As expected, the list of entries for the event significantly exceeded the program capacity. This is the effect of not only the rank and the prize pool of more than one million PLN, but also of the excellent conditions and the position that CAVALIADA Poznań has established for years in the world sports calendar.
The sport level of the CSI4*-W competitions will stand high. Germany will come with a numerous and strong squad, featuring the 2021 European Champion and winner of this year's CSIO5* Grand Prix in Rome - Andre Thieme, the four-time Grand Prix winner at the indoor event at Poznan International Fair - Felix Hassmann, or this year's Hamburg Derby winner - Marvin Jungel. Among the Swedes, fans should look out for the 2017 European runner-up Douglas Lindelöw. Andreas Schou returns to Poznan after a year off, when he finished second in the 4Foulee Grand Prix. The Dane rode superbly during this year’s Global Champions Tour, placing second an the CSI5* in Madrid and third at the CSI5* in Rome. Schou is also the individual leader in the Olympic qualification ranking of group A. One of the riders from the current Top 100 of the FEI ranking is also Turkey's Ömer Karaevli. As always, the Belgian and Dutch line-ups are also very strong. In addition, the leader and winner of the Warsaw Grand Prix, Angelos Touloupis from Greece, will not be missing out on the Poznań leg of CAVALIADA Tour.
CAVALIADA Poznań as a CEL FEI Jumping World Cup qualifier
Many riders from the top of the Central European League of the FEI Jumping World Cup will also be taking part, as the event in Poznań is the last qualification for the League before the final.
The leader of the Southern Sub-league is Touloupis, mentioned earlier. Also competing in the Poznań International Fair halls will be the runner-up Andrea Herck from Romania and the entire top three of the Northern Sub-league: Kristaps Neretnieks from Latvia, Sara Vingralkova from the Czech Republic and My Relander from Estonia. The leader - Neretnieks - is another one of the world's Top 100 riders. He has nine Longiner Rankings class wins to his account this year and, together with his current best horse Palladium KJV, leads the Olympic Group C ranking.
Titled home athletes in the line-up
The largest group of those entered into the competition are Poles. Among them, we will have the chance to see: the Polish Champion and the leader of the Polish Equestrian Federation ranking - Tomasz Miśkiewicz, bronze medalist of the Polish Championships - Michał Tyszko, Polish Indoor Champion - Marek Wacławik, defending CAVALIADA Tour winner - Jarosław Skrzyczyński, as well as Michał Kaźmierczak, Mściwoj Kiecoń and Maksymilian Wechta.
In addition to CSI4*, the two arenas in Poznań will host: one-star competitions, classes for youn