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German Athlete Wins the 4* Class in Strzegom

Photo by Mariusz Chmieliński.

Julia Krajewski with the 14-year-old Samourai du Thot was victorious in the CCI4*-L, the highest ranked class at Strzegom October Festival. Polish riders won two team classes in junior and young rider categories, and Dutch riders were the best in the pony class.

Julia Krajewski (GER) took the lead after dressage but went down into third place after some mistakes in the cross-country. A clear round in the showjumping made her take the lead back and win the whole class. Second place went to the best rider after XC – Lea Siegl (AUT) with Fighting Line. Michael Jung (GER) was third with Go For S.

In the CCI3*-L, the win went to Belgian rider Lara De Liedekerke-Meier with Hermione d’Arville after a clear jumping round. Mélody Johner (SUI) with Toubleu de Rueire was second, and Kamil Rajnert (POL) with Gouverneur finished third.

The podium in the CCI2*-L was dominated by women. Mélody Johner (SUI) won with Demoiselle Peccau, British rider Phoebe Locke was second with Clotaire de Ferivel and Anna Siemer (GER) with Lilybelle Ea was third.

The three- and four-star short format classes ended with cross-country trials. The leaderboard changed a lot in the 4* class. Phoebe Locke (GBR) with Pica d’Or went up from the 13th to 7th place after a clear showjumping round. Her victory was secured by a clear cross-country round with only some points for the time. Second place went to Katrin Norling (SWE) with Fernando-Ukato, and third to Elmo Jankari with Soraya 243 – they went up from the 28th position that they had after the jumping. The leader after dressage – Yoshiaki Oiwa with Bart L JRA finished fourth.

Dutch rider Jordy Wilken with Wilbert BO was victorious in the 3* short class after a clear cross-country inside the time. Robert Pokorny (CZE) with Quantos Mer was second, and third place went to Rebecca Juana Gerken (GER) with Curley Boy.

The best rider in the CCI1*-Intro class was Mélody Johner with Gb Keep Cool du Perchet.

Strzegom October Festival hosted European Youth Eventing Masters for the first time. It’s a new addition to the European equestrian calendar, where all youth categories competed individually and as a team.

European Youth Eventing Masters was dominated by Polish riders in the team classifications. In the young riders category, first place went to Julia Gillmaier with Rarashek, Pauline Wieczorek with Czacza, and Alicja Tropiło with Erez M. The best individual rider was Hedwig Wikström (FIN) with Pin Rock’s Fade To Black.

Karolina Ślązak with Ganges, Weronika Król with Lismakeegan Chester, Ewelina Falkowska with Jusis, and Oliwia Rapa with Kselion won the CCIO2*-L for juniors. Camille Delvaux (BEL) was the best individually with Rock And Roll.

The Dutch team was the best one in the CCI2*-L class for ponies – the win went to Kato De Smidt with Orchid’s Tigersun, Tijn De Blaauw with Orchid’s Megan, Ivy Van Der Kolk with Robin Hood, and Senna Van Houte with Fernhill First Lady. Jule Krueger (GER) was the winner in the individual classification with Golden Grove Simon.

Online results: http://eventing.strzegomhorsetrials.pl/results/2020/sof/.

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Strzegom October Festival: The Final of the Eventing Season in Poland

Michael Jung with fischerChipmunk FRH. Photo by Mariusz Chmieliński.

It’s the last edition of this year’s international eventing rivalry in Poland. Strzegom October Festival, including a new eventing series, starts October 7.

Strzegom October Festival is traditionally the end of the season at the hippodrome in Morawa. This year it will be accompanied by European Youth Eventing Masters. It’s a brand-new project in the European equestrian calendar, with classes for all youth categories. “Our goal was to create another chance for young athletes to compete individually and as a team, apart from championship events,” says Marcin Konarski, the organizer of the show. “The rivalry will be based on Nations Cup classes. The show will see teams of 3 or 4 riders compete in a team.”

Ten classes will be played out at Strzegom’s arenas, including youth categories of ponies, juniors, and young riders. The equestrian facility in Morawa will host more than 370 horses from 20 countries.

