of their choosing.

The individual medalists have repeated their success. The highest score belonged to the world ranking number one – Alexander Yde Helgstrand with Adriano B – 82,140.

“It’s totally amazing. I didn’t expect to win three times. I choose my music on my own. I’ve actually had this music for quite some time. My pony knows the program and the music, so I think it really fits Adriano,” said the winner after the prizegiving.

The second silver medal went to his teammate Liva Addy Guldager Nielsen riding D’Artagnan 187, and Germany’s Shona Benner with Der Kleine Sunnyboy WE won the bronze medal again.

Showjumping

The final class of the European championships for ponies in Strzegom determined the individual medals for showjumping.

31 pairs have competed in the two-round competition. 12 of them had a good chance to win gold. Four riders entered the final with a clean slate, and eight with only four penalty points.

The course designer, Szymon Tarant, set up a demanding course in the first round, and only three riders have managed to go clear. The second part of the class, high up to 135 cm, has determined the winner. Max Wachman riding Cuffesgrange Cavalidam became the gold medalist of the 2019 Pony European Championships.

“It’s a great feeling. My pony is top class. The first round was quite tricky, very technical. The second round was less technical and a bit bigger. I’m out of ponies now, so I will focus on big horses and hopefully qualify for the Junior European championships next year,” said the winner.

The audience in Strzegom witnessed a jump-off for the silver medal, between riders from France and Great Britain. Holly Truelove (GBR) was the first one to go. She took a risk riding to the last oxer, which gave her a quick time and made it challenging for her rival. Ilona Mezzadri (ITA) with Callas Rezidal Z took up the glove, but had two down, which gave her a score of 8 penalties, and bronze medal in the final classification.

153 riders from 18 countries competed in three Olympic disciplines during the FEI Pony European Championships in Strzegom.

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Double Gold for Denmark at the FEI Pony European Championships

Daisy Bathe with SF Detroit. Photo: Leszek Wójcik.

FEI rankings number one Alexander Yde Helgstrand won individual gold after a very good test with Adriano B at the European Championships for Ponies in Strzegom. Denmark stood on the highest step of the podium after both the team and individual classes.

The silver medal went to Alexander’s teammate Liva Addy Guldager Nielsen riding D’Artagnan 187, and Shona Benner from Germany with Der Kleine Sunnyboy WE took home the bronze.

“It’s amazing! I had to ride on the first day and we did a super test. We have been waiting the all day today, so it was really exciting until the last moment. And after last rider I was so happy, so it’s incredible. Adriano B is super sweet, he is a nice and relaxed pony, but when he is on a track at the show he is fighting for points. So, he is a really really good pony,” said the winner after the prizegiving. “I am finishing riding Adriano for now. I want to focus on my big horse now, who I won the Junior Nordic Championships with.”

The 16-year-old is also the one to watch in the individual Freestyle tests. The audience in Morawa will have a chance to see one Polish rider who qualified for the final rivalry – Tatiana Bierieznow with Gluckspilz. She stands at 21st position, with 54 pairs competing overall.

Eventing

Saturday’s cross-country trials hasn’t changed much in the team rankings after dressage. Great Britain is still in the lead, second position stays with France, and the Irish have jumped into the third place.

The riders were tested over the course of 2990 metres with 24 fences overall. Individually, the best score for now belongs to Great Britain’s Daisy Bathe with SF Detroit. Leader after dressage, German rider Sophia Rössel with Camillo We, lost her position to be placed 5th for now. The British rider went clear over the fences, only 5 seconds over the optimum time. Lisa Gualtieri (FRA) with O Ma Doue Kersidal had an identical score and sits on second after cross-country. Third for now is Camilla Luciani (ITA) with Camelot Damgaard.

The only Polish rider in the class, Julia Witkowska with Chester, has decided to retire from finishing the course.

Full results: https://zawodykonne.com/zawody/50/tour/84.

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Pony European Championships: Ireland Wins Team Gold in Showjumping

Sophia Rössel with Camillo We. Photo by: Mariusz Chmieliński.

The Irish team was unbeatable in the fight for team medals at the FEI European Championships for Ponies. Silver went to Great Britain and bronze to France.

It was an emotional day at Strzegom. The team medals were uncertain until the last ride. Two jump-offs had to happen to determine the bronze and gold winning teams.

Germany and France fought for the bronze. The two teams had the same score of 4 points in the jump-off, so it was the time that determined that France stood on the lowest step of the podium.

