Selection process 2022 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses
The 'FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses' will be held in Ermelo from September 8th trough September 11th 2022. The best five-, six- and seven-year-old dressage horses compete here for the world titles.
The FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses is a sporty battle between the studbooks and therefore an outstanding event where sport and breeding come together. An important starting point here is that horses in their age class can participate in the selection process from all recognized studbooks The Netherlands that are also affiliated with the WBFSH.
The best 15 horses per year of the Pavo Cup and the best 6 horses per year of the Pavo Fryso Bokaal are invited for the first observation training. The horses that were selected for the World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses 2021 are also invited to enter directly during the first observation training.
Intake moment for young dressage horses
In addition, horses can select themselves for the World Championship selection via an intake moment on March 10th and March 11th. Participating horses must be registered as foals with a recognized studbook in The Netherlands (KWPN, KFPS & NRPS) that is also affiliated with the WBFSH. During this intake moment, the Preliminary Dressage Test of the FEI per year is ridden and assessed by the selection committee World Championships for Young Dressage Horses. To participate in the selection moment, the horses must have achieved the following minimum position by April 1st, 2022:
5-year-olds: L2 + 10 / M eligible to start
6-year-olds : M2 + 10 / Z eligible to start
7-year-olds : ZZ-Zwaar eligible to start
The rider must be a member of the KNHS and the combination must have a start pass. Registration will start shortly, separate notification will follow.
Data selection process (data subject to change)*:
Thursday March 10th & Friday March March 11th 2022: intake moment for young dressage horses at the NHC in Ermelo. The best 15 five-year-olds, 10 six-year-olds and 10 seven-year-olds will receive an invitation to the first observation training .
Monday April 11th & Tuesday April 12th 2022: first observation training at the NHC in Ermelo. The best 15 horses per year will receive an invitation to the second observation training .
Wednesday May 4th 2022: second observation training at the NHC in Ermelo. The best 10 horses per year will receive an invitation to the last observation training .
Thursday June 30th 2022: training process starts at the NHC in Ermelo. A pilot training will take place on June 30th and a training competiton at a time to be determined in July.
Wednesday August 10tht 2022: third observation training . This is also the intake moment for wildcards. After this observation, the horses that will participate will be announced.
Followed by extra test-oriented training for the participants and first reserves at the NHC in Ermelo.
*Subject to government measures in the context of the coronavirus
Photo: Dirk Caremans