Everything You Need to Know About the European Showjumping Championships 2021

Published 09/02/2021, 9:04 AM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Equestrian – Jumping – Team – Medal Ceremony – Equestrian Park – Tokyo, Japan – August 7, 2021. Gold medallist Peder Fredricson of Sweden celebrates. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis


The European Showjumping Championships have started with aplomb. World-class riders are showcasing their talents on the grandest stage of them all. Moreover, the championships are taking place in former Olympic champion Ludger Beerbaum’s base in Riesenbeck, Germany. The events started on August 31st and will go ahead till the 5th of September. Initially, the 2021 championships were cancelled because of colliding with Tokyo Olympics. However, European Equestrian Federation and other federations agreed to reschedule the competition.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Where to watch the European Showjumping Championships?

FEI.TV/ClipMyHorse.TV will broadcast the championships live for people who have a premium subscription. Moreover, commentary would be available in different languages which include English, German, French, Spanish or Dutch. The competitions will go on for five days as top-level riders will carefully maneuver their horses on the course.

Despite Great Britain’s domination in the equestrian events, Sweden rose to dominate the showjumping events in Tokyo. Henrik von Eckermann, Malin Baryard-Johnsson, and Peder Fredricson dominated and took home the gold medal in Tokyo. Once again, they are the favorites to win the competition.

However, Great Britain has started the tournament well.

DIVE DEEPER

Equestrian Rider Disqualified From Tokyo Olympics 2020 After Judges Spot Blood on Horse’s Mouth

about 2 months ago

Britain is showcasing their talents

GB put in a solid opening round as Georgia Tame rode his horse Z7 Ascot to perfection. She made her way through the course with 65 other riders waiting in line. Having just four faults she put in an outstanding performance and finished with a score of 91.62. Moreover, this is her debut in the European championships as she looks to excel in the competition.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

They will decide the individual final winners on Sunday while team medals are to be given out on Friday.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Currently, Martin Fuchs is the individual showjumping champion of Europe. He will make his debut in front of an exciting audience to showcase his talents. Likewise, the Swedish contingent looks to win more medals in their bid to dominate after the Tokyo Olympics 2020. To sum up, the competition looks to be on fire with different riders competing at the highest level.

WATCH THIS STORY- Most Exciting Equestrian Jump-Offs at Olympic Games

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Jacob Gijy

389 articles

Jacob Gijy is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the centre the respect he deserves.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT