Equestrian competitions that were held this summer at the racetrack "Kazanat" and stadiums of Astana became special. Five events attracted high level international participants and guests and pleased fans of equestrian sports.
The horse marathon for 160 km became an international sensation. Natalia Dolgikh, Sergei Buikevich, Anes Etrekov, Abish Etirekov, Bektas Mykyrbaev represented the national team. The backbone of the team performed on the aday breed horses. Natalia Dolgikh and Sergey Buikevich finished successfully. Their horses have passed veterinary inspection and got qualified for the World Equestrian Games in France (Normandy) in 2014.
Riders and horses from Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan participated in the show-jumping at the Central Asian Championship. Umit Kamilova from Uzbekistan on the horse Eloyz won Samsung Cup Grand Prix.
Erjan Magzhaev, Astana rider, on the horse Privat won Maserati Cup international competition. Kazakhstan team won in Cup of Nations and ENRC Cup team tournament. This was the twentieth Kazakhstan team’s victory in the Nations Cup team competition held in the Central Asian region. Eurasian Bank Cup was won by Erjan Magzhaev from Astana.
Sports victories are amazing, but how to calculate the number of "points" that these events have brought to the audience? Amount of delight is uncountable.