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European Eventing Championships

The European Eventing Championships, like most other European Championships, is held every two years. Today it is a three star eventing competition. A three star event is one step down from the grand slam which consists of three four star events.

The first Championships were held at Badminton in 1953, where six teams (Britain, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland) were sent, although only Britain and Switzerland were able to get their horses fit in time to actually compete. However, 10 teams were able to compete at the 1959 competition.

The 1995 and 1997 European Championships were held as part of events open to non-European riders (in Pratoni del Vivaro, Italy in 1995 and Burghley, England in 1997) with the top three European individuals and teams receiving medals. The first woman to win the competition was Shelia Wilcox in 1957, although women were not allowed to compete in the Olympics in eventing until 1964.

There is also a Championship held for young riders, juniors and ponies.

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FormatEdit

The Championships offers both team and individual gold, silver, and bronze medals.

Each nation may bring a team of four riders and two individuals. The team riders also compete for the individual gold, silver, and bronze medals. The host nation may bring up to eight individual riders, with a total squad of 12.

The best three scores among the teams—the team with the lowest number of penalty points—receive the gold, silver, and bronze medals. However, a team must have at least three riders completing the competition, or else they will be eliminated. If a team has four riders complete, there is a drop-score in their results. If three riders complete, all three scores are added into the final total for the team.

Beginning in 2005, the European Eventing Championships was held in the short-format, without the phases A, B, and C (roads and tracks, and steeplechase) on speed and endurance day. It included just the dressage, cross-country, and show jumping phases.

The competition begins with a horse inspection to make sure all competing horses are sound before beginning the dressage. Then the nations nominate their four team riders and the order they wish them to compete, before the order of nations is determined. The order of go is especially important on cross country day, when the first competitors have the best footing, but do not know how the course will ride, while the later competitors will know the tricky obstacles on course, but may have to run their horses on torn up or sloppy footing.

Past winnersEdit

Britain's Ginny Elliot & Germany`s Michael Jung are currently the only riders to have won the individual European Champion title three times in succession, Ginny became European Champion in 1985, 1987, and 1989. Michael Jung became European Champion in 2011, 2013 and 2015.[1]

Individual resultsEdit

Individual medalists
Year Location Gold Silver Bronze
1953   Badminton   Laurence Rook on Starlight   Frank Weldon on Kilbarry   Hans Schwarzenbach on Vae Victis
1954   Basel   Bertie Hill on Crispin   Frank Weldon on Kilbarry   Laurence Rook on Starlight
1955   Windsor   Frank Weldon on Kilbarry   John Oram on Radar   Bertie Hill on Countryman
