28 August 2017 | Europe
The Longines FEI Championship has caused a considerable frisson across the globe as around twenty nations enthusiastically partake in the opening ceremony of Equestrian championship 2017
The first-ever FEI Championship in 1957 took place in Rotterdam, but this year’s all jumping competitions will take place at Sweden’s largest arena, Ullevi Stadium and the Para-dressage will simultaneously take place at Heden Arena. In total 147 events are to be held which includes sixty-six in dressage and eighty-one in Jumping. The individual Grand Prix event will be played on Friday and the dressage events will culminateon Saturday. The opening speed (Table C) competition was fixed for Wednesday Irish morning time at 7:45 am and the second round of jumping will take place on Thursday at 12:30 pm. The final round will be played between the top ten teams on Friday 7:30 pm for registering their victory followed by Sunday’s individual final played by top 25 finalist players.
The most important sight of spectacle is expected to be between Netherlands and Germany. The 2015 championship at Germany was usurped by Netherlands of both individual and team gold medals. But Isabell Werth and Weihegold, being the Olympic gold medalist, will also be in the limelight from team Germany. The initial success as anticipated in Para-dressage has come into the fold of Denmark, Great Britain, and Netherland. But the championship still carries an outstanding extravaganza waiting to be unleashed as the list of top-level contenders soars with the entry of more gold medalist nations such as France. The heden arena has also organized shopping village by Eurohouse with other entertainment activities which have free entry between 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.