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2011 European Eventing Championship

European Eventing Championships in Luhmühlen

The 2011 European Eventing Championship was held from August 25 to August 28, 2011 in Luhmühlen, borough of the Samtgemeinde Salzhausen in Lower Saxony, Germany.

In was the 30th edition of the European Eventing Championships, first time held 1953 at Badminton House.

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OrganizationEdit

Before the eventEdit

At the 2008 FEI-General Assembly in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Germany was chosen as the country to host the 2011 European Eventing Championship. Luhmühlen, location of the Luhmühlen Horse Trials, was chosen as the location for the event.[1]

Luhmühlen had held the European Eventing Championships already in the years 1975, 1979, 1987 and 1999.

Event and locationEdit

The European Eventing Championship was opened at the afternoon of Wednesday (August 24, 2011) with the opening ceremony “Ritte des Jahrhunderts” (rides of the century).[2] Also on Wednesday the first horse inspection was held. The sport at the Championship had started on Thursday. On Sunday (August 28, 2011) the event ended with the medal ceremony.

The event was held at the eventing course in the “Westergellerser Heide” near Luhmühlen. Before the 2011 Luhmühlen Horse Trials, two months before the European Championship, the show ground of the course was completely rebuilt.

The main sponsor of the Championship was HSBC. Patroness of the event was German federal minister Ursula von der Leyen.

CompetitionsEdit

GeneralEdit

Unmodified since the first European Eventing Championship (with the exception of the European Championship 1997) two medal rankings are held at the Championships: the individual and the team medal ranking.

Since 2005 the European Championships are held as long format three-day event in the new format without steeplechase: dressage, cross country and show jumping.[3][4]

Eleven teams and also individual riders started at the 2011 European Eventing Championship, in total 70 riders with their horses started.[5][6] All teams could start with four riders, also each nation could start two extra individual riders. Germany as host nation could start with one team and eight extra individual riders.[4]

TimetableEdit

The first part of the competition was the dressage phase, held on Wednesday and on Friday (August 25 and 26, 2011). Before the riders participate at the Championship, a test rider ("guinea pig") rides to test the systems. This task is performed by German eventing rider Anna Siemer with her horse Charlott.

The second part was the cross country phase on Saturday. The jumping phase, last part of the event, was held on Sunday. The competition was held each day from morning to afternoon.[7]

ResultsEdit

 
Most successful pair of the dressage: Ingrid Klimke and FRH Butts Abraxxas

Provisional result after dressageEdit

In the dressage phase Germany was the most successful team. The German team get a team result of 98.70 penalty points - the best dressage result in eventing history.[8]

An important contribution to this result came from Ingrid Klimke with FRH Butts Abraxxas. With a dressage result of 80.00% (annualised 30.00 penalty points) Klimke get her best ever eventing dressage result. With this result she was the leader of the individual ranking after dressage.[9]

Individual ranking:[10]

rank rider horse penalty points (percent)
  Ingrid Klimke FRH Butts Abraxxas 30.00 (80.00%)
  Michael Jung Sam FBW 33.30 (77.82%)
  Frank Ostholt Little Paint 34.00 (77.31%)
  Sandra Auffarth Opgun Louvo 35.40 (76.41%)
  Laura Collett Rayef 35.40 (76.41%)

Team ranking:[11]

rank team rider and horse penalty points
1   Germany
Ingrid Klimke
FRH Butts Abraxxas
Michael Jung
Sam FBW
Sandra Auffarth
Opgun Louvo
Andreas Dibowski
FRH Fantasia
98.70
30.00

33.30

35.40

(43.80)
2   Great Britain
Mary King
Imperial Cavalier
Piggy French
Jakata
William Fox-Pitt
Cool Mountain
Nicola Wilson
Opposition Buzz
121.90
38.80

40.40

42.70

(52.70)
3   Italy
Stefano Brecciaroli
Apollo van de Wendi Kurt Hoeve
Susanna Bordone
Carrera
Marco Biasia
Tatchou
Fabio Magni
Southern King V
128.30
35.80

42.70

49.80

(56.40)
 
without faults in the cross country: Michael Jung and Sam FBW

Provisional result after cross countryEdit

The cross country day was rainy. The course, built by Mark Phillips was a challenging, but solvable task for the riders: two riders retired at the cross country day, eleven riders was eliminated at the cross country. The Belgian team consisted only of two riders after the cross country and was so no more complete team.

