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Countdown to the XXXIII Olympiad, Paris

Laura Collet (GBR) with London 52 at the FEI Eventing World Championships 2022 © FEI/Christophe Taniére.

The 2024 Paris Olympic Games will host equestrian sports 27 July through 6 August at the iconic Palace of Versailles. For athletes in the Olympic disciplines of Dressage, Eventing, and Jumping, the biggest objective on the road to Paris remains qualification. Some key nations — including host nation France — have secured their quota places, with these National Federations focused on team appointment. Others, meanwhile, are set on fielding their best teams for remaining events with qualification opportunities.

Dressage

Including the host nation, seven nations have qualified for Dressage competition in Paris, accounting for 24 of 45 available team quota places (3 athletes per team). This group includes all three medalists from Tokyo 2020 (JPN). Defending champions Germany, the United States, and Great Britain all earned their places from their results at the 2022 FEI World Championships in Herning (DEN) — as did Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands, and Australia.

All eyes will be on Germany on the road to Paris, as not only did they top the team competition in the last Olympics, but its athletes Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and Isabell Werth also claimed the individual gold and silver medals, respectively. Bredow-Werndl remains at the top of her game and sits atop the FEI Dressage World Rankings with her partner from Tokyo, TSF Dalera BB.

Twenty-one team quota places (accounting for seven teams) remain, many of which will be decided at the year’s continental and regional championships. Most notable will be the 2023 FEI European Dressage Championship, set for Riesenbeck (GER), 4-10 September. Fifteen individual quota places are also available, awarded to athletes from nations that have not already accepted a team quota place. Of course, these athletes will be a mix of males and females, as equestrian sport remains the only Olympic event in which men and women compete as equals.

Eventing

Nearly half of the team quotas places have already been secured in the sport of Eventing.  Germany is among the first nations qualified, which should provide some excitement. After all, the nation produced Eventing’s first ever female individual Olympic gold medalist in Julia Krajewski in Tokyo. In addition to the host nation, the United States, New Zealand, Ireland, Sweden, and Switzerland have also qualified. These places were all earned at the FEI World Championships in Herning, where the United States secured its first team medal at a World or Olympic Championship since 2004. The United States is the only nation from North, Central, or South America to have secured a team quota place.

Most notably, Tokyo’s silver medalists Australia have yet to secure their place. They have remaining opportunities at the Group F and G FEI Designated Olympic Qualification Event at Millstreet (IRL), 01-04 June and the FEI Eventing European Championships 2023 in Haras du Pin (FRA) and via the 2023 FEI Eventing Nations Cup Series.

The competition for ranking points for the Individual slots has started, and will continue through the rest of the year.

Jumping

Jumping offers the most quota places of all the equestrian disciplines, with 75 up for grabs, including 60 team athletes.

Sweden is undisputedly the team to watch on the road to Paris, having claimed team gold medals at both the Tokyo Olympic Games and the FEI World Championships 2022. Safely qualified, their concern will be trying to replace Peder Fredricson’s incredible All In, who earned a most celebratory retirement in February. “Allan,” as the barefoot bay was affectionately called, won six championship medals in his career. In Tokyo, he became just the second horse in history to jump the entire Olympic Games without having a single rail.

The Netherlands, Great Britain, Ireland, and Germany also secured their places in Herning, while Belgium earned its spot at the FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final 2022 in Barcelona (ESP). Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates secured team quota places at their Group F Designated Olympic Qualification Event, but 33 team quota places remain.

The United States earned the silver medal in Tokyo, but they will rely on the 2023 Pan American Games to qualify for Paris. Among the powerhouses of the sport, the U.S. won back-to-back team gold medals at the 2004 and 2008 Games and has medalled at seven of the last 10 Olympics, but the pressure will be on in Chile for them to add to that Olympic resume. If they do not qualify at the Pan Ams, they would have one last opportunity at the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final 2023 In Barcelona.

The 2023 FEI European Championship in Milano (ITA), 29 August – 03 Sept. will also offer three team quotas for European nations from Group A and/or B. Fifteen additional individual quotas are also available for athletes from nations that have not already accepted a team quota place.

