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Eventing

This week, the FEI European Championships move to Switzerland for the eventing competition. The venue is the Swiss National Equestrian Institute in Avenches (IENA), a leading training venue built on the grounds of the former Federal Stud Farm that hosts competitions for a number of disciplines throughout the year. This is the first time that Switzerland has hosted an Eventing European Championship since 1983. 

Here, you'll find all the information you need to follow our British team as they take on Europe's elite for the chance to step onto the podium. 

British team (alphabetical order)

  • Sarah Bullimore (48) based in Keysoe, Bedfordshire, with the Kew Jumping Syndicate, Brett Bullimore and her own Corouet (chestnut, gelding, 10yrs, 15.2hh, Balou du Rouet x Lovis Corinth, Breeder: Sarah Bullimore GBR, Groom: to be confirmed)
  • Rosalind Canter (35) based in Hallington, Lincolnshire, with Caroline Moore and her own Allstar B (bay, gelding, 16yrs, 17hh, Ephebe For Ever x Erkstein, Breeder: FAJ Van der Burg NED, Groom: Sarah Charnley) 
  • Kitty King (39) based in Chippenham, Wiltshire, with Diana Bown, Sally Eyre, Samantha Wilson and Sally Lloyd-Baker’s Vendredi Biats (grey, gelding, 12yrs, 16.2hh, Winningmood x Camelia de Ruelles, Breeder: Phillipe Brivois FRA, Groom: Chloe Fry)
  • Piggy March (40) based in Maidwell, Northamptonshire, with John and Chloe Perry and Alison Swinburn’s Brookfield Inocent (bay, gelding, 12yrs, 16.3hh, Inocent x Kings Servant, Breeder: John Mulvey IRL, Groom: Amy Phillips)
  • Izzy Taylor (38) based in Bicester, Oxfordshire, with Mark Sartori and her own Monkeying Around (bay, gelding, 10yrs, 16.2hh, Bertoli W x Donnerhall II, Breeder: Christian Heinrich GER. Groom: Rebecca Ross)
  • Nicola Wilson (44) based in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, with Deirdre Johnston and James and Jo Lambert’s JL Dublin (dark brown, gelding, 10yo, 16.2hh, Diarados Cheeky Boy x Cantano, Breeder: Volker Coettsche-Goetze GER, Groom: Ruth Asquith)

The four combinations who will compete in the team competition and the two combinations who will compete as individuals will be announced nearer the time. 

News

Click here to read all the updates from Avenches.

Schedule

Date Event Local time UK time
Wednesday 22 September First horse inspection 15:00 14:00
Thursday 23 September Dressage (morning session) 10:00 09:00
  Dressage (afternoon session) 14:00 13:00
Friday 24 September Dressage (morning session) 10:00 09:00
  Dressage (afternoon session) 14:00 13:00
Saturday 25 September Cross-country 10:30 09:30
Sunday 26 September Second horse inspection 09:00 08:00
  Showjumping (morning session) 11:00 10:00
  Showjumping (afternoon session) 14:00 13:00
  Medal ceremony 15:00 14:00

TECHNICAL Specifications

Dressage test: CCI4* B

Cross-country: 

  • Length: 5700–5800
  • Speed: 570m/min
  • Number of efforts: 38–40

Cross-country map and fence images are available via the CrossCountry app.

Jumping:

  • Distance: 600m
  • Speed: 375m/min
  • Number of obstacles: 11–12

Times and results

All times and results are available to view here via Rechenstelle.

HOW TO WATCH

Live action from each day of the championship will be available by subscription on FEI.TV via ClipMyHorse.TV. Commentary is available in English, German, French, Spanish or Dutch.

BBC Sport will be showing some of the action via their various platforms (times BST)...

  • Saturday 25 September
    • 09:50–15:45 – Cross-country (iPlayer, IPTV and BBC Sport website)
  • Sunday 26 September
    • 09:50–11:45 – Showjumping round one (iPlayer, IPTV and BBC Sport website)
    • 12:55–14:30 – Showjumping round two (iPlayer, IPTV and BBC Sport website)
    • 18:05–20:00 – Showjumping round one replay (Red Button)
    • 22:05–23:40 – Showjumping round two replay (Red Button)
  • Monday 27 September
    • 15:30–17:15 – Highlights (BBC2)

BBC Sport website coverage is available here.

Useful links

Official event website

Full list of entries

Follow the British Equestrian social media channels for regular competition updates and photo galleries...