The schedule for the 2013 European Dressage Championships in Herning, Denmark, on 21 - 25 August 2013 has been finalised. No less than twelve judges and a Judges Supervisory Panel will be on duty during the event.
For the dressage horses the stables open Sunday 18 August just as for the jumpers to accommodate for athletes that need time to settle in after having travelled from afar. The horse inspection is scheduled for Tuesday 20 August at 10:00-12:00.
The long Grand Prix competition, the team class, is divided over two days, 21 and 22 August, with a medal ceremony for the placed teams Thursday 22 August. The 30 best combinations continue Friday 23 August in the Grand Prix Special with the first individual medals distributed. Saturday means a bit of rest for both horses and riders, as there are no complementary classes on this level. Sunday is the grand dressage final for the fifteen best combinations with the freestyle and individual medals to be won.
The U25 tour is held Wednesday with an Intermediare II and the final on Friday 23 August with the specially adapted Grand Prix 16-25 programme.
The Judges panel in Herning includes Leif Tornblad, Susan Hoevenaars (AUS), Dietrich Plewa (GER), Gustav Svalling (SWE), Isabelle Judet (FRA), Francis Verbeek (NED), Andrew Gardner (GBR), and Maribel Alonso (MEX) as reserve.
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