Speed, grace, sport, fun and emotions – Saturday night’s grand Show Night at the Stutteri Ask Stadium had it all.
After 9 days of competitions at the ECCO FEI World Championships, the championships were celebrated with a grand show Saturday night under the stars and the floodlight.
The two championship mascots, Henri and Hugo kicked off the show together with the Danish Horse Guard and last – but most certainly not least – a large group of the great volunteers, who have been so instrumental in making these championships a reality.
The Organisers, represented by Jens Trabjerg, CEO Sport, and Casper Cassøe, CEO Operations, bid welcome and then it was time for the show to begin.
The spectators were dazzled by Lorenzo and his beautiful white and black horses. One can only be amazed by what Lorenzo can do while standing on two galloping horses. Next was Alizée Froment who had brought along her young daughter, Louise Froment. Together, the pair showed the audience the amazing partnership they have with their horses in freedom dressage.
A very moving and popular part of the Show Night was when the winning teams from Orifarm Healthcare FEI World Para Dressage Team Championship presented by Pressalit entered the arena for the championship prizegiving ceremony and received huge applause from the spectators.
During the Show Night, the audience also got a taste of what had been going in the indoor arena Jyske Bank Boxen earlier in the week, as the Danish vaulting team showed their skills.
And of course, the event-planners had also found time in the programme for the ever-entertaining Costume Jumping Competition. The fun continued, as Australian Tristan Tucker in his alias Brett Kidding entered the arena to perform his very own version of dressage freestyle.
Finally, the show also offered a performance from Angal and her very well-trained and well-behaved team of horses and dogs. The show closed with a spectacular performance from Copenhagen Drummers. All in all, it was a show worthy of a World Championship.