The National Stud Farm Topoľčianky

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THE NATIONAL STUD FARM TOPOĽČIANKY
The National stud farm Topoľčianky was established in 1921. Today, it belongs among the most significant stud
farms in the world and it is regarded as a cultural heritage of Slovak Nation. It has become an important horsebreeding centre in Slovakia.
It leads the Lipizzaner, Hucul and Arabian stud book. It also is an active member of European and world
organizations, which by the already mentioned horse breeds associate the most important national authorities of
breeding centres and associations.
The riders and horses from the National Stud Farm Topoľčianky represent Slovakia at many national and
international breeding and sport events.
FEI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FOR PAIRS 2013
On 8th June 2012 at the meeting of FEI committee, the request of
the National Stud Farm Topolcianky and Slovak National Federation
to organize the World Championship in pairs 2013 was accepted. It is
historically the first World Championship in a riding discipline
happening in Slovakia.
ABOUT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP...
The World Driving
Championship for Pairs is
regarded as an absolute top
event off all driving events. It
takes part every two years
every time in a different
country. Approximately 70
athletes from 25 nations come
to fight for the prestigious title
„World Champion“. Many
spectators and fans of the
driving sport come form
abroad to watch this unique
fight.
DRIVING SPORT
Driving sport at the National Stud Farm Topolcianky has a very rich
history. The pioneers of this riding discipline in former
Czechoslovakia in the second half of the last century were just the
drivers from Topolcianky. Present drivers tied up to the rich
experiences of their predecessors and take part at the most
significant international events, up to the World Championships.
For many years, the National Stud Farm Topolcianky organizes
national and international driving competitions. The gained
experiences make the events more challenging an interesting not
only for the competitors but also for the spectators.
WHY IN SLOVAKIA?
The National Stud Farm in Topolcianky has many experiences with organizing
international driving competitions. The Stud Farm has an appropriate space for
organizing events of this kind, including perfect infrastructure and
accommodation possibilities. These were also the facts that were considered by
FEI to accept the request of the National Stud Farm to host FEI World Driving
Championship for Pairs 2013 in Slovakia.
HOSTING COUNTRY OF FEI WORLD DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIP FOR PAIRS 2013:
SLOVAK REPUBLIC
EU member since 2004
Area - 49.035 km²
Population - 5,43 mil.
Capital – Bratislava
Official language – Slovak
Currency- Euro
TRANSPORT ACCESS
Airport Bratislava (SVK)– Topoľčianky
116 km
Airport Vienna (AUT) – Topoľčianky
190 km
Airport Budapest (HUN)- Topoľčianky
176 km
FEI EVENT
HISTORY AT
THE NATIONAL
STUD FARM
TOPOĽČIANKY
Driving
National competitions since 1993
CAI-A 4,2,1 since 2003
Dressage
National competitions since 1937
CDI – 2004, 2005 and 2006
Voulting
National competitions since 1993
CVI - 2003
Endurance
National competitions since 2002
CEI 2007 a 2008
Jumping
National competitions since 1937
WHY DOES THE CHAMPIONSHIP TAKE MORE DAYS?
The drivers will present themselves and their horses in three disciplines:
- Dressage (2 days)
Marathon -
Obstacle driving -
PRELIMINARY TIMETABLE
Monday/Tuesday
-arrival of the athletes, horses and other
participants
-the first Vet Check before stabling
(FEI passports of the horses)
Wednesday
-veterinárna kontrola, otvárací ceremoniál
-Večer Národov
Thursday
-drezúra- FEI drezúrna úloha 8B
-odovzdávanie cien
Friday
-drezúra- FEI drezúrna úloha 8B
-odovzdávanie cien
Saturday
-maratón – 8 prekážok
-odovzdávanie cien
Sunday
-parkúr, odovzdávanie cien
-vyhodnotenie Majstrovstiev sveta v dvojzáprahoch
-záverečný ceremoniál
RIDING SPORT IS
POPULAR FOR MANY
IMPORTANT PEOPLE...
...AND MEDIA

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