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Julia Krajewski Wins the CCI 4*-L of Saumur Complet

© Comité Equestre de Saumur / Photos Les Garennes.

Simply the best! From beginning to end! Leader at the end of the dressage, leader at the end of the cross country, the German Julia Krajewski, riding Amande de B’neville, did not crack under the pressure and puts her signature on a perfect show jumping round, synonymous with victory in this CCI 4 * -L Equi Action of the Saumur Complet. Also consistent throughout this Saumur competition, the French Thomas Carlile on Birmane finished second. The Olympic runner-up, the Frenchman Nicolas Astier, in the saddle of Babylon de Gamma, benefits from the three equestrian faults of his team-mate Karim Laghouag, third at the end of the cross country, to move up in the final classification and take third place in the competition.

Results here.

A word from Julia Krajewski (GER):

“I came to the CCI 4*-L Equi Action de Saumur Complet with the idea of obtaining a qualification for the mare, Amande de B’neville. She had already taken part in a few 4* races but without obtaining a ‘qualification’. I also wanted to see the country: I had excellent memories of Saumur, a competition that I had run as a Junior in 2005, for the European Championship. I knew it was a technical, demanding competition, and that’s what we needed. The mare had been seriously prepared, in particular on the CCI 3*-S of Radolfzell where she finished third. And Saumur allowed her to progress further. She is of course my lead mare since Samourai retired, and I had the impression, this weekend, that she was saying to me ‘Relax mum; trust me, we will perform together.’ And it’s true: she was wonderful; I have absolutely nothing to reproach her for! She is getting stronger and stronger. Physically, she is imposing, and has to continue to learn to contain herself, to deal with her boundless energy. I really think I will take her to a CCI 5* soon. In any case, that’s my goal, whether it’s next year or in a championship this year. Really, I had a great week at Saumur Complet and this victory is a great conclusion.”

Tim Price Victorious in Four-Star Class in Strzegom

Photo: Leszek Wójcik.

Strzegom, May 2: Tim Price of New Zealand with the 11-year-old Vitali was the winner in the CCI4*-L class, the highest ranked one during Strzegom Spring Open. Polish rider finished second in the three-star class.

Price, the current world number two, was the one to watch in the class from the beginning. He took the lead after dressage, but gained some penalties after going over the time in the cross-country and fell into third. He made up for it in the jumping with a clear round that ensured his victory. Second place went to Mélody Johner aboard Toubleu de Rueire. The Swiss rider was the only one clear inside the time in the XC and went into the last trial as the leader, but two knockdowns cost her the leading position. Merel Blom (NED) with Ceda N.O.P. finished third.

Belgian rider Lara De Liedekerke-Meier was victorious in the CCI3*-L with Cascaria V after a clear round in the jumping. Second place went to Rebecca-Juana Gerken (GER) with Fame 227, and third to Seppe Vilain (BEL) riding Lamparo V.

The long two-star class ended with the win of Nicholas Goldbeck (GER) with Chintano 7. Andreas Ostholt (GER) finished second with Chilli Supreme and third went to Nadja Minder (SUI) with Victoryhope Treille.

Cross-country trials on Saturday ended the rivalry in the short format classes. The best pair of the CCI4*-S was Merel Blom (NED) and The Quizmaster. Niklas Lindbäck (SWE) with Focus Filiocus was second, and Andreas Dibowski (GER) with Brennus was third.

Hella Jensen (GER) took home the win in the CCI3*-S with Canjo, before Julia Gillmaier (POL) riding Red Dream Princes. Dutch rider Merel Blom with Crossborder Radar Love N.O.P. Blom was the best rider of the CCI*-Intro aboard Calgary 92.

Strzegom Spring Open selected the winners of six international and three national classes, with 185 riders competing with almost 300 horses from 17 countries.

Online results: http://results.strzegomhorsetrials.pl/event.php?event=12.

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Krajewski Still in the Lead after Cross-Country

© Comité Equestre de Saumur / Photos Les Garennes.

Already at the top of the provisional classification at the end of the dressage in front of a French peloton, Germany’s Julia Krajewski, reigning Olympic team vice-champion (behind France), retains her leadership at the end of the cross country. A cross country that she puts her signature on, associated with her Selle Français Amande de B’neville, without any penalty. Five other couples finished “maxi”, including the Frenchman Karim Laghouag on Triton Fontaine, who thus climbs back to third place with the fastest time in the test. Between them, Thomas Carlile and Birmane remain in the second position which they already occupied at the end of the dressage.

On Sunday, this 35th edition of Saumur Complet ends with the CCI 4*-L Equi Action show jumping course from 2:30pm. Julia Krajewski will have to aim for a clear round if she wants to win the competition. Live broadcast on SC Sport (www.saumur.org).

Start-lists and results here.

