Tomorrow, jumps will take the place of the dressage arena inside Stutteri Ask Stadium in Herning, Denmark, for the 2022 FEI Jumping World Championships. From August 10-14, 103 athletes from 22 nations will battle it out with two prizes in mind—a world champion title and a ticket to the 2024 Paris Olympics. The top five teams at the end of the week will secure their spots at the Games.
The United States selected four horse-and-rider combinations plus a traveling reserve. They are:
Lillie Keenan (New York, N.Y.) and Argan de Beliard, a 2010 Selle Français gelding owned by Chansonette Farm LLC
Brian Moggre (Flower Mound, Texas) and Balou du Reventon, a 2006 Oldenburg stallion owned by Ann Thompson
Adrienne Sternlicht (Greenwich, Conn.) and Cristalline, a 2008 Bavarian Warmblood mare owned by Starlight Farms 1 LLC
McLain Ward (Brewster, N.Y.) and Contagious, a 2009 Deutches Sportpferd gelding owned by Beechwood Stables LLC
Jessica Springsteen (Colts Neck, N.J.) and RMF Zecilie, a 2007 Holsteiner mare owned by Rushy Marsh Farm LLC
On Monday, August 8, team members and their respective mounts were evaluated at the jog. Argan de Beliard, Balou de Reventon, Cristalline and Contagious were all approved. The ground jury asked Springsteen to re-present RMF Zecilie at re-inspection the next day. However, she did not appear, thus forfeiting their chance to compete.
On Wednesday, August 10, Keenen will be the first to represent the United States at 24th in the order. Sternlicht will follow her in 51st and then Moggre in 80th. Finally, Ward will act as the team’s anchor, going second-to-last at 102nd.
Jumping World Championships Format
On the first day, all horse and rider combinations will compete in the FEI World Team & Individual Jumping Championship, which acts as qualification for the individual competition. In addition, it also counts toward the team score.
The score is calculated by dividing the time of each rider’s round by two and making the lowest score baseline for zero penalties.
Then on day 2, August 11, only faults are added to the total for both individual and team competitions. The lowest score of the four riders is dropped. The top 10 teams over two days advance to the team final on August 12.
In the team final, each rider competes, and again, the lowest score for each team is dropped to come up with a total.
Only the top 50 riders take part on day three (team final and third individual qualification). Riders not involved in the team final will go first.
Next, the top 25 advance to the individual final on August 14, with only the top 12 making the second round. The totals over the four days determine the individual medals.
How to Follow the 2022 FEI Jumping World Championships
For the time schedule and results, click here.
For the day one order of go, click here.
You can tune into the livestream of the 2022 FEI World Championships on FEI TV. Watch highlights, including winning rounds, on the FEI’s YouTube channel.