Equestrian: Germany Tops Field at European Eventing Championships

Germany won the eventing team title in impressive fashion at the 2019 European Equestrian Championships. In terms of Olympic qualification, the two 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 eventing portion of the European Equestrian Championships was held in Luhmuhlen, Germany from August 28th to September 1st 2019.

The dressage portion was won by Germany whom occupied the top three positions among riders competing in the team event, led by Michael Jung whom finished with a penalty point total of 20.90. Overall, the nation had a score of 68.90 penalty points. Great Britain and Belgium were some distance behind with scores of 85.70 and 90.90 respectively.

The cross-country portion saw 15 riders in the team event finish with zero penalty points. Germany continued to lead all nations with 78.50 penalty points with Great Britain and France behind with scores of 92.80 and 93.60 respectively.

The show-jumping portion saw 12 riders in the team event finish with zero penalty points. By only incurring four team penalties Germany won the gold medal with 82.50 penalty points. While Great Britain managed to hold on to win the silver medal with 104.80 points. Sweden overtook France to win the bronze medal and Olympic quota with 105.10 points. The second Olympic quota was won by Italy who finished in fifth 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 to qualify a team to the Olympics. Individual athletes will still be able to qualify through the Olympic rankings.

Qualified Nations

Individual Eventing
* Italy
* Italy
* Italy
* Sweden
* Sweden
* Sweden

Team Eventing
* Italy
* Sweden

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