Friday, May 04, 2018

First race of the season in Kristinehamn, Sweden - Full Article

4 May 2018
Race Report made with the assistance of Linnéa Engblom

Kristinehamn, Sweden, Saturday 21 April 2018. In early spring, 24 riders – mostly from Sweden – started the CEI1* 80km, the second of three international races in Sweden this year.

The organizers, Värmlands Distansryttare, also offered some shorter distances, so the venue was filled with horses and riders of all levels, many of them waiting to start the first race for the season. The track is well known by the national riders and has been used to determine both Swedish and Nordic champions in the past. The race track runs on a variety of roads, and this time several riders commented that the grounds were softer than usual.

Marie de Jong on Baltazar, doing their first international race, surprised all the competitors by leaving them behind on the first loop...

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