1957   Copenhagen   Sheila Willcox on High and Mighty   August Lütke-Westhüs on Franco   Jonas Lindgren on Eldorado
1959   Harewood   Hans Schwarzenbach on Burn Trout   Frank Weldon on Samuel Johnson   Derek Allhusen on Laurien
1962   Burghley   James Templer on M'Lord Conelly   German Gasyumov on Granj   Jane Wykeham-Musgrave on Ryebrooks
1965   Moscow   Marian Babirecki on Volt   Lev Baklyshkin on Evlon   Horst Karsten on Condora
1967   Punchestown   Eddie Boylan on Durlas Eile   Martin Whiteley on The Poacher   Derek Allhusen on Lochinvar
1969   Haras-du-Pin (fr)   Mary Gordon-Watson on Cornishman   Richard Walker on Pasha   Bernd Messmann on Windspiel
1971   Burghley   HRH The Princess Anne on Doublet   Debbie West on Baccarat   Stuart Stevens on Classic Chips
1973   Kiev   Aleksandr Yevdokimov on Jeger   Herbert Blöcker on Albrant   Horst Karsten on Sioux
1975   Luhmühlen (de)   Lucinda Prior-Palmer on Be Fair   HRH The Princess Anne on Goodwill   Pyotr Gornushko on Gusar
1977   Burghley   Lucinda Prior-Palmer on George   Karl Schultz on Madrigal   Horst Karsten on Sioux
1979   Luhmühlen (de)   Nils Haagensen on Monaco   Rachel Bayliss on Gurgle The Geek   Rüdiger Schwarz on Power Game
1981   Horsens   Hansueli Schmutz on Oran   Helmut Rethemeier on Santiago   Brian McSweeney on Inis Mean
1983   Frauenfeld   Rachel Bayliss on Mystic Minstrel   Lucinda Prior-Palmer on Regal Realm   Christian Persson on Joël
1985   Burghley   Virginia Holgate on Priceless   Lorna Clarke on Myross   Ian Stark on Oxford Blue
1987   Luhmühlen (de)   Virginia Leng on Night Cap   Ian Stark on Sir Wattie   Claus Erhorn on Justyn Thyme
1989   Burghley   Virginia Leng on Master Craftsman   Jane Thelwall on King's Jester   Lorna Clarke-Sutherland on Fearliath Mor
1991   Punchestown   Ian Stark on Glenburnie   Richard Walker on Jacana   Karen Straker on Get Smart
1993   Achselschwang   Jean-Lou Bigot on Twist La Beige   Kristina Gifford on Song and Dance Man   Eddy Stibbe on Bahlua
1995   Pratoni del Vivaro   Lucy Thompson on Welton Romance   Marie-Christine Duroy on Ut Du Placineau   Mary King on King William
1997   Burghley   Bettina Hoy on Watermill Stream   William Fox-Pitt on Cosmopolitan II   Kristina Gifford on General Jock
1999   Luhmühlen (de)   Pippa Funnell on Supreme Rock   Linda Algotsson on Stand By Me   Paula Törnqvist on Monaghan
2001   Pau   Pippa Funnell on Supreme Rock   Inken Johanssen on Brilliante   Enrique Sarasola Jr. on Dope Doux
2003   Punchestown   Nicolas Touzaint on Galan de Sauvagere   Linda Algotsson on Stand By Me   Pippa Funnell on Walk On Star
2005   Blenheim   Zara Phillips on Toytown   William Fox-Pitt on Tamarillo   Ingrid Klimke on Sleep Late
2007   Pratoni del Vivaro   Nicolas Touzaint on Galan de Sauvagere   Mary King on Call Again Cavalier   Bettina Hoy on Ringwood Cockatoo
2009   Fontainebleau   Kristina Cook on Miners Frolic   Piggy French on Some Day Soon   Michael Jung on La Biosthetique - Sam
2011   Luhmühlen (de)   Michael Jung on La Biosthetique - Sam   Sandra Auffarth on Opgun Louvo   Frank Ostholt on Little Paint
2013   Malmö   Michael Jung on Halunke   Ingrid Klimke on Escada   William Fox-Pitt on Chilli Morning
2015   Blair Castle   Michael Jung on fischerTakinou   Sandra Auffarth on Opgun Louvo   Thibaut Vallette on Qing du Briot
2017   Strzegom   Ingrid Klimke on Horseware Hale Bob OLD   Michael Jung on fischerRocana FST   Nicola Wilson on Bulana
2019   Luhmühlen (de)

