Germany Announces Selection Trials for 2020 World Young Horse Championships

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 16:35
Matthias Bouten on Fidelio Royal at the second German WCYH selection trial in Warendorf in July 2019 :: Photo © LL-foto

The German Equestrian Federation has announced their selection system for the 2002 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses, which were postponed to December due to Covid-19. 

The 2020 WCYH were supposed to take place in Verden, Germany, on 5 - 9 August 2020 but as mass gatherings are forbidden in Germany until 31 August, the WCYH were pushed back to 9 - 13 December 2020 and become an indoor event. 

The German federation has now decided how it will pick its teams. Usually they hold two selection trials in Warendorf, but this time the horses can also qualify through the  the Bundeschampionate in September. 

The 5 and 6-year olds will have their first selection/qualification event via the Finals of the 2020 Bundeschampionate (2 - 6 September 2020). Horses, who don't compete in the Bundeschampionate, but qualified themselves, either under a foreign rider, by reaching the MER abroad, can present themselves in Warendorf on 29 - 30 September 2020 for an observation trial.  The second and final qualifier will be on 19 - 20 October at the DOKR in Warendorf. 

The 7-year old horses will have to ride in the two observation trials on 29-30 September and 19-20 October. 

Photo © LL-foto

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