2020 Nürnberger Burg-Pokal Launches June 10 With 12 Qualifying Shows for Frankfurt Final

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Total Hope, a Totilas son, ridden by Isabel Freese to the 2019 Nürnberger Burg-Pokal, the German championship for seven-to-nine year-old Prix St. Georges horses. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

June 2, 2020

The 2020 Nürnberger Burg-Pokal, the world renowned German series for seven- to nine-year-old dressage horses, will begin in mid-June with six new qualification competitions added for a total of 12 to make up for a late start because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Gestüt Sprehe in Essen-Herbergen June 10-14 will kick off the 29th year of the series to qualify for the final in Frankfurt at Christmastime.

The original series was to have launched at Hagen’s Horses & Dreams in late April as the unofficial start of the German outdoor season. However, the coronavirus pandemic led to widespread lockdowns throughout the country that caused cancellation of the first six events.

The new 2020 schedule:

Essen-Herbergen/ Gestüt Sprehe June 10-14
Kronberg/Schafhof Dressurfestival June 26-28
Bettenrode/Bettenröder Dressurtage July 8-12
Darmstadt-Kranichstein July 23-26
Verden/Verden International Aug. 4-9
Donaueschingen/CHI Donaueschingen Aug. 13-16
Dorsten/Gut Hohenkamp Sept. 11-13
Balve/Longines OPTIMUM and German Championships Sept. 17-20
Ludwigsburg Sept. 24-27
Schenefeld Oct. 1-4
Chieming/Dressurtage Gut Ising Oct. 16-18
Ankum Oct. 30-Nov. 1

Final
Frankfurt/Internationales Festhallen Reitturnier Dec. 17-20