5 February 2019

Exloo: Preparations in full swing for third international competition

In only a few short months the Hippisch Centrum in Exloo will be the focus of the driving world as they hold their third international driving competition from Thursday March 28th to Sunday March 31st, 2019. International single, pair and four-in-hand pony and horse competitors will be starting their show season in northern Holland.

Photo: Krisztina Horváth

As it was in the previous years, Exloo will also be accepting entries for national and international para-drivers and will be the season opener for the KNHS Para Men Trophy.

As Exloo is one of the first big international shows of the season, competitors can start up to two entries in order to prepare and/or qualify for the championship year ahead.

2019 is an important year for the horse pairs, horse teams and all pony classes. For the four-in-hand horses their European Championships will take place mid August in Donaueschingen, Germany. The highlight of the season for the horse pairs is the World Championship in Drebkau by Berlin. The pony drivers will also be vying for a World Championship in Kisbár-Ászár, Hungary late September.

Especially for competitors with big horses there are 29 extra large (3,5 x 4 meter) boxes available at the Equestrian Centre in Exloo. These boxes must be reserved with the entries and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. The price is € 125 per box for the entire competition period.

The international driving competition in Exloo was developed for Dutch competitors as an opportunity to promote to two and three star competitions and eventually to qualify for major competition in their own country. Not only the Dutch, but also many other international drivers made use of the competition in Exloo and the organization once again expects competitors from Belgium, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, Luxemburg and Sweden.

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Photo: Krisztina Horváth