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2022 World Championships Eventing - Team Announcements



Follow this page for updates to the team announcements for the 2022 FEI Eventing World Championships which will take place at Pratoni del Vivaro in Rome, Italy on September 15-18, 2022

Each country can send up to five riders – four team members and one individual. The best three scores will count for the team

The qualification period is from January 1st 2021 to August 15th 2022. Nominated entries are due to the FEI on August 15th with definite entries confirmed on September 5th



Team riders

  • Robin Godel, Dompierre (FR), with Grandeur de Lully CH, owner: Jean-Jacques Fünfschilling
  • Mélody Johner, Lausanne (VD), with Toubleu de Rueire, owners: Peter Thürler, Heinz-Günter Wickenhäuser
  • Nadja Minder, Illnau (ZH), with Toblerone CH, owner: Nicole Basieux
  • Felix Vogg, Überlingen DE, with Cartania II, owners: Felix Vogg, Phoenix Eventing S.à.r.l. or Colero, owner: Jürgen Vogg


Individual rider:     Patrick Rüegg, Altwis (LU), with Fifty Fifty V, owner: Angela Häberli


Team manager Dominik Burger says “So far we have had a great season. At the world championship, a difficult cross and strong competition await us. Our objective is to obtain a ranking among the first six in the team competition and thus obtain our ticket for the Olympic Games in Paris 2024”.

The Swiss riders will also be supervised on site by Antonia Müller, team veterinarian, as well as by Gilles Ngovan, dressage coach, by Andrew Nicholson, cross-country coach, and by Lesley McNaught, coach jump.




Following the Nations Cup at Haras du Pin, the Eventing Committee of the German Olympic Committee for Equestrianism (DOKR) has nominated its candidates for the World Championships

A total of five couples per nation are eligible to start, four of which will be named on site for the team ranking.

The nominees are (in alphabetical order):


  •     Sandra Auffarth (Ganderkesee) with Viamant du Matz
  •     Michael Jung (Horb) with fischerChipmunk FRH
  •    Julia Krajewski (Warendorf) with Amande de B'Neville
  •     Christoph Wahler (Bad Bevensen) with Carjatan S


Individual rider:

    Alina Dibowski (Döhle) with Barbados


The first reservists to be nominated are Nicolai Aldinger (Salzhausen) with Timmo for the team and Sophie Leube (Hamm) with Jadore Moi if the individual rider fails.

The other reservists are ranked as follows: Dirk Schrade (Heidmühlen) with Casino, Malin Hansen-Hotopp (Gransebieth) with Carlitos Quidditch and Ingrid Klimke (Münster) with Equistros Siena just do it.


Tokyo 2020 gold medallist Julia Krajewski will be going for a World Championship double at Pratoni 2022




Australian team named on 17th August - full details here 

Equestrian Australia has nominated 15 combinations. The combinations, in alphabetical order are:

  • Sammi Birch and Finduss PFB, owned by Parkfield Breeding and Sharon Bishop
  • Lauren Browne and Sky’s da Limit, owned by the rider
  • Clayton Fredericks and FE Coldplay, owned by Diana Crawford, Hugh Wrigley and the rider
  • Lissa Green and Billy Bandit, owned by Katherine Coleman and The Bandit Syndicate
  • Andrew Hoy and Vassily de Lassos, owned by Paula and David Evans
  • Bill Levett and Sligo Candy Cane, owned by Elisabeth Murdoch
  • Shenae Lowings and Bold Venture, owned by the rider
  • Sam Lyle and BF Valour, owned by Charlotte Mavris
  • Kevin McNab and Scuderia 1918 Don Quidam, owned by Scuderia 1918 and Emma McNab
  • Kevin McNab and Willunga, owned by Samia Murgian and Emma McNab
  • Jessica Rae and Fifth Avenue, owned by the rider
  • Shane Rose and Easy Turn, owned by Angela Shacklady and Niki Rose
  • Shane Rose and Virgil, owned by Niki Rose and Michelle Hasibar
  • Hazel Shannon and Willingapark Clifford, owned by Terry Snow
  • Gemma Tinney and Diabolo, owned by Tim Game and Karen Tinney


Will Enzinger, EA High Performance Pathways Manager, said that the inclusion of up and coming combinations is an encouraging indication of the depth of the Australian talent pool.

“It is very exciting to see riders from the Generation NEXT Squad named on the nominated entry list for the FEI World Championships. Not all of these athletes will have the opportunity to compete at the World Championships next month, as only eight combinations will make the final cut, but by being nominated and capturing the attention of selectors it shows that they have taken a huge step in the right direction”

The final team selection will be announced on 17th August, 2022


Hazel Shannon and Willingapark Clifford, Aus3DE 2019



Horse Sport Ireland’s acting High Performance Director for Eventing, Dag Albert, has announced the long-list for Pratoni with the final squad to be officially selected on 29th August.

The longlist in alphabetical order is:

Susie Berry with Ringwood LB (ISH) – 2009 gelding by Iroko (WESTF) out of Seoidin Alainn (ISH)[TIH] by Master Imp (TB). Breeder: Caitriona Mulkere (Clare). Owners: Susannah Berry, Helen Caton and Gwen Purce.

Susie Berry with  Monbeg By Design (ISH) – 2012 gelding by Pacino (BWP) out of Eskerhills Lexis [ISH] by Puissance (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: Fiona Molloy (Offaly). Owner: Helen Caton.

Cathal Daniels with Rioghan Rua (ISH) – 2007 mare by Jack Of Diamonds (SWE) out of Highland Destiny (ISH)[TIH] by Flagmount King (ID). Breeder: Margaret Kinsella (Galway). Owner: Frank and Margaret Kinsella.