Team resultsEdit

Team medalists
Year Location Gold Silver Bronze
1953   Badminton   Great Britain
Frank Weldon
Reg Hindley
Bertie Hill
not awarded not awarded
1954   Basel   Great Britain
Bertie Hill
Frank Weldon
Laurence Rook
Diana Mason
  West Germany
Wilhelm Büsing
August Lütke-Westhüs
Klaus Wagner
Huck
not awarded
1955   Windsor   Great Britain
Frank Weldon
Bertie Hill
Laurence Rook
Diana Mason
   Switzerland
Anton Bühler
Hans Bühler
Marc Bühler
A. Zindel
not awarded
1957   Copenhagen   Great Britain
Sheila Willcox
Ted Marsh
Derek Allhusen
Kit Tatham-Warter
  West Germany
August Lütke-Westhüs
S. Dehning
Reiner Klimke
Föke
  Sweden
Jonas Lindgren
Pettersen
Kasterman
Holm
1959   Harewood   West Germany
August Lütke-Westhüs
Ottokar Pohlmann
S. Dehning
Reiner Klimke
  Great Britain
Frank Weldon
Derek Allhusen
Jeremy Beale
Sheila Waddington
  France
Jean-Raymond Le Roy
Durant
Guy Lefrant
Landon
1962   Burghley   Soviet Union
German Gasyumov
Pavel Deyev
Lev Baklyshkin
Saybaytol Mursalimov
  Ireland
Anthony Cameron
Henry Freeman-Jackson
Virginia Freeman-Jackson
Conolly Carew
  Great Britain
Frank Weldon
Michael Bullen
Susan Fleet
Peter Welch
1965   Moscow   Soviet Union
Valentin Gorelkin
Saybaytol Mursalimov
Aleksandr Yevdokimov
Lev Baklyshkin
  Ireland
Penelope Moreton
Virginia Freeman-Jackson
Eddie Boylan
Anthony Cameron
  Great Britain
Derek Allhusen
Richard Meade
Christine Sheppard
Reuben Jones
1967   Punchestown   Great Britain
Martin Whitely
Derek Allhusen
Reuben Jones
Richard Meade
  Ireland
Eddie Boylan
J. Fowler
Lady Petersham
Mullins
  France
Jean-Jacques Guyon
Lechevallier
Michel
Cochenet
1969   Haras-du-Pin   Great Britain
Richard Walker
Derek Allhusen
Polly Hely-Hutchinson
Reuben Jones
  Soviet Union
Solos
Aleksandr Yevdokimov
Zakarian
Kepp
  West Germany
Bernd Messmann
Kurt Mergler
Horst Karsten
Otto Ammermann
1971   Burghley   Great Britain
Debbie West
Richard Meade
Mary Gordon-Watson
Mark Phillips
  Soviet Union
Muchin
Soroka
Aleksandr Yevdokimov
Solos
  Ireland
McLernon
Diana Wilson
Powell-Harris
Ronnie McMahon
1973   Kiev   West Germany
Herbert Blöcker
Kurt Mergler
Horst Karsten
Harry Klugmann
  Soviet Union
Aleksandr Yevdokimov
Soroka
Salnikov
Valentin Gorelkin
  Great Britain
Richard Meade
Lucinda Prior-Palmer
Janet Hodgson
Debbie West
1975   Luhmühlen   Soviet Union
Pyotr Gornushko
Viktor Kalinin
Vladimir Lanugin
Tizhkin
  Great Britain
Lucinda Prior-Palmer
HRH The Princess Anne
Sue Hatherly
Janet Hodgson
  West Germany
Kurt Mergler
Herbert Blöcker
Harry Klugmann
Horst Karsten
1977   Burghley   Great Britain
Lucinda Prior-Palmer
Jane Holderness-Roddam
Christopher Collins
Clarissa Strachan
  West Germany
Karl Schultz
Horst Karsten
Hanna Huppelsberg-Zwöck
Harry Klugmann
  Ireland
John Watson
Eric Horgan
Maher
Norman van de Vater
1979   Luhmühlen   Ireland
John Watson
David Foster
Alan Lillingston
Helen Cantillon
  Great Britain
Clarissa Strachan
Lucinda Prior-Palmer
Sue Hatherly
Christopher Collins
  France
Thierry Touzaint
Armand Bigot
Thierry Lacour
Edoaurd Decharme
1981   Horsens   Great Britain
Lizie Purbrick
Sue Hatherly
Richard Meade
Virginia Holgate
   Switzerland
Josef Burger
Josef Räber
Hansueli Schmutz
Ernst Baumann
  Poland
Miroslaw Slusarczyk
Krzysztof Rafalak
Jan Lipczynski
Miroslaw Szlapka
1983   Frauenfeld   Sweden
Christian Persson
Göran Breisner
Sven Ingvarsson
Jeanette Ullsten
  Great Britain
Lucinda Prior-Palmer
Virginia Holgate
Lorna Clarke
Diana Clapham
  France
Pascal Morvillers
Thierry Lacour
Marie-Christine Duroy
Patrick Marquebielle
1985   Burghley   Great Britain
Virginia Holgate
Lorna Clarke
Ian Stark
Lucinda Green
  France
Jean Teulere
Vincent Berthet
Marie-Christine Duroy
Pascal Morvillers
  West Germany
Wagner Wagner
Jürgen Blum
Ralf Ehrenbrink
Claus Erhorn
1987   Luhmühlen   Great Britain
Virginia Leng
Ian Stark
Hunt
Lucinda Green
  West Germany
Wolfgang Mengers
Ralf Ehrenbrink
Claus Erhorn
Jürgen Blum
  France
Thierry Lacour
Didier Seguret
Vincent Berthet
Pascal Morvillers
