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Take a bet on the medals? "This is showjumping! Anything can happen!”

Friday, 25 August 2017
European Championships 2017

Photo (c) Haide Westring Photo (c) Haide Westring

While we are waiting for the team final at the Longines FEI European Championships to get underway later tonight, World of Showjumping asked a few high profiles who they think will step up on the podium in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Swiss Chef d'Equipe Andy Kistler has full faith in his squad: "Of course I believe in my team! I think Sweden, Belgium, Ireland and Switzerland are all strong, and I think the podium will consist of three out of these four."

Ludger Beerbaum could only name one team: "I think, and I actually also really hope, that Team Sweden can keep their position and win the team gold tonight. For the rest, I think it is all wide open!"

Tomas Torgersen, the event director at the Longines FEI European Championships in Gothenburg, has his money on the Swedes as well: "Of course it is my biggest hope, that the home team is going to take the gold. I think Belgium and Ireland will also be on the podium, and for the individuals I hope Peder will keep his lead until the end. Gregory Wathelet has looked really strong lately, and I think Denis Lynch could be a bit of a dark horse."

Paul Schockemöhle threw his hands up and laughed: "This is showjumping! Anything can happen! There are really many teams very close to each other, but I think Team Sweden looks good, as do Ireland and Switzerland."


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