By Catie Staszak

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Team Belgium Are Decisive Winners at Opening Leg of FEI Eventing Nations Cup

From left: Team Italy in second place – Chef D’Equipe Giacomo Della Chiesa, Matteo Orlandi, Fosco Girardi, and Evelina Bertoli; Team winners Belgium – Jarno Verwimp, Karin Donckers, Lara De Liedekerke Meier, Senne Vervaecke, and Chef D’Equipe Kai-Steffen Meier; Third place Switzerland – Felix Vogg, Roxane Gonfard, and Chef D’Equipe Dominik Burger. Copyright ©FEI / Massimo Argenziano.

It was a clean sweep for Team Belgium who claimed the first leg of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ held in Montelibretti (ITA). With consistent three phase performances by all four of their riders, they finished on a score of 93.7 penalties. The home nation Italy lagged some way behind in second on a score of 152.3, whilst Switzerland finished third on 192.1.

Three of the four Belgian riders finished inside the top ten which gave them a healthy lead with almost a 60 point margin over Italy. Jarno Verwimp put in an exemplary display in all three phases with her Belgian bred mare Mahalia, and a double clear with just 1.2 cross-country time penalties left the athlete on a final score of 26.9, good enough for a second position in the individual ranking, just a whisker behind Austrian athlete Lea Siegl, who finished on 24.9 for Austria. Belgian teammate Lara De Liedekerke Meier was fourth on Ducati D’Arville, whilst eventing stalwart Karin Donckers finished eight on Fletcha Van’t Verahof.

Both the jumping phases proved challenging to a number of combinations and shook up the leader board after both phases. The cross-country phase proved particularly influential with eight combinations eliminated or retiring and a further seven finishing jumping penalties. No combinations finished within the time allowed.

Riders and nations have just one season left to qualify for the Paris Olympics held next year and the Belgians are yet to qualify. Whilst they will have a chance at the European Championships held in Le Pin au Haras (FRA) later this year, the Nations Cup Series provides an opportunity for teams and individuals to gain qualification through the FEI points allocation system. The nations qualified for Paris so far are host nation France, Great Britain, Germany, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, and the USA.

The FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ Series now moves to the prestigious venue of Chatsworth in Great Britain, which runs from 13-14 May.

FULL RESULTS

by Eleanore Kelly

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Eventing, Poland: Are You Ready for the 2023 Season?

Photo by Mariusz Chmieliński.

The 2023 season is the jubilee of the international competition in Strzegom. For 20 years, riders from over 40 countries have been competing at the hippodrome in Morawa several times a year. And it all started in 2003 with a World Cup competition!

What awaits the athletes in the upcoming season? As many as six international events in the discipline of eventing, including the Nations Cup competition and the return of the Strzegom Autumn Show, to the calendar. More than 50 classes of various difficulty levels will be held at the Morawa hippodrome, and new challenges await the competitors on cross-country tracks.

What awaits the athletes in the upcoming season?

We are only two months away from the start of the international equestrian tournaments in Strzegom! To warm up the season – the Strzegom Spring Open, which will take place in two editions. On the first weekend of April, four international classes in the short format will be played out – from 2* to 4*, as well as an Intro class and national competitions. The second edition, which will take place on the penultimate weekend of April, will additionally feature classes in long formats and a separate rivalry for ponies. For many riders, this will be the first four-star event of the year. Cross-country courses will be designed in such a way that the riders will have a chance to introduce their horses to the season. “In April in Strzegom, the parameters of cross-country obstacles always correspond to the level of the competition, while the technical combinations are definitely easier than those during the Nations Cup in June. Thanks to the favorable weather in winter, we were able to perform earthworks in several places, which will allow us to build more interesting tasks there. All routes are already carefully designed, and in February we plan to place obstacles for the first competition,” says Marcin Konarski, the course designer.

20 years have passed…

Strzegom Horse Trials, the fourth stage of the FEI Nations Cup series, will take place on the last weekend of June. This year it will be a unique event and an opportunity to celebrate the jubilee, twentieth edition of the competition. It is during this event that the cross-country is the most demanding and spectacular. There will be a lot of surprises and interesting challenges for the competitors. Riders will compete in six classes from two to four-star level in both formats, and in the CCI1*-Intro. Competition for juniors, young riders, and ponies, CCI2*J-S, CCI3*Y-S, CCIP2-S, are also part of the schedule.

