From Baborówko to Tokyo 2020

The FEI General Assembly has announced that an eventing qualifier for the 2020 Olympic Games in
Tokyo will be held during Equestrian Festival Baborówko 2019

For athletes in Group C, which includes countries from Central and Eastern Europe, it is one of the two opportunities to qualify for the Olympics. The second qualifying competition takes place at the FEI European Eventing Championships at Luhmuhlen.

The qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be played out at the Polish event (23-26 May) as the CCI4*-L class. For the cross-country phase, competitors will contest a course approximately 6,000m in distance over 10 minutes, overcoming almost 40 fences. Thanks to the support of the Patron of the event – Mr. Roman Roszkiewicz, the prize money at Baborówko Equestrian Festival will once again reach in the region of €100 000. The Festival will also play host to CCI3*-S and CCI2*-S classes, and the CCIYH2*-S class for young horses.

Henryk Święcicki Jr, Director of the Equestrian Festival Baborówko, said: “Such a decision from the FEI is a great honour for us, validating the high level of the organisation of shows in Baborówko. Once again we will have the opportunity to witness the best athletes compete not only for the Olympic qualification.”

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