During the past long May weekend horses from the Champion Equestrian Club competed in the international competition in endurance racing ranked CEI 1*/2*/3* in Babolna, Hungary. The annually held event took place on the premises of the Hungarian State Stud, which specializes in the breeding of half-bred Shagya Arabian horses. The riders from Champion EC participated in this event for the fourth time. The competition is part of the Central European Endurance Cup.
The distance of 120 km (CEI 3*) was tackled by Kamila Kart atop Cert (Balon – Certoza) and Beata Dzikowska atop Cyryl (Sinus – Cyrla). 12 pairs showed up at the start line, out of which 4 completed the course. The first pair (Kamila Kart and Cert) conquered the distance with an average speed of 15,67 km/h, placing fourth. Beata Dzikowska, who resigned after the first lap due to a sudden illness, says: “Despite my resignation, which was an unexpected decision but unfortunately an inevitable one, we consider the start in Hungary quite successful. Two 4th places of our horses during the event, which gathered many outstanding riders from Europe, are a good result. We treated the competitions as training before the event in Rambouillet, France (Amateur Elite GP – CEI ***), where our horses will show what they’ve got on the 7th of June over the championship distance of 160 km. So keep your fingers crossed…”
Another representative of the Champion EC in Babolna was Artur Landau atop the French bred Cricket Du Pecher (Kesberoy – Diamina du Cayrou). The pair competed over 80 km in the CEI 2* competition. Artur and Cricket finished the course at fourth spot with a good average speed of 18,73 km/h. This distance was tackled by 12 pairs and completed by 10.