Photograph: Mariusz Chmieliński
The rivalry for priceless factors within the fourth leg of the Nations Cup in equestrian triathlon will likely be determined in Morawa, in the course of the twentieth jubilee version of LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trials.
280 horse-and-rider mixtures representing 25 international locations will compete in 10 worldwide lessons from one to 4 stars, together with the FEI Eventing Nations Cup. This yr, the stakes are extremely excessive. The Nations Cup collection is an opportunity for groups that haven’t but certified to safe their ticket for subsequent yr’s Olympic Video games in Paris. There’s a document variety of groups entered this yr. As many as 10 squads will compete in Strzegom, together with the representatives of Japan and the USA for the very first time on the venue.
The arenas in Strzegom will host, amongst others: Germany’s multi-medalist Michael Jung, a double Olympic champion, who additionally held the titles of European and World Champion; his compatriots Andreas Dibowski and Dirk Schrade, Olympic staff gold medalists; and the Dutch Merel Blom, staff bronze medalist of the World Equestrian Video games. The entry checklist additionally contains main Polish eventers, members of the nationwide staff: Paweł Warszawski, Jan Kamiński, Joanna Pawlak, Wiktoria Knap, and Julia Gillmaier.
The competitors begins on Thursday, June 22 with the dressage trial. Throughout the first two days of the competitors, the riders will current applications assessed by the judges in stroll, trot, and gallop. Saturday and Sunday are for spectacular cross-country and showjumping trials – these requiring precision and technical expertise.
This system will likely be complemented by a number of sights for spectators. The stuntmen from the Apolinarski Group will current their vaulting expertise in a present of jigit, originating from the Caucasus – a Cossac driving model. For canine lovers, the organizers have ready agility exhibits carried out by the finalists of the “Mam Expertise TVN” present. There can even be driving demonstrations, carried out by the Youth Nationwide Staff.
The competitors will happen from 22 to 25 June on the hippodrome in Morawa close to Strzegom. Admission is free. Automotive park prices PLN 20.