Junior and Young Rider European Eventing Championships

      Junior Team Champions 2017: L-R: Silver: Great Britain, Gold: Germany, Bronze: France

 

It was double team gold for Germany at the 2017 Junior and Young Rider European Eventing Championships at Millstreet, Ireland from 20th - 23rd July. Germany’s Hanna Knuppel became the new European Young Rider Gold medallist while Britain’s Bubby Upton prevented a German clean sweep by taking the individual Junior gold

 

Junior CH-EU-YR-CCI1*

Germany claimed team gold in the 2017 Junior European Eventing Championships that took place at Millstreet in Ireland after they finished on their Dressage score of 95.20. Britain took the Silver medal on a score of 106.70, while France took home the Bronze on a score of 140.00.

 

      Bubby Upton and Eros DHI

 

Britain’s Isabelle (Bubby) Upton won the individual Gold medal with Eros DHI. Germany’s Gesa Stass took the Silver medal with Bronze going to another German rider, Emma Brussau.

A fantastic effort from the Racesafe British Juniors in the final show jumping phase meant they finished with the team silver medal - 11.5 penalties behind gold medallist Germany and a huge 33 penalties ahead of France in bronze.

18 year old Bubby Upton led from pillar to post in the individual competition, adding just two time faults from the show jumping to her exceptional dressage score of 23.9 she took individual gold on Rachel Upton’s Eros DHI.

 

       Junior Team Championship 2017: Team Silver - Great Britain

The final Junior team top three results were;

Gold - Germany 95.2
Silver - GBR 106.7
Bronze - France 140.0

The GAIN Irish Junior Eventing team finished just one place outside the medals in fourth

Three of the four British team members finished in the top ten with gold for Bubby and Eros DHI, fifth place for 17 year old Phoebe Locke on Union Fortunas and seventh for Richard Coney on Kananaskis

      Young Rider Team Champions 2017: L-R: Silver: Netherlands, Gold: Germany, Bronze: Great Britain

 

Young Rider CH-EU-YR-CCI2*

In the Young Rider European Championships, Germany’s Hanna Knuppel riding Carismo became the new European Young Rider Gold medallist while Britain’s Alex Kennedy and The Irish Sport Horse Lissangle Cavaletto claimed the silver medal and Dutch rider Janou Bleekman took the Bronze medal with Granntevka Prince.

Germany won the team Gold medal with Netherlands taking Silver and Britain the Bronze. Ireland’s chances of challenging for a team medal were ended when they were reduced to just two team members after the morning trot-up.

An unfortunate withdrawal after the second horse inspection for Ireland’s Susie Berry meant that Germany’s Hanna Knuppel and Britain’s Alex Kennedy, who was Britain’s highest placed rider after cross country in third, headed into the show jumping in new positions.

 

     Hanna Knuppel and Carismo 22

 

Hanna had one rail down but maintained her gold winning place while Alex added nothing to her 41.3 penalty dressage score to take the individual silver medal on Lissangle Cavaletto B.
 

Gold - Germany 133.7
Silver - The Netherlands 135.9
Bronze - Great Britain 143.3

Full results here

 

      Young Rider Team Championship 2017: Gold - Germany

 

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