A whiff of Rio will arrive at the dressage arena at Schindlhof in Fritzens, Tyrol, in 3 days. The organizers and hosts Evelyn Haim-Swarovski and Klaus Haim are looking forward to the 22nd edition of their international class tournament with dressage riders who will also appear in the Olympic arena in Brazil in August.
Many international top riders from all over the world will participate in the 22nd Manfred Swarovski Memorial Tournament to use it as a rehearsal and classification for the Olympic Games starting on August 5 in Rio de Janeiro. Above all, the German class team with Isabell Werth (as Olympic Champion, three-time World Champion, five-time European Champion and eight-time German Champion, the most successful dressage rider of the modern tournament history), Dorothee Schneider, Jessica von Bredow-Werndl, Ulla Salzgeber, Victoria Michalke, and Stefanie Weihermüller.
In addition to the international tournament, the Austrian Championships of Para Dressage takes place this year at Schindlhof. Pepo Puch, gold and bronze medalist at the 2012 Paralympics in London, is very happy that a whole Austrian team has qualified for the Paralympic Games (September 7 to 18) in Rio with him for the first time. Head of Para Dressage Eva-Maria Bachinger and Chef’Equipe Theres Rantner-Payer will use the Austrian Championships for the last classifications for the Paralympics.
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22nd Manfred Swarovski Memorial Tournament Concours de Dressage International, CDI4* Schedule:
Friday, 1 July 2016
8 a.m. #1 Prix St. Georges
12:00 noon Austrian Championships (AC) Para Dressage, Warm-up (Team Test)
1:30 p.m. #2 Grand Prix – Qualifying for Grand Prix Special Saturday, 2 July 2016
8 a.m. #3 Intermediaire I
12 noon AC Para Dressage, 1st part (Individual Test) then show program with the reigning World and European Champions, Pas de Deux in Vaulting, Jasmin Lindner and Lukas Wacha from Tyrol, lunger Klaus Haidacher
1:30 p.m. #4 Grand Prix – Qualifying for Grand Prix Music Freestyle
Sunday, 3 July 2016
7:30 a.m. #5 Grand Prix Consolation for not qualified duos
09:00 Uhr #6 Grand Prix Special (with the top-15 of #2)
12:00 Uhr AC Para Dressage, 2nd part (Music Freestyle)
13:00 Uhr Award “Who is wearing the most beautiful hat?“ moderated by Mirjam Weichselbraun, followed by show program (the same as on Saturday)
2:30 p.m. #7 Grand Prix Music Freestyle (with the top-15 of #4)
The tournament program for download here
List of participants here
List of participants ÖM Para Dressage here
Information, pictures, videos, start and result lists at schindlhof.at