Speed, agility, power & control.
FEI Driving Four-In-Hand has it all and this week in Gothenburg as the best in Europe will join those from Jumping, Dressage & Para Dressage to find out who will be crowned Individual & Team European Champions 2017.
9 countries, 21 athletes & 105 horses will compete and the starting list is packed with medal winners.
With most of last year’s top-10 drivers in the World in attendance, this promises to be a gripping championship.
After the three phases: dressage, marathon & obstacle cone competitions are complete, we’ll know who will be crowned the Longines FEI European Champion 2017.
The driving competition will get underway today with the dressage test which will be at Heden stadium. Taking place in walk and at the trot, the drivers and their horses must complete a set program designed to test their ability.
When watching the dressage test you'll see some old-school elegance as the drivers are geared up in shirts, ties and top hats and the carriages are beautiful. A far cry from the marathon to come!
The ability of the horse contributes to the overall impression & the judge’s final mark.
It is vitally important that the drivers have a good showing in the dressage test. In this tough competition there is little margin for error.