Skibby HC A/S lays the footing for the ECCO FEI World Championships Herning (DEN)

Dec 15th 2020

In August 2022, the best competition horses worldwide will gather for the ECCO FEI World Championships in four equestrian disciplines in Herning (DEN). The highly valuable horses will be competing in arenas with the world's best footing supplied by the Danish company Skibby A/S

ECCO FEI World Championships Herning (DEN) will be held in August of 2022, and the event is going to be the largest international equestrian championship ever held in Denmark. Although still awaiting confirmation, it’s most probable that the competitions in Jumping and Dressage will include the qualifications for the 2024 Paris Olympic.

The World Championships are conducted in Jumping, Dressage, Para Dressage and Vaulting in August 2022, and arenas corresponding five football pitches must be established on the extensive outdoor area at MCH - exhibition and experience center Herning. The Danish company Skibby HC A/S, based in Zealand, has been appointed as official supplier of the footing for all equestrian arenas at the championships.

“– We are very pleased with our collaboration with Skibby HC with whom we have had a very satisfactory four-year collaboration on the arenas for the stallion licensing in Herning and the World Cup in Herning. It has been of major importance in the process that both the product and the collaboration turned out right, say Casper Cassøe who is co-organiser of the event together with Jens Trabjerg.

Show arenas must be built in the Stutteri Ask Stadium, in BB Horse Arena outside the stadium and inside the Jyske Bank Boxen. In addition, several warm-up and training arenas will be made available all over the showgrounds. Riding arenas covering an area of a total of 36,000 m2 need to be established.

“– We are very proud to be chosen as ”Official footing supplier” for Herning2022, and we are very much looking forward to the collaboration with Casper Cassøe and Jens Trabjerg and not least our partner Otto Arena Systems GmbH, Janus Haubroe from Skibby HC A/S states.
“– We have seen that everyone is standing together in many ways which is particularly pleasing in these difficult times, and we really look forward to the World Championships in August 2022, concludes Casper Cassøe.

Skibby HC A/S is a dealer of the world-renowned Otto Arena Systems GmbH, which is one of the largest suppliers of riding arenas in the world. Otto Arena Systems manufactures i.a. the world's most widely used riding arena mats.
A close collaboration with Otto Arena Systems has enabled Skibby HC A/S to submit their bid.
According to scientific studies, the Otto perforated mat absorbs up to 40% of the impact energy from the horses' hooves, and this protects the horse’s locomotor system.This mat is the only one in the world that has a scientifically proven effect, according to the supplier.

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