Summer comes earlier

The Strzegom Summer Tour will take place at the beginning of August. Riders will compete in the Intro class, competitions in the short format from two to four stars and in the following national classes: CNC 80, CNC 100, CNC 100 – 18. This show is especially recommended for horse-and-rider combinations debuting at a higher level.

Autumn is back!

In September, the Strzegom Autumn Show returns to the sports calendar after four years of absence. This will include four short-format international competitions: CCI1*-Intro and two- to four-star classes, as well as three national ones.

Strzegom October Festival & European Youth Eventing Masters as always

The finale of the season will be the Strzegom October Festival, during which the following competitions will be held: two to four stars in long format, three and four stars in short format, and the Intro class. The European Youth Eventing Masters tournament will be held alongside those, and will select individual and team winners in the youth categories. The event will take place mid-October.

National shows

In the 2023 season, the calendar of Strzegom will also feature national competitions organized completely separately from international shows. Three such events will be held – in April, May, and July, and during each of them, six classes: CNC 80, CNC 90, CNC 100, CNC 100 – 18, CNC 1*, CNC 2*.

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John French and Milagro Win WEF Premiere $25k USHJA International Hunter Derby

John French & Milagro. Photo © Sportfot.

John French set a high bar for the 2023 hunter season at Wellington International with Milagro on Friday. The pair jumped around effortlessly to steal the win in the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby during opening week of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, FL.

Thirty combinations set out to conquer the classic derby format class as a highlight to professional, amateur, and junior hunter competition during WEF’s 2023 debut.

Right behind French came Michael Britt-Leon and Bacchus, a 2013 Hanoverian gelding owned by Kelly Sims, in second place, followed by Greg Crolick and Zanziebar R Z, a 2008 Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Jon Cotton, in third place.

French and Milagro, the coming eight-year-old gelding owned by Kent Farrington, LLC, claimed the derby victory over an interesting course plan in front of two panels of judges.

“The course was different; it wasn’t your typical turns, so you had to really pay attention to where you were going. There were times you thought you’d be going left, but really you were turning a little sharper to the right,” he said after posting a first-round combined score of 186. “Sometimes you do that in the handy, but there were a lot more turns today. It was definitely a true derby course and not your normal hunter course.”

Tomas Yofre Has What It Takes in Bainbridge 1.40m Speed Challenge

Argentina’s Tomas Yofre is off and running at WEF with a victory in the Bainbridge 1.40m Speed Challenge on Friday riding Eliante Z, a 2013 Zangersheide mare by Ermindo W. From a starting field of 62 over a course designed by Eric Hasbrouck USA, Eliante Z proved she had the speed to top them all for owner by Stellium Sport Horses LLC.

“I am so thankful to Olivia Broder and her family for trusting me with this special mare,” said Yofre of the mount he’s only been partnered with since the end of the 2022 season. “She gets better and better. She is super careful and competitive, and I think she can win any class she wants.”

Sweeping the rest of the podium, Ireland’s Darragh Kenny took second on California Pie, owned by Oakland Ventures, and third aboard Cicomein VDL for owned HKC Collection LLC.

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Triple Gold for Ireland and Germany; French Rider Defends Eventing Title

Mia Allegra Lohe, Tovdals Golden Future Imperial, GER. Photographer: Leszek Wójcik.

All of the medals have been decided at the 2020 FEI Pony European Championships in Strzegom. The rivalry ended in the eventing, showjumping individual final, and dressage Freestyle.

Eventing

Irish riders Ben Connors with Cornafest Fred, Josh Williamson with Ardeo Fireman, Matthew Love with Lucky for Some, and Claire O’Ryan with Carhu Melody took the lead after brilliant cross-country trials. Even three knockdowns and the added 12 penalties could not threaten their win, with the result of 104,1, and they took home the gold medal. The best one of them was Ben Connors, who was clear in the jumping trial and finished with the silver individual medal (28,9).

Team silver went to Germany, with the result of 107,6. They kept their second position through all of the trials. Team member Merle Hoffmann with Penny Lane WE finished with the bronze medal individually (31).

The French, defending their last year’s title, lost their dressage lead in the cross-country, after one of their riders had a run-out at the last combination and that knocked them down into third. They added 8 penalties to the score, but that kept them in the bronze medal position, finishing with the score of 108,9.

