An item of good news today is that the FEI WBFSH Dressage World Breeding Championship 2020 will be postponed from its regular August dates, and will be held indoors in Verden, Germany from December 9-13.
The Dressage Calendar Task Force is one of the eight FEI discipline-specific task forces that were appointed to evaluate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the FEI calendar and possible solutions to mitigate its effects. They have been working in close cooperation with organising committees for a number of events, including the host of the 2020 Dressage World Breeding Championship and the German FN.
The new dates, which were also approved by the WBFSH President Jan Pedersen, mean that the event this year will be extraordinarily held indoors.
The WBFSH was informed last Thursday that the dates were approved pending a final decision of the FEI Board, before they could be published.
Studbooks and their national federations are requested by the WBFSH to carry out the selections for the postponed championships, according to the permissions that exist within each of their countries as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, in terms of holding equestrian events. The dates for nominations and final entries have not yet been published. The FEI and the host of the WBCYH Dressage will be working on this in the coming weeks and months.
For now, we are pleased that this event, which has become an annual highlight for breeders, riders and dressage lovers, will also take place in 2020. The Championships for Young Horses focus on the connection between breeding and sport and continue to contribute to the development and improvement of top horses for the International sport.