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25 August 2019

Show Jumping and Equestrian Biathlon on Red Square

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Today, August 25, the horse riding arena of the Spasskaya Tower Festival was transformed into a true monkey hillwith different barriers and traverses. Thus, Red Square welcomed the Spasskaya Tower Children and Youth Show Jumping Competition organized by the Directorate of the Spasskaya Tower Festival, Moscow’s Sports and Tourism Department and the Kremlin Equestrian School with the support of the Roscongress Foundation, Izmailovo Equestrian Club and Prokoni Shop. 

Sixteen young riders aged from 10 to 16 had to go through two rounds featuring the parallel show jumping and the equestrian biathlon, respectively. 

This sunny day stands of the arena were full of people including contestants’ friends and parents who were eagerly supporting young sportsmen. 

An interesting fact, among the sixteen contestants there was only one boy who happened to be the youngest participant as well. You may definitely wonder what this disbalance is all about. But the answer is simple. According to Vladimir Belikov, girls in this age are more ambitious and hard-working than boys. Thus, their results are better.

At the end of the competition day winners of the parallel show jumping and equestrian biathlon featuring thirteen years old Maria Maslennikova with her chestnut Agat, and eleven years old Victoria Leibman with her gray Izuminka received the Cup of the Third Spasskaya Tower Children Show Jumping Competition. Other winners were awarded medals, diplomas, valuable prizes and certificates. The awards ceremony featured Lieutenant General Sergey Khlebnikov, Head of the Moscow Kremlin Commandant’s Service – Moscow Kremlin Commandant and member of the Festival Public Council, Mr. Boris Petrov, Director General of the Kremlin Equestrian School and Ms. Irina Zhiltsova, Deputy Director of the Roscongress Foundation. 

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