1989   Burghley   Great Britain
Rodney Powell
Ian Stark
Virginia Leng
Lorna Clarke-Sutherland
  Netherlands
Eddy Stibbe
Fiona van Tuyll
Mandy Stibbe-Jeakins
  Ireland
Melanie Duff-O'Brien
Olivia Holohan
Eric Horgan
Joe McGowan
1991   Punchestown   Great Britain
Ian Stark
Richard Walker
Karen Straker
Mary Elizabeth Thomson
  Ireland
Sherelle Duke
Olivia Holohan
J. Spring
Fiona Wentges
  France
Jean-Jacques Boisson
Mayoux
Jean Teulere
Didier Seguret
1993   Achselschwang   Sweden
Lars Christensson
Fredrik Bergendorff
Erik Duvander
Anna Hermann
  France
Jean Teulere
Michel Bouquet
Didier Seguret
Jean-Lou Bigot
  Ireland
Susan Shortt
Sonya Rowe
Sally Corscadden
Eric Smiley
1995   Pratoni del Vivaro   Great Britain
Charlotte Bathe
Kristina Gifford
William Fox-Pitt
Mary King
  France
Gilles Pons
Rodolphe Scherer
Didier Willefert
Jean-Lou Bigot
  Ireland
Mark Barry
Virginia McGrath
Eric Smiley
Lucy Thompson
1997   Burghley   Great Britain
Christopher Bartle
Ian Stark
Mary King
William Fox-Pitt
  Sweden
Sivert Jonsson
Magnus Österlund
Paula Törnqvist
Anna Hermann
  France
Jean Teulere
Frédéric De Romblay
Marie-Christine Duroy
Jean-Lou Bigot
1999   Luhmühlen   Great Britain
Kristina Gifford
Jeanette Brakewell
Ian Stark
Pippa Funnell
  Germany
Peter Thomsen
Herbert Blöcker
Nele Hagnener
Bodo Battenberg
  Belgium
Virginie Caulier
Kurt Heyndrickx
Carl Bouckaert
Constantin van Rijckevorsel
2001   Pau   Great Britain
Leslie Law
Jeanette Brakewell
William Fox-Pitt
Pippa Funnell
  France
Rodolphe Scherer
Denis Mesples
Frédéric De Romblay
Didier Coureges
  Italy
Fabio Fani Ciotti
Andrea Verdina
Marco Biasa
Fabio Magni
2003   Punchestown   Great Britain
Jeanette Brakewell
William Fox-Pitt
Leslie Law
Pippa Funnell
  France
Jean-Luc Force
Jean Teulere
Arnaud Boiteau
Nicolas Touzaint
  Belgium
Karin Donckers
Carl Bouckaert
Dolf Desmedt
Constantin van Rijckevorsel
2005   Blenheim   Great Britain
Zara Phillips
William Fox-Pitt
Jeanette Brakewell
Leslie Law
  France
Arnaud Boiteau
Didier Willefert
Gilles Viricel
Nicolas Touzaint
  Germany
Frank Ostholt
Hinrich Romeike
Anna Warnecke
Bettina Hoy
2007   Pratoni del Vivaro   Great Britain
Oliver Townend
Daisy Dick
Zara Phillips
Mary King
  France
Arnaud Boiteau
Didier Dhennin
Eric Vigeanel
Nicolas Touzaint
  Italy
Susanna Bordone
Fabio Magni
Roberto Rotatori
Vittoria Panizzon
2009   Fontainebleau   Great Britain
Kristina Cook
William Fox-Pitt
Nicola Wilson
Oliver Townend
  Italy
Roberto Rotatori
Juan Carlos Garcia
Stefano Brecciaroli
Susanna Bordone
  Belgium
Karin Donckers
Joris Vanspringel
Virginie Caulier
Constantin van Rijckevorsel
2011   Luhmühlen   Germany
Michael Jung
Sandra Auffarth
Ingrid Klimke
Andreas Dibowski
  France
Donatien Schauly
Nicolas Touzaint
Stanislas De Zuchowicz
Pascal Leroy
  Great Britain
William Fox-Pitt
Piggy French
Nicola Wilson
Mary King
2013   Malmö   Germany
Michael Jung
Ingrid Klimke
Dirk Schrade
Andreas Dibowski
  Sweden
Niklas Lindbäck
Ludwig Svennerstål
Frida Andersen
Sara Algotsson-Ostholt
  France
Nicolas Touzaint
Donatien Schauly
Karim Laghouag
Astier Nicolas
2015   Blair Castle   Germany
Michael Jung
Sandra Auffarth
Ingrid Klimke
Dirk Schrade
  Great Britain
Kitty King
Pippa Funnell
Nicola Wilson
William Fox-Pitt
  France
Thibaut Vallette
Mathieu Lemoine
Thomas Carlile
Karim Laghouag
2017   Strzegom   Great Britain
Kristina Cook
Nicola Wilson
Rosalind Canter
Oliver Townend
  Germany
Michael Jung
Ingrid Klimke
Julia Krajewski
Bettina Hoy
  Sweden
Sara Algotsson-Ostholt
Louise Svensson Jahde
Niklas Lindback
Ludvig Svennerstål
2019   Luhmühlen (de)

All-time medal table (1953–2017)Edit

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   Great Britain 40 24 18 82
2   Germany 10 15 14 39
3   USSR 4 5 1 10
4   France 3 9 10 22
5   Ireland 3 4 6 13
6   Sweden 2 4 5 11
7    Switzerland 2 2 1 5
8   Poland 1 0 1 2
9   Denmark 1 0 0 1
10   Italy 0 1 2 3
11   Netherlands 0 1 1 2
12   Belgium 0 0 3 3
13   Spain 0 0 1 1
Total 66 65 63 194

ReferencesEdit