Last year at Baborówko, Team Poland stamped its ticket for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games by winning the CCI04*-L qualifier, marking their first chance to fight as a team at the Olympic Games since Athens in 2004.
This year is a different story. The 2020 Olympic Games has been postponed to 2020, and all Polish spring 4* events have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
🇵🇱Strzegom Horse Trials (April 17-19: CCI4*-L, CCI3*-L/S, CCI2*-L/S)🇵🇱
“The unprecedented situation we’ve recently been experiencing with the COVID-19 pandemic limits our everyday work and sports plans for 2020 season that was just about to start. We are keeping the situation both in Poland and Europe under constant review, but recent updates are most alarming. Considering all above, running the National Eventing Competition 4th-5th April and Strzegom Spring Open 17th-19th April is simply impossible.Therefore, we have decided to postpone both events. We hope that we will be able to host both events as soon as the epidemiological is under control. All our decisions will be communicated on our Fb pages.We wish you all patience, determination and most of all health! Hoping to meet you soon in Strzegom!”
🇵🇱Sopot (April 23-26: CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S, CCI2*-L/S and April 30-May 3: CCI4*-L/S, CCI3*-L/S, CCI2*-L)🇵🇱
“Ladies and gentlemen, due to the pandemic of SARS-Cov-2, taking care of the health and safety of competitors, viewers and employees, the board of track has decided to cancel this year’s international and national eventing competition sopot tour 2020. We hope that the situation will be under control soon, and we will all meet at the Autumn Edition of Eventing Sopot.”
🇵🇱Equestrian Festival Baborówko (May 21-24: CCI4*-L/S, CCI3*-S, CCI2*-S, CCIYH2*-S)🇵🇱
“In consequence of the global epidemiological situation, making it our priority to take care of the health and safety of our riders, audiences and all people involved in the organization of the event, we have decided to cancel Equestrian Festival Baborówko, that was due to take place in the second half of May 2020.
“Taking into consideration the epidemiological threat, we have made the decision to cancel this year’s Equestrian Festival Baborówko. We believe that the world will soon return to its normal rhythm, but as for now our thoughts go out to public health workers, and we ourselves are taking necessary hygienic precautions to assure that Baborówko Equestrian Centre can safely function on a daily basis and we can continue to carry out ongoing investments.”
You can view a rolling list of canceled events here.