The Finnhorse Trotting Championship (in Finnish “Kuninkuusravit”) is one of the biggest summer events in Finland. The main competition for the best stallions and mares of the Finnhorse breed consists of three different races on two days. On Saturday the horses compete on 2100 metres, and on Sunday they show their speed and powers first in a one mile race and then finally in a 3100 metres stayer-race, which is a great final to a weekend of big feelings and great glory. In addition to these main races, there is a great variety of other races on the program during the weekend. Source
Planning a trip to Finland? Why not adjust your visit to July, and spend a nice weekend at the races in 27th and 28th of July in Kuopio?
Visit Kuninkuusravit.fi for more information on the upcoming event and if you wish to see the races without standing in line for tickets, you can book them online. For accommodation and other sights to see in Kuopio region, see visitkuopio.fi
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Videos from finnhorse trotting championships from 1950’s to 21st century.
- Finnhorse trotting championships 2013 (finnhorse.wordpress.com)
- Finnhorses trot for big bucks in Mikkeli (Helsinki Times 20.7.2012)