The Irish competed in the following squad: John McEntee, Niamh McEvoy, Tom Wachman, and his brother Max Wachman. They had a hard nut to crack in the jump-off, as the British were a fast opponent, and they also had their eyes set on the prize.

“Very fast jump off, the course was big, the English were very hard to beat, so it made it difficult for us,” said Tom Wachman.

“The English looked very fast, so I was just cheering for my team, hoping they will gallop fast enough and jump clear,” said Francis Derwin, who did not compete, but had helped his teammates in the first class of the championships.

The time of the Irish team, 1,72 seconds faster than Great Britain’s, decided their win.

Eventing

The eventing dressage trials ended on Friday. The current leaders, with the score of 88,4, are from team Great Britain. Second place for now belongs to France and third to Germany. 7 teams are competing overall.

German athlete Sophia Rössel with Camillo We performed the best individual test with the result of 25,4. The only Polish rider of the class, Julia Witkowska riding Chester, is currently in the 36th position.

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FEI Pony European Championships: Team Gold in Dressage for Denmark

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The dressage team from Denmark went for the gold medal at the FEI European Championships for Ponies. Silver medal went to the Netherlands, and bronze to Germany. The Polish team finished at the tenth position.

The Danish team competed in the following squad: Alexander Yde Helgstrand with Adriano B, Liva Addy Guldager Nielsen with D’artagnan 187, Nathalie Thomassen with Lykkehoejs Dream of Dornik, and Thilde Rude Hare with Morgensterns Dakar. 226,829 was their collective score.

“Competing as a team is stressful because you have to rely on other people and some things are out of your hands. It’s the first time Denmark has ever won, so it’s fantastic,” said the member of the winning team, Nathalie Thomassen.

The best individual result belonged to the current FEI rankings number one – Alexander Yde Helgstrand aboard Adriano B – 77,543.

“It’s amazing. It’s unbelievable. It was really close between all the teams, so it was quite stressful, but it ended up great,” said Alexander Yde Helgstrand.

Polish riders ended up on the 10th position, with 14 countries competing overall. The best score for Poland belonged to Tatiana Bierieznow with Gluckspilz – 69,743.

It’s not the end of dressage. From Friday to Sunday riders will present themselves and their ponies in the individual classes.

Showjumping

50 riders competed in the first class of the Pony European Championships in showjumping. 18 of them finished the class with zero penalty points. The best ride belonged to Linnea Ilsoee Madsen with Zee Tech, as they cruised over the course in amazing time of 64,97 seconds.

Three teams are clear: Germany, Great Britain, and France. Anything can happen in the final, as Italy, Ireland, and Denmark currently stand on the score of 4 penalties.

Poland is at the 10th position. The best result belonged to Aleksandra Osuch riding Rosa, as they finished the class with only one knockdown.

Full results: https://zawodykonne.com/zawody/50/tour/84.

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FEI European Championships for Ponies to Begin Soon

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Strzegom, August 11: Starting from Wednesday, jumpers, eventers, and dressage riders will fight for medals in Strzegom.

153 riders aged from 12 to 16, representing 18 countries, along with their ponies will compete overall. Ponies are horses measuring up to 149 cm. These Championships will be a special event. Riders from three Olympic equestrian disciplines, dressage, eventing, and showjumping, will compete alongside each other at the same place and time.

The championships start on the 14th of August, at the hippodrome in Morawa near Strzegom, Lower Silesia Voivodeship. They will be preluded by a festive opening ceremony, with a presentation of all national teams.

Dressage riders are the first ones to go. The first part of their individual tests starts on Wednesday. The jumpers will begin their classes on Thursday, and eventers will present themselves during dressage on Thursday and Friday. Saturday is cross-country day for them, and showjumping will determine the winners on Sunday.

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Michael Jung Wins 4* Class in Strzegom

Photo of Michael Jung & Highlighter by: Mariusz Chmieliński.

Michael Jung with the 8-year-old Highlighter were the best in the CCI4*-S, the most difficult class of Strzegom Summer Tour.

The rider took the lead during dressage and kept it throughout the whole class. He finished the cross-country without any mistakes on the fences, only ten seconds over the optimum time. He was clear in the jumping and won the class with the score of 31,9. Hanna Knüppel with Carismo took home the second place after a good cross-country and clear jumping. Sandra Auffarth with Viamant du Matz was third. All places on the podium went to riders from Germany.

