Tuesday, May 30, 2023

100 Days Until FEI Endurance European Championship

Maria Alvarez Ponton (ESP) with Jaume Punti Dachs (ESP) and family at the FEI Endurance European Championship 2021 in Ermelo (NED). (Imke Lamsma Photography)

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The Dutch town of Ermelo is set to host the highly-anticipated event that will bring together elite combinations from across the continent.

By: Stacey Stearns/FEI | May 30, 2023

In just 100 days, all eyes in the Endurance world will turn to Ermelo in the Netherlands, as the Dutch town is set to host the highly anticipated FEI Endurance European Championship 2023 – an event that will bring together elite athlete combinations from across the continent.

The Championship promises to showcase some of the finest Endurance combinations in Europe, and is no stranger to world-class performances. At the 2021 Championship – also hosted at the same venue – the Spanish were in full force as Angel Soy Coll (ESP) & Warrens Hill Chayze took to the top spot on the podium, while his compatriot Maria Alvarez Ponton took bronze, with Frenchman Vincent Gaudriot clinching silver. Spain made it double-whammy as they also clinched top spot in the Team competition with France taking silver and Italy, bronze.

France and Portugal, who achieved notable team finishes at the postponed FEI Endurance World Championship 2022 in Butheeb (UAE) that ultimately took place in February 2023, are eager to build on their success, while Spain – that perennial powerhouse in Endurance – is also eyeing a team medal in Ermelo after their captain, Jaume Punti Dachs, claimed an individual bronze in Butheeb this year...

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