In the Olympic year Balkan region is more active than any other year before. Already four CDIs are scheduled by Greek, Slovenian and Turkish National Federations. After announcements of FEI Bureau at the last meeting, it’s good improvment, but we shall see is it too late for saving Balkan NFs from moving to another level.
First one is CDI-W in Lipica (SLO) in May 26-29. This traditional competition had been organised over four decades at Lipica Studfarm.
Two International Competitions planed in Istanbul (TUR) in June will be qualifications for Turkish National Pony team for Europeans for pony class which will be held in Denmark August 17-21 in the week after Olympic Games in Rio. Also there will be competitions for Children, Juniors and Seniors (Small Tour).
Traditional Balkan Dressage Championship will take place in Markopoulo Olympic Equestrian Center in Athens (GRE) in July, 1-3.