Herning Being Readied for European Championships

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European Championships facilities being readied at Herning, Denmark.
European Championships facilities being readied at Herning, Denmark.

HERNING, Denmark, Aug. 14–Sixteen sets of medals will be awarded during the ECCO FEI European Championships of dressage, jumping and para dressage at Herning next week where final preparations converting the soccer stadium for horse sports are underway.

A special sand mixture 15 cm (6 ins.) deep is being placed over rubber mats on the grass field usually reserved for soccer in thefinal stages of preparing the facility for horses and riders to compete Aug. 20-25.

The gates of the exhibition area in front of MCH arena open next Tuesday on Tuesday at 4 p.m. to allow spetators free entry on the first day.

The MCH Messecenter Herning’s huge parking lot in front of MCH Arena is the location of the 2,400 square meter (25,833 sq. ft.) and at 120-meters/yards twice the length of a dressage arena located between the warm-up ring and JYSK Arena.

A large retail, food and entertainment area is under final construction.

About 450 vounteers will be on site for the championships.