After cross country Germany was still in the lead - despite of the fall of the team rider Andreas Dibowski.

Individual ranking:[12]

rank rider horse penalty points
dressage cross country provisional result
  Ingrid Klimke FRH Butts Abraxxas 30.00 0.00 30.00
  Michael Jung Sam FBW 33.30 0.00 33.30
  Sara Algotsson-Ostholt Wega 36.00 0.00 36.00
  Sandra Auffarth Opgun Louvo 35.40 1.60 37.00
  Frank Ostholt Little Paint 34.00 6.00 40.00

Team ranking:[13]

rank rider rider and horse penalty points
dressage cross country total
1   Germany
Ingrid Klimke
FRH Butts Abraxxas
Michael Jung
Sam FBW
Sandra Auffarth
Opgun Louvo
Andreas Dibowski
FRH Fantasia

30.00

33.30

35.40

43.80

0.00

0.00

1.60

eliminated
100.30
30.00

33.30

37.00

(eliminated)
2   Great Britain
Mary King
Imperial Cavalier
Piggy French
Jakata
William Fox-Pitt
Cool Mountain
Nicola Wilson
Opposition Buzz

38.80

40.40

42.70

52.70

eliminated

6.80

0.00

0.00
142,60
(eliminated)

47.20

42.70

52.70
3   France
Donatien Schauly
Ocarina du Chanois
Nicolas Touzaint
Neptune de Sartene
Stanislas de Zuchowicz
Quirinal de la Bastide
Pascal Leroy
Minos de Petra

45.60

37.90

55.60

53.10

0.00

9.20

2.80

eliminated
151.10
45.60

47.10

58.40

(eliminated)
 
medal ceremony in the individual competition

Final resultEdit

After the cross country phase, on Sunday morning, the second horse inspection was held. Here the horses of a Spanish and of a Polish team rider were deemed "not fit to compete", so they were eliminated. Because of this the Polish team now consisted only of two riders - not a complete team.

Much changes in the individual ranking result from the show jumping phase. Again the German team was successful, team riders Sandra Auffarth and Michael Jung was clear in the show jumping course. As last rider in the competition Ingrid Klimke start in show jumping phase. Her horse Abraxxas, who had often faults in show jumping in the past - had six time knocked a rail down in this show jumping course. Klimke, now eleventh in the final ranking, comment time with the words "Sechs um - so schlecht ist er noch nie gesprungen" (six down - so bad he had never jumped before).[14]

German rider Michael Jung benefited from this. He hold his result form the dressage phase the whole competition, so he won the individual gold medal. Jung is now the third (after Virginia Leng and Zara Phillips) who is the current world and European eventing champion at the same time. The German team was because of the large gap of penalty points also after the show jumping phase in the lead. So Germany win the 2011 European Eventing team gold medal.

Rank two and three in the final individual ranking are also German eventing riders: young Sandra Auffarth won at their first senior championship individual silver. Bronze was won by Frank Ostholt - he benefited by a refusal of the horse of his wife Sara Algotsson-Ostholt in show jumping.

