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Sport Riding: Dressage World Cup: Western European League will be continued in Salzburg

14:45  21 january  2021
14:45  21 january  2021 Source:   tagesspiegel.de

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In Salzburg there will be riding again. After a three-month break, the Dressage World Cup will continue.

Die deutsche Weltcup-Titelverteidigerin Isabell Werth wird auch in Salzburg wieder an den Start gehen. © Photo: dpa / Uwe Ansbach The German World Cup defending champion Isabell Werth will start again in Salzburg.

Three months after the first and last station in Aarhus (Denmark) the Dressage World Cup will continue. On the weekend (21.01.-24.01.) The second station of the Western European League will be contested in Salzburg with the "Amadeus Horse Indoors".

The tournament in Austria was originally scheduled for December, but was canceled due to the corona. The tournament takes place without spectators.

There are also four German riders at the start, including the World Cup title holder and President of the International Dressage Rider Club Isabell Werth (Rheinberg) with her stallion Quantaz and Jessica Süß (Krefeld).

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All four German riders will start the World Cup days in Salzburg with the dressage test on Thursday (1.30 p.m.).

For the show jumpers - unlike the dressage riders - it doesn't go any further. After Leipzig was canceled, the international equestrian association FEI canceled the show jumping world cup completely.

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Some stations of the Dressage World Cup have also been canceled. Of the six originally planned qualification tournaments, the dates in Lyon (October 29th-October 30th, 2020), Mechelen (December 26th-December 30th, 2020) and Neumünster (February 18th-February 21st, 2021) have been canceled.

In addition to the tournament in Salzburg, there will even be a third dressage station in 's-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands in March. In both tournaments, riders can still collect World Cup points in order to qualify for the final tournament.

The final tournament for both disciplines - dressage and riding - is planned for the first weekend in April (31.03.-05.04.2021) in Gothenburg. dpa / tsp

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