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JR European Eventing Championship, 5-8 SEPT., Waregem Belgium

Source :  FEI

The Junior European Eventing Championships held at Waregem (BEL), from 5 to 8 Sept. 2002, went off smoothly and successfully thanks to the efficient organization.

>From the artistic opening ceremonies held in the town hall where the riders were introduced with a ballet dancer carrying the respective flags of the 16 participating countries to the closing ceremonies at the stadium, everything ran smoothly blessed with fine weather.

The German team took the lead after the Dressage phase, with Christine Seitz on Amigo, receiving the good score of 73.33% leading the field with 40.01 penalties, followed closely by the French rider Vincent Pryen with 41.52 penalties. The French and Belgium teams placed second and third.

The Cross-country course, designed by Tom Ryckewaert (BEL), also organiser of the event, proved to be ideal for the level of the competition.

On the final day, 46 competitors took part in the final Show-Jumping, with Germany retaining their lead to win the Team Championship and Christine Seitz winning the Individual title, followed by teammate Inga Marie Hoper as
silver medallist and Vincent Pryen taking the Bronze medal for France. The Belgium team overtook the French team to take the team silver with France finishing third.

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