2019 FEI European Eventing Championships shaping up

Australia's Peter Shaw is part of the Ground Jury for this year's FEI European Championships

 

With the usual annual CCI5* event complete, the focus in Luhmühlen, Germany is now on the Longines FEI Eventing European Championships, to be held from 28th August - 1st September.

It will be the sixth time in the 60 years that Luhmühlen has held Three Day Eventing competitions that the little village will host a European Championships (five European Championships in 1975, 1979, 1987, 1999 and 2011 plus the World Equestrian Games in 1982) and indications are that it will be a popular venue once again

“Advance ticket sales suggest that most spectators are going to attend the whole competition from Wednesday till Sunday to support their favourite nation, so we’re aiming to provide entertainment for all – young and old” says Event Director Julia Otto “There should be fun things to do for everyone – you can either take a look around the exhibition or enjoy some food while the children try out some tricks in our circus tent”

The event will start on Wednesday evening with the opening ceremony at Luhmühlen’s show ground, followed by four days of exciting competition. During the event there will be additional entertainment for the crowds including the presentation of foals, a dressage masterclass by Daniel Bachmann Andersen of Blue Hors (supported by a special surprise guest), Anne Krüger-Degener is going to show her very special bond between human and horse – a show, which has enchanted many spectators in the past – and a falconry show

 The judges for the European Championships have also been announced and they are; Martin Plewa (President), Anne-Mette Binder (DEN) und Peter Shaw (AUS) while Gert Naber (NED) will be the FEI Technical Delegate

The cross country course designer is Mike Etherington-Smith (GBR) und the show jumping course designer is Marco Behrens.

 

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