Set in idyllic Danish horse country, the 2022 FEI Dressage World Championships kicked off August 5 at MCH Arena (Stutteri Ask Stadium) with horse inspections. While a handful of horses were presented to the ground jury more than once, all 93 inspected were accepted ahead of day one of the FEI Team Dressage Grand Prix World Championship and FEI Individual Dressage Grand Prix World Championship.
The Jog and Order of Go
Following the inspection, Danish Ground Jury President Susanne Baarup and technical delegate Janet Foy (USA) led the draw to decides the starting order in team competition. Sweden’s Gilles Ngovan will pave the way on Saturday, August 6, for the remaining 92 horse and rider combinations. Katie Duerrhammer and Kylie Lourie’s 14-year-old DSP gelding, Quartett, will be the first to represent the United States at 19th in the order. Next for the U.S. will be Ashley Holzer and her own Valentine, a 12-year-old Hanoverian mare, in 46th.
Team competition will resume on Sunday, August 7th, with Steffen Peters at 73rd in the order. He will be aboard Suppenkasper, a 14-year-old KWPN gelding owned by Akiko Yamazaki. Adrienne Lyle and Salvino, a 15-year-old Hanoverian stallion owned by Betsy Juliano LLC, will be the very last to go. After two days of team competition, the total of the best three scores from each nation will decide the medals. Additionally, the top six countries will secure an entry to the team event at the Paris Olympics in 2024.
Who Will Advance to the Championship Final?
As for the FEI Individual Dressage Grand Prix World Championship, the top 30 from the Grand Prix will advance to the Grand Prix Special Monday, August 8th. From there, the top 15 in the Grand Prix Special will continue to the Grand Prix Freestyle on Wednesday, August 10th. Dressage competition will conclude on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. EST with the Medal Ceremony.
How to Follow the 2022 FEI Dressage World Championships
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