A Continental Showdown: Your First Look at the European Championships Definite Entries

We’re just a couple of weeks away from this year’s FEI European Eventing Championships, which are set to take place from August 9–13 at Haras du Pin in Normandy, northern France – and now, we’ve finally got the full list of selected riders to get us all firmly in the mood for this serious showdown.

14 nations will be represented at the Championships across 58 horse-and-rider combinations – and ten of those countries will field teams. Those are Great Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, France, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, and Switzerland, while Hungary, Poland, Denmark, and Finland will bring forward individual competitors.

There are two Olympic team qualifications up for grabs for the best-placed as-yet-unqualified teams at the Europeans, which will be chased down by Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, and Austria – but Spain, also on the hunt for a qualification, are conspicuous only by their absence, choosing instead to focus on trying to earn valuable Nations Cup points. They’ll be hoping for series leaders Belgium to finish well at Haras du Pin, and, no doubt, for current series runners-up Italy to nab a spot, too – a turn of events that would put the Dutch at the forefront of the race for the single Nations Cup qualification on a current score of 380 and the Spanish, currently fourth on 350, into second and ready to fight for further points at Arville’s leg the week after the European Championships, when their competitors’ top horses will be expected to be on holiday after the exertions of the championships.

But enough about the Nations Cup, which will certainly get its due attention as the season’s story continues to be written – for now, let’s look at these Europeans entries.

(NB: most countries haven’t yet named which riders are on the team of four, and which are individuals – and their deadline to do so isn’t until after the first horse inspection on August 9.)


Daniel Dunst and Chevalier 97

Katrin Khoddam-Hazrati and Oklahoma 2

Lea Siegl and Van Helsing P


Lara de Liedekerke-Meier and Hermione d’Arville

Karin Donckers and Fletcha van’t Verahof

Cyril Gavrilovic and Elmundo de Gasco

Tine Magnus and Champagne Pia Z

Senne Vervaecke and Google Van Alsingen

Jarno Verwimp and Mahalia


Hanne Wind Ramsgaard and Amequ Torino


Veera Manninen and Sir Greg


Karim Laghouag and Triton Fontaine

Stéphane Landois and Ride For Thais Chaman Dumontceau

Gireg Le Coz and Aisprit De La Loge

Héloïse Le Guern and Canakine Du Sudre Z

Gaspard Maksud and Zaragoza

Nicolas Touzaint and Absolut Gold HDC


Nicolai Aldinger and Timmo

Sandra Auffarth and Viamant Du Matz

Malin Hansen-Hotopp and Carlitos Quidditch K

Michael Jung and fischerChipmunk FRH

Jérôme Robiné and Black Ice

Christoph Wahler and Carjatan S


Ros Canter and Lordships Graffalo

Laura Collett and London 52

Yasmin Ingham and Banzai du Loir

Tom Jackson and Capels Hollow Drift

Kitty King and Vendredi Biats

Tom McEwen and JL Dublin


Imre Toth and Zypresse 8


Susie Berry and Clever Trick

Ian Cassells and Woodendfarm Jack O D

Sarah Ennis and Grantstown Jackson

Jennifer Kuehnle and Polly Blue Eyes

Joseph Murphy and Calmaro

Felicity Ward and Regal Bounty


Evelina Bertoli and Fidjy Des Melezes

Susanna Bordone and Imperial Van De Holtakkers

Fosco Girardi and Euphorie

Emiliano Portale and Scuderia 1918 Future

Federico Sacchetti and Grc Shiraz

Giovanni Ugolotti and Swirly Temptress


Merel Blom-Hulsman and Vesuve D’Aveyron

Janneke Boonzaaijer and ACSI Champ De Tailleur

Andrew Heffernan and Gideon

Sanne de Jong and Enjoy

Elaine Pen and Divali (individual)

Jordy Wilken and Wilbert Bo (individual)


Joanna Pawlak and Fantastic Frieda


Frida Andersen and Box Leo

Sara Algotsson-Ostholt and Dynamite Jack

Sofia Sjöborg and Bryjamolga Van Het Marienshof Z

Amanda Staam and Corpoubet AT

Lina Forsberg and Kaizen (individual)


Robin Godel and Grandeur De Lully CH

Mélody Johner and Toubleu De Rueire

Nadja Minder and Toblerone

Felix Vogg and Colero

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