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International competition for U25-riders at the FEI European Championships in Gothenburg 2017

Press Release   •   Oct 26, 2016 12:56 CEST

Lövsta Future Challenge and the FEI European Championships in Gothenburg 2017 have created a new concept of international competitions for young riders which will premiere at the FEI European Championships in Gothenburg next summer. The top U25 riders from the leading nations in dressage and showjumping will be invited to compete, individually as well as in teams.

– We will have a number of classes in the program, which are not a part of the championships. The Lövsta Future Challenge classes are for U25 riders in both dressage and showjumping and the riders will have the opportunity to ride in the main arena – Ullevi Stadium. For us it was natural to turn to Lövsta Future Challenge for a partnership in this. We’ve been partners for several years at Gothenburg Horse Show and it has worked fantastically. The contribution to the sport by Lövsta Future Challenge is important, says Tomas Torgersen, competition manager at FEI European Championships Gothenburg 2017.

Lövsta Future Challenge is a competition in both showjumping and dressage focusing on the development of young talents, both horses and riders. The goal is to give the horses and riders the right qualifications to compete in international Grand Prix and have a career in the national teams. Lövsta Future Challenge is also a strong force in working with sustainability in the equestrian sport, and sustainability is high up on the agenda for the organization during the FEI European Championships.
– We are really proud to be able to present Lövsta Future Challenge as an official partner for the championships next year, says Johan Pagerup, sponsorship manager for the FEI European Championships in Gothenburg 2017.

This will be the first time that U25-riders in both dressage and showjumping will have their own international classes during a European Championship.There will be both individual and team competitions with Lövsta Future Challenge as class sponsor.

– This is a new step for us in our effort to support young talents in both showjumping and dressage. We’ve created this concept together with the organization of the FEI European Championships and it’s a way to develop what we’ve already accomplished with Lövsta Future Challenge. The best riders from the best nations will be invited to compete against our Swedish riders, both individually and in a team competition, says Emelie Broman Tegelberg, project manager for Lövsta Future Challenge.

Tomas Torgersen, competition manager, FEI European Championships Gothenburg 2017
Phone:+46 761 96 83 23 , tomas.torgersen@ellberga.com

Emelie Broman Tegelberg, Lövsta Future Challenge
Phone: +4670 876 58 84, emelie@e-equestrian.se

In August 21-27, 2017 Europe’s top equestrian riders and drivers will compete for medals in the FEI European Championships in the heart of Gothenburg. The disciplines are Jumping, Dressage, Driving and Para-Equestrian Dressage

The FEI European Championships Gothenburg 2017 is organized in close collaboration between the Swedish Equestrian Federation, Got Event AB and Göteborg & Co.

www.gothenburg2017.com

From 21 to 27 of August 2017, Gothenburg is proud to be hosting the Longines FEI European Championships. There are four disciplines represented; Jumping, Dressage, Driving and Para-Eqestrian Dressage.

Read more about the Longines FEI European Championships at www.gothenburg2017.com