4 August 2018, Austria ~ The ECAHO European Championships Sports Arabians held from 26-29 July 2018, at Wiener Neustadt, Austria, was a quality and quantity success.
The four-day competition showed the best of purebred Arabians from 8 ECAHO member countries from Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland Switzerland and Sweden.
Classes included three International Championships in three different levels, from lower level Lower Austrian Championships to European Championships.
This Championship event brings together Classic Riders in Dressage,Classic Pleasure, Hunter Pleasure while Western Riders compete in Reining, Trail, Western Pleasure, and special ECAHO Pleasure competitions of Ladies Side Saddle Classic and Western, Traditional Arabian Native Costume.
The grand winner of the European Championships was the German team.
Together they received five Gold, three Silver, and four Bronze medals.
The top competitors were Haifi El Sorrento and Susanne Hoyler winning the Classic Pleasure, Traditionale Arabian Riding, All Around Classic, and a Bronze in Prix St George Dressage.
Four Special trophies was given to:
Farthest entry: Kullantrop Stud Sweden.
First entry: Family Lipp Germany.
Youngest Rider: Antonia Wimmer (AUT).
Oldest horse: 24-year-old PENTHOR (NED). Penthor was participating from the beginning of the European Championships.