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.
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.
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.