European Championships: stage set for thriller final as Germany move into the lead and sole Greek rider into bronze

Thieme Andre, GER, DSP Chakaria
European Championship Riesenbeck 2021
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03/09/2021

It’s been a thriller of an afternoon in the first part of the individual European Showjumping Championships final, with leader Martin Fuchs slipping back to fourth, Germany moving into the lead — and the sole Greek rider at her first championship going into bronze-medal position. After the first round, in which course-designer Frank Rothenberger asked […]

Merci, Comme Il Faut: superstar stallion retires in emotional ceremony

Ehning Marcus, GER, Comme Il Faut 5
Farewell from the sport
European Championship Riesenbeck 2021
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04/09/2021

Marcus Ehning’s superstar stallion Comme Il Faut has retired from showjumping in an emotional ceremony at the European Championships. After Saturday’s three-star 1.55m grand prix, in which not only Comme Il Faut himself but two of his offspring also jumped, the 16-year-old was brought back into the main arena at Riesenbeck International for a last […]

‘I want to do what’s best for him’: Brit pulls out of European Championships final

Emily Moffitt riding Winning Good in the European Showjumping Championships
Moffitt Emily, GBR, Winning Good
European Championship Riesenbeck 2021
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03/09/2021

Britain’s Emily Moffitt has withdrawn Winning Good from tomorrow’s individual European Showjumping Championships final, to save the horse for another day. Emily and the 12-year-old gelding, owned by Neil and Heidi Moffitt and Poden Farms, had jumped a superb clear in the team final to finish in 22nd place, which meant they could jump in […]

Who won medals, how Britain finished and learning for the future: today’s key stories from the European Championships

European Showjumping Championships Steve Guerdat
Guerdat Steve, SUI, Albfuehren’s Maddox
European Championship Riesenbeck 2021
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03/09/2021

The final round of competition to decide the European Showjumping Championships team medals was a nail-biter of an afternoon, from which Switzerland emerged the victors and there was heartbreak elsewhere. Here’s what you need to know from day three of competition at Riesenbeck International. European Showjumping Championships news and results Emily Moffitt and Winning Good […]

Superb Switzerland win European team gold in thrilling medal decider

European Showjumping Championships team gold medallists Switzerland
Team Switzerland, Fuchs Martin, Guerdat Steve, Balsiger Bryan, Baumann Elian
European Championship Riesenbeck 2021
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03/09/2021

Switzerland has won team gold as the European Showjumping Championships results in the team competition were decided, with Germany taking silver and Belgium bronze in a thrilling rollercoaster of an afternoon. The Swiss, who went into today’s medal decider in the lead, pulled two clears out of the bag after Elian Baumann’s 12-fault opening round. […]

What time the Brits are in action in today’s European Championships medal decider

Joe Stockdale riding Equine America Cacharel in the first round of the team competition at the European Showjumping Championships
Stockdale Joseph, GBR, Equine America Cacharel
European Championship Riesenbeck 2021
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02/09/2021

The team competition at the European Showjumping Championships in Riesenbeck, Germany, is to conclude today with one medal-deciding round of jumping. The young British team is in eighth place going into this afternoon’s competition, with Switzerland, Germany and Sweden in the medal spots, and Ireland in fifth place. The class starts at 1pm local tine […]

Britain and Ireland through, a Greek fairytale, and ‘pressure is for tyres’: today’s top stories from the Europeans

Steve Guerdat, European Showjumping Championships
Guerdat Steve, SUI, Albfuehren’s Maddox
European Championship Riesenbeck 2021
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01/09/2021

Britain’s young team achieved the goal of qualifying for tomorrow’s medal decider at the European Showjumping Championships, as did Ireland, and it was all change at the top of the leaderboard. Here’s what you need to know from day two of the competition… European Showjumping Championships news and results Georgia Tame and Z7 Ascot were […]

From one-star to Europeans top 10 in 18 months: meet Greek showjumper Ioli Mytilineou

Ioli Mytilineou riding Levis de Muze is making her senior championship debut at the European Showjumping Championships
Mytilineou Ioli, GRE, Levis de Muze
European Championship Riesenbeck 2021
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01/09/2021

Eighteen months ago, Greece’s sole combination at the European Showjumping Championships were jumping one-star classes — today they sit in the top 10 in the individual medal standings. Ioli Mytilineou and the 10-year-old Levis De Muze have yet to touch a fence in the competition, their senior championship debut; their superb clear today meant they […]