Central European Young Horse Championship Returns to 2024 CDI-W Pilisjaszfalu

Tue, 04/23/2024 - 12:09
2024 CDI-W Pilisjaszfalu
Aleksandra Szulc and Romeo von Furstenball win the 5-year old division at the inaugural Central European Young Horse Championship in 2022 :: Photo © Lukasz Kowalski

After its inauguration in 2022,  the "Central European Young Horse Championship (CED)" has returned on the schedule of the 2024 CDI-W Pilisjaszfalu on 14 - 18 May 2024. 

The CED Young Horse Championship is a special international competition to foster young horse sport in Central European countries.

The Format

Though not an official, FEI endorsed "Championship," it is a special competition for 5, 6 and 7-year olds open to Central European riders who will get the opportunity to put their young horses in the spotlight in front of an international panel of the judges with special prizes allocated to them. 

The classes are open to riders from all nations, but the results of the Central European combinations (ALB, AUT, BIH, BUL, CRO, CZE, EST, GRE, HUN, LAT, LTU, MDA, POL, ROU, SLO, SRB, SVK, TUR) will go into a separate ranking and count for the special prizes. 

For the finals test, there will be live commentary by either the commentating judge of the Ground Jury or by an expert, making the classes educational for the riders and audience. 

The classes are open to 5, 6 and 7-year olds with the Preliminary test as warm-up class and the final test to decide the Championship ranking. For each final there is a 1,000 euro purse of prize money. 

Earn MER Scores for WCYH Ermelo

Jazmin Yom Tov on Konfucius won the 7-YO
division in 2022
The "Central European Young Horse Championship" kicked off in 2022 as the start of a real Central European young horse show circuit with an annual Championship finale in Hungary.

Riders can achieved MER scores for the 2024 World Young Horse Championships in Ermelo, as well as earn exposure, experience, glory and accolades with their young stars. 

The CED Young Horse Championships take place during the 2024 CDI-W Pilisjazfalu, when a World Cup qualifier as well as a CPEDI and all CDI classes from pony level to Grand Prix are hosted there. 

The ground jury includes Maarten Van Der Heijden, Eduard De Wolff Van Westerrode, Leif Toernblad, Peter Holler,  Eva-maria Vint-warmington, Maria Colliander, Trond Asmyr, Jacques Van Daele, and William Warren will be officiating.

For more information visit www.unikornislovarda.hu, or contact the show secretary at sz.kriszta.unikornis@gmail.com.

The FEI schedule can be viewed here

Photos © Lukasz Kowalski

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