equestrian performances. Audience records and extensive media coverage. This
week saw a triple up for the Danish World Cup in Herning. Some of the world’s
top equipages competed for World Cup points, while the spectators also
witnessed a range of other competitions like Almased Dressage Amateurs, small
tour dressage and an international jumping competition.
top rider, Helen Langehanenberg came in third in the FEI Dressage World Cup
with her 17-year-old stallion Damsey FRH. She is in Herning for the third time.
Her first visit was at the FEI ECCO European Championships in 2013 where she
had a ride of a life time with the winning German team:
- I really liked to be here at
this event in Herning. The spectators are fantastic, and so is the venue.
I would love to come back next year.
spectators and the organizers behind the grand event all agreed that World Cup
Herning has become a permanent fixture. 2019 marked the third successive World
Cup in the amazing setting in Jyske Bank Boxen and Messecenter Herning.
past three years, the organizers have steadily added new layers to the set-up
and execution of the event, and today World Cup Herning is a top tier
equestrian event in Northern Europe.
Herning hosted the FEI ECCO European Championships, which earned the Danish
organizers both international and national praise as a well-organized event.
The championships became the starting point for World Cup Herning, a yearly
festival for all horse and riding fans. The combination of World Cup dressage,
pony-dressage, jumping competitions, foal-auctions as well as a large expo-area
creates a wholesome family-outing during week 42, a Danish school holiday.
Aalborg, Danish Warmblood and the Danish Equestrian Federation are the
organizers behind the event, and Herning Municipality, Sport Event Denmark and
MCH A/S are partners. Jyske Bank Boxen and connected sites served as venue for
the third consecutive time.
Trabjerg, CEO, Sports Director, World Cup Herning
– We have
had some great days with super sports, and we have seen a positive development
in the number of spectators. We have noticed a significant increase in demand
from foreign riders and among them more top riders who would like to ride in Herning.
We have excellent opportunities to further develop our set-up utilizing the
fantastic facilities in MCH Messecenter Herning. We are in the process of
developing the event for 2020 based on the experience we gained in previous
Som arrangør er det berigende, at vi sammen med engagerede
frivillige, velvillige sponsorer og gode samarbejdspartnere, kan være med til
at bidrage til, vi kan fejre en national sejr for tredje år i træk på
hjemmebane i Jyske Bank Boxen
– As an
organizer, it is enriching that we together with volunteers, sponsors, and
partners can contribute to the celebration of a national victory for the third
consecutive year in Jyske Bank Boxen. Hopefully, we have created a tradition,
where top positions for the domestic riders are part of that tradition in both
disciplines. The dressage and jumping have raised the bar, and we are pleased
to contribute to the positive development by giving the riders the best
settings to perform and develop.
Krarup, Mayor, Herning Municipality
World Cup Herning we have established a very nice tradition that fits our goal
to become a center for equestrian events in Northern Europe. I am very happy
with the trust shown to Herning Municipality by the organizers and would like
to thank MCH and Sport Event Denmark for the cooperation. Whenever we host
large events, it is a part of a larger strategy to showcase Herning
Municipality as a good place to settle, live and work, as well as a nice place
to spend your spare time. I think we have managed that wonderfully with World
Lundov, CEO, Sport Event Denmark
– It is
very nice to see how World Cup Herning through the past three years has
established itself as a permanent fall-break fixture and how the audience has
embraced the event. Sport Event Denmark has been part of the journey since the
2013 European Championships in Herning, and along the way we have accumulated
valuable experience together with the other partners.
Helgstrand, President of the Danish Equestrian Federation
Dressage World Cup in Herning was the third of its kind, and it keeps getting
better and better for riders, horses, partners and not least the audience. It
is a fantastic setting that also allows our riders an opportunity to compete at
the highest international level. The 2020 Olympics are getting close, and our
gross squad in dressage must show their finest to make the Olympic team. The
large jumping classes also offer valuable experience for our showjumpers. It
looks like we may qualify a show jumper for the Olympics for the first time
since Athens in 2004. The Danish equestrian sport is doing well, and events
like this provide the optimal preparation. Thank you to all partners who make
this possible in the interest of all. The growing interest is obvious in the
ticket sales – A figure that speaks for itself.
Sørensen, CEO, MCH (Venue)
Impressive and inspiring are the hallmarks of this event. That goes for the
achievements of the athletes as well as the organizers’ ability to enhance the
experience for the participants, the exhibitors and the many guests. A
heartfelt thank you to the organizers in Danish Warmblood, Equitour Aalborg and
the Danish Equestrian Federation for creating a fall-tradition here in Herning,
and thank you to the participants for riveting performances, says Georg
Sørensen, director of MCH who also directs a large thank you to the exhibitors
and the many thousands of guest from Denmark and abroad who have visited MCH
during the event.
World Cup Herning:
Cup Herning is organized by Danish Warmblood, the Danish Equestrian Federation
and Equitour Aalborg in cooperation with Sport Event Denmark, Herning
Municipality and MCH. The World Cup was held in week 42 in Jyske Bank Boxen.
The Event consisted of FEI World Cup Dressage, Almased Dressage Amateurs,
Dressage small tour classes and an international showjumping tournament with
CSI*** and CSI*, as well as a foal auction, a show-night and a large
competitive courses with 5000 seats combined (720 in Blue Hors Arena M + 4225
in Jyske Bank Boxen)
this year: 21.329 (2018: 19.781)