Who’s gonna fight in the Final?

4 March 2020

More than 200 couples from 15 countries will take part in the final competitions of the CAVALIADA Tour and the World Cup Central European League.

The line-up for this year’s jumping competitions at CAVALIADA Warsaw will surely provide excitement in all competitions. Please note there will be 11 of them according to the agenda, including three that will be classified in the world ranking and final of the World Cup Central European League and two that will be classified in the CAVALIADA Tour ranking.

The fight for three places for the World Cup Final in Las Vegas looks promising. At the moment, Kristaps Neretnieks leads the Central European League table. The Latvian has been through a very successful 2019 season, during which he was promoted to the Tokyo Olympic Games and did a great job in the World Cup CEL. This year he is not slowing down at all. A week ago he finished second in the CSIO5* Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi. Right behind him is the young Russian athlete Egor Shchibrik, followed by Andrea Herck from Romania. Polish athletes will be willing to fight with the top three. Following their very good performances in the Grand Prix of Kraków, there are four competitors in the top ten of the CEL ranking; they are: Wojciech Wojcianiec, Maksymilian Wechta, Krzysztof Ludwiczak and Jarosław Skrzyczyński. Taking into account everything that happened during the previous league finals in Warsaw, perhaps one or even two tickets to Las Vegas are within the reach of the Polish athletes.

Our representatives are going to race as favourites in the last two competitions of CAVALIADA Tour 2019/2020. Leader Krzysztof Ludwiczak has a big advantage, but the situation is very tight and practically every one of the five riders including Murdzia, Grzelczyk, Wojcianiec, Kobiernik and Skrzyczyński can still look forward to the final success.

In addition to the best Polish riders and competitors of the World Cup CEL finals, the prize pool of over half a million zlotys has also attracted several good competitors from Western Europe. These include Marcel Ewen from Luxembourg, who is already well-known to CAVALIADA fans (second place in the Grand Prix of Kraków this season), and the experienced Dutchman Leon Thijssen, who has won 30 competitions classified in the world ranking over the last 10 years.


Top 10 of the Central European League prior to the Warsaw Final*

  1. Kristaps NERETNIEKS   LAT   67
  2. Egor SHCHIBRIK   RUS   57
  3. Andrea HERCK   ROU   51
  4. Andrius PETROVAS.   LTU   47
  5. Wojciech WOJCIANIEC   POL   43
  6. Maksymilian WECHTA   POL    43
  7. Krzysztof LUDWICZAK   POL   42
  8. Zigmantas SARKA   LTU   35
  9. Laura PENELE   LAT   30
  10. Jarosław SKRZYCZYŃSKI   POL   29

*The table includes competitors registered for the CEL finals only