A word from Julia Krajewski (GER):

“I must admit that I am very happy and above all very proud of Almond de B’neville. You have to realize that the CCI 4*-L de Saumur Complet is the most difficult competition in which she has participated in her entire career. She is eleven years old, and I am making her progress little by little. We have recently taken a step forward, since the retirement of Samourai du Thot in fact. On today’s cross country, I was careful at first, but because of the attention I paid to each technical element, it caused me to be a little behind on the clock. It could have been tight but in the end, the mare very easily made up between 12 and 15 seconds in the last five minutes, without being forced. This confirms what I already knew about her qualities as a galloper. She came back very fresh from this cross country. It bodes well for tomorrow then. Almond is an excellent jumper, but anything can happen. I keep my fingers crossed.”

Julia Krajewski in the Lead after Dressage of the CCI 4*-L Equi Action

© Comité Equestre de Saumur / Photos Les Garennes.

The Verrie racecourse hosted the second part of the CCI 4*-L Equi Action dressage test. And what a second part, capable of upsetting the ranking of the day before! The Italian Stefano Brecciaroli is relegated to provisional seventh place, ahead of an impressive array of French riders, and a German rider, Julia Krajewski, who put all these gentlemen in agreement. On an average of 75.32% (24.7 penalties), the rider, riding Amande de B’neville, is ahead of the Frenchmen Thomas Carlile and Birmane (74.84%, 25.2 penalties) and Nicolas Touzaint on Eboli (72.54%, 27.5 penalties). Eight couples (out of thirty-four) thus finish the dressage with an average of over 70%, which demonstrate the level of entries for this last French CCI 4*-L before Tokyo.

On Saturday, the riders of the CCI 4*-L Equi Action will meet on the cross-country course created by Pierre Michelet. First departure at 12:15 p.m. Live broadcast on SC Sport (www.saumur.org).

Start-lists and results here.

A word from Julia Krajewski (GER):

“I am of course very happy to be at the top of the provisional classification at the end of the dressage. Amande de B’neville had a very good session. She is a mare that can stress, so you have to be careful not to asking too much of her, while constantly sending her positive signals. Today, she was really with me and relaxed during the session. For the other tests, I am more relaxed: it is a very good jumper and above all a real cross-country machine. She has never raced a CCI 5* before and is still in full development: Saumur Complet gives her a very good experience. About the cross-country course of tomorrow, which I have ‘walked’ today, it seems to me very interesting. The time allotted is accessible; it is sufficiently technical; it will be necessary to ask the right questions and undoubtedly to give a breather to the horses on long gallops, in particular towards the 8-9 minutes. I did not know the cross country of the Saumur Complet before, then I studied the videos I found on YouTube. I am very satisfied: the elements I was expecting are indeed on the course of tomorrow! Despite everything, we will have to be very focused and constantly anticipating.”

Saumur Complet: Good Start for Italy’s Stefano Brecciaroli

© Comité Equestre de Saumur / Photos Les Garennes.

First of the three events of the CCI 4 * -L Equi Action of the Saumur Complet, the dressage welcomed the first twenty-one competitors. With the score of 70.87% (29.1 penalties), the Italian Stefano Brecciaroli on Bolivar Gio Granno takes the lead of the (very) provisional classification. He is ahead of the Dutch Raf Kooremans on Dimitri N.O.P. (70.08%; 29.9 penalties) and the squire of the Cadre Noir de Saumur, Arnaud Boiteau (68.89%; 31.1 penalties) on Quoriano IFCE.

On Friday, the second half of the participants will take their turn for the dressage. In particular, some important stars for the French clan are expected, including Nicolas Touzaint and Eboli at 12:22, Karim Laghouag and Triton Fontaine at 12:47, Gwendolen Fer and Romantic Love at 13:17, or even Nicolas Astier and Babylon de Gamma at 13:25. Live broadcast on SC Sport (www.saumur.org).

Start-lists and results here.

A word from Stefano Brecciaroli (ITA):

“This first day of dressage was very good for Bolivar and me. Bolivar was very attentive in the arena, despite his young age (10 years). He answered everything I asked of him perfectly, while he could have been over-awed by this impressive arena… Horses can be nervous, can heat up due to the surroundings, but Bolivar was comfortable. This is the second CCI 4*-L he’s competing in here at Saumur Complet. For his first CCI 4*-L, last October at Montelibretti, he took fifth place; unfortunately, our momentum was lost due to the cancellation of many dates and the participation of the CCI 4*-L Equi Action of Saumur Complet will enlighten us to the confirmed potential of Bolivar.”

Dutch Rider Wins Four-Star Class in Strzegom

Photo: Leszek Wójcik.

Jordy Wilken was victorious in the CCI4*-S, the highest ranked class during Strzegom Spring Open.

