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Strzegom Horse Trials – One More Day to Go

It’s a busy afternoon here at the Strzegom Horse Trials as the horse trucks keep arriving from all over Europe. Linda Algotsson, Karin Donkers, Ingrid Klimke, Stefano Breciaroli and many more have already arrived or on their way to this week’s event.

Last weekend’s winner in Luhmühlen 4* Andreas Dibowski has also arrived and Wednesday we look forward to welcoming the Rolex Grand Slam Winner Michael Jung.

It will be a busy evening for the Strzegom team to make sure all horses and riders receive a warm welcome getting settled at the stables.

With 349 horses and 215 riders from 20 different nationalities, it will be a spectacular weekend here at Strzegom with many of the international elite riders competing. For those of you who will not be able to join us, please visit Strzegom TV and follow our live web cast starting Thursday morning:


Lots of work has been put this year’s XC course as preparations for the European Championships have already started. A new water fence is in place and a few more new surprises ae well. The XC course will be available at our web starting Friday morning. Event Director and Course Designer Marcin Konarski has together with his team made sure the XC is a proper challenge to horses and riders.

StrzegomTuesday ends with the Ground Jury Course Inspection in CI short 1* and Short/Long CI 2*, which means we kick off Wednesday morning with dressage and horse inspection. For provisional program:


About Strzegom Horse Trials:

Strzegom, located in southern Poland, has its solid place in the calendar of both national and international equestrian events.

Starting in 2003, Strzegom held its first international event and has since built an event and organization capable of hosting the biggest eventing competition this part of Europe including hosting one of the FEI Nations Cup events alongside Aachen and Fointainbleu.

In 2010 efforts were made to promote Strzegom as a candidate for the Europeans 2017. June 10th 2014 the decision was made that will put Strzegom in Polish history as the first organizer of senior FEI European Championships in any of the Equestrian disciplines. The European championships will take place August 17-20 2017.

For more information, please visit: http://www.strzegomhorsetrials.pl/en.

Strzegom Horse Trials Hits the Record Once Again

The biggest equestrian event in Poland-international eventing competition, Strzegom Horse Trials, is speeding up. This year, 14th edition will gather world top eventing riders to compete in Morowa near Strzegom from 22th till 26th June. The event taking place on Morawa Hippodrome will be record-breaking by all means: as many as 7 international competitions, a number of new fences on the cross-country course, a whole five days of the event, 360 horses on the entry list and 10 riders from TOP50 FEI Ranking, including World Number One, Michael Jung.

“The entries keep coming. We have admitted 362 horses from 20 countries so far. We’ve several horses on the waiting list. The biggest teams are from Poland, Germany, Italy,” said Marcin Konarski, Event Director. “We are very pleased with the presence of World Number One Michael Jung, but we also have other stars of world eventing: Karin Donckers, Linda Algotson, Ingrid Klimke, Dirk Schrade, Stefano Breciarolii, Tim Lips, to name only a few. It can be said without a doubt that Strzegom Horse Trials is one of the most popular events in Europe now.”

Michael Jung is the current Olympic Champion (London 2012), World Champion (Kentucky 2010) and European Champion (Blair Castle 2015, Malmo 2013 and Luhmuhlen 2011) and the winner of prestigious Rolex Gram Slam. Michael Jung will have his two best horses – Fischerrocana and Fichertakinou – in Strzegom. He plans to start on one of them at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

In Strzegom, the dressage test will be divided for three days and will take place on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Cross country will be on Friday and Saturday and show jumping on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The most important competition Nations Cup will be held as follows: on Friday, dressage test; on Saturday, cross country, which will be broadcasted live at 11.00 am in over 30 countries all other the world; and finally on Sunday there will be show jumping test.

During the event, there will be a lot of non-sport entertainment for publicity. A number of shows, inflatable slides and pony rides for children. The great equestrian spectacle is ahead.

Tickets available online – www.Tixer.pl.


Strzegom 2016: Plenty of Events, New Fence, Even More Attractive Cross

At the beginning of April season 2016 will start in Strzegom and it will finish in October. There will be as many as seven shows in eventing – four international and three national.

The first international event will be STRZEGOM HORSE TRIALS, the biggest eventing show in Poland. The event will take place from 22nd to 26th of June 2016 with seven competitions in the schedule: CI-short 1*, CI-short 1*J, CI-long 1*, CI-short 2*, CI-long 2*, CI-short 3*, CI-long 3*.

Another international show will be STRZEGOM SUMMER TOUR, a totally new event in Strzegom calendar. From 4th till 7th August, five international classes (CI-short 1*, CI-short 1*J, CI-short 2*, CI-short 2*YR, CI-short 3*) and four national classes will take place.

As always in September it’s time for Strzegom Autumn Show, a great festival for breeders, owners, riders, and owners-to-be. From 16th till 18th September, international classes will take place (CI-short 1*, CI-short 1* YH, CI-long 1*, CI-short 2*YH) as well as Open Polish Championships for Young Horses for 4- and 5-year-old horses.

