Almost 400 horses, 12 classes, top athletes and a chance to celebrate – Strzegom October Festival, a jubilee 50 th edition of the international competitions in Strzegom starts on Wednesday at the hippodrome in Morawa.
Strzegom October Festival traditionally finishes the eventing season at Stragona Equestrian Centre. This year it will be a unique event, as it marks the 50 th international competition in Morawa. 12 classes will be played out, including the youth categories: ponies, juniors and young riders will battle it out in the European Youth Eventing Masters. The arenas in Morawa will host almost 400 horse and rider combinations, representing 23 nations.
The entry list includes some of the world’s top eventers, including Ingrid Klimke – the double European Champion, world champion Sandra Auffarth, and the Olympic silver medalist Sara Algotsson-Ostholt.
Strzegom October Festival starts on Wednesday with dressage tests. Cross-country, the most exciting part of the equestrian triathlon, will be played out over three days. The final trials and prizegiving ceremonies will take place on Saturday and Sunday.
Entry and parking are free of charge. The audiences will also have a chance to cheer on their favourites during the cross-country livestream, via Eventing.strzegomhorsetrials.
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Photo: Mariusz Chmieliński