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Stars sparkling under the floodlight

As the late summer sunset was over Herning and Stutteri Ask Stadium, the dressage stars came in one by one to twinkle under the floodlights at the ECCO FEI World Championship in Herning 2022.
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There was open arena training under the huge four corner floodlights as preparation for the 15 best dressage combinations in the peak of the dressage championships – the freestyle. Blue Hors FEI World Dressage Grand Prix Freestyle Championship presented by Helgstrand starts at 20:00 and finishes with a celebration, the prize giving and the medal ceremony at 23:00. 

The last challenge for the 15 best dressage combinations in the world championships will be conducted under a slowly darkening sky, bringing an added layer of ambience when their performances re combined with a musical element. The freestyle is often compared to the Olympic discipline ice dance where the skaters compose their own program and choose their music. In the freestyle horse and rider dance together and perform the dressage movements in a pattern of their choosing, adding flow and complexity in accordance with their skill level.  

At its best – freestyle can bring out emotions even from hearts cast in stone and the start list for the world championship finale contain a number of combinations with the right skillset.  

The sold-out stadium will be at boiling point under the floodlights when dressage stars from home nation Denmark alongside with Great Britain, The Netherlands and Sweden set out to rock the spectators out of their seats. 

Prepare to be amazed, by sunset the music will be flowing in Stutteri Ask Stadium.  

See the startlist here