STRZEGOM OCTOBER FESTIVAL will be the event to finish the eventing season in Strzegom. The show took place for the first time in 2015 and became a second largest eventing show in Poland straight away. From 14th till 16th October, there will be as many as six international classes (CI-short 1*, CI-long 1*, CI-short 2*, CI-long 2*, CI-short 3*, CI-long 3*) on top of four national classes.

A lot will be going on in 2016 on Hippodrome in Morawa, but a lot has already happened in the end of 2015. Overall redevelopment has been made on old water fence so it will be a completely new task for horses during first competitions in April 2016. There were also some ground works done at the end of the 2015 to make the cross country course even more attractive.

Marta Wójcik
Ośrodek Jeździecki Stragona
Morawa 36
58 -150 Strzegom
Tel/Fax +48 74 855 40 42
e -mail: m.wojcik@stragona.pl

Strzegom 2015: a Very Busy Season

It was the most intensive year in the whole history of Strzegom events as yet. We have organized 15 regional, national and international events in four equestrian disciplines: dressage, jumping, eventing and driving. More than 1000 horses competed in Morawa. Of course the biggest and most significant were the eventing competitions. There also have been a lot of changes on the hippodrome itself.

In 2015 Strzegom was a host of five international eventing trials: The May Day Picnic (1-3.05.2015), Strzegom Horse Trials (24-28.06.2015), European Championship for Young Riders (27-30.08.2015), Strzegom Autumn Show (18-20.09.2015), and Strzegom October Festival (15-18.10.2015).

18 international competitions have taken place on CI-short 1*J, CI-short 1*, CI- long 1*, CI-short 2*, CI-long2*, CI-short 3*, CIO-short 3*, CI-long 3* levels, in which 660 horses and riders of 20 nations have competed.

A new water fence arose on a cross country course. It was jumped during all this year events. The “old” water fence has been completely reconstruct and during the last competition in this season – Strzegom October Festival – it was partly kept out of the course. A lot of new hills have been created on Strzegom cross country.

Results of each of the events could be followed online. The two most important events – Strzegom Horse Trials and European Championships for Young Riders – were shown in TVP and online. More than 50 hours of online reports were broadcasted.

Best regards/Pozdrawiam
Marta Wójcik

Strzegom Summer Tour – 4-7.08.2016
Strzegom Autumn Show – 16-18.09.2016
Strzegom October Festival – 14-16.10.2016
FEI European Eventing Championships – Strzegom 2017

Tel/fax: 0048 748554042

Strzegom Horse Trials: Course Walk

Gillian Kyle (IRL), Technical Delegate, & Marcin Konarski (POL), Course Designer.

Course walk with course designer Marcin Konarski on the CICO 3* Nations Cup cross country course.

2015 is a year of changes on the cross country course.

Firstly, we have a new water fence – Poda Lake. Secondly, our main arena is no longer a grass one, but now is made from all -weather mixture of sands. And last but not least we built many new fences this year.

As always cross starts with a few warm up jumps which aim is to prepare the horse and rider to the coming questions. These are respectively: STRZEGOM, VORNBROCK, The Brusch, Stargona fences. Next is a combination 5AB-ROTANES – composed of two skinnies on the show jumping arena. A design of those fences looks like typical obstacles known from show jumping courses, but they were adjusted to the cross requirements.

Then we have 6AB classic combination of huge house and four strides on the left curve line equally massive corner. After that strong opening there’s a time for some canter on longer distance and two big tables 7/8 – BM HORSE I GILLMET. Next is a huge ditch, fence no. 9, which this year is sponsored by LOWER SILESIA. And then it’s time for another test. 10ABC DEVUCOUX COMPLEX – demands highly precise approach and full concentration between the elements.

And again there’s a time to have some rest and to speed up on the way to next combination – well known Strzegom’s log on the ditch – no. 10 – DOLNET and full size FEEDING RACK. After that the most influential part of cross country begins. First combination ANR -13ABC consisting of massive oxer and two corners on the right curve. These are positioned so that they provoke horse to run out to the left. Just before the first water fence there’s a full size PALACE ANR – fence no. 14 and here we are in front of combination 15 AB BETGRAN/GRANITEX, composed of two skinnies on one stride distance, but the landing after the second one is almost 2m high drop to water. Between two water complexes there is a time to take a breath so we have two tables no. 16 BOGLER and no.17 BORGA. Fence 18AB – TRACKTEC is a combination which requires riding with a great deal of precision and excellent balance of the rider. No. 19 – TORPOL – the log on the hill is just an entry for two enormous hedges on skew line 20A – JOHN DEER and 20B – MANITOU. Fence 21 – SV SPORTMARKETING is another big ditch in the cross country course. And now there’s a time for completely new combination on Strzegom course 22 and 23AB – PODA LAKE consisting of massive log and almost 2m drop and huge boat in the water. The course ends with skinny in 5-6 stride distance. From there there’s a straight way to finish. See you next year!

