As the FEI Classics™ kicks off in Pau, France this weekend, we thought it a decent idea to try and explain a bit about it. Not that horse sports can be confusing, or anything...
Ok, so first things first.
The FEI Classics™ series links the 4-star fixtures on the international Eventing calendar, with points accumulated across the six events:
1. Pau, France
2. Adelaide, Australia
3. Kentucky, USA
4. Badminton, UK
5. Luhmühlen, Germany
6. Burghley, UK
The Dressage phase at Pau kicks off the competition at 09.00 CET on Friday 14 October.
Michael Jung - So near yet so far…
It’s the only CCI4* event in the northern hemisphere that Olympic Gold medallist Michael Jung has not won.
Jung is the only German at the event, along with 13 other nations.
While he came out on top as the overall winner of the FEI Classics™ title last season, as he won at Kentucky and Badminton, Jung was second last year at Pau.
Who’s he Riding?
fischerRocana FST - His 11-year-old mare, with proven 4* form with two victories at Kentucky already.
He also brings his double European gold medal ride fischerTakinou.