Polish athletes were left out of the best ten. The best score belonged to Małgorzata Cybulska with Chenaro 2, as they finished on the 11th position.

Strzegom Summer Tour has seen more than 270 horses galloping through the hippodrome in Morawa. Riders from 18 countries were tested during 5 international and 5 national classes with various levels of difficulty.

The podium of the CCI3*-L class also belonged to Germany. Michael Jung with Creevagh Cooley won the class, Pia Münker with Commitment was second, and Dirk Schrade with Dajara 4 was third.

German rider Sandra Auffarth with Let’s Dance 73 took home the first place in the CCI3*-S class. She took the lead after dressage, went clear on the fences in the cross-country, and performed a flawless ride in the showjumping. Second place went to Felix Etzel (GER) with Stalliwa T, and third to Louise Romeike from Sweden with Waikiki 207.

Polish athlete Mariusz Kleniuk has finished the class in the 15th position with Huzar.

The best score in the CCI2*-S class belonged to Andreas Dibowski (GER) with Quizzle. Second and third place went to Merel Blom (NED) with Crossborder Radar Love and Vesuve d’Averyon, respectively. Roksana Fortuniak (POL) with Gea S was sixth.

In the CCI1*-Intro, Swedish rider Louise Romeike took home the first place.

In the national CNC2* class, the best rider proved to be Disa Ottosson (SWE) with Elliot. Ben Leuwer (GER) won the CNC1* with A Cut Above, and Nikola Ecerowa (CZE) with Arleen had the best score in the CNC L. Polish rider Justyna Kociankowska won the L-18 class riding Primavera. The easiest class, CNC LL, belonged to Lisa-Marie Fischer (GER) with Goldmarie.

Online results: http://eventing.strzegomhorsetrials.pl/results/2019/sst/

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Team Germany Wins the Nations Cup in Strzegom, Fifth Place for Poland

Michael Jung with fischerChipmunk FRH. Photo by: Leszek Wójcik.

German riders have outclassed their rivals in the third leg of the FEI Nations Cup in eventing, winning both as a team and individually. Second place went to Great Britain, and third to the Netherlands.

Team Germany has taken the lead after dressage and kept it until the very end. The best score belonged to Michael Jung, who won the class individually with fischerChipmunk FRH. Second place after dressage and a great cross-country, going slightly over the time, and then a clear round in the showjumping granted him the first place in the class. “I’m very happy about my ride. fischerChipmunk is a great horse. The weather was not the best, but he was very concentrated and super to ride as always.”

Ben Hobday (GBR) has jumped into the second position with Shadow Man after a clear showjumping test. Andreas Dibowski (GER) has finished third. The leader after dressage, Tim Lips (NED), was 6 seconds over the time in the cross-country, and one knockdown in the showjumping cost him the podium.

Polish riders, after an unfortunate dressage, have jumped up into the 5th place and kept it until the end. The best athlete of the team was Jan Kamiński riding the Polish-bred Senior. Three knockdowns in the jumping placed him at the 25th position in the class, with 55 riders overall.

Eight teams competed in the Nations Cup class. For a lot of them, the stakes were really high. A good position in the whole classification is a chance for a ticket to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, for those who haven’t qualified yet.

Sunday’s showjumping determined the winners of the long format classes. In the CCI4*-L, the most difficult one during the show, the best was Yoshiaki Oiwa (JPN) with Bart L JRA. After a great clear cross-country, he took the lead, and he could even afford to be a bit over the time in the showjumping. “The weather is a bit hot this week, and my horse for sure is tired, but he jumped really well. We only had time penalties, but I am very very happy with him.”

Second and third place went to Swedish riders: Jonna Britse with Quattrino and Ebba Adnervik with Chippieh, accordingly.

Brigitte Peterhans (SUI) was the best in the CCI3*-L, and the “two star long” win went to Karin Donckers (BEL) with Ludique du Cœur des Collines.

Sunday was also the day of cross-country trials for the short format and national classes.

The winners of the international classes are as follows:

  • CCI3*-S: Michael Jung (GER) and Wild Wave
  • CCI2*-S: Dirk Schrade (GER) and Dajara 4
  • CCI1* Intro: Clemens Croy (AUT) Sarah Bernhardt K

Winners of the national classes:

  • CNC2*: Mariusz Kleniuk (POL) with Soplica
  • CNC1*: Lisa Hopster (GER) with Rousseaus Mademoiselle
  • CNC L: Weronika Król (POL) with Greenline
  • CNC LL: Milena Pelc (POL) with Enjoy

12 national and international classes were played out during the 4 days of LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trials. Riders from 22 countries competed with over 400 horses

Online results: http://results.strzegomhorsetrials.pl.

