FEI Jumping European Championship Milan 2023: Team and Individuals Stage is Set

September 01, 2023

On Thursday afternoon, at the Snai San Siro racecourse, the Italia. Open to Meraviglia – FEI Jumping European Championship Milan 2023 entered into a very significant phase of the competition for the European team and individual jumping results, as well the three  qualification for Paris 2024 for the best-placed nations not yet qualified for next year’s Olympics. The competition jolted the first day’s rankings and provided the first teams advancing to Friday’s FEI Jumping European Team Championship 2023 competition vying for the medals as only the top 10 teams will move on, and also selected the top 50 individual qualified combinations.

In the team competition, Sweden surrendered its lead to Germany. The Germans had only four penalties today, thanks mainly to the clear rounds of Philipp Weishaupt with Zineday and of Jana Wargers with Limbridge. With a total of 9.31, they managed to outperform the Swedes, who had remained in the lead with 9.51 penalties after the clear rounds of Jens Fredricson riding Markan Cosmopolit and of Henrik von Eckermann with Iliana between the reins.

Sweden’s Jens Fredricson & 12-year-old Markan Cosmopolit once again posted a beautiful clear round.

Philipp Weishaupt & Zineday

Switzerland claimed third place (9.92), the first among the six nations seeking a pass for Paris 2024.
Austria ranked fifth with 16.77, Italy sixth with 18.42, and Spain eighth with 21.59 are still in the run for qualification. Denmark and Portugal did not make it to the top ten and therefore will not be participating in to Friday’s final and unfortunately will not be making it to next year’s Olympics.
Sweden is still in the lead for the individual title with Jens Fredricson who performed to two clear rounds and 0 penalties. Jans is followed by Germany’s Philipp Weishaupt (0.31) and by the Swiss rider, Steve Guerdat (0.43, with Dynamix de Belheme). Henrik von Eckermann placed fifth (0.70), while the other world ranked number four, Martin Fuchs, slipped to the 15th position (with 4.28) with his mount Leone Jei.
Italy’s Emanuele Camilli with Odense Odeveld closed with a double clear round in two days and sixth place with 1.18. Better results also for Giampiero Garofalo (30th with Max van Lentz Schrans, 8.79), Alberto Zorzi (40th with Highlight W, 12.02), and Francesco Turturiello (49th with Made In’t Ruytershof, 13.05), who will only for the individual title. Emanuele Gaudiano (70th with Crack Balou, 22.45, after 19 penalties today) will only be taking part in the individual competition.

Friday September 1, the third day of the Italia.Open to Meraviglia – FEI Jumping European Championship Milan 2023.
Program: 9 a.m. cat. A against the clock CSI2*; 1.30 p.m. competition no.2, valid as the 2nd final team round (with the top 10 in the ranking) and as the 2nd individual qualifying round.

Tv: live on Rai Sport HD 1.25-4.40 p.m.; live on Sky Sport Action 1.30-4.00 p.m.; live “windows” and summary at midnight on EQUTv (channel 220 Sky and the digital terrestrial 151); live full streaming on FEI.TV.

Photos ©FEI / Leanjo de Koster
By edited Press Release