Equestrian: Belgium Wins Maiden Team Jumping Title at European Championships

Belgium won their first ever jumping team title at the 2019 European Equestrian Championships. In terms of Olympic qualification, the three highest ranked eligible teams from Group A and B qualified their nation to the team event. Group A consist of nations from North Western Europe while Group B consist of nations from South Western Europe. The jumping portion of the European Equestrian Championships is currently being held in Rotterdam, Netherlands from August 21st to August 25th 2019.

The speed round was won by Sweden’s Peder Fredricson whom completed the course in 70.25 seconds. This helped his nation finish in third position with a total score of 6.81. Germany led the overall standings with a score of 4.22 while France was not too far behind with a score of 5.39.

Belgium had the best performance during the first jumping round where they had three clear rounds meaning they did not add any more jumping penalties. This allowed them to take the overall lead with 11.07 points. Closely behind was Germany whom added eight more penalties for a total of 12.22 while Great Britain was third with a total score of 13.41 points.

The second and final jumping round had a near-perfect performance by Belgium who only incurred a single time penalty to win the gold medal with a score of 12.07. Germany won the silver medal (16.22 points) while the second quota and bronze medal was won by Great Britain (21.41 points). The third quota was won by France who finished in fourth place.

Athletes which are selected to the team event will also be eligible to compete in the individual event. Additionally, all athletes must achieve the minimum eligibility requirements in order to be allowed to compete. Nations from these groups will have one more opportunity, at the Nations Cup Final to qualify a team to the Olympics. Individual athletes will still be able to qualify through the Olympic rankings.

Qualified Nations

Individual Jumping
* Belgium
* Belgium
* Belgium
* France
* France
* France
* Great Britain
* Great Britain
* Great Britain

Team Jumping
* Belgium
* France
* Great Britain

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