SAMORIN, Slovakia, July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Olympic Jumping Qualifier for Group C (CSI3*, CSIAm-B, CSI1*, CSIYH1*) for the XXXI. Summer Olympic Games will take place in HIPPO ARENA by ELEMENTS RESORT in Šamorín, close to the capital city of Slovakia, Bratislava from the 30th July until the 2nd August 2015. Qualification will take place with two mixed events, individual and team competition. The total quota for qualified athletes is 75, what means 15 teams with a maximum of 4 athletes per NOC and 15 individuals.
The qualifier starting Thursday 30th July has its favorites who are looking forward to compete in the new complex. Dutch rider Timothy Hendrix stated his satisfaction. "It is an amazing place that is absolutely suitable for the qualifications and I am sure that there are more grand events to come for the resort. ELEMENTS RESORT really creates the ideal environment for the horse and rider to utilize the best of their abilities."
To be eligible to participate in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, all athletes/horses must achieve the Minimum Eligibility Requirement at selected events taking place from 1 January 2015 until 19 June 2016. The Olympic Jumping Qualifier for Group C taking place in HIPPO ARENA by ELEMENTS RESORT in Šamorín, close to the capital city of Slovakia, Bratislava is the 5th event in the series of qualification timeline.
HIPPO ARENA is a part of the ELEMENTS RESORT, complex devoted to equestrian sports. With an ample area of 379,167 m2, the arena offers top-class facilities to host the world's most prestigious world equestrian competitions and events. The top-level conditions offered by this facility are evidenced by the fact that since its opening in 2014 - the HIPPO ARENA includes three sandy and three grassy show-jumping grounds (with an overall area of 52,929 m2), a race course, two riding halls, nearly seven hundred stalls, and two spectator grandstands with a total capacity of over 2,600.
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