2020 CDI-W Budapest - Free Hotel Room for World Cup Riders

Sat, 07/11/2020 - 15:07
French team rider Alexandre Ayache with judge Peter Holler and show host Arie Yom-Tov at the 2019 CDI-W Budapest :: Photos © Anett Somogyvari

The 2020-2012 World Cup show circuit continues on 4 - 7 August 2020 at Stable Unikornis in Pilisjaszfalu, Hungary, and as an incentive to attract an elite field of competitors for this World Cup qualifier, show organizer Arie Yom-Tov is offering a free hotel room for CDI-W riders. 

Dressage Spectacular on 4 - 7 August 2020

The 2020 CDI-W Budapest on 4 - 7 August will be a full dressage extravaganza with a Central European League World Cup qualifier, a CDI 3* division with a small and big tour, a CDI-YH for young horses, as well as CDI classes for pony, children, junior, young riders and Under 25 riders, and CDN national tests.

The CDI-W will be the beginning of a month of action packed competition at Stable Unikornis as the week after the CDI-W the 2020 European Youth Championships kick off with the European Children/Junior Championships on 9 - 14 August 2020, the European Young Rider and Under 25 Championships on 17 - 22 August and the European Pony Championships on 25 - 30 August 2020. 

The CDI-W/CDI 3* will therefore provide a unique opportunity for riders to travel to Hungary early and get their horses familiarized with the show grounds. 

"Riders with sensitive horses can come early to Budapest and allow their horses to acclimatize and acquaint with the venue and atmosphere," said show host Arie Yom-Tov, who aims to attract a top field of competitors at the beginning of August. 

Top Organisation, 4 and 5* Judges 

Top judges at the 2019 edition of the CDI-W Budapest
Stable Unikornis will be implementing eDressage-scoring for the first time in a Central European League show. Upon the request of the riders, the Degree of Difficulty (DOD) assessment will be included in the floorplan for freestyles.

"The riders have asked us to do eDressage and DOD and as we aim to make our show one for riders, by riders with the highest standard at all levels: judging, management, stabling, footing," said Yom-Tov. "Each time we host a competition we try to make it better then the one before."

The ground jury for the CDI-W includes 5* judges Thomas Lang as the president of the ground jury and Peter Holler (GER), and 4* judges Marietta Almasy (FRA), Trond Asmyr (NOR), Ulrike Nievelle (GER), Peter Hansághy (HUN), Jacques Van Daele (BEL), Janine Van Twist (NED), Alban Tissot  (FRA), and Orsolya Hillier (HUN). 

The show office will be run by Horse Events GmbH with Thomas Baur as supervisor and coordinator. Baur brings a wealth of experience to the show as he is also manager of the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida."

The competition venue has top footing by Austrian company Ripro GmBH, in both the competition and warm-up arenas for the health and safety of the horses and the riders' comfort. 

Free Hotel Room for Early CDI-W Entries

Spa and Thermal hotel Aquincum
The corona pandemic has upended competition life in Europe with mass cancellations of international dressage competitions. With the indoor circuit coming up in the autumn and several countries not yet allowed big crowds in indoor arenas, the amount of World Cup qualifiers this year will be limited.

Therefore it will be an unique chance to collect World Cup points in Budapest ahead of the indoor competition season.  In light of these difficulties due to Covid-19, show organizer Arie Yom-Tov has decided to offer a free hotel room to those CDI-W riders who enter the competition before Tuesday 14 July 2020. 

The hotel rooms are at the Spa and Thermal hotel Aquincum located 20 kilometers from Stable Unikornis.

"Corona has presented us all with new challenges in our lives and for our businesses," said Yom-Tov, who is a hotellier and real estate entrepreneur with a passion for dressage. "We have prepared the show grounds with a complete Covid-19 mitigation plan to make the venue safe and secure for competition."

Yom-Tov continued, "we welcome World Cup riders to come and enjoy all the improvements that have just been done. We just completed totally new footing in the outdoor arenas and in the temporary stables we are placing a special 'gummi' material on the floor for more comfort and safety for the horses."

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