Cross-country trials on Saturday concluded the rivalry in the short-format classes. The four-star ended with some major changes in the leaderboard. Jordy Wilken with the 15-year-old Burry Spirit went up from the 31st into the 15th position after dressage thanks to a clear round in the jumping. The cross-country trial granted him first place when he galloped through the course clear on the fences with only some time faults. Second place went to the leader after jumping, German rider Andreas Dibowski aboard FRH Corrida. Katrin Khoddam-Hazrati (AUT) was third with DSP Cosma. The best Polish rider of the class was Joanna Pawlak with Fantastic Frieda, who finished 14th.

The winner of the CCI3*-S class was Alina Dibowski (GER) with Polish-bred Barbados 26. Second place went to Kamil Rajnert (POL) with Emilia of Chin, and third to the father of the winner, Andreas Dibowski riding Calahari.

The best rider of the CCI2*-S class was Esteban Benitez Vallena with Escara GP. The Spanish athlete was third after dressage, and moved up to win after clear rounds in the jumping and cross-country. Lisa Held (AUT) with Charis E was second, and Vanessa Bölting (GER) with Ready to Go W finished third.

Miloslav Příhoda (CZE) won the Intro class riding Alantino, Roland Pulsinger (AUT) with Colloredo was second, and Johanna Pohjonen (FIN) with Amelie M took home third place.

Strzegom Spring Open was the first international show of the eventing season in Poland. 6 classes were played out, with 150 athletes from 14 countries competing with 250 horses.

Next edition of the Strzegom Spring Open just in two weeks.

Online results: http://results.strzegomhorsetrials.pl/event.php?event=7#CCI4S.

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Eventing: Professional Riders Are Coming Back to Strzegom

Photo by Mariusz Chmieliński.

(Strzegom, April 14) Strzegom is opening the international eventing season in Poland. The first show will be Strzegom Spring Open, with over 250 horses competing.

Riders from 14 countries will compete in four international classes: CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S, CCI2*-S, CCI1*-INTRO, and CNC 100 class.

The arenas of Morawa hippodrome will welcome, among others, the Japanese rider Yoshiaki Oiwa, gold medalist of the Asian Games; Merel Blom from the Netherlands, team bronze WEG medalist; or German rider Andreas Dibowski, team gold medalist of the Olympic Games.

Some of the best Polish eventers will also be present, such as Mateusz Kiempa, Joanna Pawlak, or Jan Kamiński.

The show starts on Thursday. The first two days are for dressage and jumping and cross-country trials will be held on Saturday and Sunday.

In accordance with the current pandemic restrictions, the show will be played out without audiences and following strict sanitary measures. The fans will have the chance to cheer on their favourites online – the show will be livestreamed at www.eventing.strzegomhorsetrials.pl and Facebook.

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FEI Eventing European Championships for 2021 and 2023 Allocated

Avenches in Switzerland will host this year’s FEI Eventing European Championship, and the 2023 edition allocated to Haras du Pin (FRA)

Host venues for these two important Championships and other key events were made by the FEI Board at its videoconference, with the full support of the FEI Eventing Committee and the European Equestrian Federation (EEF).

“We are pleased to have the Swiss venue of Avenches hosting the 2021 Championships,” FEI Secretary General Sabrina Ibáñez said. “Following last year’s postponement of the Tokyo Games, the FEI had originally cancelled European Championships in all three Olympic and Paralympic disciplines so that the focus could remain on the Games in 2021, but our community encouraged us to review that decision and we listened to those voices.

“After carefully reviewing three strong bids, which also included Boekelo in the Netherlands and Montelibretti in Italy, the FEI Board voted to allocate this year’s FEI Eventing European Championship to Avenches.

“We are happy to be able to give our community something to look forward to during these difficult days as we tackle the EHV-1 outbreak and work to put in place protocols to get our horses and athletes back to competing again.”

The 2021 edition of the FEI Eventing European Championship will run from 23-26 September.

Haras du Pin (FRA) was named as host for the FEI Eventing European Championship in 2023. The FEI Board had originally allocated the 2021 Championship to the French venue and, when there were discussions last year about the possibility of rescheduling the event away from the Olympic Games period, the Haras du Pin organisers were unfortunately unable to find an alternative date in 2021. However, they put forward a proposal to the FEI to host the Championships in 2023 and this was agreed by the FEI Board this week. Dates for the Championship in 2023 are yet be confirmed.

The FEI Board also allocated the FEI Jumping Ponies Trophy Final 2021 to Mechelen (BEL). An experienced Organiser of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Western European League, the Belgian city will hold the Trophy Final from 26-30 December.

Kronenberg (NED) will host the FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Youth Final 2021 from 23-26 September.

