Endurance: Double Championships in Holland

September promises to be a busy month for Endurance in Holland. Ermelo is going to host the Fei World Championships for Young Rider and Fei Senior European Championships

Endurace in Holland: what a September for the sport

Bologna, March 29, 2021 – The National Equestrian Centre in Ermelo, in Holland, will host the European and World Endurance Championships from the 6th to 11th September 2021.

On September 9th 2021 the World Championship for the Young Riders will take the stage.

While on September 11th 2021, it will be the time for the European Championship for seniors.

Ermelo is ready to welcome more than 100 participants from over 40 countries for the World Cup. While the same number of participants from 20 countries will attend the European Championship.

The organization of “FEI Endurance World YR and European Championships 2021” in Holland is in the hands of the Fasna Trail Foundation. Which in recent years has organized international endurance competitions on and around the grounds of the National Equestrian Center.

Eric Lamsma organized the Fasna Trail for many years. Pieter Wiersinga was Chef d’Equipe of the Dutch Endurance Team in Tryon. Together, they have jointly taken up the gauntlet to win the bid for these two international championships.

«We have a lot of experience as an organization, which enables us to organize these championships keeping the well-being of the horses during the competitions in first place. From the start, we have refused to make concessions to this. It may, therefore be argued that these championships should lay the foundation for the new way in which this section of equestrian sport should be practiced worldwide» Lamsma and Wiersinga unanimously stated.

The World Championship for Young Riders on the 9th September covers 120 KM, divided over four legs. The European Championship for seniors on the 11th September will cover 160 KM, divided over six legs.