Relay riders have arrived in Oirschot from Berlin
On Sunday August 6, 10 Icelandic horses and their riders arrived in the centre of Oirschot after a 46-stage, 1,000-kilometer relay ride from Berlin. This relay ride is a traditional part of the festivities surrounding the World Championships for Icelandic horses.
The horses and riders were greeted by a delegation of enthusiastic onlookers, Coen Buijsse representing the WC2023 organisation, President of FEIF Jean-Paul Balz and the mayor of Oirschot Judith Keijzer-Verschelling.
Coen welcomed everyone on behalf of the World Championships: “It is great that we can continue the tradition and welcome the relay riders after a long race. They are carrying the official baton from the last location of the World Championships four years ago. In the baton, there is a letter from the organizers with words of friendship and wishes for a sp event. We will read this during our opening ceremony on Wednesday to a stadium filled with thousands of fans of this breed who have traveled here from all over the world.