FEQHA European Championships 2015
Posted: 01. Jul 2015, category: General, by: Susanne Ziegelmueller
European Championships 2015 - Please see the press release from the EC-Showmanagement Team:
26th FEQHA European Championship of American Quarter Horses
Welcome to the show! 26th European Championship of American Quarter Horses
July 1, 2015.From Friday, 7th August to Sunday, 16th August, 2015, all eyes are on Kreuth/Germany, where the 26th European Championship of American Quarter Horses is taking place on the fantastic showgrounds around the Ostbayernhalle. This means ten days of peak performance, ten days of hard work, hope and happiness.
Show manager Michaela Kayser and teammate Markus Rensing are expecting around 500 horse-rider-combinations and more than 5.000 entries.
Riders from almost all European nations will compete in twelve disciplines and try to win one of 60 European Championship titles, 20 circuit champion titles and innumerous cups and ribbons. Each European champion will receive a big bronce trophy designed by Ellen Welten. The circuit champions in novice amateur, novice youth and green open classes as well as the all around champions will receive a champion buckle. All class winners will receive a European Championship cooler, sponsored by Jagfeld Quarter Horses, Karin & Ruggero Prevedel, Matteo Sala Performance Horses and Dasi Show Horses.
For the first time, all classes will be taking place in the main arena in the Ostbayernhalle. No classes will be held outside simultaneously. Like last year, the novice riders will be starting on the first weekend. Most reining classes will take place until Tuesday, so competitors can leave for the reining EC in Aachen/Germany from 14th-16th August. Therefore, the halter classes will be held on Wednesday and Thursday. Cowhorse and cutting competitions will be taking place at the second weekend.
„I’m looking forward to seeing the excellent riders and horses and to the special and very international atmosphere“, says show manager Michaela Kayser. Markus Rensing states „Welcome to the show – that is our slogan for this championship and we will do anything to let participants feel that way. We work hard so both riders and horses feel at home and are able to focus on giving their best in the show pen.“
World Show Feeling in Bavaria
With five judges in the ring the European Championship will have real World Show feeling! Just like in Oklahoma City, competitors will be showing to five judges in the preliminaries. Plus, they will be able to win AQHA points for their placements. This makes the European Championship the first and only opportunity worldwide to win points under five judges with just one ride. After the preliminaries, finalists will be determined according to the AQHA World Show rules with the best and the worst result being scratched and the other results being added. There will be no points for the final runs. „This way, the high demands for the horses are scaled down a bit“, Andrew Dren, FEQHA president, explains.
Share the experience from home
You can’t be there this time? Watch your favorite classes from home with our popular livestream. AK-Video will supply you with each and every ride on their livestream website (Find the link on ecqh.org.)
Find more info, the livestream, interviews and results on www.ecqh.org.
Welcome to the show!
26th European Championship of American Quarter Horses
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