Let’s Talk About The 2022 FEI World Championships Equestrian at Pratoni del Vivaro, Italy

by Christina S. Brown
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After a gap of 24 years, Rome will once again be the ‘Caput Mundi’ of Equestrian Sports, hosting the FEI World Championships in Eventing and Driving in 2022. We want to see you here in September to participate in a great event.

In numbers, the 2022 FEI Eventing World Championship:

Event details Here.

22.0 The best ever completion score, achieved in 2010 by Michael Jung (GER) and La Biosthetique Sam at Kentucky (USA).

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.

How to watch  FEI World Championships 2022:

Don’t miss any of the action!

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

 FEI TV Coverage FEI World Championships:

All the action will be live on FEI TV, and it’s up to you whether you view via the app or web service. Click these links for the Eventing and Driving schedules.

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.

 Other Providers FEI World Championships:

Live coverage and highlights will also be available via other broadcasters and services in many regions across the world.

Live Coverage 2022 FEI World Championships:

Australia – 7plus

Brazil – COB (Brazilian Olympic Committee)

China – MIGU

Egypt – ONTIME Sports

Finland – Yle

Germany– ARD/ZDF

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

Delayed Coverage on Eurosport FEI World Championships 2022:

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

Highlights 2022 FEI World Championships:

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)

News Distribution FEI World Championships:

Coverage through EBU (European Broadcasting Union) across Europe, ABU across Asia-Pacific and through Reuters for the rest of the world.

The wait is over: the 2022 FEI World Championships have begun.

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.

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