The entry list includes top international eventers, such as German rider Michael Jung – the current Olympic gold medalist and the only rider to ever hold the titles of European, world, and Olympic champion at the same time; his teammates Julia Krajewski, Andreas Dibowski, Dirk Schrade, and Frank Ostholt – team Olympic medalists, as well as Yoshiaki Oiwa – the gold medalist of the Asian Games.

Top Polish athletes will also take part in the competition, including the medalists of this year’s senior national championships: Mateusz Kiempa and Małgorzata Korycka.

Strzegom October Festival starts October 7with dressage tests. Cross-country, the most exciting of the trials, will be played out over three days. We will know the winners on Sunday after the XC and jumping.

Fans will have the chance to cheer on their favourites online, thanks to livestream of the cross-country trials. It will be available to watch at www.eventing.strzegomhorsetrials.pl, Świat Koni website, and the show’s Facebook.

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European Youth Eventing Masters

Strzegom is starting a brand-new project in the European equestrian events calendar – European Youth Eventing Masters. The first edition will be played out during Strzegom October Festival, from the 8th until the 11th of October in Morawa.

European Youth Eventing Masters is a show for every youth age category – Ponies, Juniors, and Young Riders. The athletes will compete in CCIOP2*-L (ponies), CCIO2*-L (juniors), and CCIO3*-L (Young Riders).

The rivalry is designed similarly to Nations Cup classes – each competition will include teams of 3-4 riders.

“Our goal is to give young riders a chance to compete individually and as a team, apart from championship events. We hope that the riders will find the show interesting, because we would like to host it in Strzegom during the coming years,” explains Marcin Konarski, chair of the Organising Committee.

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Japanese Rider Wins the 4* Class in Strzegom

Yoshiaki Oiwa with the 12-year-old Tullyoran Cruise JRA was the best rider in the CCI4*-L class, the most difficult one at LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trials.

Oiwa was victorious after a clear round in the showjumping, beating the leader after two trials – Jonelle Price from New Zealand, who had one knockdown. Tim Price, the current number two in the FEI rankings, did not keep his lead after dressage and even a clear jumping round didn’t compensate for the time penalties he got in the cross-country trial. The Kiwi rider finished fourth, and his wife Jonelle was second with Grappa Nera and third with McClaren.

The only Polish combination in the class – Paulina Maciejewska with Jangcy L – finished sixth.

The win in the CCI3*-L class belonged to German rider Julia Mestern with Monarts Masterpiece. Second place went to her teammate Malin Hansen-Hotopp with Quidditch K, and Merel Blom from the Netherlands was third on Crossborder Radar Love.

The best athlete of the CCI2*-L was Merel Blom with Corminta vom Gwick. The next two places on the podium were taken by German riders: Andreas Dibowski with Calahari before Katarina Tietz with Chapeau Claque 49.

The 2* and 3* short format classes ended with cross country trials. Dirk Schrade won the three-star class riding Casino 80, second place went to Arthur Duffort from France with Gredington Mailthyme, and Sonja Buck with Carla Bruni finished third. Greta Busacker from Germany was the best in the Young Riders category with Coco Maurice 2 and Julia Gillmaier from Poland took home the third place, riding Red Sunrise 2.

Dirk Schrade was first and third in the CCI2*-S class with Cold Red Rum and La Duma. Second place went to Ingrid Klimke riding Cascamara. The best Junior rider was Greta Busacker aboard Scrabble 15.

The podium of the CCIP2*-L class for ponies was dominated by German athletes. Jule Krueger was the best with Steendiek’s Max Edition, Pita Schmid with Sietlands Catrina was second, and third place went to Linn Zepke with Betty Boo 14.

More than 217 horses from 17 countries competed in 11 classes at this year’s LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trials.

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

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Germany Wins the Nations Cup in Strzegom, Poland on the Podium

Photo credit: Leszek Wójcik.

German riders were victorious in the second leg of the FEI Nations Cup in eventing, winning both the team and individual classification. Poland finished on the third place.