Strzegom Horse Trials: Equestrian Triathlon Starts in Morawa

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Strzegom, Poland, June 24: Over 400 horses on the startlists, 10 cross-country courses, riders from the top of the FEI rankings, and an exciting rivalry for the Nations Cup – LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trials starts on Thursday at the hippodrome in Morawa.

Athletes from 22 countries will compete over 4 days in 12 classes of various difficulty levels, including the Nations Cup class, the highest ranked eventing competition in Poland. The Nations Cup competitions started in May in Great Britain, and Strzegom will be the 3rd leg of the classification. Currently in the lead is the team from Sweden.

A record-breaking number of over 400 horses have been entered to compete in Strzegom. “The cross-country trials are looking to be record-breaking as well,” said Marcin Konarski, the chairman of the organising committee. The cross-country tests will be played out over three days. For the first time, athletes will compete at 10 tracks over 37 kilometres long collectively, with over 200 fences measuring up to 120 cm.

The audiences will have the opportunity to see top international riders, including 7 from the top 50 of the International Equestrian Federation rankings, such as multimedallist Michael Jung (GER), the current and two-time Olympic champion, or Andrew Hoy (AUS), silver medallist of the Olympic Games and three-time team Olympic champion. The best Polish riders will also compete at the event, including the current National Champion Paweł Spisak, or riders that have recently won the Olympic qualifier class in Baborówko.

Thursday and Friday are dressage days. Cross-country trials, the most spectacular ones, will take place at Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The final tests determining the winners will take place on Sunday, during showjumping and cross-country tests.

Apart from the sport programme, audiences will have the chance to see exciting equestrian shows. The organisers also invite all to the exhibitors’ area with “Polska smakuje” and local group “Szlakiem granitu,” where there will be a chance to taste and buy top quality products by Polish vendors.

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Strzegom Horse Trials Is Going for the Record Once Again

Paweł Warszawski and Hummer. Photo by Mariusz Chmieliński.

Strzegom, Poland, June 7, 2019: We will have the opportunity to see many great athletes, including seven from the current top 50 of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) rankings.

LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trials is one of the biggest and highest ranked eventing shows in Poland. During four days, representatives from 19 countries will compete in eight international classes on all difficulty levels, including a Nations Cup class. A high place in the whole classification of the Nations Cup classes will be the opportunity to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for those teams that haven’t qualified just yet.

The audiences will have the opportunity to see, among others, the multimedalist Michael Jung from Germany, the current (and two-time) Olympic Champion; Australian Andrew Hoy, Olympic silver medalist and three-time team Olympic Champion; Karin Donckers from Belgium, two-time bronze medalist of the European Championships; Julia Krajewski, team Olympic silver medalist; and many more talented riders.

The best Polish eventers will also compete, including the current National Champion Paweł Spisak and, recently qualified for the Olympics, Polish team members: Jan Kamiński, Mateusz Kiempa, Mariusz Kleniuk, Joanna Pawlak, and Paweł Warszawski.

The show will start on Thursday, the 27th of June, with the dressage tests, and the winners will be determined on Sunday after the cross-country and showjumping trials.

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Tickets for Strzegom Horse Trials – FEI Eventing Nations Cup on Sale Now

Poland, Strzegom, 16 May: From 15th May you can buy tickets for international equestrian event – LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trials – Nations Cup in Eventing.

LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trials is a competition in equestrian triathlon, Eventing. During this particular event there will be also a team competition taking place: Nations Cup. It’s the most prestigious and highest level Eventing show in Poland and one of the most important equestrian events in Europe. LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trials will take place in the Hippodrome in Morawa near Strzegom, Lower Silesia from 27th till 30th June.

The tickets are available on Ticketmaster.pl. Just go to https://www.ticketmaster.pl/event/12177. Pre-paid tickets will be sent by mail, courier company, or as a e-ticket to be printed out. Tickets are available in Empik stores too.

The admission on the first day is free, the price for Friday ticket is 10 PLN, single day tickets for Saturday and Sunday 15 PLN, and season ticket 30 PLN. Children under the age of 10 have a free entry.

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