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European Championship 2022 with Young Horse Cup, Celebration and Team Cup
From August 5-14, FEQHA e.V. invites you to Gut Matheshof in Kreuth, the largest equestrian facility in the heart of Europe, for the 32nd European Championship of Quarter Horses. From August 5-11, the best European riders in each discipline will be determined in the preliminary go-rounds. These will then compete against each other on the final weekend from August 12-15 to determine the European Champions of each discipline.
In addition to the European champions, the young horses will also have great opportunities to be presented. The Young Horse Cup, which is endowed with 3,000 euros, is again on the program. It is sponsored – as in 2019 – by Kumlegaard QH from Denmark. In the Young Horse Cup, the best 2- and 3-year-old horses compete in the disciplines Showmanship, Trail In Hand and Longe Line.
New and not completely unknown is the Celebration, which was held in the years 2007 to 2013 by Carola Vey as part of the Bavarian Summer Show of the VWB e.V.. The idea has remained the same, to give young horses from all over Europe the opportunity to be presented. Breeders, riders and buyers can get an overview of the current breed. Eligible to compete in the Pleasure and Trail Celebration are all 4-year-old horses, currently the 2018 crop. The horses can be presented by professionals, amateurs and youth. The prize money in each class is 5,000 Euro. The main sponsor and Co-Initiator of the Celebration is Kaiser Show Horses.
Another attractive program item will be offered by the NSBA Germany e.V., which will once again hold its Futurity as part of the European Championships this year. In addition to the Hunter and Pleasure Futurity, the Longe Line Futurity will also be offered.
Also back on the schedule is the FEQHA Youth and Amateur Team Cup. With the exception of the Trail, all classes will be Class in Class with the Go-Round EC. The Trail will be an extra class at the end for everyone to cheer on their teams once again. After the Trail the Team Honors will take place.
The European Championships will start with Paid Warm Ups on Wednesday and Thursday. For the Trail Paid Warm Ups, the well-known trail designer Ann Dennis will be available to give advice and support to the participants.
After the Paid Warm Ups, the Green and Novice classes will take place as a double AQHA show. The Go-Rounds for the finals as a 4-fold AQHA show will follow. The finals will take place from Friday to Sunday. This year, the European Champion will receive a Montana Silversmith Buckle designed specifically for the European Championships.
As always, drug testing will take place during the show, and an official Stewart will ensure fair sportsmanship towards the horses.
The judges will be Jeff Allen and Jim Edwards from the USA as well as Rick Lemay (Spain) and Sylvia Eigler (Germany).
The entire championship can also be watched for free via livestream.
The application documents can be found at www.ecqh.eu. Entry deadline is July 4, 2022.
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