European Championship Schedule Confirmed

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The schedule for the Blue Hors FEI European Dressage Championships has been confirmed for Aug. 20-25.

Forty-seven nations have been invited to compete on teams of a maximum of four horses and riders of which three scores will count.

The horse inspection is scheduled for Tuesday Aug. 20.

The Grand Prix team competition will be held over two days, Aug. 21-22 with the medal ceremony at the end of the class.

The 30 best combinations move on to the Grand Prix Special on Friday, Aug. 23 with distribution of the first individual medals.

The Grand Prix Freestyle to be competed by the 15 best combinations and individual medals wil be held Sunday, Aug. 25.

The U25 tour of the Intermediate II is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 21 with the final of the specially adapted Grand Prix for ages 16-25 years set for Friday, Aug. 23.

Twelve judges and a three-member Judges Supervisory Panel will serve during the event.

The championship ground jury:
President – Leif Törnblad 5* of Denmark; Members – Susan Hoevenaars 5*, Australia; Dietrich Plewa 5*, Germany; Gustav Svalling 5*, Sweden; Isabelle Judet 5*, France; Francis Verbeek 5*, Netherlands and Andrew Gardner 5*, Great Britain. Reserve – Maribel Alonso 5*, Mexico.

Kurt Christensen 4*, Denmark; Kirsten Soegaard 3*, Denmark and Magnus Ringmark, Sweden.

Foreign Technical Delegate – Gotthilf Riexinger, Germany.

Judge Supervising Panel – Eric Lette, Sweden; Henk van Bergen, Netherlands and Dieter Schüle, Germany.