The best one of them was once again Mae Rinaldi aboard Boston Du Verdon. The dressage leader went over the XC clear and perfectly inside the time, and delivered yet another perfect round, to finish at 25,6. “It’s amazing. My pony was fantastic all week. Yesterday’s cross-country was long, with demanding fences and combinations, but Boston was great as always. Today we were under a lot of pressure, but my pony jumped great and I’m really happy to win the European Championships for the second time in a row!”

Dressage

Germany was unbeatable this year. Their riders took home the gold medal twice, winning both the team classification and Freestyle, and took all the spots at the podium in the individual class.

In the Freestyle, the best one of them was Mia Allegra Lohe with Tovdals Golden Future Imperial – 80,355%; the silver went to Maddy Dijkshoorn from the Netherlands with Boogie De L’Aube – 77,795%.

There was also a historic success for a Polish rider. Veronica Pawluk with D’Artagnan 187 took home the bronze medal, with the result of 77,490%.

Showjumping

Ireland took it all, both in the team and individual classifications. In the individual final, the two decisive rounds have confirmed the amazing form of the Irish, that have dominated the podium. Two riders in green jackets finished all of the 5 courses at this year’s championships on a zero-penalty score. The champion had to be determined in the jump-off. There the win belonged to James Derwin with Rincoola Babog – the same one that secured the team’s gold medal on Friday with his faultless round. Silver went to James Brennan aboard the 9-year-old MHS Glow, and bronze to Coen Williams with Saxton Freedam, who also did not make any mistakes on the jumps throughout the week, but finished the first round with three points for time.

Results: https://zawodykonne.com/zawody/6/tour/865

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LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trials: The Countdown Is On!

Photo: Mariusz Chmieliński.

The competition for valuable points in the third leg of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup and the fight for the medals of the Polish Championship takes place in Morawa.

The LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trials competition will start with almost 350 horses at the start, nine cross-country tracks, riders representing 22 countries, and great riders, including the current Olympic champion.

The equestrian triathlon, as eventing is often called, is one of the most spectacular horse sports. It consists of three tests: Dressage, Cross-country, and Show Jumping. During the four days of the tournament, the horse and rider combinations will compete in ten international classes, ranging from one to four stars, including the FEI Eventing Nations Cup. The show will also be the playground of the Polish Championships of seniors, young riders, and juniors.

The arenas of Strzegom will host, among others, the current Olympic champion, Julia Krajewski from Germany, her compatriot Andreas Dibowski, the team Olympic gold medalist, as well as Jonelle and Tim Price from New Zealand, currently fifth and sixth in the world ranking of the International Equestrian Federation. We will also see the leading Polish athletes, members of the national team, including Mateusz Kiempa, Jan Kamiński, Małgorzata Korycka, and Kamil Rajnert.

On Thursday, the riders will start the competition with the dressage test. The cross-country tests will be held for three days and promise to be exciting. The athletes will have nine routes to face, with a total length of nearly 35 kilometers. Over 240 obstacles with a maximum height of 120 cm will be placed over the courses. The longest route will measure 5700 meters. The last test of the equestrian triathlon, the show jumping, will require extreme precision and technical skills.

“Not only the sports competition promises to be exciting. After two years of the Covid pandemic and restrictions for the public, this year we are opening the stands to the audiences and we are planning many attractions,” says Marcin Konarski, chairman of the Organizing Committee.

Special attractions await the youngest fans. In the Little Fan Zone, kids be able to ride a pony, learn how to groom a horse, and meet the stars of the show. A special part of the program is a mini cross-country, performed by children on ponies, and willing kids will be able to try their hand at the jumping competition on foot.

The competition will be held from 23 to 26 June at the hippodrome in Morawa near Strzegom. Admission to the competition is free. Parking costs PLN 20.

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Sara Kozumplik Reclaims Victory in $50,000 Devon Arena Eventing

Sara Kozumplik and Rubens D’Ysieux.

Devon, Pa. – May 29, 2022 – One of the Devon Horse Show’s most popular events, the $50,000 Arena Eventing, sponsored by Malvern Bank, took center stage Sunday evening, welcoming some of the sport’s top three-day event competitors and their mounts to the iconic showgrounds. Since its inception in 2017, the special class has been highly anticipated and supported by some of eventing’s most esteemed riders. At the conclusion of two action-packed rounds of competition, it was the 2017 inaugural victor Sara Kozumplik and Rubens D’Ysieux who went home with the Devon blue and the lion’s share of the prize money.