The win for the German team was guaranteed after the cross-country trial, leaving the previous leaders – Netherlands – in the second position. Ingrid Klimke with SAP Asha P had the best result in the team, and Andreas Dibowski with FRH Corrida, Beeke Jankowski with Tiberius 20, and Heike Jahncke with Mighty Spring were competing alongside her. The current European champion also won the class individually. She took the lead with the 16-year-old gelding SAP Hale Bob OLD after dressage, and even a knockdown in the jumping and points for time in the cross-country did not take away her best position.

Dutch riders Merel Blom with Ceda N.O.P, Jordy Wilken with Burry Spirit, Raf Kooremans with Dimitri N.O.P, and Laura Hoogeven with Wicro Quibus were in the lead after two trials, but eventually ended up on the second position. The best result in the team and third place individually belonged to Merel Blom.

The cross-country trial made the Polish team go up into the third position: Mateusz Kiempa with Lassban Radovix, Joanna Pawlak with Fantastuc Frieda, Jan Kamiński with Senior, and Michał Hycki with Moonshine. The best result among them belonged to Mateusz Kiempa, as he finished fourth in the individual classification. He was in the second place after dressage and jumping, but points for time on the cross-country course made him miss the podium.

„I’m happy with my performance, but I think that we should firstly look at the team score – everyone did very well, and I think we should all be pleased about it,” said Kiempa after the prizegiving ceremony.

Saturday was also cross-country day for the long format classes. The new best result in the CCI4*-L is that of Jonelle Price with Grappa Nera. The rider from New Zealand went clear in the XC and took the lead away from her husband Tim Price. The current number one in the CCI3*-L class is Julia Mestern from Germany with Monarts Masterpiece, and the leader in the CCI2*-L is Dutch rider Merel Blom with Corminta vom Gwick.

Saturday’s cross-country was the last trial of the CCI1* Intro, where the winner was Sophie Leube (GER) with Skyjacker 3.

More than 270 horses from 11 countries compete in 11 classes during LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trials.

Nations Cup classification:

  • Germany – 105,90
  • Netherlands – 108,30
  • Poland – 136,80

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

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Kiwis in the Lead in the 4* Class at Strzegom Horse Trials

Tim Price and Wesko. Photo by Mariusz Chmieliński.

The first dressage tests were played out at the eventing competition at LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trials.

The most difficult class – CCI4*-L – was dominated by riders from New Zealand. Tim Price is first and second with Wesko and Spartaco, and the next two positions belong to his wife – Jonelle Price riding Grappa Nera and McClaren.

„I was really pleased with both horses. Grappa Nera is only 9 years old, so she’s quite unestablished in some of the work on this level, but every time she’s getting better and better. McClaren is a new ride for me this season; he’s got so much talent. I don’t think we’re quite there, where I know he can get to, but he’s doing some lovely work” – said Jonelle Price after her dressage test.

The current leader of the 3* long class is Dutch rider Mara Van de Ven with Lexington van de Vinkenhof, and the best athlete of the CCI2*-L is her teammate – Merel Blom riding Corminta vom Gwick. In the CCIP2*-L, Matti Garlichs has taken the lead with Andante. The first position in the Intro class belongs to Sophie Leube from Germany with Skyjacker 3.

On Friday we will see dressage and jumping trials, including the Nations Cup competition. Saturday and Sunday will be cross-country and jumping days. 270 pairs representing 17 countries from all around the world compete at the show.

You can watch the livestream of the action at our website: https://strzegomhorsetrials.pl/pl/.

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

Michael Jung Is a Double Winner in Strzegom

Photo credit: Leszek Wójcik.

Michael Jung with the 12-year-old fischerChipmunk FRH was the winner of the CCI4*-S class, the highest-ranked one of Strzegom Summer Tour. Polish rider was victorious in the two-star class.

The German multi-medalist was the favourite in the class since the beginning, performing flawlessly throughout all three trials. He got an impressive 19,4 in the dressage, then he finished the cross-country clear as the only one inside the time. A faultless showjumping round only confirmed that the pair is in amazing shape.

