Italy is hosting the European Show Jumping Championships for the third time. After Rome 1963 and San Patrignano 2005, it’s Milan’s turn to host the 2023 FEI European Championships at the SNAI San Siro racetrack.
FEI European Championship 2023: Milan makes history
Italy is hosting the European Demonstration Jumping Championship for the third time in the history of this sport, after San Patrignano in 2005. The first was in Rome in 1963, but FEI European Championship 2023 It is very important for many reasons, and the most important of which is the “five circles”: the team tournament awards three Olympic tickets to Paris 2024.
The latter is an additional incentive for an event that is already prestigious in its own right and will actually host the SNAI San Siro Racecourse. 87 contestants representing 24 countries. Of these 87, 62 will compete in 16 teams: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Hungary and, of course, Italy.
It goes without saying that we will see the world elite of the discipline at this European Show Jumping. In detail, it will feature 7 of the top 10 in the world rankings and 16 of the top 25 riders. Sweden is the most anticipated Henrik Von EckermannHe’s the undisputed number 1 in the world, but there will also be other great heroes of the circuit such as France’s Julien Epaillard and Dutch Harrie Smolders.
Italian team and possible surprises
The date is one of the important ones and in fact he has already left ticket hunt Even if you’re not fully passionate about riding, attending an event that still matters a unique show and in a completely green environment Like at the Milan racetrack. In fact, it is not surprising that the organization started selling tickets on the grass field.
So how does the Italy of equestrian reach this appointment? No need to hide that expectations are high because Italy misses Olympic qualifiers I’ve been with Show Jumping for 20 years and this might be the right opportunity. Team Chief Marco Porro called a team to consist of 5 elements: Emanuele Camilli, Giampiero Garofalo, Emanuele Gaudiano, Francesco Turturiello and Alberto Zorzi.
Gaudiano and Zorzi are the most experienced names of our team, while Turturiello will be the last minute substitute for Francesca Ciriesi, who will not be in the team due to the uncertain situation of her horse Cape Coral. Respect for animals is essential in this discipline and it also impressed the last European champion, German André Thieme, who retired from the race due to the injury of his horse DSP Chakaria.