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Eventing, Poland: Are You Prepared for the 2023 Season?


    Picture by Mariusz Chmieliński.

    The 2023 season is the jubilee of the worldwide competitors in Strzegom. For 20 years, riders from over 40 international locations have been competing on the hippodrome in Morawa a number of occasions a 12 months. And it began in 2003 with a World Cup competitors!

    What awaits the athletes within the upcoming season? As many as six worldwide occasions within the self-discipline of eventing, together with the Nations Cup competitors and the return of the Strzegom Autumn Present, to the calendar. Greater than 50 courses of varied issue ranges shall be held on the Morawa hippodrome, and new challenges await the rivals on cross-country tracks.

    What awaits the athletes within the upcoming season?

    We’re solely two months away from the beginning of the worldwide equestrian tournaments in Strzegom! To heat up the season – the Strzegom Spring Open, which can happen in two editions. On the primary weekend of April, 4 worldwide courses within the brief format shall be performed out – from 2* to 4*, in addition to an Intro class and nationwide competitions. The second version, which can happen on the penultimate weekend of April, will moreover function courses in lengthy codecs and a separate rivalry for ponies. For a lot of riders, this would be the first four-star occasion of the 12 months. Cross-country programs shall be designed in such a approach that the riders can have an opportunity to introduce their horses to the season. “In April in Strzegom, the parameters of cross-country obstacles at all times correspond to the extent of the competitors, whereas the technical combos are undoubtedly simpler than these in the course of the Nations Cup in June. Because of the favorable climate in winter, we have been capable of carry out earthworks in a number of locations, which can enable us to construct extra attention-grabbing duties there. All routes are already fastidiously designed, and in February we plan to put obstacles for the primary competitors,” says Marcin Konarski, the course designer.

    20 years have handed…

    Strzegom Horse Trials, the fourth stage of the FEI Nations Cup sequence, will happen on the final weekend of June. This 12 months it will likely be a singular occasion and a chance to have a good time the jubilee, twentieth version of the competitors. It’s throughout this occasion that the cross-country is essentially the most demanding and spectacular. There shall be loads of surprises and attention-grabbing challenges for the rivals. Riders will compete in six courses from two to four-star stage in each codecs, and within the CCI1*-Intro. Competitors for juniors, younger riders, and ponies, CCI2*J-S, CCI3*Y-S, CCIP2-S, are additionally a part of the schedule.

    Summer time comes earlier

    The Strzegom Summer time Tour will happen originally of August. Riders will compete within the Intro class, competitions within the brief format from two to 4 stars and within the following nationwide courses: CNC 80, CNC 100, CNC 100 – 18. This present is very advisable for horse-and-rider combos debuting at a better stage.

    Autumn is again!

    In September, the Strzegom Autumn Present returns to the sports activities calendar after 4 years of absence. This may embrace 4 short-format worldwide competitions: CCI1*-Intro and two- to four-star courses, in addition to three nationwide ones.

    Strzegom October Competition & European Youth Eventing Masters as at all times

    The finale of the season would be the Strzegom October Competition, throughout which the next competitions shall be held: two to 4 stars in lengthy format, three and 4 stars briefly format, and the Intro class. The European Youth Eventing Masters event shall be held alongside these, and can choose particular person and staff winners within the youth classes. The occasion will happen mid-October.

    Nationwide exhibits

    Within the 2023 season, the calendar of Strzegom will even function nationwide competitions organized fully individually from worldwide exhibits. Three such occasions shall be held – in April, Might, and July, and through every of them, six courses: CNC 80, CNC 90, CNC 100, CNC 100 – 18, CNC 1*, CNC 2*.


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