British Equestrian and Ireland Confirm Teams for European Showjumping Championships

Published 08/13/2021, 6:59 AM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Equestrian – Jumping – Individual – Qualification – Equestrian Park – Tokyo, Japan – August 3, 2021. Nicolas Delmotte of France on his horse Urvoso Du Roch competes. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis


As the Olympics have drawn to a conclusion, major sporting events resume. During the Equestrian competitions, Germany won three gold medals in the event as Great Britain was not far behind with 2 gold medals. Moreover, horses and riders will compete again in the upcoming European Showjumping Championships. Likewise, the British and Ireland national teams have announced their roster for the Championships. Great Britain would look to carry their form from the Olympics to the showjumping events.

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The event starts on 1st September and ends on 5th September. The events will be held in Riesenbeck, Germany. Likewise, the competition will take place at former Olympic champion, Ludger Beerbaum’s base in Germany. As the event is beginning soon, the British national team announced four riders heading to the event. Emily Moffit, Joe Stockdale, Georgia Tame, and William Whitaker would represent the country at the Championships.

Notably, three riders are making their debuts this year. Emily, Joe, and Georgia will announce their arrival this year while William rode back in 2017. The British contingent is hopeful for a strong showing in Germany. Moffit started riding at 14 and won many titles around the world. With plans for building towards the future, team GB’s new lineup looks promising.

Time will tell whether they can shine in Germany.

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Likewise, team Ireland has announced their intentions by selecting a formidable squad. Daniel Coyle, Michael Duffy, Mark McAuley, and Eoin McMahon are representing Ireland for the Championships. Along with the main four riders, Bertram Allen is the reserve rider.

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Ireland would look to put on a good show in Germany as team manager Michael Blake spoke about the event.

“We are really looking forward to competing at these championships.”

“We have some exciting new combinations who have been in impressive form in recent months and this is a great opportunity for them to jump at a European Championships where the competition will be intense and the squad also includes a nice balance of experienced riders.”

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The European Showjumping Championships will begin soon as teams will battle it out for supremacy. After the Tokyo Olympics, this will be the next major event in equestrian. Who will win the battle in Germany?

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