Germany Takes Pathfinder Duties in Pratoni Draw

Michael Jung and fischerChipmunk FRH will be part of the pathfinding German team. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

The 2022 FEI World Championships at Pratoni del Vivaro has gotten underway — sort of! — with the official draw of nations, held with the chef d’equipes of each country in a ceremony at nearby Rocca di Papa. Here’s the draw in full, with teams marked with an asterisk (*):

  1. Germany*
  2. Ireland*
  3. Canada*
  4. France*
  5. Belgium*
  6. Czech Republic
  7. Poland
  8. Spain*
  9. The Netherlands
  10. Lithuania
  11. Switzerland*
  12. Thailand
  13. Italy*
  14. Sweden*
  15. Denmark
  16. New Zealand*
  17. Mexico
  18. Hungary
  19. India
  20. USA*
  21. Japan*
  22. Great Britain*
  23. Australia*
  24. Austria*
  25. China
  26. Ecuador
  27. Brazil*

The competition begins tomorrow with the first horse inspection, which will begin at 13.30 local time (12.30p.m. BST/8.30 a.m. EST). Want to follow along? We’ll be bringing you wall to wall coverage across EN and its social platforms, and we’ve put together a handy-dandy viewing guide so you can tune into the livestream wherever you are in the world. Check it out here — and stay tuned for the first of our bumper form guides, winging its way to you this afternoon! Don’t forget to bookmark our Utimate Guide to Pratoni, too, to keep all the need-to-know information at your fingertips, plus get all the latest coverage as it goes live.

Editor’s Note: The headline of this article has been updated to remove a potentially offensive German saying. We apologize for any offense initiated by these words.

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