|GOLDEN WHEEL CUP|
PAIRS DRIVING 2008
The Magna Racino in Ebreichsdorf, Austria, was the meeting point for representatives at the first 'Get
Together' and press conference of organizers of the Golden Wheel Cup for Pairs 2008.
The organizers of the CAI-A Kladruby in Czech Republic, the CAIO Vecs? in Hungary, the CAI
Altenfelden in Austria and of the final event, the CAI-A Wakra in Poland, represented details from the
newly introduced International series for pairs with financially attractive prize money.
The Golden Wheel Cup includes beside the representative prizes of honour and the Golden Wheel Award for the cup winner a total prize money of 21,600 ?uro.
Petr Vozab, Pepi Leibesteder, Joszef Dobrovitz und Kazimierz Waga
Josef Leibetseder from Altenfelden, where 5 years ago the Golden Wheel Trophy started and is being
successfully awarded each year: ?The boarders are open, the times where we had to wait for hours
with the horses in the trailers during transit are history. Let us use these facts as a huge opportunity
for our great sport.?
Kazimierz Waga, President of Equisport Warka, talked about the necessary progressive thinking
during the organization of horse sport events and his father, Mr. Jan Waga, expressed it clearly with:
?One has to think globally ? especially in the horse driving sport. This Golden Wheel Cup is a good
product, and new perspectives were created for the drivers, the spectators, the organizers, the media
and especially the sponsors.?
Also Joszef Dobrovitz sen. recognizes huge opportunities for a successful development of all
participants in horse driving sport as a result of this coordinated and x-boarder executed horse driving
series. The international driving tournament in Vecs? will be held in 2008 for the first time as a CAIO
and is therefore now part of the most prestigious horst driving tournaments in the world.
The first of the four tournaments, which represent the Golden Wheel Cup for Pairs in 2008, is being
held in the Czech National Stud in Kladruby nad Labem from April 17th to April 20th. The most current
registration status for this competition indicates, that already 120 competitors have announced their
intention to compete. This is a good indication that it will be a successful start into the ?Four-Nation-
Project? of Horst Driving Competition.
Looking into the future ? 2009 ? the Golden Wheel Cup for Singles and Teams is coming!
All information, the regulations and news about the Golden Wheel Cup can be found under
www.thegoldenwheel.eu or under www.hippoevent.at