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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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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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