Danish Kristine Moller is all smiles as a winner at the 2015 CDI Lier World Dressage Masters
The first World Dressage Masters of the 2016 show season are scheduled to take place at the CDI Lier on 1 – 6 March 2016. The 2016 CDI Lier is promising to be a very unique event with two full competitions programmed in one week right before the cut-off date of 6 March for scoring points for the Rio Olympic Individual Ranking.
The World Dressage Masters, sponsored by VIAN Group, are returning to equestrian centre Azelhof in Lier, Belgium, where they hosted their first ever Belgian based CDI4* WDM event at the beginning of November 2015. The action packed programme at the time and outstanding facilities at Azelhof made it a given for the Vian Group WDM to return to that location to stage another exceptional show at the start of the 2016 show season.
The 2016 CDI Lier is divided into two events, a CDI 3* which kicks off on Tuesday 1 March 2016 with an Intermediaire A and two Grand Prix classes, and a CDI 4* which begins on Friday 4 March 2016 and runs through the weekend with classes for junior riders, under 25 riders, a small, medium and a 4* big tour.
At the 2016 CDI Lier Grand Prix riders have the opportunity to ride the Grand Prix test no less than three times in one week: on Tuesday 1 March, Friday 4 March as well as on Saturday 5 March. This provides an ideal opportunity to score more Rio Olympic Individual Ranking points and obtained the Minimal Eligibility Score for the Games.
A full programme of the 2016 CDI Lier can be viewed here.
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