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FEI European Pony Championship in Jaskowo (POL)

14 July 2004
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14 July 2004 Author: webmaster
Poland to host the European Pony Championship for the first time 
For the first time in the history of equestrian sports, Poland will host the European Pony Championships. Antoni Chlapowski's Centrum Hipiki in Jaszkowo, Poland and Europe's largest educational centre for young riders, has been entrusted with organisation of the 2004 Championships. The Championships will be held under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Poland, Mr. Aleksander Kwasniewski.

The event will be held from 28 July through 1 August and include competitions in the three Olympic disciplines of Dressage, Jumping and Eventing.

The event will feature young riders aged 12 through 16 and their ponies. These horses, brave and agile despite their modest size, often out-perform their big cousins in sports events.

The best young riders from all over Europe will take part in this event and it is expected that soon these young people will exchange their ponies for horses and begin to compete at international competitions up to the Olympic level.

In 2004, Poland has joined the European Union. In this context, hosting the European Pony Championship is not only considered as a major sports event, but also a good opportunity for the country's promotion. Various regions of Poland will present their tourist assets and their cultural and artistic achievements on the occasion of the championships.

Centrum Hipiki is getting ready to accommodate riders and their ponies from 16 European countries, thousands of their friends and supporters, official guests, and an audience from all over Poland and Europe.
We invite you to Centrum Hipiki in Jaszkowo for the European Championships. The large and enthusiastic audience is certain to create a wonderful atmosphere and to spur the participants to compete with even greater enthusiasm and zeal in this beautiful sport.

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