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Germany: First CEI1* ride in Förste - Full Article

23 May 2019
Race Report made with the assistance of Antje Weida

Rennbahn Förste, Germany. Saturday 27 April 2019. The “Kranz Distanz” in Förste started the season with a new German FEI event CEI1*. For most riders it was the first ride in this season, which led through the South Harz foreland.

There were national rides covering distances from 28km to 108km and an international FEI ride over CEI1* 80km and CEIYJ1* 80km. Ten riders started in the senior class and three riders in the young riders race.

This endurance ride also had an international flair with riders from Germany, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia.

The weather forecast was not good; rain was expected for the whole weekend. The first participants arrived on Thursday and Friday at the local racecourse and prepared everything for the start on Saturday morning.

After all horses had been checked by the veterinarians on Friday and Saturday, the first starters set off for the first loop at 7am. Fortunately with dry weather and later sunshine...

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