Work is proceeding at full speed at Pratoni del Vivaro, in preparation for the FEI World Championships 2022 Eventing and Driving that will be held in September (15-25).
This exciting event is a little less than six months away and next month there will be an important sports preview organised by the Italian Equestrian Sports Federation (FISE) in cooperation with the FEI.
May will be an important month for the Pratoni 2022 team, who will be hard at work for two consecutive weeks organising two international events, both with Test Event status and therefore rehearsals for the championships.
It will all start with the Eventing Test Event from on May 12-15, which has attracted a significant number of competitors.
Riders from 13 nations will be riding in a CCIO4*-S which is also the first leg of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ which comprises nine events (eight in Europe and one in Canada), hosted at the most prestigious eventing locations, with the final leg held at Boekelo in The Netherlands.
The National Federations that have confirmed they will have teams competing at Pratoni are: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, France, Great Britain, Germany, New Zealand, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden and, of course, Italy. Italian riders will be even more motivated as this event also counts for assigning titles and medals for the 2022 National Italian Championship.
On the following weekend (May 19-22), the iconic location situated in the heart of the Parco dei Castelli Romani will see Driving as the star competition with a CAI2* and a CAI3*, both open to ponies, singles, pairs and four-in-hand.
Between 25 and 30 teams coming from France, Switzerland, Hungary and Italy are expected to compete.
Admission is free of charge. This is the timetable for competitions.
ph. Massimo Argenziano