Olivia Sweetnam Captures Devon Horse Show Children’s Jumper Championship

The Children’s Jumper division concluded at the 2022 Devon Horse Show Sunday following two days of exciting competition in the Dixon Oval. A total of 20 horse-and-rider pairs put their best foot forward in three total classes hoping to accumulate points towards the division’s overall standings. At the conclusion of the third and final leg of the championship, $2,500 NAL/WIHS Children’s Jumper Classic, sponsored by Westover Companies/Guntram Weissenberger, Jr., Olivia Sweetnam was presented with the tricolor ribbon for her stellar performances on Just Noble throughout the weekend. Sweetnam swept the division, winning all three classes and ultimately receiving the Leonard Tose Memorial Challenge Trophy with a total of 35 points.

John White Claims Carriage Pleasure Drive Championship

Carriage competitors returned to the Dixon Oval at the 2022 Devon Horse Show Sunday, eager to perform before the judges in hopes of taking home a Devon blue ribbon. At the conclusion of the final judging in the Champion Drive-Off, it was John White who took home the Carriage Pleasure Drive Championship.

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Houghton Hall Proves a Happy Hunting Ground for Home Talent

Tom McEwen and Bob Chaplin. (FEI/Libby Law)

A team consisting of multi-medalled riders and young talent scored a home win at Houghton Hall (GBR) in the second leg of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™. Team GB finished on a three-phase score of 114.0 penalties, a narrow margin over an all-female US team in second on 117.9. Sweden, another all-female quartet, were not far behind on 122.0 penalties, and are now Series leaders on 160 points after a third placing in the first leg, Pratoni del Vivaro (ITA). Britain and Switzerland are in joint second place in the current Series Standings, on 100 points.

Tom McEwen, who won team gold and individual silver medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, led the CCI-S 4* section from start to finish. He was joined by Piggy March, who won team gold and individual silver at last year’s European Championships, and two younger riders who were making their Senior Team debut for Great Britain, although 22-year-olds Heidi Coy and Phoebe Locke have both had success on Youth Teams at the European Championships. Locke was unfortunate to fall off another horse earlier in the day, and was stood down by medics from competing, so her team horse was withdrawn. Despite the precaution, Locke is reported to be in good medical health.

Coy, the daughter of Dairy Farmer, is based with her horses on the family farm in Leicestershire which produces milk for Stilton Cheese. Her double clear to finish third individually on the diminutive mare, Russal Z, was a substantial help to the team. “I have produced her up the levels. The pressure was there. I didn’t want to let my team, my horse, or my owners down. I was mainly thrilled with her fantastic dressage score because this has always been her weaker phase. To follow it up with a double clear — you can’t ask for much more. She has a heart of gold and she tries her best for you even though she looks like a little pony – she is only 15.3hh. I’m so grateful to be on a team with the likes of Piggy and Tom. Phoebe and I did Young Riders and Pony Teams together, so it’s nice for us to be on this team together.”

McEwen, who also scored the fastest cross-country time of the day on Bob Chaplin, summed up the performance: “We were down to three members for the cross-country after poor Phoebe withdrew, but the team has done amazingly. The British team has such strength and depth, they could pick many teams. I was really pleased with my horse Bob, who is off to Luhmuhlen to do his first five-star. He has been phenomenal this year, so I am looking forward to it.”

Discussing the significance of The Nations Cup Series, McEwen said: “They are great for introducing younger people on teams. It’s a good way for them to gain experience and also for everyone to get the swing of things when it comes to team competitions. Otherwise, it comes around once a year and it all feels rather important.”

The FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing Series moves to Strzegom (POL) from 22-26 June, the third of nine events in the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ Series.

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by Eleanore Kelly

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Swiss Riders Dominate the 4* Classes

Felix Vogg. M&R Photo.

Baborówko, May 29, 2022 – The most prestigious class of Equestrian Festival Baborówko – CCI4*-S – ended with the victory of Felix Vogg (SUI). His compatriot Nadja Minder was the best in the CCI4*-L.

