Historic "gold"! Ukraine wins the show jumping World Cup
Equestrianism is known as one of the most difficult and beautiful sports. In Ukraine, there has never been any betting on this sport - there are neither the right conditions for development nor a financial base for it. But if you have a goal, if you have the right trajectory, perseverance and the ability to fight, the impossible becomes possible.
In November 2022, the young Ukrainian national show jumping team under the leadership of the team's head coach Tetiana Sheynych performed at the Nations Cup in Portugal, at Villa More. This start was successful. All this time, the Ukrainians had been preparing for the most important start at this stage, on which a ticket to the semi-finals of the World Cup tournaments depended.
The main goal of the young team is to get to the Olympic Games. On June 4, the Longine World Cup circuit stage took place in Athens (Greece), where the national team of Anastasia Bondarieva, Konstantin Zolin, Eduard Slobodeniuk and Mykola Pylypeiko took first place and received a pass to the next stage, the semi-finals, which will be held in Vienna at the end of June. We consider this achievement of the national team to be the most outstanding in the history of equestrian sport in Ukraine.
We would also like to note that during the competitions in Athens, the athletes also showed good results in the individual competition. The athlete of the Ukrainian show jumping team, Konstantin Zolin, took 3rd place in the CSIO3* Grand Prix route, 155 cm high, on the horse Hending van de Bresser, and Eduard Slobodianiuk won the CSIYYH1* 5YO final for young horses (horse Cornet Gold / Cornet Obolensky / Guatemala).