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A Prize Pool of Over 90,000 EUR during the Equestrian Festival Baborówko 2021

Baborówko, March 11th, 2021 — On the last weekend of May, Baborówko near Poznań will traditionally host Equestrian Festival Baborówko – an international eventing show. 6 international classes: CCI4*-S, CCI4*-L, CCI3*-S, CCI2*-S, CCIYH2*-S for 6-year-old horses, and a CCI1* will be played out from the 27th until the 30th of May. The CCI4*-S will once again serve as the Polish Eventing Championships for senior riders.

Thanks to the support of the patron of the show, Mr Roman Roszkiewicz, Equestrian Festival Baborówko will once again present a remarkable prize pool in Polish eventing. The money in the CCI4*-S, the main class of the show, will reach over 70,000 EUR, and the winner will earn a cash prize of 22,000 EUR. “The cooperation with Mr Roman Roszkiewicz, the patron of Equestrian Festival Baborówko, has been our great honor for a few years now,” says Henryk Święcicki jr., the director of the show. “Especially now, in these unique times, the support for professional sport is extremely important. That is why we are very grateful that we can once again count on Mr Roman Roszkiewicz to help us create Equestrian Festival Baborówko.”

The CCI4*-S will be the playground of Polish Eventing Championships for seniors – for the third time in Baborówko. Poland’s most titled eventer – Paweł Spisak – will have the chance to defend his eight title. Less experienced riders or those with younger horses can compete in the national CNC 100 class.

Two driving classes for pairs are a novelty this year. Both L and N classes will be played out over two days: dressage on Saturday and combined marathon on Sunday. “The modernization of our infrastructure, which we finished last year, makes it possible for us to organize various types of shows. Baborówko now offers two new quartz arenas with drainage systems and a professional grass hippodrome,” says Henryk Święcicki jr.

The show in Baborówko is being organized during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, but also during the Equine Herpes Virus epidemic. “Many years of experience in organizing equestrian competitions allow us to prepare the event with the highest safety standards. We are more than prepared to host Equestrian Festival Baborówko in a safe way for both people and horses,” Henryk Święcicki jr. summarizes.

Equestrian Festival Baborówko 2021 will take place at Baborówko Equestrian Centre, from the 27th until the 30th of May, 2021.

More information can be found at:
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Strzegom Is Getting Ready for the Eventing Season

Photo by Mariusz Chmieliński.

(Strzegom, February 25) 2021 season is getting closer and closer. According to Strzegom’s calendar, it will start in April and will traditionally last until the half of October. What awaits us in the upcoming season?

“The epidemiological situation in Poland and Europe still makes many matters uncertain,” says Marcin Konarski, the president of the Organising Committee. “At the moment, the organization of sport events in Poland is possible, both at indoor and outdoor arenas. There are no restrictions connected to organizing international events and the participation of foreign athletes. That is why we are getting ready for the 2021 in accordance to our calendar and epidemiological guidelines.”

The warm-up show is Strzegom Spring Open. If all goes according to plan, this will be the first of five international shows in 2021. In the light of the current situation, the beginning of the season will be played out in compliance with sanitary restrictions and with limited audiences.

Strzegom Spring Open will host the following classes: CCI1*-Intro, CCIP2*-S, CCI2*-S, CCI3*-S, CCI4*-S, and CNC 100. For many riders this will be the first 4* performance. The cross-country tracks will be designed to help athletes and horses test their form and to start the season well. A national show with CNC 90, 100, 1*, and 2* classes is scheduled for mid-May.

Strzegom Horse Trials, the flagship event, including the Nations Cup, is scheduled for the last weekend of June. Strzegom Horse Trials will host ten international classes: CCI1*-Intro, CCIP2*-L, CCI2*-S, CCIJ2*-S, CCI2*-L, CCI3*-S, CCIY3*-S, CCI-3*-L, CCI4*-L, and CCIO4*-S-NC. Along with the international classes, we will also play out a national CNC 100 class. This event will also serve as the Polish Eventing Championships for juniors and young riders.

The summer at Morawa hippodrome will see an accumulation of sport emotions. In mid-August we will host the European Championships for Ponies in three disciplines: jumping, dressage, and eventing. Strzegom Summer Tour starts a few days later, with CCI1*- INTRO, CCI2*-S, CCI3*-S, CCI4*-S, and CNC 100 classes. This is a show dedicated especially for those moving up a level.

Strzegom October Festival will traditionally be the end of the season. The riders will compete in CCI4*-L, CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, CCI3*-S, CCIOY3*-L, CCI2*-L, CCIOJ2*-L, CCIOP2*-L, CCI1*-Intro, and CNC 100 classes. Along with them, we will once again play out the European Youth Eventing Masters – an individual and team competition for all youth categories in CCIOP2*-L (pony), CCIO2*-L (juniors), and CCIO3*-L (young riders). This show will take place in mid-October.

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