For the first time in history, Norway will be competing in the European Eventing Championships in Strzegom this year.
“It’s the first time Norwegians are competing in the Europeans at all” said Heidi, “So we’re really excited!”
Despite the fact that Norway doesn’t have many riders at the three star level, they have managed to qualify the minimum three required, which is a sensation in itself. However, since only there are only three riders they are a bit vulnerable.
“Each nation can have four riders, but it's only the three best results that count. Moreover, many of the big nations also reserve,” says Bauer.
This won’t be the first time they’ve competed at Strzegom or the first time they’ve traveled together as a team for competition – they also attended Nations Cup events last year in both Strzegom and Boekelo.
The team’s appearance in Poland was the first time Norway had fielded a Nations Cup team, and they managed to finish in 5th place.
Cross country and show jumping were strong points for the team with Hans Bauer completing the show jumping portion flawlessly.