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Dear Guest,

On the opening day of the 16th Driving World Championship (September 9th) at 18:30, an international press conference will be held  in the Press Center.

The Organising Committee is expecting you to attend.

Please join us at the event.
Yours sincerely,
Sándor Farkas
President of the Organising Committee

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FEI World Driving Championships for Pairs begin with a grandiose opening ceremony on Wednesday

5 days not only for equestrian friends


The 16th FEI World Driving Championships for Pairs open its gates with a special and grandiose ceremony at 4 pm, September 9th at Kinizsi Park, Fábiánsebestyén (Hungary). Parade of world champions, beautiful carriages, hussars are some of the programmes of the opening ceremony.The most important traditions and treasures of the region will be also represented at the official opening of the world championship. The biggest sport event of Csongrád county in 2015 will be opened by Mr. Sándor Fazekas, Minister of Agriculture.

Besides school kids from Fábiánsebestyén and Csengele, world champions, pickaxe carriages of the Hungarian State Studs and hussars participate at the colourful opening ceremony of the World Driving Championship for Pairs on Wednesday afternoon. It will be the first time that hussar carrousel has been on the dressage arena, and the parade of national teams will also be spectacular. Mr. Sándor Farkas, president of the Organising Committee is going to welcome all the participants and visitors. Then Mr. Sándor Fazekas declares the world championship open.

Besides the excitement of the dressage, marathon and the obstacle driving competition, many other spectacles are awaiting the visitors, such as the “Street of Tastes”—a culinary exhibition, or an “arts and crafts” fair. All the programs are scheduled to start at 10:00 am. Most people are waiting for the concert of Zoltán Mága—the world renowned violinist and his celebrity guests on Saturday night, and the exhibition of Bence Máté, the famous wildlife photographer.

On the spot, there is a grandstand for 5.000 people; programmes for the little ones, concerts, home-made meals are waiting for the visitors of the five-day-event. The most important event of Wednesday is the opening of the “Treasures of North Csongrád” exhibition at 15:30 in the Local governments’ Tent. This exhibition – that introduces and shows all the 23 settlements helping in organising this world event – is recommended to visitors by Mr. István Jakab, vice-president of the National Assembly of Hungary.


16th FEI World Driving Championships for Pairs

Programmes, press events


9th SEPTEMBER – Wednesday



Formal opening of the exhibition ”Treasures of North Csongrád – Local governments’ Tent

Opening speech: István JAKAB, vice-president of the National Assembly of Hungary



Opening ceremony of the 16th FEI World Driving Championships for Pairs

Dressage arena /in case of rain: Big Tent/

Sándor FARKAS, President of the Organising Committee

Károly FUGLI, Chairman of the FEI Driving Commitee

Opening speech:
Sándor FAZEKAS patron of the World Championship



International press conference

Press centre

Participants:, Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), Hungarian Equestrian Federation, President of the Organising Committee, Chefs d’Équipe, CD


10th SEPTEMBER – Thursday



11th SEPTEMBER – Friday



 Special playful show with drivers

 ’Dobbantó’ Folk Dance show

International press conference

Press centre

Prize-giving ceremony – Dressage

Big Tent

Drivers’ Ball with THE END music band


12th SEPTEMBER – Saturday



International press conference

Press centre

Exclusive concert of Zoltán Mága violinist with his guests: Andrea MALEK, Sándor SASVÁRI, Károly

Night show
– dressage, hussars, vaulting, trick riding

Prize-giving ceremony


13th SEPTEMBER – Sunday


Obstacle driving competition

Prize and medal giving ceremony
(with carriages)

Closing speech: Zoltán Balog, Minister of Human Resources, main patron of the FEI World Driving Championships for Pairs

International press conference

Press centre


On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the programmes are free.

The Organising Commitee reserves the right to modify this programme at any time due to the live TV broadcasting.


 08.09. 2015. Fábiánsebestyén


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