As our heads finally begin to stop spinning from the Maryland 5 Star, we are reminded that other major international events took place over the weekend — such as Poland’s Strzegom October Festival.
There, British eventer Libby Seed won the CCI4*-L with the 10-year-old Heartbreaker Star Quality. After sitting fourth after dressage, they finished atop the leaderboard thanks to clear jumping rounds with just a smidge of time. Second place went to her compatriot James Sommerville with Talent, and Miroslav Trunda from the Czech Republic was third riding Shutterflyke.
Here’s a video of Libby’s ride:
Victory in the 3*-L went to Germany’s Andreas Dibowski riding Calahari. Vanessy Bölting with Ready To Go W was second, and Swedish rider Sara Algotsson Ostholt with Dynamite Jack were third.
The 2*-L winner was Australia’s Katja Weimann with Jeu de Blanc W before German riders Julia Schatzmann with Golden Evo KPSC and Anna Lena Schaaf with Lorsandos. The short-format 4* and 3* classes both went to German athletes, Anna Lena Schaaf with Fairytale 39 and Libussa Lübbeke with Darcy F respectively. Poland’s Karolina Miś with Go Jack won the CCI1*-Intro.
The European Youth Eventing Masters was dominated by Germans, who took the win in all age categories, both as a team and individually. Julia Warner with Clara, Christina Schöniger riding Schoensgreen Continus, Brandon Schäfer-Gehrau with Parkmore Emper and Felicia Von Baath with Quantum E bested the young rider category, and Felicia was also individual victor.
The best junior team was Emily Roberg with Donna Lena MV, Jule Krueger with D’Artagnan 216, Isabel Kristin Dalecki riding Caruso JH and Hedda Vogler with Niagara de Champenotte, with individual honors going to Sophia Rössel with Nickel 21.
Neele Hinrichsen riding Golden Gadget, Pita Schmid with Sietlands Catrina, Amelie Nottmeier with Katleen 3 and Merle Hoffmann na Penny Lane WE were the winners of the pony class, while Hoffmann also took home the individual best score.
Congrats to all! View complete results here.
A photo gallery from the event by Leszek Wójcik:
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