The riders of the British team had all one obstacle fault in the show jumping phase, so they lost the second place in team ranking. The French team rider had all one faults here, so they won team silver.[6][15]

Final individual resultEdit

rank rider horse penalty points
dressage cross country show jumping total
  Michael Jung Sam FBW 33.30 0.00 0.00 33.30
  Sandra Auffarth Opgun Louvo 35.40 1.60 0.00 37.00
  Frank Ostholt Little Paint 34.00 6.00 0.00 40.00
  Dirk Schrade King Artus 36.70 6.00 0.00 42.70
  Stefano Brecciaroli Apollo van de Wendi Kurt Hoeve 35.80 9.20 0.00 45.00
  Donatien Schauly Ocarina du Chanois 45.60 0.00 0.00 45.60
  William Fox-Pitt Cool Mountain 42.70 0.00 4.00 46.70
  Nicolas Touzaint Neptune de Sartene 37,90 9.20 0.00 47.10

Final team resultEdit

team medal ceremony
rank team rider and horse penalty points
dressage cross country show jumping total
1   Germany
Ingrid Klimke
FRH Butts Abraxxas
Michael Jung
Sam FBW
Sandra Auffarth
Opgun Louvo
Andreas Dibowski
FRH Fantasia

30.00

33.30

35.40

43.80

0.00

0.00

1.60

eliminated

24.00

0.00

0.00

124.30
54.00

33.30

37.00

(eliminated)
2   France
Donatien Schauly
Ocarina du Chanois
Nicolas Touzaint
Neptune de Sartene
Stanislas de Zuchowicz
Quirinal de la Bastide
Pascal Leroy
Minos de Petra

45.60

37.90

55.60

53.10

0.00

9.20

2.80

eliminated

0.00

0.00

0.00

151.10
45.60

47.10

58.40

(eliminated)
3   Great Britain
Mary King
Imperial Cavalier
Piggy French
Jakata
William Fox-Pitt
Cool Mountain
Nicola Wilson
Opposition Buzz

38.80

40.40

42.70

52.70

eliminated

6.80

0.00

0.00



4.00

4.00

4.00
154.60
(eliminated)

51.20

46.70

56.70
4   Sweden
Sara Algotsson-Ostholt
Wega
Malin Petersen
Piccadilly Z
Dag Albert
Mitras Eminen
Niklas Jonsson
First Lady

36.00

52.30

61.70

40,40

0.00

10.80

12.40

100,00

18.00

8.00

0.00

did not start
199.20
54.00

71.10

74.10

(retired)
5   Ireland
Joseph Murphy
Electric Cruise
Mark Kyle
Coolio
Sam Watson
Bushman
Jayne Doherty
The Only One

57.70

60.40

50.20

51.00

3.20

0.00

25.20

44.80

0.00

4.00

6.00

0.00
151.10
45.60

47.10

58.40

(eliminated)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2008 FEI General Assembly gets underway in Buenos Aires[permanent dead link], November 18, 2008
  2. ^ Pressemitteilung: Emotionale Eröffnungsfeier Archived 2011-10-01 at the Wayback Machine. (German)
  3. ^ FEI event calendar: 2011 European Eventing Championship, Luhmühlen
  4. ^ a b 2011 European Eventing Championship: competition mode Archived 2011-09-19 at the Wayback Machine. (German)
  5. ^ "start list dressage, day two". Archived from the original on 2011-10-01. Retrieved 2011-08-30.
  6. ^ a b "team result". Archived from the original on 2012-03-31. Retrieved 2011-08-30.
  7. ^ timetable
  8. ^ EM Luhmühlen: Deutschland vor Gelände mit Abstand an der Spitze, Reiter Revue International, August 26, 2011 (German)
  9. ^ EM Luhmühlen: Deutsche Reiter das Maß der Dinge, St. Georg, August 26, 2011 (German)
  10. ^ "result individual ranking after dressage phase". Archived from the original on 2011-10-01. Retrieved 2011-08-30.
  11. ^ "result team ranking after dressage phase". Archived from the original on 2011-09-21. Retrieved 2011-08-30.
  12. ^ "result individual ranking after cross country phase". Archived from the original on 2011-10-01. Retrieved 2011-08-30.
  13. ^ "result team ranking after cross country phase". Archived from the original on 2011-10-01. Retrieved 2011-08-30.
  14. ^ Michael Jung Europameister der Vielseitigkeitsreiter / Gold für deutsches Team, St. Georg, August 28, 2011 (German)
  15. ^ "individual result". Archived from the original on 2011-12-28. Retrieved 2011-08-30.

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