Baborówko, the 6th of February 2019 – 5 international classes will be played out during Baborówko Equestrian Festival, from the 23rd to the 26th of May 2019. Thanks to the patron of the show, Mr Roman Roszkiewicz, the prize money will reach 465 000 PLN (approx. 110 000 EUR), which places Equestrian Festival Baborówko among the top 10 eventing shows with the highest prize pool in the world.
Olympic qualifications for Tokyo 2020 will take place in Baborówko this year. The team that wins the CCIO4*-L class will immediately qualify for the games. For athletes from C group (Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia), Equestrian Festival Baborówko is one of two opportunities to qualify. The other one is the overall position in the classification of Nations Cup in 2019.
Since 2019, the FEI has introduced a new distinction in the eventing classes. The Olympic qualification will be played out in the range of 4 stars. The cross-country trial will last 10 minutes, with 40 fences to hurdle over the course of approx. 6000 metres. The prize money in the CCIO4*-L class will reach 85 000 PLN (19 000 EUR), with 60 000 PLN (approx. 14 200 EUR) going to the winning team.
The highest class at Equestrian Festival Baborówko will be the CCI4*-S class, where the winner will gain 100 000 PLN (approx. 23 500 EUR). The organizers suspect that this will be the class where we will have the opportunity to see international eventing’s biggest stars, including the number one in the FEI rankings, Oliver Townend (GBR), or the currently placed as third, Tim Price (NZL). The overall prize money for the class will reach 325 000 PLN (approx. 76 000 EUR).
The most important classes of Equestrian Festival Baborówko will be played out in the classic format – dressage on Thursday and Friday, cross-country on Saturday, and showjumping with prizegiving on Sunday. Traditionally, organisers have also prepared additional shows and activities for children and adults on Saturday and Sunday.
Other classes during Equestrian Festival Baborówko include the international CCI3*-S, CCI2*-S, and CCIYH2*-S for young horses, as well as the national class CNC-L for the less experienced.
More information can be found at www.festiwal.baborowko.pl.