Show-jumping enthusiasts from all over the world have met today in x-bionic® equestor sphere. The EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL ŠAMORÍN 2016 will take place till 31 July and will include the prestigious Šamorín Masters CSIO***, which includes the important Nations Cup competition with a history of more than 50 years.
During these four days, 230 riders from 24 countries of the world with more than 570 horses will take part in the most prestigious show-jumping event in Slovakia. In the Nations Cup, states are divided into seven categories (Europe I, Europe II, North and Central America, South America, the Middle East, Asia and Australia, and Africa). The best 18 teams will progress to the finals which will be held in Barcelona in September 2016. Slovakia will be represented by Monika Noskovičová, Radovan Šillo, Marian Štangel, and Jural Poláš.
The culmination of the event will be the GRAND PRIX CSIO*** Šamorín with a total funding of 62000 EUR. The winner of today’s first qualification of the Gold Tour (CSIO***) is Andreas Kreuzer, riding Quick Jumper. There will be other individual prizes for the best rider, the best Slovak rider, the best team, the best foreign rider, the most stylish rider at the Grand Prix and the best horsemanship.
The NATIONS CUP and the GRAND PRIX are also qualifications for the European Championships. Apart from the thrilling and interesting competitions, there will be other activities for visitors as well, such as pony riding or competing for free entries to the x-bionic® aquatic sphere. The event is free of charge. We are looking forward to your visit!