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CAVALIADA Poznań - 225 000 Euro in the prize pool

Wednesday, 08 November 2023
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A rich sports program in the CSI4*W, CSI1*, CSIYH and CSIAm-A, a jumping horse auction, 20 thousand participants and the largest Fair of Equestrian Equipment and Accessories in Poland. This is what CAVALIADA Poznań promises to be, the event taking place 7-10 December at the Poznań International Fair.

CAVALIADA, organised in Poznań since 2010, is the biggest equestrian event in Poland addressed to a wide audience. Over four days, as many as eight pavilions of Poznań International Fair will host sport, fairs and shows. In one place, fans will witness a rivalry in show jumping, driving, dressage and eventing competitions. 

A fight for LR and World Cup points

Twelve classes will be held as part of the CSI4*-W. The Big Tour will start on Thursday with the LR Speed Masters (145 cm). After that, the rivalry will become more difficult and increasingly prestigious. On Friday, the 150 cm jump-off class will take place, with a higher prize pool (PLN 120 000), counting for the FEI ranking and CAVALIADA Tour 2023/2024. Sunday’s Grand Prix (155 cm) will also be a chance to score points in the Tour. The prize pool here will reach PLN 407 200, which opens up the opportunity to compete for more for the FEI ranking (100 for the first place). In addition, this Grand Prix will count towards the FEI Jumping World Cup™ Central European League. And that’s not all. The ranking class on Saturday afternoon will be the final of the Medium Tour (145 cm, jump-off, prize pool of PLN 108 700). The final will be preceded by two 140 cm classes. The CSI4*-W will also include a Small Tour, at the height of 135 cm. 

Special, fan-favourite competitions are a fixed part of CAVALIADA’s program. Speed & Music will be the attraction of Friday evening (second start of a horse on the same day will be allowed). Here, the fences will stand at the height of 140 cm, and a cheque to the value of PLN 15,000 will be waiting for the winner (the prize pool being PLN 45,000). Saturday’s highlight will be the Six Bars class, with a prize pool of PLN 40 000 to play for. 

Something for less experienced riders and horses

The possibility of using many of the Poznań fair's pavilions to prepare additional arenas and comfortable stables opens up the opportunity for many less experienced pairs to compete. Two rounds will be played out in the CSI1* - Small (130 cm) and Big (135 - 140 cm). As always in Poznań, we will see 6- and 7-year-olds compete in the CSIYH, and as a novelty this year - also 5-year-old horses. 

The organisers have also prepared something special for amateurs. Two classes will be held daily as part of the CAVALIADA Open Tour (CSIAm-A). The smaller round will be the 110/110/115 cm classes and the larger round - the 120/125/125 cm classes. This season's competitions will be included in a series, the winners of which will be determined in February during the CAVALIADA Tour finals in Krakow. For more information, see the CAVALIADA Open Tour regulations.

Two spacious arenas measuring 30 by 70 metres will be the playgrounds of the show jumping competition during CAVALIADA Poznań. Competitors will have as many as three warm-up arenas at their disposal. Everything will be located in comfortable, heated fair pavilions.

- The fight for victory in the Poznań Grand Prix will certainly be fierce. In previous years, our arenas have hosted, among others, five-time Olympian Michael Whitaker (GBR), world and European team champion, Olympic Games silver medalist Jur Vrieling (NED) or world and European championships gold medalist Marin Fuchs (SUI)" - says Jakub Patelka, director of CAVALIADA Tour. - Another exciting highlight is the CAVALIADA Horse Auction, held for the third time, a prestigious auction of jumping horses. The number of entered horses exceeded our expectations, so there will certainly be plenty to choose from.

Find your future champion

This year, CAVALIADA Poznan will once again bring together sport & breeding. Friday evening will close off with an online auction of 2&3-year-old jumpers. A carefully selected group of horses come from the very best Polish breeders. One of the stars will be for sure Quel Heart G&O, half-brother to the exquisite Quel Homme de Hus. Quel Heart G&O will be offered next to youngsters sired by such stars like All Star, Asca Z, Cicero Z, Cornet Obolensky, Comme Il Fault or Mumbai. The horses were selected by an experienced team of great athletes. One of them, Aleksandra Lusina-Gołaś, was not only a two-time Polish Champion, but also competed at the most prestigious shows, such as WEG Lexington or the European Championships in Windsor. 

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