Ippodromo Snai San Siro is a racecourse located near the famous San Siro stadium – home of Inter Milan football team – in the city of Milan in Italy. It was built in 1920 by architect Paolo Vietti in Art Nouveau style and is the only equestrian facility in the world designated a ‘monument of national interest’. The site hosts flat racing, steeplechasing, harness racing and cross-country racing across 70 race days each year. In 2021, a major upgrade project was launched, adding an array of new racing facilities and a grass field suitable for jumping competitions.
The entrance to the venue is presided over by one of the largest equestrian sculptures in the world, Leonardo’s Horse, which stands at seven metres tall atop of a two-metre plinth and weighs around 10 tons. The original concept was proposed to Leonardo da Vinci by Ludovico il Moro in 1482 and went through several iterations, but was never completed. Five centuries later, the project was revived – American sculptor Nina Akamu was commissioned by Frederik Meijer on behalf of the Leonardo da Vinci’s Horse Foundation to create a bronze stature inspired by da Vinci’s original sketches. The work was completed in 1999 and donated to the city of Milan, where it has stood ever since.
Wednesday 30 August – first team and indivudual qualifier – 13:15 (12:15 BST)
Click on each of the thumbnails below to find out more about the athletes and horses who make up our jumping squad.
All results and timings are available to view via Longines Timing. The start lists will be updated after the first horse inspection takes place on Tuesday 29 August.
|UK time||Local time|
|Tues 29 Aug||First horse inspection||09:00||10:00|
|Weds 30 Aug||
Speed round (first qualifier)
|Thurs 31 Aug||Team and individual qualifier – round one||12:15||13:15|
|Fri 1 Sept||Team final and individual qualifier||
|Sat 12 Aug||Rest day||N/A||N/A|
|Sun 3 Sept||
Indiviual final – round one
Individual final – round two
All the action will be available to stream live with English commentary on FEI.TV via a subscription to ClipMyHorse.TV. Click here for the full schedule.
At this time, BBC Sport has not confirmed if they'll be showing any coverage of the event. If this changes, this page will be updated accordingly.
Keep an eye on our social media feeds for the ride times of each of our British combinations.
The showjumping competition is contested over several rounds to decide team and individual honours. Combinations tackle set courses of knockable fences, with the aim being to leave the fences up and finish inside the optimum time. National federations can put forward a team of three or four combinations, with the three highest scores counting towards the final team result.
All competitors contest one round against the clock. The final scores are converted into points – the rider with the fastest time and fewest accrued penalties for fences down or refusals is given zero penalties, with all athletes then given penalties dependent on the difference between their score and the rider on zero penalties.
All combinations complete an initial qualifying round, before the top-10 best teams and the top 50 athletes go forward to compete in another round that acts as a second individual qualifier and also as the final of the team competition. The team result is calculated by adding together the three best-placed athlete scores after the first and second qualifying rounds.
The third competition is split into two rounds – A and B. Round A is contested by the top-25 combinations following the second round of competition. The 12 best-placed combinations after Round A go through to Round B to decide the individual placings. The combination with the lowest number of penalties at the end of the competition is declared the winner.
Want to know how the British team has fared at previous Jumping European Championships? Check out our handy table.