Championship of Slovak Republic in Dressage and Farm Revue

During 17th – 19th July 2020, the top dressage event of the year took place at the premises of the National Stud Farm Topoľčianky – Championship of Slovak Republic in Dressage. Based on the qualification of the riders and technical conditions of the championship, almost all categories were opened – children, younger juniors, older juniors and seniors.

At about fifty equestrian pairs from whole Slovakia came to compete. Apart from the championship competitions there were also open competitions and competitions for young horses. The detailed results can be found on these web pages:,, .

The Ground Jury President was Doc. RNDr. Iľja Vietor, PhD. The other members were Peter Juhász (SVK), Ing. Iva Schützová (CZE), Ing. Simona Fialová, PhD. (CZE) and Zoltán Prutkay (HUN).

The championship of all categories consisted of two rounds. The results were in many cases very close so there was a kind of tension between the riders as well as the spectators until the very end.


The Champion and also the Vice-Champion in children´s category became Sofia Petranová with horses Alice im Wunderland and Piaf from TJ Žrebčín Motešice. Bronze medal belonged to Lara Dangl and Giovanni from JK Ivanka pri Dunaji. The fourth and fifth place gained Tamarka Polláková with Przedswit XIX-16 Chocolate and with Alja from JK Carmina Rimavská Sobota. Dianka Hunová and her beautiful pony Sans Gene from JK Ivanka pri Dunaji ended on the fifth place.

Younger Juniors

In the category of younger juniors, the gold medal won Ela Benediková and Hornett from JK Vida Bratislava. Silve rand bronze gained Diana Cingelová with horses Largo and Armín from JK Ivanka pri Dunaji. The fourth place belonged to Terezka Kučerková from MedGene Bratislava.

Older Juniors

Zoya Ledecká and her talented mare Si Belle 2 from JK Balunky Bratislava became the champions in the category of older juniors. Silver and bronze medal gained Michaela Balážová with horses Marengo and Gajlu from JO Martin-Záturčie. The fourth place belonged to Martina Výbohová and Enimo from JK Masarykov dvor. On the fifth place ex aequo ended Rebeca Némethová and Víťaz and Martina Rajecová with Esmeralda from JK Ivanka pri Dunaji. The riders were honoured to accept the congratulation by the minister of agriculture Ján Mičovský and director of the National Stud Farm Topoľčianky Michal Horný.


The category of seniors is on the highest level of the Championships. The second round is the freestyle to music on Intermediate I level. The winner of this category became Ádám Patócs with horse Laurin from TJ Žrebčín Motešice. The silver medal gained Kristína Flaková and Conversano VI-47 from JK pri NŽ Topoľčianky. The bronze medal also stayed in Topoľčianky, for Peter Vančo and Conversano XIII-47. The fourth place belonged to Michaela Pechová with horse Edgar from JK Ivanka pri Dunaji. Michaela Horná and Forever gained the fifth place.

Great Thank you belongs to companies Cavalor, Happy Horse Services, Spillers Levice, Brimo, Eques, Vínotéka Kubjack, Heineken and Národný žrebčín Topoľčianky, which provided valuable prizes in kind in the open competitions.


The Dressage Championship were made more interesting by the presence of TV crew of RTVS 2 and creative team of tv program called Farm Revue. Special live broadcast of this poplar show enhanced the festive atmosphere of the Dressage Championships.  The content of this part was focused on the harmony between the riders and their horses in the dressage arena. The creators also prepared a look in the history and presence of the National Stud Farm Topoľčianky. Apart from the horses breeding they also mentioned cattle and sheep farming. Reports from the interesting sightseeing of the region were also added.

The part of this episode also was the evaluation of the 9th year of competition for students of secondary agricultural schools – Top Agro Girl/Boy. 13 schools participated in the competition. The aim was to find and introduce young skilful communicative people who would like to connect their professional future with work in agriculture and life in the countryside.

In case you have missed the live broadcast on Saturday 18th July 2020, the episode can be found in the archive on the channel RTVS 2.


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