Danish Warmblood, The Danish Equestrian Federation and Equitour Aalborg are the Organizing Committee behind the World Cup in Herning. Besides the fact that the World Cup dressage is retained on Danish soil (previously settled in Odense), it is particularly interesting that breeding and sport join forces to create such an amazing event in Denmark.
World Cup in October as usual
The last decade Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage has been launched in Denmark, where the first qualification of the prestigious tournament has been held at the large JBK Horse Show in Odense in October (week 42). The World Cup has now moved west, and for the next two years, it is in Herning, the first qualification will take place in week 42.
"First of all, it is fantastic that we have managed to keep the World Cup in Denmark, when the cooperation between JBK Horse Shows and Odense municipality stopped. It is of great importance for the sport forward. The cooperation between the Federation and Danish Warmblood is a clear proof that breeding and sport are working towards the same goal. Furthermore, it's great that so many volunteers will help to lift the big task that a World Cup competition is, "says Secretary General of the Danish Equestrian Federation, Jens-Erik Majlund.
The World Cup will be hosted with support from Herning Municipality, and mayor Lars Krarup is looking forward to a festive event.
“In Herning we have a long record of successful events. With the World Cup we once again get a chance to show the world, that we love to be great hosts. The World Cup will benefit the citizens of the municipality, who can experience best riders and horses in the world. And it will benefit the many people who work in the hotels, restaurants, shops and other service businesses in the entire area. We like to say, that “In Herning the sky is the limit”. With the World Cup joining a 2017, where we already have the European Championships in Triathlon and the European Road Cycling Championships, we can safely say, that we once again prove those words to be true, says Lars Krarup.
About World Cup in Herning
Danish Warmblood, Danish Equestrian Federation and Equitour Aalborg are partners behind the World Cup event in Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning. The key persons in this constellation are the highly experienced event organizers Jens Trabjerg and Casper Cassøe Krüth working closely with Commercial Manager (Danish Equestrian Federation) Lars Moss. The ambitions for the event grow with the corporation with MCH (Exhibition Center Herning) about the new and larger facilities in Jyske Bank Boxen. The World Cup dressage will be held in Herning in 2017 and 2018, but the organizers ambition is that the event will be developed and include World Cup in jumping. Herning municipality does also support the event, and we look forward to strong corporation with all of our partners.
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