65 riders with 119 horses from 11 countries will arrive at the National Riding Hall for the CSI2* – W World Cup to be held behind closed doors on 27-29 November. Over three days, the riders will compete in 15 different competitions. Fans can follow the events via live broadcast.
Based on the entries submitted, a strong field is expected at the National Riding Hall again, so exciting competitions are in store in all categories.
Gerfried Puck is coming from Austria with three horses. He is a regular participant in the Budapest competitions. Jörne Sprehe from Germany, who won the final of the Bronze Tour this summer in Budapest, will be here again. Constantin Cojocariu, representing Romania, will surely bring his good form here. He was successful at the Masters’ Tournament in Balatonvilágos, Hungary as well, but in the summer of 2019 he also competed in the National Riding Hall. Andrej Holly from Slovakia is also a regular participant in the Budapest competitions. In 2018 he won the 150 cm competition for the Prize presented by EMMI on Quintana, owned by Hungarian Tamás Makay, and in 2019 he finished third in the same competition.
The field will be quite diverse, as riders are expected from Belarus, India, Lithuania, Mexico, Poland, and Slovenia, among other countries.
Of course, the best Hungarian show jumpers will ride at the National Riding Hall as well. Organisers might even announce a separate competition only for the Hungarian Champions, as this year’s Hungarian Champion rider-horse pair, István Fazekas and Walter, will participate in the company of the 2019 Hungarian champion, Zsófia Vándor, and Balázs Horváth and Gábor Szabó Jr., who are accumulating more championship titles. The younger generation is represented by Vince Jármy, who attended the Youth Olympics and won two out of three GP rounds this year. Sára Hollé has already won the admiration of the audience on Clintus in 2017. We hope they will perform with similarly great success this year too. The names of veteran riders Zoltán Czékus, Kristóf Szotyori Nagy, Gyula Szuhai and Attila Técsy are well known among the followers of the show jumping world.
The CSI**-W Budapest Show Jumping World Cup is held behind closed doors, with the exclusion of the audience. Live coverage of the competitions can be viewed on the following websites:
- The CSIO Budapest website, under menu item ‘live stream’
- The Riderline website,
- The Riderline Facebook page
Photo: MTI/Balogh Zoltán