2011 European Show Jumping Championship

The European Championships in show jumping in 2011 took place from September 13 to September 18, 2011 in Madrid.

It was here at the 31st European Championships in show jumping, only the 19th time and medals were awarded in the team standings.

  • 2.1 General
  • 2.2 schedule
  • 3.1 intermediate result after the first day
  • 3.2 intermediate result after the second day
  • 3.3 intermediate result after the third day
  • 3.4 Final 3.4.1 Team Ranking
  • 3.4.2 Individual results



In April 2009, the FEI decided to award the European Championships in the Spanish capital of Madrid.

Thus Spain was the second time - to Gijon 1993 - the Show Jumping Championships from.

Implementation, venue, media

The European Championships were opened on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, in the afternoon. The athletic program began on Wednesday and, besides the European competitions and an international horse jumping, advertised as CSI 3 *.

The event ended on Sunday (September 18, 2011) after the award ceremony. The event was held on the grounds of the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, the Spanish alternately with Gijón aligns the Nations Cup tournament regularly.

Extra for the European Championships the bottom of the lawn riding stadium was demolished and replaced by an all-weather sand. In consequence, however, a grass surface to be restored.

In the German television the European Championships on Euro Sport were transferred extensive. The team decision was on Thursday ( about 4 ½ hours) and on Friday transferred (almost 3 hours) completely live. The finals of the individual competition was broadcast as part of a summary for about an hour. In addition, the FEI has delegated the European Championship trials with costs.



The team and individual decision was carried out from Wednesday to Friday in joint audits. While the team decision was made on Friday, the Single European champion was crowned after a further examination until Sunday.

There were a total of 67 riders at the European Championships in Madrid, from this starting field were 16 nations a team. The participating nations could each appoint four jumpers each with a horse at the European Championships.


The first part of the audit was to speed jumping on Wednesday. In this test, all launched in the European Championships participating riders. Each team consisted of three or four riders of a nation, one of which received the three best results in the team standings.

After this test, the time was recorded there ( penalty points were in speed competitions in seconds converted ) converted into rating points. Here, the leader was out with 0.00 rating points. The following riders received their gap to the leader in hundredths of a second as rating points, but in only half the circumference, rounded to two decimal places. Thus you could have a rider who was placed 13 hundredths of a second behind the leader, received 0.06 rating points.

Distributed on Thursday and Friday was the second test, a jumping competition with two rounds performed. On Friday allowed only the best ten teams and the top 50 riders participate (all team riders of the ten teams were qualified). After this test, the final team classification was made on the basis of which the team medals were awarded.

The best 25 participants after the second partial test were allowed to participate in the singles final on Sunday, a restriction of participants per nation did not exist. This final test was also held as a jumping competition with two rounds.


Intermediate result after the first day

After the first test, France continued with only 2.95 rating points in the lead. In second place, the German team was 4.41 rating points. With a distance of less than two airdrops ( eight penalties) from the teams of Sweden, the Netherlands, Great Britain and Belgium were behind it.

In the individual competition sat down, as in the team standings, with Olivier Guillon a Frenchman in the lead. Ranked two of the Austrian Stefan Eder followed. At a distance of a discharge to the leader followed by another 26 riders.

Individual results:

Team Ranking:

Intermediate result after the second day

The course of the second day set for many riders is a considerable challenge, there were many obstacles airdrops. The focus here was the moat and an obstacle sequence on the final line ( Trippel Barre, followed by two-time combination ).

Winner of the day was the Dutch team, which recorded three flawless rides and thus took the lead. They benefited here from the mistakes of the previous leader Frenchmen who distributed relatively evenly among the team. The German team was still in second place, the Swiss was in ninth.

No longer there in the second round of the ten best teams Austria was ranked 13th The team that was started with only three riders, recorded 49 penalty points. Its share of those losses had Stefan Eder, who slipped from second place on 37 and thus was one of the biggest losers in the individual standings.

In the individual competition, Carsten- Otto Nagel could put the lead in the intermediate result after fourth place the previous day and a clear round on Thursday. Olivier Guillon slid one down from ninth place.

Individual results:

Team Ranking:

Intermediate result after the third day

On the third competition day, an identical course was the day before on the program. Here, however, the water had been defused by color scheme, so that it no longer was an error focus here. The Dutch team that had dominated the previous day, showed weaknesses. This benefits the national teams of Germany and France, which both had three clear rounds in the day's result.

For the German team was already after three riders together with four penalty points victory in the team competition laid. At the end of Ludger Beerbaum was that each had made ​​days earlier error by the moat, still improve with his flawless round of the teams to zero penalty points on Friday.

In particular, a clear round of Beat Mandli managed the Swiss, who had started as a title holder in this European Championships, nor a final ranking to sixth place and thus the missing qualification for the Olympic Summer Games in 2012. This also managed the not yet qualified teams of the Netherlands and Sweden. The Portuguese team that finished tenth place on the day before, could muster no more team on Friday due to the failure of the horse of a team rider.

In the outstanding individual competitors continued to carry Carsten- Otto Nagel with Corradina. Billy Twomey ( the day before even second ) slipped to rank 18, just twelve penalty points on Friday fell Gregory Wathelet from fourth to 20th

Individual results:

Final result

Team classification

Individual classification

On the final day of the European Championships in the individual competition was a jumping competition with two different rounds to deal with. Despite the possibility that in waiver single horseman others move up in the Round of 25, were only 22 riders with their horses.

In the first round both Carsten- Otto Nagel (first in the Zwischenrangierung ) and Nick Skelton ( second in the Zwischenrangierung ) underwent each one shedding, so that the error here will remaining Dutch Gerco Schröder took the lead. Janne -Friederike Meyer had two obstacle chutes with Lambrasco and renounced after the round on the continuation of the test.

The second round brought again changes in the Einzelrangierung. After nail and Skelton had recorded four penalty points again, Rolf -Göran Bengtsson took the lead. As the last rider Gerco Schröder replaced with a lead of more than five points. Until shortly before the end of the course Schröder had recorded a drop, which would not mean the gold medal. On the last jump, however, another rod that fell Schröder ( as prepared in the context of team decision on Friday ) winning a medal cost. The Single European title so went to Rolf- Göran Bengtsson with the 16- year-old gelding Ninja.

Only error-free remained in both rounds of the final day Jeroen Dubbeldam with Simon and Henrik von Eckermann with Coupe de Coeur.


The result of acquisition and transmission was carried out at the European Championships in 2011, as at the World Equestrian Games 2010, by the Dutch company Sport Computer Graphics ( SCG).

The main test of the framework tournament, the traditional Königscup (Gran Premio - Copa SM El Rey ), was held on Saturday from 16:45 clock. It was this to be a jump-off, the victory went to Maikel van der Vleuten with Sapphire B.