Strzegom, 05.09.2012 – Almost 90 competitors from 18 countries will take part in the European Eventing Championships. The competition will take place from tomorrow in Morawa, near Strzegom.
There will be 12 complete national teams and 86 competitors altogether. “Taking into consideration the history of previous events for Juniors like that, such a large number of contestants is rare for the European Championships,” says Marcin Konarski, Event Director.
Regarding the fact that Poland is the host of the event, the country is allowed to enter the double amount of competitors which is 12 riders.
On Thursday and Friday competitors will compete in dressage part of the whole contest. Cross country which is the most emotional part of the competition will take place on Saturday. There will be 25 obstacles in the course and some of them will consist of two elements. “The course generally is fairly ‘forward’ to encourage positive riding, but there are plenty of questions requiring attention and accuracy,” says Ronald Alexander, the Course Designer.
In order to watch the riders live you don’t have to be in the hippodrome. There will be an online covarage on our website avaliable for those who cannot manage to get to Morawa. You can watch Cross Country live on Saturday at 10am.
Sunday show jumping will determine the winner. The event will last until September 9th.