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FEI European Eventing Championships 2017


Ingrid KLIMKE (GER) & HORSEWARE HALE BOB OLD - Cross Country - FEI European Eventing Championships - Strzegom, Poland - 19 August 2017 (Photo FEI/Jon Stroud Media)

GER-Michael Jung rides FischerRocana FST during the Cross Country at the 2017 POL-FEI European Eventing Championship, Strzegom, Poland. Interim-2nd. Saturday 19 August. (Photo Libby Law Photography)

Nicola WILSON (GBR) & BULANA - Jumping - FEI European Eventing Championships - Strzegom, Poland - 20 August 2017 (Photo FEI/Jon Stroud Media)

Michael JUNG (GER) & FISCHERROCANA FST - Dressage - FEI European Eventing Championships - Strzegom, Poland - 20 August 2017 (Photo FEI/Jon Stroud Media)
Gold For Great Britain and Germany’s Ingrid Klimke at Strzegom

By Kate Green

A jubilant British team was celebrating after jumping three superb clear rounds in the final phase to hold onto their overnight lead and clinch the longed-for team title at the FEI European Eventing Championships in Strzegom (POL) Sunday, August 20, 2017.

Ingrid Klimke, who has been such a key member of the German team for 17 years, also delivered a perfect jumping round on Horseware Hale Bob to win her first individual title and lead Germany to team silver.

Triple European champion Michael Jung’s winning run finally ended and the German sportingly settled for individual silver with a clear round on FischerRocana.

Sweden held onto team bronze, but Sara Algotsson Ostholt had a less than happy jumping round on Reality 39 and dropped from third to ninth.

Britain’s Nicola Wilson went clear on Bulana to take bronze, her first individual medal, while Cook and Canter lined up behind her in fourth and fifth. Oliver Townend did not present Cooley SRS at the final horse inspection.

Ten teams and 56 riders completed the competition, although there was disappointment when host nation Poland’s best rider, Pawel Spisak, was denied a fairy-tale finish after Banderas did not pass the final horse inspection.

Individual final results:
1.     Ingrid Klinke on Horseware Hale Bob OLD (GER) 30.3 + 0 +0 = 30.3
2.     Michael Jung on FischerRocana FST (GER) 32.8 + 0 + 0 = 32.8
3.     Nicola Wilson on Bulana (GBR) 35.3 + 0 + 0 = 35.5

Team final results:
1.     Great Britain 113.9
2.     Germany 123.0
3.     Sweden 148.4

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