Round-up from today’s action at the FEI European Championships in Aachen, Germany, as all three disciplines are in action for Team GBR.
Jumping European Championships
Great Britain’s showjumpers once again had us on the edge of our seats today as an exciting second day of the team competition unfolded in the main Aachen stadium. The British quartet produced some stunning rounds on day two of the team competition to stay in the hunt for a medal, and with it Olympic qualification, at the Jumping FEI European Championships in Aachen, Germany, today.
Driving European Championships
Dick Lane was the final driver to head into the arena today for Great Britain on the final day of the Driven Dressage phase. With his beautiful team of Lipizzaners, Dick produced a lovely test for a score of 59.41 penalties.
Commenting after his test, Dick said; “I was pleased with the test but a little disappointed with the score. In that atmosphere and in that level of competition I am really pleased, they were very strong going in there; they stood well but there was just a little jog in one of the walks. It’s been a great trip out here and a great competition; we’re looking forward to the next two days.”
Team Great Britain currently lie in eighth place in the team standings. Individually the Brits are currently occupying sixteenth (Wilf), twenty-fourth (Dick) and thirtieth (Karen). There’s all to play for as the team now focus their attention on tomorrow’s cones section – as a change in proceedings sees the marathon the final phase on Saturday (22 August 2015).
Vaulting European Championships
Great Britain’s senior vaulters got their European Championships underway today with some polished performances coming through their compulsory tests. The six strong vaulting squad got the competition underway for the British contingent this morning in Germany with the entire squad making their senior Championship debut.
Equestrian Team GBR is supported by the World Class Programme; the Programme is indebted to the support received from UK Sport and the National Lottery. The British teams are also very grateful to the support they receive from official Team GBR suppliers Dodson & Horrell, Equiline, Equi-Trek, Land Rover, NAF, NuuMed, Point Two Equine, Tagg Equestrian and Toggi.
Full results from today’s competition can be found at: http://www.aachen2015.de/en/programm-sport#41126