Lausanne (SUI), July 19, 2013: A total of 103 riders from 23 countries have been declared for the PSI FEI European Jumping Championships, one of the three disciplines at the ECCO FEI European Championships 2013 which take place at Herning in Denmark from 20 to 25 August. The deadline for definite entries was Wednesday 17 July.
There will be 21 nations fighting for the team medals – Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine. Greece and Turkey will each be represented by a single athlete.
The defending individual champion is Rolf-Goran Bengtsson, who made history as the first Swedish rider ever to clinch the coveted title at the 2011 European Championships staged in Madrid, Spain where Germany claimed team gold for the seventh time in the 54-year history of the event.
Detailed previews of the Jumping, Dressage and Para-Dressage at the ECCO FEI European Jumping Championships 2013, along with a comprehensive press kit, will be issued later this month.