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European Championship

The 2014 European Championship of American Quarter Horses is slated for August 9-17 in Kreuth, Germany.

Smooth Walkin Terms and Jennifer Schranz of Austria at the 2012 FEQHA European Championships.
Smooth Walkin Terms and Jennifer Schranz of
Austria compete at the 2012 FEQHA European
Championship of American Quarter Horses.
(Art & Light Photography; used with permission)

The 2014 Federation of European Quarter Horse Associations European Championship of American Quarter Horses is August 9-17 at the Ostbayernhalle in Kreuth, Germany.

The 25th annual event features two go-rounds and a final in all classes, with the exception of the cattle and halter events. The event will be judged by Sylvia Katschker of Austria; Lyle Jackson of Canada; Mario Boisjoli of the United States; Tracy Willis of the United States; Chris Thompson of the United States; and Pierre Quellet of Italy.

New this year is a flat rate entry fee, making the show even more attractive for all-around riders. Also, added for the first time is a ranch pleasure class in all divisions from novice youth to open and amateur select.

Furthermore, any western pleasure or hunter under saddle classes with more than 20 entries will be cut into two go-rounds. This will enable each and every horse and rider team to be able to perform to the best of their abilities.

To accommodate the growing number of trail participants, a permanent trail course will be set up in one of the outside arenas. The course will be the same course the exhibitors will have to show in their next class, giving each exhibitor a chance to be better prepared.

Visitors can look forward to nine days of a first-class sport in a great variety of AQHA disciplines. The excellent show grounds and numerous competition classes will give visitors top-notch entertainment.

For information regarding entries, contact: Sabrina Freiberg, Heimen 61 – 87659 Hopferau; phone +49-175 565 1211, fax: +49-8364 986998, feqhaecqh@gmail.com. Visit www.ecqh.org to access entry materials.

About the European Championship

The first European Championship was featured in 1989. The event is hosted by the Federation of European Quarter Horse Associations, which brings together European Quarter Horse affiliates to advance the breed in Europe and now organizes the championship event for American Quarter Horses in Europe.

Today, the European Championship is Europe’s premier American Quarter Horse event and one of Europe’s major shows in general. It is the perfect platform for presenting the unique versatility of this great breed. In Kreuth, Europe’s best horses and riders meet to compete for prestigious championship titles.

For more information about the championships, visit www.ecqh.org.

Information and Nomination

Michaela Kayser, Lebenhanerstraße 30 – 97618 Wollbach
phone: +49-9773 897461, fax: +49-9773 897431
E-mail: Michaela.Kayser@ecqh.org www.ecqh.org

Media Contact

Ute Hesse, Am Kehlberg 31 - 57413 Finnentrop
phone: +49-176-24680943
E-mail: press@ecqh.org