Equestrian: Germany Wins Team Dressage as European Championships Begins

Germany continued to be in another class of their own by winning the dressage team event 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 dressage portion of the European Equestrian Championships is currently being held in Rotterdam, Netherlands from August 19th to August 24th 2019.

Defending world champions Germany put on a high level of display of talent including Isabel Werth’s massive score of 85.652% to win gold with a score of 244.969. The fight for the other medals came down to four other nations. An elimination by Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin during the final rotation ultimately cost the nation a medal as they finished fourth (228.991). The silver and bronze medals were won by the Netherlands (230.140) and Sweden (229.923) respectively. The three Olympic quotas were won by Denmark, Ireland and Portugal.

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. This was the final opportunity for nations from these groups to qualify a team to the Olympics. Individual athletes will still be able to qualify through the Olympic rankings.

Qualified Nations

Individual Dressage
* Denmark
* Denmark
* Denmark
* Ireland
* Ireland
* Ireland
* Portugal
* Portugal
* Portugal

Team Dressage
* Denmark
* Ireland
* Portugal

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