Dutch rider Raf Kooremans with Dimitri N.O.P. finished second after a clear jumping trial. Third place went to Lea Siegl (AUT) with Fighting Line.

Mateusz Kiempa riding Libertina, who was second after dressage, gained penalty points after going over the time in the cross-country. He also had one knockdown during the jumping, which made him finish at the 23rd place.

Paweł Spisak riding Banderas, fourth after the XC, can’t count the jumping as a successful one. Four knockdowns and points for time meant that the pair was placed 27th.

More than 300 horses from 18 countries competed in the show. Athletes faced each other in four short-format classes and a 2* class for ponies.

Michael Jung dominated not only the 4* class. He brought three horses to the show and placed at the podium with each of them. With the 8-year-old fischerWild Wave he was the best in the CCI3*, in spite of one knockdown in the jumping. He was third in the same class with Go For S. Second place went to Lea Siegl (AUT) with van Helsing P. A clear round in the XC and jumping made her come up from the 14th place after dressage.

The highest-ranked Polish pair of the class was Julia Gillmaier and Quinton 14. The athlete was 17th after dressage, finished the cross-country a few seconds late and went clear in the showjumping, which made her take the 8th place.

As many as 85 horses competed in the two-star class. The winner was Mateusz Kiempa riding Pitagoras. The Polish rider was fourth after dressage and secured his win with clear showjumping and XC rounds. The next two places went to German riders: Sonja Buck with Carla Bruni R and Vanessa Bölting riding Ready To Go W.

The winner of the CCIP2*-L class was Matti Garlichs from Germany with Andante D. Kato De Smidt (NED) was second with Orchid’s Tigersun, and Emilia Vogel (GER) took home the third place with Tina. The only Polish pair in the class – Julia Witkowska with Chester – finished 9th.

The one-star Intro class belonged to Levi Cordes (GER) with Calesco 3. Second place went to his teammate Carlo Klippel with Carismo 22, and Sterre van Houte (NED) riding Guapo 29 was third.

On-line results: http://eventing.strzegomhorsetrials.pl/results/2020/sst/.

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The Eventing Season in Poland Is Gaining Momentum

Photo by Mariusz Chmieliński.

Strzegom, Poland, July 14: More than 300 horses, five international classes, and top athletes – the second edition of Strzegom Summer Tour starts on Thursday.

Strzegom Summer Tour, organized by Stragona Equestrian Center, opened the international eventing season in Poland after the unexpected break. The second part of the rivalry, with double the entries, starts on Thursday, the 16th of July.

Riders from 18 countries with over 300 horses will compete at Strzegom’s arenas. The event will include four short-format classes from the 1* to 4* level, as well as a 2* class for ponies.

Strzegom will welcome eventers from the top of the world rankings. The list is opened by German multi-medalist Michael Jung, the current Olympic champion, and the first rider that held the titles of European, world, and Olympic champion simultaneously. Other names include Tim Lips (NED) – Olympic team bronze medalist, Yoshiaki Oiwa (JPN) – gold medalist of the Asian Games, Andreas Dibowski (GER) – Olympic team bronze medalist, his teammates Sandra Auffarth – Olympic bronze medalist, world champion, and two-time silver medalist of the European Championships, Julia Krajewski – Olympic silver medalist, and Swedish rider Sara Algotsson-Ostholt – Olympic silver medalist.

We will also see the leading Polish riders, including the whole podium of last year’s national championships: Paweł Spisak, Mateusz Kiempa, and Joanna Pawlak.

The show will start on Thursday. The first two days will include dressage tests. The cross-country and jumping trials will happen on Saturday and Sunday. Due to sanitary restrictions, the event will be played out without audiences. However, fans will have the chance to cheer on their favourite athletes thanks to live coverage, to be transmitted online at the event’s website: www.eventing.strzegomhorsetrials.pl and Facebook.

The livestream will cover Saturday and Sunday’s jumping and cross-country trials.