The jumping test in the CCI4*-S, for the prize of the Patron of the Show – Mr. Roman Roszkiewicz – proved to be difficult. In view of the mistakes of the rivals, the leader Felix Vogg (SUI) aboard the 14-year-old Colero could afford one knockdown. It was him that ultimately stood on the highest step of the podium and took home the grand prize of approx. EUR 21,000, with a finishing score of 33,6. Second place went to Germany’s Michael Jung with Kilcandra Ocean Power. Jerome Robine (GER) did great in the jumping with Black Ice, adding points for just two seconds over the time meant that the pair went up into third place.

“I’ve been here two times already and the show is evolving really quickly. I’m happy to come back. The biggest challenge was beating the two guys next to me!” said the smiling winner.

The highest-placed Pole was Mateusz Kiempa riding Lassban Radovix, who finished eighth. Only two combinations manager to go clear and in time – one of them from Poland – Joanna Pawlak and Fantastic Frieda.

In the CCI4*-L, for the trophy of LOTTO, the win belonged to Nadja Minder (SUI) aboard the 15-year-old Toblerone. Belgian Jarno Verwimp jumped up into the second riding Mahalia, and Australia’s Lissa Green topped off the podium with Billy Bandit.

“Today’s course was tough enough, but I made a plan after I watched the other riders and I’m really happy. Showjumping used to be our weak phase, but I think I figured it out now! [Toblerone] is an outstanding eventer and I’m really proud of him. It’s an amazing show here, really professional, warm, and welcoming,” said the winner.

The top 3 in the CCI3*-S, for the trophy of KUHN Maszyny Rolnicze, belonged to German athletes. Anna Lena Schaaf kept her lead with Lagona OLD until the end. Second place went to Vanessa Bölting with Ready To Go W, and third to zamknął Brandon Schäfer-Gehrau with Fraeulein Frieda 10.

The cross-country trials ended the rivalry in the CCI2*-S and CCIYH2*-S. In the two-star class, for the trophy of Badix, the best rider was Jerome Robine (GER) with Avatar 42. Home athlete Paweł Warszawski with Lucinda Ex Ani 4 was second, and Amanda Andersson (SWE) with Kokos finished third. The best young horse of the CCIYH2*-S, for the trophy of Stadnina Kunowo, was Tullibards Bennysambassador ridden by Emma Brüssau. Second place went to Jasper Peeters (BEL) with Cadell Z, and third to Sanne de Jong (NED) with Larosaleen W.

Results: https://zawodykonne.com/zawody/199/tour/4

More information and the program can be found at: www.festiwal.baborowko.pl.

Swiss Rider in the Lead after the First Day of Equestrian Festival Baborówko 2022

Felix Vogg (SUI) and Cartania. M&R Photo.

Baborówko, May 26th, 2022 – The first out of five days of international competition Equestrian Festival Baborówko is already behind us. The first parts of the dressage trials were played out in the CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S, CCI2*-S, and CCI1*-Intro.

After the first rounds of the highest subsidized class of the show – the CCI4*-S, for the prize of the Patron of the event, Mr Roman Roszkiewicz – the leader is Switzerland’s Felix Vogg riding Cartania. The highest placed Polish athlete is currently Robert Powala riding Quirino Del Castegno.

In the CCI3*-S, for the Kuhn Maszyny Rolnicze Trophy, the top of the leaderboard belongs to German riders. Anna Lena Schaaf is in the first place with Lagona Old, followed by Antonia Baumgart with Ela Lou and Julia Krajewski riding Chintonic 3.

In the 2*-S, for the trophy of Badix, the best result currently belongs to Janneke Boonzaaijer (NED) with Intermezzo Dea. Jerome Robine (GER) lies in second with Coby R, and Jan Matthias (GER) is in third riding Ibsen 27.

The leader of the CCI1*-Intro, for the trophy of Canter Club, is Malin Petersen (SWE) with Dancer Monkey 7, followed by Antonia Baumgart (GER) with Juna R and Lotta Lamberg (FIN) with Come In Like a Rose.

The dressage trials will continue in the CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S, CCI2*-S, and CCI1*-Intro. We will also begin the rivalry in the CCI4*-L for the prize of Lotto, where the athletes will have a chance to qualify for the World Championships, and in the CCIYH2*-S for young horses, for the trophy of Kunowo Stables.

More information and the program can be found at: www.festiwal.baborowko.pl.