Bettina Hoy and Woodsides Ashby (GER) achieved the best ever dressage score (in today’s scoring) in 2002 at Jerez de la Frontera (ESP).
GBR earned 11 gold medals in world championships (6 team, 5 individual)
Sir Mark Todd has eight World Championship starts (NZL)
Karin Donckers (BEL), Phillip Dutton (USA), Andrew Hoy (AUS), and Andrew Nicholson (GBR) each had seven World Championship starts (NZL)
There are six CCI5*-L winners in the field (Ballaghmor Class, Cartania, FischerChipmunk FRH, London 52, Toledo de Kerser, Willingapark Clifford)
Blyth Tait (NZL) won four gold medals: two team and two individual.
In the field, there are three individual world champions (Michael Jung, Sandra Auffarth, GER, Rosalind Canter, GBR)
1 gold medal collaboration from the 2018 Tryon Games (Tom McEwen riding Toledo de Kerser, GBR)
Did you know that?
On Monday, Aistis Vittkauskas (LIT) celebrated his 50th birthday (September 12)
Alina Dibowski (GER) is the youngest rider, at 21 years old; Jarno Verwimp (BEL) is four days older.
Andrew Hoy (AUS), the oldest rider, is 63 years old and rode in the 1978 World Championships before any of the British squad members were born.
Fouaad Mirza is the most successful Indian rider in history, finishing 21st at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Tamra Smith (USA) did not compete in her first international competition until she was 30 years old.
At the London Olympic Games, Dana Smith (CAN) was groomed for Rebecca Howard (CAN).
Holly Jacks (CAN) is a boxing amateur who has earned the ‘Golden Gloves’ award.
Malin Josefsson represents Sweden on the track, but her middle name, Miyuki, displays her Japanese heritage.
Tune into all the action at this year’s FEI World Championships in Eventing and Driving via your TV, laptop or mobile!
Taking place from September 15-25, fans can tune into all the Eventing and Driving sport from wherever they are in the world thanks to FEI TV coverage.
Live action and highlights will also be broadcast and streamed by providers covering more than 100 countries across six continents.
So, everyone can switch on to Pratoni 2022 and see our #ChampionsAsOne from wherever they are in the world!
To help plan your schedule, here’s when events across the four different disciplines are taking place. Click on the links for the full timetable (in CEST):
Eventing: Sep 15-18
Driving: Sep 22-25
Highlights, including winning rounds, will also be shown on the FEI’s YouTube channel.
Streaming is also available in some territories via the Olympic Channel.
Live coverage and highlights will also be available via other broadcasters and services in many regions across the world.
Australia – 7plus
Brazil – COB (Brazilian Olympic Committee)
China – MIGU
Egypt – ONTIME Sports
Finland – Yle
Italy – Rai
Netherlands – NOS
Norway – NRK
Poland – TVP
Sweden – SVT
Switzerland – SSR
UK – BBC
MENA – Dubai TV: Iran – Iraq – Israel – Jordan – Kuwait – Lebanon – Oman – Palestinian Territory – Qatar – Saudi Arabia – Syria – United Arab Emirates – Yemen
MENA – Abu Dhabi Media: Algeria – Bahrain – Chad – Djibouti – Egypt – Iran – Iraq – Israel – Jordan – Kuwait – Lebanon – Libya – Mauritania – Morocco – Oman – Palestinian Territory – Qatar – Saudi Arabia – Somalia – Sudan – Syria – Tunisia – United Arab Emirates – Yemen
Africa (9 countries) – StarTimes: Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, Mozambique, Uganda, Guinea, DRC, and South Africa
