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NC winnersOnce every now and then, the weather actually behaves just as you wish and today was one of those days. Just a tiny bit of rain in the morning and then perfect cool temperature and bits of sun all day. Pretty much what we all needed after being baked in the sun the last few days.

Ludwig Three words that quite summarize the day. Whilst the rest of Europe is experiencing both thunder, lightning and massive rainfalls, Strzegom keeps experiencing exotic weather. Truly it feels like we have been relocated to Italy or Greece with temperatures well above 30 degrees and striking sunshine. Surely the slightly cooling wind at the XC was very appreciated at today’s event. Lots of ice cream also helped.

Michael JungA touch of RIO 2016 could almost be felt in the air today as we launched the CICO3* - NC Dressage this morning and set off the first riders in the 4 classes on the demanding and technical XC course.

Stefano Brecciaroli

What a fantastic day it´s been - The riders and horses has been as striking as the sun today, resulting in a rewarding day with lots of great sport. Lots of water to both humans and horses keeps everybody on top – and an occasional carrot perhaps to the horses!

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We set by a draw the order of teams participating in the Nations Cup. The first team to start is from Sweden.

The teams order is: Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway and Great Britain.

Tomorrow we are starting the Dressage Test, on Saturday XC and finally Show Jumping on Sunday.

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We could not have asked for a better start as we kick of the 14th edition of The STRZEGOM HORSE TRIALS. The sun is shining from a blue sky so it´s perfect out door weather for both horses and riders. Caps, sunglasses and shots are everywhere! Fingers crossed that the sun will stay on for the weekend.