FEI European Championships

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You can watch all the action from the FEI European Championships in our hour-long highlight shows:

  • FEI Europeans 2017: Eventing 26 August at 9pm
  • FEI Europeans 2017: Team Dressage 27 August at 9pm
  • FEI Europeans 2017: Team Jumping 29 August at 9pm
  • FEI Europeans 2017: Dressage (GPS) 30 August at 9pm
  • FEI Europeans 2017: Dressage (FS) 31 August at 9pm
  • FEI Europeans 2017: Jumping (Ind.) 1 September at 9pm

What’s it all about

The FEI European Championships has something for everyone, seeing Europe’s top riders compete in dressage, jumping and eventing over 4-7 intensive days. The competition is held every two years acting as a qualifier for the FEI World European Games and the Olympic Games.

The previous FEI Europeans, saw our very own Charlotte Dujardin and the lovable Valegro win individual and freestyle gold in dressage. The GBR dressage team made up of Carl Hester, Charlotte Dujardin, Michael George Eilberg and Fiona Bigwood also achieved a brilliant result winning team silver.

2017 FEI European Championships

This year the jumping and dressage take place in the heart of the city of Gothenburg in Sweden, while the eventing is in Strzegom, Poland. The teams have been announced – sadly there is no British showjumping team as Di Lampard, World Class Performance Manager, has decided to focus on the Nations Cup series. They are sending two individual riders instead.

Here is who you can watch competing:

British eventing:

Pathfinder: Oliver Townend with Cooley SRS – owned by Angela Hislop
Ros Canter with Allstar B – owned by Caroline Moore and Rosalind
Tina Cook with Billy The Red – owned by Elisabeth Murdoch and Keith Tyson
Nicola Wilson with Bulana – owned by James and Jo Lambert

Individual riders: Piggy French with Quarrycrest Echo, owned by Jayne McGivern and Gemma Tattersall with Quicklook V, owned by the Pebbles Syndicate

British showjumping:

Michael Whitaker on Viking – owned by Melissa Braybrooke
William Whitaker on Utamaro D’Ecaussines – owned by Ludwig Criel

British dressage:

Emile Faurie with Weekend Fun – owned by Hof Kasselmann
Carl Hester MBE with Nip Tuck – owned by Jane de la Mare and Carl
Gareth Hughes with Don Carissimo – owned by Anne and Steve Keen
Spencer Wilton with Super Nova II – owned by with Jen Goodman
Emile is also selected as direct reserve with Lollipop 126 – owned byElena Knyagincheva

Named reserve: Lara Butler with Rubin Al Asad – owned by Dr Wilfried Bechtolsheimer

Irish eventing team

Pathfinder: Michael Ryan with Dunlough Striker – owned by Carol and Tom Henry
Sarah Ennis with Horseware Stellor Rebound – owned by Horseware Products LTD, Niki Potterton and Orla Ennis
Joseph Murphy with Sportsfield Othello – owned by the rider’s wife Jill, Alison Schmutz and Andrew Tinkler
Austin O’Connor with Kilpatrick Knight – owned by Eugene McKenna and Wendie Foster

Individual rider: Patricia Ryan with Dunrath Eclipse – owned by Carol and Tom Henry

Irish showjumping team

Bertram Allen with Hector Van D’Abdijhoeve – owned by Noel Delahunty/Connaught Bloodstock
Cian O’Connor with Good Luck – owned by Adena Springs & Ronnoco Jump Ltd
Denis Lynch with All Star 5 – owned by Thomas Straumann & Denis Lynch
Shane Sweetnam with Chaqui Z – owned by Spy Coast Farm LLC & Shane Sweetnam

Ireland’s reserve rider will be Mark McAuley with Miebello – owned by Eva Lundin

Catch all the action

Don’t forget you can watch the very best of the Europeans right here on H&C:

  • FEI Europeans 2017: Eventing 26 August at 9pm
  • FEI Europeans 2017: Team Dressage 27 August at 9pm
  • FEI Europeans 2017: Team Jumping 29 August at 9pm
  • FEI Europeans 2017: Dressage (GPS) 30 August at 9pm
  • FEI Europeans 2017: Dressage (FS) 31 August at 9pm
  • FEI Europeans 2017: Jumping (Ind.) 1 September at 9pm

Catch the action on Sky channel 253, or online on H&C Play or Amazon Video