Pan-Europe: Albania – Algeria – Andorra – Armenia – Austria – Azerbaijan – Belarus – Belgium – Bosnia-Herzegovina – Bulgaria – Croatia – Czech Republic – Cyprus – Denmark – Egypt Estonia – Finland – France – Georgia – Germany – Greece – Hungary – Iceland – Ireland – Israel – Italy – Jordan – Kosovo – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Latvia – Lebanon – Libya – Liechtenstein – Lithuania – Luxembourg – Macedonia – Malta – Moldova – Monaco – Morocco – Montenegro – Netherlands – Norway – Poland – Portugal – Romania – Russia – San Marino – Serbia – Slovakia – Slovenia, Spain – Sweden – Switzerland – Syria – Tajikistan – Tunisia – Turkmenistan – Turkey – United Kingdom – Ukraine – Uzbekistan – Vatican State
Pan-Asia: Afghanistan – Australia – Bangladesh – Bhutan – Brunei – Cambodia – Cook Islands – East Timor – Fiji – Federated States of Micronesia – French Polynesia – Guam – Hong Kong – India – Indonesia – Kiribati Islands – Laos – Macau – Malaysia – Maldives – Marshall Islands – Mongolia – Myanmar – Nauru – New Caledonia – Nepal – Niue – North Korea – North Mariana Islands – Pakistan – Papua New Guinea – Palau – Philippines – Pitcairn Islands – Samoa – Singapore – Solomon Islands – South Korea – Sri Lanka – Taiwan – Thailand – Tonga – Tuvalu – Vanuatu – Vietnam
Indian Sub-Continent: India – Bangladesh – Bhutan – Myanmar – Nepal – Pakistan – Sri Lanka
New Zealand – Country TV
Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Asia Pacific (including Australia and New Zealand), Latin America – CNBC
Pan-Africa – SuperSport: Angola – Benin – Botswana – Burkina Faso – Burundi – Cameroon – Cape Verde – Central African Republic – Chad – Comoros Islands – Congo – Democratic Republic of Congo – Djibouti – Equatorial Guinea – Eritrea – Ethiopia – Gabon – Gambia – Ghana – Guinea – Guinea Bissau – Ivory Coast – Kenya – Lesotho – Liberia – Madagascar – Malawi – Mali – Mauritania – Mauritius – Mayotte – Mozambique – Namibia – Niger – Nigeria – Reunion – Rwanda – Sao Tome and Principe – Senegal – Seychelles – Sierra Leone – Socotra – Somalia (including Somaliland) -South Africa – St Helena and Ascension – Sudan – South Sudan – Swaziland – Tanzania – Togo – Uganda – Zimbabwe – Zambia
Japan – The Green Channel
Africa (7 countries) – Azam: Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Zimbabwe
Venezuela – LaTeleTuya
Asia-Pacific – ABU (Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union)
Coverage through EBU (European Broadcasting Union) across Europe, ABU across Asia-Pacific and through Reuters for the rest of the world.
Christoph Wahler, riding Carjatan S, will make an FEI Eventing World Championship debut to remember when he enters the dressage arena at Pratoni del Vivaro at 9.30 a.m. tomorrow. Germany was drawn first out of the 16 nations fielding teams, and the 28-year-old from Bad Benvenson was picked as the team’s pathfinder for the first time.
The host country, FEI World Championships Italy, is drawn eighth, with Arianna Schivo leading the way on the 18-year-old mare Quefira de l’Ormeau; this combination has competed in six championships since 2015.
The defending champions, Great Britain, donned black armbands at the first horse inspection to commemorate The Queen’s death. Ros Canter, the incumbent individual champion, will open the nation’s championship defence on a new mount, the 10-year-old Lordships Gruffalo.
The dressage phase will conclude on Friday afternoon with the team anchors, Nicolas Touzaint (FRA), Michael Jung (GER), Tim Price (NZL), Felix Vogg (SUI), Oliver Townend (GBR), and Andrew Hoy, performing their tests (AUS).
Over the next two days, 89 horses from 26 countries will begin the dressage phase in front of the Ground Jury of Christina Klingspor (SWE, president), Peter Gray (CAN), and Christian Steiner (AUT). At the initial horse inspection, only one horse, Cecilia, ridden by Daniel Moguel, was withdrawn from the competition.
FEI World Championships Ruy Fonseca’s Brazilian team horse Ballypatrick SRS and Swedish team member Aminda Ingulfson’s Joystick were both kept for extra examination but later passed.