20 July 2018
European Youth Driving Championships in Kisbér-Ászár expecting record number of competitiorsFrom 15-19 August all eyes in the driving world will be on the future of our sport. In the Hungarian town of Kisbér-Ászár the European Championships for Young Drivers will be taking place with a record number of 89 children, juniors and young drivers from 12 different nations competing.
Valentine Lenormand (FRA) holds the title in the Junior division
Children in the age category from 12 to 14 years old will start with a single pony, Juniors, from 14-18 years old can start with a single pony or pair pony and Young Drivers from 16 to 21 years old can start with a single pony, pair pony or single horse. In total there are medals to be won in six different categories.
A national team consists of at minimum 1 child, 1 junior and 1 young driver. Austria, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Sweden and Russia are all planning on sending a team.
In addition to the European Championships, a select number of international four-in-hand pony drivers from Hungary, the Netherlands, Great Britain, and Belgium will come to drive a three star competition to prepare for the Pony World Championships which are being held in 2019 at the same location.