11th World University Equestrian Championship

11th World University Equestrian Championship

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FLYINGE, June 28, 2016 – The 11th edition of the FISU World University Equestrian Championship will travel to Flyinge, Sweden by the end of this week. Flyinge is one of the best-known equestrian centres in northern Europe and one of the world’s oldest active national studs, dating back to the 12th century. It is an equestrian centre for breeding, education, research and training. The stud is situated about 15 km from Lund and was established as a royal stud by King Carl X Gustaf of Sweden in 1661. In 2011 Flyinge celebrated its 350th anniversary. It is a place of outstanding beauty, where historical buildings contrast with ultramodern architecture; it comes complete with chattering storks on the roofs and magnificent horses in the stables.

Flyinge is not only a historical landmark, it is also a top level equestrian venue with several indoor and outdoor arenas customized for all traditional equestrian disciplines. At a yearly basis the venue hosts
about ninety days of equestrian events.

The show jumping venue is a big grass arena with lots of space and great footing for specifically show jumping. The dressage arena has a cultural setting with its location in the middle of Flyinge.

18 delegations are set to compete in Flynge from 29 June to 2 July:
1. Hong Kong
2. Germany
3. Sweden
4. USA
5. Switzerland
6. Thailand
7. Norway
8. Finland
9. Japan
10. Hungary
11. The Netherlands
12. Austria
13. Poland
14. Spain
15. Ireland
16. Estonia
17. France
18. Belgium

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