Olympic Spots, Top Competitors, and More: All You Need to Know About the Baborówko Equestrian Festival

Photo courtesy of Baborowko Equestrian Centre.

The international Eventing Competition at the Baborówko Equestrian Center has just begun. The fifteenth edition of the Baborówko Equestrian Festival has once again attracted the best riders from around the world – the start lists include names such as Michael Jung and Ingrid Klimke (Olympic gold medalists), but also the best Polish riders: Joanna Pawlak, Pawel Warszawski and Jan Kaminski. Seven competitions will be held during the event, including Paris 2024 FEI Olympic Qualification Event for Eventing – Group C.

In the fifteenth edition of the Equestrian Festival Baborówko, 260 pairs from 18 countries (including Switzerland, Germany, France, Finland and Italy) are competing for a prize pool of half a million zlotys. The CCI4*-S competition – whhich prize pool reaches 320,000 zlotys – will feature, among others, last year’s winner Felix Vogg, who this year scored a rise in the world ranking to 16th place. Just behind him, in 17th place, is Michael Jung, who, together with his gelding Kilcandra Ocean Power, will fight for a rematch in the same competition.

Photo courtesy of Baborowko Equestrian Festival.

Polish, Czech and Hungarian riders and fans are primarily focused on the CCIO4*-L competition, in which they will fight for participation in the Olympic Games. Polish National Team coach Andreas Dibowski will not select the national team lineup until Thursday’s review, but the entire team is already motivated to fight together and support each other. The Polish team’s achievements so far are cause for optimism for a repeat of the 2019 success, when Poland won a team qualification for the Tokyo Olympics for the first time in 16 years.

“The whole team has been preparing hard for this competition, so we believe that we will be able to achieve our goal, which is undoubtedly to qualify for the Olympic Games. We have a number of national team training camps behind us, which have helped us prepare as well as possible for this year’s season. The support of the fans is also important, so we encourage you to come to the Baborówko Equestrian Festival and watch the live streaming,” says a representative of the Baborówko Equestrian Association and member of the Polish National Team, Pawel Warszawski.

Although it is only the first day of the competition, the excitement of the sport is already at its highest level. Live streaming is available on the organizer’s website and Facebook profile (Baborówko Equestrian).

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