Rules and prize money for the Saab Top 10 Dressage - Sweden International Horse Show

Rules and prize money for the Saab Top 10 Dressage

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Saab Top 10 Dressage 2-3 December 2017.
Sweden International Horse Show, Friends Arena, Stockholm

Saab Top 10 Dressage is a new exclusive competition for the best riders in the world. And it brings at the same time a new and exciting format to the dressage sport. It will take place during Sweden International Horse Show the first weekend in December.

-We have talked about a Top 10 for the dressage in many years and it’s fantastic that it is now a reality, says the number one on the world ranking list, Isabell Werth (GER), at a press conference about the competition.

The Swedish top rider Patrik Kittel is one of the brains behind the new concept and he explains his intentions like this.

– Our goal is to present the very best the sport has to offer. We want fierce competition amongst only the very best.

The rules are made in order to present the current best riders in the world:

The Top 8 riders as of FEI World Ranking 31 October 2017
of which 1 has to be best ranked Swedish regardless place
+ 2 Wild Cards

Prestige and money  – Saab Top 10 Dressage brings the big prize money to the sport.

Prize money 2017: 158 000 € + a VW Tiguan
Plan for prize money 2018: 250 000 € + VW Tiguan

– Thanks to the sponsor Saab we can now present really big prize money to the sport, something we have lacked earlier, says Patrik Kittel.

The Friends Arena in Stockholm has a seating capacity of 18 000 spectators and close to 90 000 people are visiting the show over four days. This makes it the largest indoor show in the world.

– It is an amazing arena to compete in. The support and engagement of the big audience is unbeliveble, top Danish rider and EC silver medallist Cathrine Dufour (DEN) says.