The Austrian selection trial is straight forward but also pretty hard. The candidates for the championships have only 2 opportunities to show what they can do. They have to be perfectly prepared in May & June. Nothing else counts.
There are no restrictions as to whom can take part in the selection trials. Everyone, whether “A-Kader” member or not, is welcome at the 2 trials. Then the sum of the results of both events decides who will be nominated for the championships. Both competitions are mandatory for the vaulters, at least one show has to be with the championship horse & only very rarely exceptions to this might be allowed by the committee. The decision who will start in Le Mans will be made by a majority vote which is based on the reached ranks. The deciding panel consists of Manfred Rebel (chair), Peter Barosch, Erich Breiter, Jacqueline Helm-Hartog, Fritz Schandl & Stefan Csandl. The latter represents the sportsmen but has no voting right.
The result will be announced in Stadl Paura.