Timetable: https://www.eventing.strzegomhorsetrials.pl/images/2020/02/Timetable_-_07.07.pdf

Entries: https://www.eventing.strzegomhorsetrials.pl/images/2020/02/Timetable_-_07.07.pdf

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Nicolai Aldinger Wins 4-Star Class in Strzegom

Nicolai Aldinger with Newell. Photo by: Leszek Wójcik.

Nicolai Aldinger was victorious in the CCI4*-S, the most difficult class of Strzegom Summer Tour with the 12-year old Newell. Polish riders in the Top 3 in all other classes.

The German was not the favourite in the 4-star class. He was fourth after the dressage, and two knockdowns in the showjumping brought him down into the sixth. A clear round in the cross-country – and the only one inside the time – made him the winner of the class. The next two places went to riders from the Netherlands: Jordy Wilken with Burry Spirit was second, and Raf Kooremans with Dimitri N.O.P – third. Mateusz Kiempa with Lassban Radovix, the leader after showjumping, and the only one with a clear parcour, went over the time in the XC and finished fourth.

Strzegom Summer Tour was the first international eventing show in Poland after the break. They were also the first 4-star show in Europe. The event hosted over 140 horses, competing for 13 countries. The athletes competed in four short format classes.

The Top 3 in the 3-star class belonged to women. The winner was Merel Blom from the Netherlands with Ceda N.O.P. They took the lead after dressage. One knockdown in the showjumping trial and points for time in the XC were not enough to take her victory away. Second place went to Heike Jahncke from Germany riding Coco Spring. She went up from 18th place after dressage thanks to clear showjumping and cross-country. Paulina Maciejewska with Jangcy L had a similar situation – being placed as 25th after dressage, she went up to the third place after a flawless jumping and XC.

The two-star class was the most popular one, with 64 competing horses. The winner was Mateusz Kiempa riding Libertina. He took the leading position after dressage, kept it in the jumping, and even points for time on the cross-country course were not a threat to his win. Kai Steffen-Meier (GER) with Charming Ciaco was second, and Marta Dziak-Gierlicz (POL) came third.

The best rider in the one-star Intro class was Lara de Liedekerke-Meier from Belgium with Oda. Jakub Wiraszka (POL), a rider from Stragona Equestrian Centre, took the second place with Corrnero. The pair was 15th after dressage, but a clear jumping and XC rounds made him jump up into second. Third place went to Julia Stiefele (GER) with Belong to Me.

The next edition of Strzegom Summer Tour will be played out from the 16th until the 19th of July.

On-line results: https://zawodykonne.com/zawody/apc/26.

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Riders Come Back to Strzegom

Photo by Mariusz Chmieliński.

Strzegom, Poland, June 30: After weeks of uncertainty, Strzegom is starting the season of international eventing shows. The first competition will be Strzegom Summer Tour, which will be played out during two shows – on the first and third week of July.

Athletes from 13 countries will compete in international classes of various difficulty levels: CCI1*, CCI2*, CCI3*, and CCI4* this weekend with almost 140 horses.

Eventing, also called the equestrian triathlon, is one of the most difficult equestrian disciplines, where the horse and rider have to compete in three trials: dressage, cross-country, and jumping.

The show will start on Friday, when the athletes will present themselves in dressage tests. Saturday is jumping day, and the final exciting trials of XC and prizegiving ceremonies will take place on Sunday.

Due to sanitary restrictions, the event will take place without audiences and media. However, there will be a live streaming available for eventing fans on the official website of the show and Facebook: www.eventing.strzegomhorsetrials.pl.

Live video:

Saturday, 04.07.2020
12.00-18.00 – Showjumping

Sunday, 05.07.2020
09.00-15.00 – Cross-country

CCI Entries: http://www.eventing.strzegomhorsetrials.pl/images/2020/01/Entries_-_CCI_-_29.06.pdf

Programme: http://www.eventing.strzegomhorsetrials.pl/images/2020/01/Timetable_SST_-1st_week_-_26.06.pdf

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