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Thursday, 09 August 2018 13:13

The Vaulting European Championships

The Vaulting European Championships is over

The FEI Vaulting European Championships for Juniors was successfully held at the Pannon Equestrian Academy of Kaposvár University. Over the last few days, 250 athletes from 14 countries competed for medals.

 

German vaulters dominated the field winning the most medals in the championships. Based on the remarks of the participants, the organization of the European Championships was a huge success for Kaposvár University, however, the results of the Hungarian athletes were far from expected.

"Basically the race started off badly as Landar, the Czech horse of Ákos Király was disqualified, so we had to find a new horse in about two hours," said Krisztina Villányi, Competition Director.

Ákos Király eventually took part in the competition with a Swiss horse, named Amaretto. He was getting better and better and after the convincing last round he finished as seventh.

"Given the circumstances, this is a good result, but we expected a little better, especially because Ákos could work well with Amarett," said Krisztina Villányi, the coach of Ákos Király.

The CVI international vaulting competition took place at the same time as the European Championships, where Balázs Bence, the student of Kaposvár University finished as second.

After organising the European Championships in 1996, 2007 and 2014, as well as the European Championships for Ponies last summer, this time the Pannon Equestrian Academy successfully hosted another prestigious international competition. Over the past few days, 250 athletes from 14 countries have shown their talents.

 

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