2021 World Cup Qualifier in 's Hertogenbosch is a Go

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 16:26
The Netherlands
The stage was set for the 2020 CDI-W 's Hertogenbosch but then COVID-19 came and the entire event got cancelled :: Photo © Dirk Caremans

Today Indoor Brabant, the organizers of the World Cup qualifier of 's Hertogenbosch, announced that their competition is ago despite corona restrictions in The Netherlands. 

The 2021 CDI-W 's Hertogenbosch is scheduled for 12 - 14 March 2021. 

The event will take place in a heavily slimmed down version, with only the top classes in dressage and jumping being held. There will no audience and no trade fair. 

The Show Must Go On

"It is important to have some continuation in horse sport despite all the restrictions. This is essential for the horses, the riders and all those connected to the horse business," said Anky van Grunsven, who chairs the 's Hertogenbosch event. 

The event will take place in a corona proof environment. 

The Dutch Olympic Committee shoulders the staging of 2021 edition of the CDI-W Den Bosch. 

"It is important for horse sport that there are top competitions again. For the TeamNL (Olympic hopefuls) athletes it offers perspective to prepare for the Olympic and Paralympic games. This also counts for horse sport for which not only the riders but also the horses have to be in top shape. It is good that the show in Den Bosch can be organized, so that TeamNL athletes can prepare themselves optimally for the Games," said a spokesperson of the Dutch Olympic commitee (NOC*NSF). 

One of Three

In 2020 the CDI-W 's Hertogenbosch was the first event to be cancelled because of the corona outbreak.

The 2021 CDI-W Den Bosch will be the third of just three World Cup qualifiers that will have taken place for the 2021 World Cup Finals in Gothenburg. All other Western European League qualifiers were cancelled due to corona 

Photo © Dirk Caremans

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