Marta Wójcik
Ośrodek Jeździecki Stragona
Morawa 36
58 -150 Strzegom
Tel/Fax +48 74 855 40 42
e -mail: m.wojcik@stragona.pl

100 Days to Strzegom Horse Trials 2015

Strzegom Horse Trials is the biggest equestrian event in this part of Europe. Between 25-28 June 2015 Strzegom will become a world equestrian capital for thirteenth time. During this unique festive seven international competitions will take place CIC1*, CIC1*J, CCI1*, CIC2*, CCI2*, CCI3* and CICO3* which is a leg of the Nations Cup series. The prize fund will be 28 000 Euros.

The Nations Cup in Eventing is one of the most important events in International Equestrian Federation Calendar. It is the most spectacular events series in this sport not only because of high level of competition, but also because it is happening in beautiful natural surroundings.

The Nations Cup Series consists of eight events in 2015. It begins in France and ends in Holland. During the event in Strzegom the fourth leg will take place. Within that competition the national teams of 3-4 riders will participate.

“Strzegom Horse Trials means the best riders and fantastic horses, an exceptional event. We will have a chance to watch the best eventing athletes representing countries from all over the world and about 250 horses on the Hippodrome in Morawa. We are expecting the current Olympic Champion Michal Jung. For the first two days spectators will have an opportunity to admire a grace of riders and beauty of the horses’ movements in dressage tests, and on Friday and Saturday the spectacular and breathtaking cross country test. The winner of whole competition will be selected in jumping test on very demanding course,” said Marcin Konarski, Strzegom Horse Trials Director.

Media contact:
Marta Wójcik
E-mail: press@strzegomhorsetrials.pl
Tel.:+48 885 544 202

Strzegom Three Days Event in the Streams of Rain

Strzegom, 03.06.2013 – The CI long 3* competition in Strzegom ended up with the victory of Sara Algotsson-Ostholt. The Nations Cup had to be cancelled due to severe weather conditions.

Only three out of five pre-planned international competitions were hold in Strzegom this year. CI long 3*, one of the most difficult contests, was among these which took place in Morawa. The most difficult and very important since it enables competitors to get qualified for the European and World Championships as well as for the Olympics. The best result in this event was scored by the representative of Sweden and the Olympic vice-champion, Sara Algotsson-Ostholt. After the clear round in show jumping with her considerably young 9-year-old mare Reality 39, she went up by 1 place and finished first with the best result of 55,40 penalty points.

Another Swedish pair and initial leaders, Niklas Lindbäck and Cendrillon, went down by one place after fences down in show jumping and eventually took the second place in the contest and made it to the podium with the result of 61,20 penalty points.

Yet another Swedish duo, Johan Lundin and his beautiful Johnny Cash, scored the best result in a cross country, but the marks they got in a dressage test and one fence down in show jumping worsened the final result. The rider eventually took the third place with the result of 62,40 penalty points.

One and only Polish competitor, Pawel Warszawski, riding for LKJ Gabon Walewice club, decided to retire on course after his mare, Hatteria, swerved before a fence no. 10.

35 competitors took part in CI long 3*. Only 19 finished the competition.

Two international competitions took place on Friday. CI short 1* competition finished with the victory of Franziska Roth.

The representative of Germany, riding 10 year old gelding named Emiljo, had taken the lead right after the dressage test. With her superb show-jumping and cross-country results she managed to maintain and defend a leadership position with the final result of 37,20 penalty points.

The second place with the result of 42,70 penalty points was taken by the Swiss rider, Felix Vogg and his 8 year old ride Glenn Grant 5. Excellent dressage test and clear cross country allowed him to maintain the second place even though he had one fence down in show jumping.

Italian rider, Alice Bertoli and her mare Helly Kop, finished third with the result 45 penalty points.

If it’s about the representatives of Poland, Pawel Spisak (competing for JKS Dako Galant Skibno) and his new ride Pasja came in fourth. He went up by 8 places and finally scored 45,90 penalty points.

CIC short 2*: competition finished with the victory of the representative of Finland, Sanna Siltakorpiand, and her 8 year old gelding named Bofey Bridge.

A wonderful dressage test and only one fence down in show jumping guaranteed Sanna first place in podium. Despite exceeding the time allowed by 2 seconds she maintained the position and became the winner with the final result of 46,70 penalty points.

The second place belongs to a very experienced and well-known competitor Dirk Schrade. Riding for Germany, Dirk scored 47,30 penalty points together with his considerably young 7 year old ride Cisko A.

Another representative of Germany, Andreas Ostholt, came in third with a slightly worse result of 47,80 penalty points. Andreas competed in CIC 2* with his very experienced and very beautiful 19 year old gelding named Castell 4.

The best Polish rider competing in short 2* turned out to be Aleksander Kadlubowski riding Devin du Maury, 12 year old stallion. The pair placed themselves twelfth with the final result of 57,00 penalty points.

Agnieszka Chmielińska
Press Office Strzegom Horse Trials
phone: +48 607 060 713
e-mail: press@strzegomhorsetrials.pl