Lipica, 5. 7. 2015
The final day of the three-star driving event at the Lipica Stud Farm was concluded successfully with the cones competition in the main arena. The temperatures were higher than the previous days, when the dressage test and marathon were scheduled, but all horses were fit.
Cristiano Cividini was the only competitor in the pony singles class to drive a double clear round in the fair, but challenging cones course, designed by Gábor Fintha. Cividini won this class with the Haflinger pony Aron L, with which he will be competing at the European Haflinger Championships in Milano.
Cividini was very successful as well with Amanno in the horse singles class. The experienced driver has had the 10-year-old since October 2012 when it came to his stables as on his way to the slaughter house. After testing Amanno for several months, they clicked and have been successful ever since.
Vilmos Jámbor jr. won the pony four-in-hand class, next week he will compete with different ponies at the CAIO in Minden, Germany.
József Dobrovitz jr. won the horse pairs class with his Dutch warm blood horses and one Lipizzaner horse, which he used for marathon and cones. Dobrovitz is preparing to represent Hungary at the World Pair Driving Championships in Fábiánsebestyén in September. World Champion Vilmos Lázár, who will defend his title in Fabiansebestyen, finished on the second place, ahead of Austrian driver Gerald Rössler.
Slovenian driver Miha Tavčar was the second in marathon and won the horse pairs cones class, but finished on the fourth place of the final ranking. With his pair of Lipizzaners, bred in the Lipica Stud Farm, he is preparing for the World Pair Driving Championship in Fábiánsebestyén, too.
The Lipica Stud Farm drivers Mitja Mahorčič and Marko Memon finished on the 11th and 17th place, while Klemen Turk with his Lipizzaners took the 12th place.
Zoltán Lázár won the horse teams class with a big advantage to Attila Bardos, Kristof Osztertag and Carlo Mascheroni. The youngest of the Lázár brothers will also be present in Fabiansebestyen.
Altogether 41 drivers with 112 horses from eight countries took part in the Lipica World Cup driving competition, which counts also for the Lipizzaner Cup and European State Studs Association Cup.
In 2017 Lipica Stud Farm will be the venue of the World Driving Championship for Horse Pairs.