Strzegom, Poland, March 4, 2019: Last year over 1500 horses cantered through the arenas in Strzegom and millions of people all over the world watched hours of TV coverage.
The new season in Strzegom starts in a month with five big international events planned, including the Nations Cup and European Championships for Ponies.
The season opens the first weekend of April with the Strzegom Spring Open competition. Entry panels for this event are already open: for international classes on the FEI website and for national classes on ZawodyKonne.com. Strzegom Spring Open will be one of the first opportunities to qualify for the European Championships for Ponies.
The most prestigious in Poland and one of the most important eventing shows in Europe, Strzegom Horse Trials takes place at the end of June. This year the event will have particular significance, as the Nations Cup Series will determine the team that will take part in qualification for Olympic Games in Tokyo. Furthermore, Strzegom Horse Trails will be one of the last opportunities to qualify for European Championships for Ponies.
August will also be packed full of a sporting thrill, with the Strzegom Summer Tour at the beginning of the month and European Championships for Ponies in dressage, eventing, and show jumping starting on 15th August.
Strzegom October Festival (in mid October) will round off the eventing season at Strzegom.
Under FEI regulations, the new category system of international competitions comes into effect this season. Two new categories are introduced including CCI1*-Intro with fences 1.05 high. Therefore, from 2019 all the categories will have one star added and consequently in April four star event will take place for the first time in Poland.
In Strzegom in 2019 every event will have competitions ranging from the lowest national classes to international 4* (including new CCI1-Intro).