The first weekend of August in the premises of the National stud farm Topoľčianky racetrack, held endurance sport event. In addition to national competitions at 40, 60 and 80 km, there were also international competitions CEI*100 km, CEIYJ*100 km and CEI2*140 (2x70) km, which were also championships for seniors and juniors/young riders.
The starting lists featured a total of 50 riding pairs not only from Slovakia, but also from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Germany and Argentina. The ground jury president was Vladimír Pažitný, who also held the position of technical delegate. The other members of the jury were Lucia Starovecká, Mária Merková and Dušan Majerčík. Malgozata Kram from Poland accepted the invitation to the role of chief steward. MVDr. Peter Jahn from Czech Republic became the chairman of the veterinary commission. The foreign delegate nominated by the FEI was MVDr. Zuzana Žežulková also from the Czech Republic. The other members of the veterinary commission were MVDr. Monika Najmanová (CZE) and Andrea Pallos (HUN). MVDr. Mária Patschová accepted the role of attending veterinarian.
The weather was extremely rainy, especially on the second day of the event, which tested the readiness of all participating competitors and their horses. Despite the difficult conditions, the event was organized very well. Detailed results from individual competitions can be found at www.sjf.sk , www.infoendurance.sk , www.nztopolcianky.sk and www.enduranceresults.info . Many thanks to the companies Heineken, Happy Horse Service, Cavalor, Rastislav Supek and JK pri NŽ Topoľčianky, who donated prizes in kind to the competitions.
The senior category was run at the CEI2* 140km (2x70) level. 6 riding pairs started. The title of SR champion in endurance was won by Michaela Supeková with the horse F C Husein. Dominika Maliková Kleinová took home the silver medal on Tiffani Kavkaz. Bronze was won by Viera Smolinská with the horse Kuhailan Urkub II-3 SK (Kuhailan Nova).
In the category of juniors/young riders, Miriam Kmeťová and O'Bajan Kabala from JK Monty Ranč won the title of Slovak champion. The silver medal went to JŠ Topoľčianky thanks to Monika Ivančíková and her horse Pesto. And the third place - bronze - was taken by the domestic rider Katarína Ondrejková in the saddle of the horse Kuhailan Urkub I-33.
We heartily congratulate the winners and the runners-up and wish them many more sporting successes.