Cathal Daniels with LEB Lias Jewel (ISH) – 2010 mare by Limmerick (HOLST) out of Leb Liath (ISH)[TIH] by Colin Diamond (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder/Owner: Jo Breheny

Cathal Daniels with Barrichello (AES) – 2009 chestnut gelding by Balou Du Rouet out of Madons Even Wiser by Matinee Du Madon VII. Breeder James Dyer, Owner Sarah Hughes.

Cathal Daniels with CDS Cairnview Romolu (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Omar (BWP) out of Cairnview Grace (ISH)[TIH] by Ballinvella (TB). Breeder: Geraldine Quinn (Longford). Owner: Cathal Daniels.

Padraig McCarthy with Fallulah (WESTF) – 2009 brown mare by Fidertanz 2 out of Devona by Di Versace. Bred by: Michael Norris, Owner: Amanda and Nicholas Boyle, Diane Brunsden, Peter Cattel and Padraig McCarthy

Padraig McCarthy with HHS Noble Call (ISH) [was Newsflash, NLF Newsflash] – 2005 gelding by Last News (TB) out of Noblina (ISH) by Cavalier Royale (HOLST). Bred by: Anne Hughes (Kilkenny)  Owner: Pearl Chaffe and Padraig McCarthy

Joseph Murphy with Calmaro  2011 grey gelding by Carpalano out of Unknown. Owner: Claire Mayne, Charlie Mayne, Joseph Murphy and Annette O’Callaghan.

Austin O’Connor with Colorado Blue (SHBGB) – 2009 grey gelding by Jaguar Mail out of Rock Me Baby by Rock Kind. Bred by Mellon Stud, Owner Austin O’Connor and The Salty Syndicate

Elizabeth Power with Senza Fine (MIPAAF) – 2011 bay mare by Lakota out of Launeddas by Rheingold de Luyne.  Breeder: Carboni Maurizio. Owner: Therese Miller & Elizabeth Power

Michael Ryan with Barnahown Corn Hill (ISH) – 2011 brown gelding by Chinook Eclipse (TB) (USA) and out of Mats Lady (UNK). Bred by Michael Lynch Co Cork. Owners: Carol and Tom Henry

Felicity Ward with Regal Bounty (ISH) – 2011 black gelding by Orestus VDL (KWPN) out of Edge of Reason (ISH) by Senang Hati (TB). Breeder: Miriam De Feu. Owner: James O’Callaghan

Sam Watson with Ballybolger Talisman (ISH) – 2011 bay gelding by Puissance (ISH) out of Ali Row (TB) by All Royal (TB). Breeder: Rosemary Ponsonby. Owner: Hannah Watson and Julia Watson.


Susie Berry and Ringwood LB at Bramham International CCI4*-L 2022





 Making up this year’s World Championships USA squad are;

  • Will Coleman and his own 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Off The Record (VDL Arkansas x Drumogoland Bay)
  • Ariel Grald and Annie Elridge’s 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Leamore Master Plan (Master Imp x Andragh Bash)
  • Lauren Nicholson and Jacqueline Mars’ 15-year-old Anglo-Arab gelding Vermiculus (Serazim x Wake Me Gently)
  • Boyd Martin and Christine Turner’s 15-year-old Trakehner gelding Tsetserleg TSF (Windfall x Thabana)
  • Tamra (Tamie) Smith and Alexandra and Ellen Ahearn and Eric Markell’s 16-year-old German Sport Horse gelding Mai Baum (Loredano x Ramiro)



Will Coleman and Team Rebecca LLC’s 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Dondante are the Direct Reserve and Phillip Dutton will serve as the Traveling Reserve with the Z Partnership’s 14-year-old Zangersheide gelding Z (Asca x Bellabouche).


The team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Bobby Costello

The final four selected to represent the U.S. as a team will be confirmed after the first horse inspection at the Championship.


Tamie Smith and Mai Baum at Badminton 2022




The Canadian Eventing team will have a mix of veteran and newcomers to the FEI World Championships.

Awad will be competing in her fourth FEI World Championships, Loach and Fergusson in their second championships and Jacks, Slezak, Winter and Cooke entering their first such competition. Awad, Loach and Winter are also two-time Olympians in their equestrian careers.  

  • Hawley Awad riding JollyBo
  • Holly Jacks riding Candy King
  • Colleen Loach riding Vermont
  • Karl Slezak riding Fernhill Wishes
  • Michael Winter riding El Mundo


Non-travelling reserves:

Dana Cooke riding FE Mississippi

Lisa Marie Fergusson riding Honor Me

The Canadian Eventing team will be supported by Team Leader James Hood, Team Manager Fleur Tipton, and Chef D’Équipe Rebbeca Howard.

Canada’s best result at the FEI World Championships is ninth place in the individual event in Lexington, KY, in 2010, while earning a silver medal in the team event that same year


Michael Winter and El Mundo at Badminton 2022



The Brazilian equestrian federation has announced the Eventing team for the World Championships as;

• Carlos Parro riding Goliath

• Marcelo Tosi riding Glenfly

• Marcio Carvalho Jorge riding Kilcoltrim Kit Kat

• Ruy Fonseca riding Ballypatrick SRS


In May 2022 it was announced that William Fox-Pitt would head up the Brazilian Team for the 2022 - 2024 cycle, and so will be their coach at Pratoni

Coach: William Fox Pitt
Chef d’equipe: Julie Purgly
Team Vet: Paulo Eduardo Limongi Pacheco


Carlos Parro riding Goliath at Tokyo 2020