The FEI Eventing World Championship begins Wednesday, Sept. 14, in Pratoni del Vivaro, Italy. The venue hosted cross-country for the 1960 Rome Olympic Games, and since then it has been the site of numerous competitions, including the FEI European Eventing Championships twice, and eventing and driving for the 1998 FEI World Equestrian Games.
The United States is sending five horse-and-rider combinations to compete. Four will ride for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team, while the fifth will compete as an individual. (The team and individual riders have not been formally announced.) The group is comprised of veterans Will Coleman and Off The Record, Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg TSF, Lauren Nicholson and Vermiculus, and Tamie Smith and Mai Baum. It will be Ariel Grald and Leamore Master Plan’s senior championship debut. Phillip Dutton is the traveling reserve on Z.
Also in attendance will be all the best riders from the Tokyo Olympics, including individual medalists Julia Krajewski and Amande De B’Neville of Germany, Tom McEwen and Toledo De Kerser of Great Britain, and Andrew Hoy and Vassily De Lassos of Australia. Also appearing will be Tokyo British team gold medalists Laura Collett and Oliver Townend (current FEI World No. 1 event rider), the Tokyo Australian silver medalists Shane Rose and Kevin McNab, and German powerhouses Michael Jung and Sandra Auffarth.
The Fédération Equestre Internationale has released the list of definite entries so you can see the complete list of who’s going from around the world.
All times are in local Central European Time, which is six hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time.
Wednesday, Sept. 14
2-4:20 p.m. First Horse Inspection
Thursday, Sept. 15
9:30 a.m.-12:40 p.m. Dressage—First Session
2-5:10 p.m. Dressage—Second Session
Friday, Sept. 16
9:30 a.m.-12:40 p.m. Dressage—Third Session
2-5:10 p.m. Dressage—Fourth Session
Saturday, Sept. 17
10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Cross-Country
Sunday, Sept. 18
9-10 a.m. Second Horse Inspection
11:30 a.m.-1:10 p.m. Show Jumping
2:30-3:45 p.m. Top 25 Show Jumping
How to follow along:
The Chronicle will be on site bringing you interviews, photos and stories from the FEI Eventing World Championship, so follow along at coth.com. We’ll have full analysis from the competition in the Oct. 10 issue of The Chronicle of the Horse magazine.
You can watch the events on FEI TV, which requires a subscription.
Will be posted here when available.
For more information:
Visit the official website, pratoni2022.it.